Caterpillar has just rolled out the Cat® 304.5E2 XTC mini hydraulic excavator, their first model in the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup.
Built on the E2 platform, the new machine has a skid steer coupler interface for added versatility and work tool integration.
This manual coupler allows for use of compact loader tools including: general purpose bucket, multi-purpose bucket, forks, dozer blade, brooms, power box rakes and trenchers.
The 304.5E2 XTC also includes the standard features and benefits of the E2 model lineup.
For example, automatic two-speed, 100% pilot controls, bucket rotation, blade float and safety are built into every Cat mini excavator.
To increase the machine versatility even further, a mechanical or hydraulic quick coupler for the excavator front linkage (differentiate between the excavator coupler and loader coupler) is available for accommodating work tools such as augers and hydraulic hammers, and a thumb-ready stick is standard.