Caterpillar has just launched their new Cat 306 CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator, marking the company’s entry in the 6-ton class offering.
According to Caterpillar, the 306 CR mini excavator is built to exceed customer expectations with strong performance, enhanced operator experience and simplified maintenance with extended service intervals.
The new mini excavator features heavy-duty main structures, a fuel-efficient engine, load-sensing hydraulics, spacious cab and exclusive Cat Stick Steer system. It shares a similar controls layout and common components with the full line of Cat Next Generation mini excavators to simplify training, offer quick adaptation for operation and lower owning/operating costs.
With its long stick option, the 306 CR delivers a maximum dig depth of 162 in (4 110 mm) and 15,821-lb (7 175-kg) maximum operating weight when equipped with the sealed and pressurized cab.
Built with a swing boom, this Next Generation mini excavator’s compact radius design provides a low, 58-in (1 475-mm) tail swing with counterweight for working close to obstructions.