New Cat 323D L Series 2 Introduced

Caterpillar has just introduced their new Cat® 323D L Series 2 hydraulic excavator, with an operating weight ranging from 22 000 kg (48,501 lb) to 23 200 kg (51,147 lb).

Hydraulic-system refinement adds to the 323D2 L overall efficiency, as well as to its capacity to handle a broad range of Cat work tools. Front-linkage choices allow tailoring the new model to the application, and heavy-duty main structures ensure long-term durability.

The operator’s station is spacious, quiet, comfortable, with standard air conditioning, and is equipped with a new monitor, camera-ready, with larger screen and more language capabilities.

The 323D2 L uses the Cat C7.1 ACERT engine, rated (net) at 110 kW (149 hp) and meeting U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent emission standards. The C7.1 ACERT engine is a field-proven engine designed for superior performance, reliability, and fuel efficiency, having a robust fuel-filtration system that tolerates lower-quality fuel.

Two operator-selected power modes, which change engine rpm but not power or torque characteristics, allow the 323D2 L to operate with optimum fuel economy.