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323 Hydraulic Excavator

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High Performance with Lower Fuel Consumption

  • Use up to 20% less fuel than the 323F excavator.
  • Increase operator efficiency by up to 45% with a suite of Cat Connect technologies that lower operator fatigue and your operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance
  • Match the excavator to the job using power modes including new Smart mode that automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to your digging conditions.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for your precise digging requirements.
  • The electronically controlled, turbocharged engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards using a transparent aftertreatment system that requires no operator input or downtime

  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The excavator has a standard high ambient temperature capability of 52º C (125º F) and cold start capability of -18º C (0º F). An optional -32º C (-25º F) cold start package is available.

Boost Efficiency and Boost Productivity with Integrated Cat Connect

  • Boost productivity up to 35% vs traditional grading with the standard Cat GRADE with 2D system
     - includes indicate-only and laser capability.
    • Dig with real-time guidance on depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade.
    • The 2D system is upgradable to Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D or Cat GRADE with
      • Boost productivity up to 45% versus traditional grading with the standard Cat GRADE with 2D system — includes indicate-only and laser capability.
        • Dig with real-time guidance on depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade.
        • The 2D system is upgradable to Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D or Cat GRADE with 3D.
      • Standard Grade Assist:
        • Stay on grade — simply and effortlessly — with single-lever digging.
        • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications for easy, accurate, and fast jobs.
        • Keep your tracks on the ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.
        • Automatically stop excavator swing at operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist, which will help you use less effort and consume less fuel.
      • Standard Cat PAYLOAD on-board weighing system:
        • Achieve precise load targets and increase loading efficiency with on-the-go weighing and real-time estimates of your payload without swinging.
        • Track your daily productivity such as truck target weights and load/cycle counts.
        • Calibration can be performed in a matter of minutes.
        • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
      • Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D:
        • Create and edit grade designs with ease on a second high-resolution 10 in (254 mm) touchscreen monitor.
      • Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with 3D:
        • Create and edit designs with ease and see the front linkage’s full range of motion on a second high-resolution 10 in (254 mm) touchscreen monitor.
        • Know the excavator’s exact position relative to GPS and GLONASS systems.
        • The machine automatically compensates for excavator pitch and roll caused by sloping ground conditions.
      • Standard Product Link™ provides location, machine hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, diagnostic codes, and other machine data on demand through VisionLink® online interface, helping you improve jobsite efficiency with lower operating costs.

      Work in Comfort in the All-New Cab

      • Two cab options
         - Deluxe, and Premium
         - let you choose the level of comfort you need.
      • Enjoy wide spacing between consoles for a more spacious comfortable environment.
      • Sit in new, wide seats that adjust for operators of all sizes (heated and heated/cooled options are available).
      • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console (in Deluxe and Premium cabs only).
      • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls located in front of you.
      • Standard automatic climate control keeps you at the right temperature throughout your shift.
      • Improved viscous mounts reduce cab vibration by up to 50% over our previous excavator models.
      • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles. A cup holder, document holder, bottle holder, and coat hook are included.
      • The standard radio has USB ports and Bluetooth® technology enabled to connect your device and make hands-free calls.

      Built for Long Life

      • Protect hydraulic components in cold weather. The auto warm-up feature speeds hydraulic oil warming in cooler temperatures.
      • The fuel system is protected from contamination of fuel by three levels of filtration.
      • Bottom guarding protects engine and hydraulic components from damage while swinging and traveling.
      • The hydraulic tank with a new oval shape designed to improve stress resistance.
      • The strong X-structure lower frame carries loads from the excavator’s upper structure to the track.
      • Travel motor hydraulic lines are routed inside of the frame to protect them from damage.
      • The sloped track frame design prevents mud and debris from accumulating and damaging tracks.
      • The grease lubricated tracks have grease sealed between the pin and bushing to prevent debris from entering and reducing life.
      • The track rollers are rebuild-able and sealed to prevent dirt and debris causing wear of internal components.
      • A bolt-on track guiding guard helps maintain track alignment while traveling or working on slopes.

