The all new Cat® Next Generation Mini Excavators have arrived and they’re packed with big machine features and value.

The new 1 to 2 tonne Cat Next Generation mini excavators deliver big performance in a compact size to help you work in a variety of applications.

There are 5 new models available;

301.5 canopy I 301.6 air con cab I 301.7CR canopy I 301.8 canopy or air con cab I 302CR canopy or air con cab

These compact excavators can access and work in the most confined spaces. Light and easy to transport, they’re ready to work anytime, anywhere!  Don’t be fooled by their compact size, the larger engine with increased horsepower delivers up to 20% more performance without compromising fuel consumption* making light work of digging, lifting and grading.

While the new Cat Stick Steer option allows you to switch from traditional travel controls with levers and pedals to low-effort joystick controls with a push of a button. Improved control with less effort!  Automatic two-speed travel is standard, as is a cruise control system that further enhances machine travel and control.

Come to a Demo Day near you and see for yourself how the new Next Generation Cat mini excavators will make a big difference with the way you operate!

All models are eligible for our special finance rate of 1.99%*. Plus, if you would like to arrange finance ahead of coming along to a demo day, simply provide your ABN. It’s that easy.

Plus, receive a FREE^ Cat Auger with purchase of the new 1 to 2 tonne excavator at any of our Demo Days.

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Packed with big machine features


Reduced ownership costs

Reduced service times

Competitively priced parts

Durable, all steel design

Easy Servicing

Tilt-up cab

Ground level service access

Improved accessibility

Single-sided servicing

High Performance

Best digging and lifting

Improved travel performance

Best in class productivity

Standard Dig to Blade & Blade Float

Two-point machine lifting


Sealed, pressurised cab

Easy to operate

Air-conditioned comfort

Operator-friendly cabin

Customisable operation

win a Cat® merchandise pack - valued at $250

When you register for one of our Demo Day’s to test drive the Cat Next Generation Mini Excavators you will go into the draw to win a great Cat merchandise pack.

# terms and conditions apply

Free Cat® Auger Offer

Receive a FREE^ Cat® Auger when you purchase a Next Generation Cat Mini Excavator at any of our Demo Days


Test drive the Next Generation Cat Mini Excavator at a Demo Day near you!

(click on a location below for address details)

Port Lincoln – Wed, 27th February & Thu, 28th February

Wingfield – Fri, 15th March (2pm to 6pm)  &  Sat, 16th March  (8am to12pm)

Seaford Meadows – Fri, 22nd March (2pm to 6pm)  &  Sat, 23rd March (8am to 12pm)

Mount Gambier – Fri, 29th March (12pm to 6pm)  &  Sat, 30th March (8am to 12pm)

Broken Hill – Fri, 5th April

Register your interest to attend a Demo Day


Introducing the Next Generation of Cat® Mini Excavators 1-2 Ton

Cat® Attachments

Increase the versatility of your mini excavator with a Cat attachment. Equip your machine for a wide range of tasks in demolition, construction, agriculture or landscaping applications.

Our range of attachments include;

  • Augers
  • Hammers
  • Thumb

Browse attachments

Customer Support

Cavpower are here to help you maximise efficiency and profitability for your business – from equipment solutions, service and maintenance needs to the best parts availability, CavCare maintenance agreements and more.

For more information

Need more information?

If you would like to talk to one of our Territory Managers call us on 8343 1600

Terms & conditions

*  Offer is only available in respect of hire purchase financing or loan agreements with chattel mortgage security. Finance any new CAT® 301.5, 301.7CR, 301.8, and 302.CR, from new stock at Cavpower Pty Ltd to be eligible to receive financing with a fixed interest rate starting as low as 1.99% for 48 months. Other finance terms are available on request. Interest charges may apply. Offer is available on fully amortised loan with a minimum deposit of 20%. The offer is available to business owners only that hold an ABN and in the case of individuals, are Australian residents over the age of 18 from 01/01/2019 until 31/03/2019 and is subject to change without notice. Applicable to specified new CAT® machines with CAT® attachments from Cavpower Pty Ltd inventory and a first ranking security is granted over the CAT® machine in favour of Caterpillar Financial Australia Limited (ABN 70 006 711 585) (“CFAL”). All applications are subject to credit approval by CFAL and execution of formal documentation on terms and conditions acceptable to CFAL. Fees and charges apply. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. # Attend a demo day to win one of four Cat merchandise packs valued at $250 each.

^Free Cat A7B Auger eligible with purchase of any new Cat 301.5, 301.7CR, 301.8, and 302CR at our Demo Days, valued at $2645. Limit of one per machine. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. subject to change without notice.