      Simple to Operate

      • You can navigate quickly on the standard, high-resolution 8 in (203 mm) touchscreen monitor or with the optional 10 in (254 m) touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
      • A second 10 in (254 mm) monitor is available for the advanced grade control.
      • Easy keyless push-to-start engine using your Bluetooth key fob, or your smartphone to enable the pushbutton start feature.
      • Match the excavator’s operation to your digging style by adjusting the joystick response and programming the function of each joystick button.
      • Easily use the monitor to change the joystick pattern from the cab. You can choose two-way or four-way patterns options. Store your pattern preference and let the machine automatically set the pattern when you log in with your unique Operator ID.
      • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor..

      Maintenance

      • Extended maintenance intervals reduce maintenance costs by 15% over the Cat 323F excavator. (15% savings calculated over 12000 machine hours.)
      • Reversing electric cooling fans make it easy to clean radiator, oil coolers, and condensers.
      • An all-new engine air cleaner with integrated pre-cleaner has twice the life of radial seal air cleaners.
      • The new hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3000 hour replacement interval
         - 50% longer than previous filter designs.
      • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals can via the in-cab monitor.
      • Check engine oil level quickly and safely with the new engine oil dip stick located on ground level.
      • S·O·S℠ ports with extended sampling intervals are on ground level, simplifying maintenance and allows for quick easy extraction of samples for fluid analysis.

      Safety

      • Work safely under structures or near traffic with the standard 2D E-fence feature integrated right out of the factory, which prevents any part of the excavator from moving outside operator-defined set points, avoiding hazards and jobsite accidents.
      • Access 100% of daily maintenance points from ground level
         - no need for you to climb on top of excavator.
      • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2 2008 requirements.
      • Enjoy great visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind you with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design.
      • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
      • Ground level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
      • A rearview camera is standard and upgradable to an optional 360° visibility camera for visibility all around the excavator, allowing the operator to easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
      • New right-hand service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to upper service platform; the service platform steps use anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping. The handrails comply with ISO 2867 requirements.

Standard Equipment

  • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGY
    • Cat GRADE with 2D
    • Cat Assist ( Boom Assist, Bucket Assist, Swing Assist, Grade Assist )
    • Cat Payload ( Cat Payload, Static Weigh, Auto-Calibration )
    • 2D E-fence
    • Cat Product Link™
  • ENGINE
    • Cat C7.1 ACERT™ electronically-controlled turbo-charged Tier 4 Final diesel engine
    • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emissions standards.
    • Three selectable power modes
    • One-touch low idle with automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine idle shutdown
    • Recommended for use up to 4500 m altitude (14,764 ft) with engine power derate above 3000 m (9,842.5 ft).
    • 46° C(115° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
    • Cold starting capability for – 32° C (- 25° F)
    • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Reversible electric cooling fans
    • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Electronic main control valve
    • Auto warm up
    • Automatic two-speed travel
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Element type main hydraulic filter
    • Slider joysticks
    • Electronic main pump
    • Electric refueling pump (Europe only)
  • STANDARD DELUXE CAB
    • ROPS, standard sound suppression
    • High-resolution 8 ” (203 mm) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • Automatic Bi-level air conditioner
    • Jog dial and shortcut keys for monitor control
    • Keyless push-to-start engine control
    • Height-adjustable console, inifinite with no tool
    • Air-adjustable seat suspension
    • Seat belt, retractable (51 mm [2 “] width)
    • Seat Heater
    • Tilt-up left side console
    • Bluetooth® integrated radio with USB ports
    • 12V DC outlets
    • Document storage
    • Cup and bottle holders
    • Two-piece front window, openable
    • Upper Radial wiper with 70/30 w/washer
    • LED dome and lower interior lights
      • Beacon ready
      • Washable floor mat
      • Polycarbonate skylight hatch, openable
    • UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
      • Tiedown points on base frame (ISO 15818 Compliant)
      • Segmented track guiding guards
      • Standard bottom guards
      • Standard travel motor guards
      • Grease lubricated track links
      • Standard swivel guard for demolition
      • Final drive with standard travel motor
      • 5400 kg (11,900 lb) counterweight for demolition
      • HD swing frame for 5400 kg counterweight
      • HD swing bearing for 5400 kg counterweight
      • HD base frame with SD track rollers and standard carrier rollers for 5400kg counterweight
    • BOOM, STICKS AND LINKAGES
      • 5.7 m (18’8″) reach boom
      • 2.9 m (9’6 “) stick
      • 600 mm (24 “) triple grouser track shoes
      • Bucket Linkage, B1-family w/ lifting Eye
    • ELECTRICAL
      • Machine electronic control module (x2)
      • 1000 CCA maintenance-free batteries (x2)
      • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
      • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
      • LED chassis light, LH & RH boom lights for reach , Cab lights-850 Lumens
    • SAFETY & SECURITY
      • Rearview camera and side RH mirror
      • Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls
      • Anti-skid plate and countersunk bolts on service platform
      • Ground-level accessible secondary engine shutoff switch in cab
      • Bluetooth receiver
      • RH hand rail and hand hold (ISO 2867 compliant)
      • Travel alarm(US only)
    • SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
      • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠)
        • Ground level 2nd dipstick for engine oil
        • Remote flash

      Optional Equipment

      • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGY
        • Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D
        • Cat GRADE with 3D
      • ENGINE
        • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
      • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
        • Hammer return filter circuit
        • Combined flow/high pressure aux circuit
          • Quick coupler circuit for Cat Pin Grabber
          • Boom /Stick lowering check valves (BLCV/SLCV)
          • Heavy lift configuration
        • UNDERCARRIAGE AND GUARDS
          • Heavy-Duty bottom guard for demolition
          • Standard swivel guard for demolition
          • Heavy-Duty travel motor guards for demolition
          • 4200 kg (9,260 lb) counterweight
          • Semi-HD swing frame for 4200 kg counterweight
          • Standard Swing bearing for 4200 kg counterweight
          • Base frame with HD track rollers and standard carrier rollers for 4200 kg counterweight
          • Track guiding guard, full length
          • SD base frame w/ SD track rollers & SD carrier rollers
        • BOOM,STICKS & LINKAGES
          • 600 mm (24″) single grouser track shoes
          • 700 mm (28 “) triple grouser HD track shoes
          • 790 mm (31 “) triple grouser HD track shoes
          • 900 mm (35″) triple grouser HD track shoes
          • 5.7 m (18’8″) HD reach boom +2.9 m (9’6″) HD stick for demolition
          • VA boom (2.8m (9’2″) stub + 3.3m (10’10”) fore)- Europe only
          • Bucket linkage, B1-family with lifting eye
          • Bucket linkage , B1-family without power link with Lifting Eye ( Europe only)
          • Power link kit , B1-family with lifting Eye (Europe only)
        • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
          • 1000 CCA maintenance-free batteries (x4) for cold starting capability -32C°
          • LED chassis light, LH & RH boom lights ,cab lights w/ cover and rain protector – 850 lumens, for use with 360° visibility
          • LED chassis light, LH & RH boom lights for VAB, cab lights – 850 lumens (Europe only)
          • LED chassis light, LH & RH boom lights for VAB, cab lights w/ cover and rain protector – 850 lumens, for use with 360° visibility (Europe only)
        • SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
          • Preventative maintenance ready (Quick-Evac)
        • SAFETY & SECURITY
            • Radiator screen
            • Right hand side mirror (Europe only)
            • Rearview and right hand sideview camera
          • PREMIUM CAB UPGRADES, STANDARD PLUS
            • ROPS, advanced sound suppression
            • High resolution 10″ (254 mm) LCD touch screen monitor (Only for use with 360° visibility).
            • High resolution 10″ (254 mm) LCD touch screen monitor + additional monitor (Only for use with 360° visibility and Cat Grade with Advanced 2D or Cat Grade with 3D).
            • Seat ventilator
            • Parallel wiper with lower parallel w/wisher
            • Roller rear sunscreen
            • Rain protector and cab light covers (Only for use with 360° visibility.).
          • BUCKET
            • Heavy duty buckets 1.19m3(1.56yd3), 1.3m3(1.71yd3), 1.38m3 (1.81 yd3),
          • Note: Please consult your Cat dealer for all buckets available in your region.
          • Note: Not all features available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.

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