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Caterpillar 301.8C excavator specs (2005 - 2015)

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The Caterpillar 301.8C Mini Excavator, manufactured from 2005 to 2015, has a weight of 1.78 tons and a transport length of 3.7 met... Read more

The Caterpillar 301.8C Mini Excavator, manufactured from 2005 to 2015, has a weight of 1.78 tons and a transport length of 3.7 meters, a transport width of 0.98 meters, and a transport height of 2.2 meters. It has a tear-out force of 10 kN and a bucket capacity of 0.033 U/min. The machine is equipped with rubber tracks and track adjustment, with a track width of 230 HP.


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  • Weight 1.78 t
  • Transport length 3.7 m
  • Transport width 0.98 m
  • Transport height 2.2 m
  • Bucket capacity 0.033 m³
  • Track width 230 mm
  • Driver protection Kb
  • Max. Reach horizontal 3.89 m
  • Dredging depth 2.37 m
  • Tear-out force 10 kN
  • Engine manuf. Caterpillar
  • Engine type L3E
  • Engine power 13.9 kW
  • Displacement 0.952 l
  • Revolutions at max torque 2400 rpm

More technical details, like: bucket capacity min., bucket capacity max., bucket width, standard tyres, model series, dimension lxwxh, max. torque, no. of cylinders, cylinder bore x stroke, emission level are available in the full technical specs.

Basic model with standard bucket

Special equipment

  • Track adjustment
  • Rubber track
  • Blade
  • Aircondition
  • Quick hitch hydr.
  • Quick hitch mech.

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Caterpillar 301.8C overview

  • Engine / Driveline and transmission

    Automatic Engine Idle. Automatically
    lowers engine rpm when not in use to save fuel and less environmental noise/emissions.
    Standard equipment may vary. Consult your Caterpillar dealer for details.
    Alternator Automatic engine idle Auto swing hold brake Auxiliary hydraulic circuit valve, control elements and on the go (hammer) lines to stick auxiliary line for quick coupler Battery, maintenance-free Boom cylinder guard hood Canopy, FOPS ISO 10262 (Level, and TOPS ISO 12117 Coat hook Control Pattern Changer Cup holder Dozer blade with float function Floor mat Gauges or indicators for fuel level, engine coolant temperature, hour meter, engine oil pressure, air cleaner, alternator and glow plugs, service interval Hydraulic oil cooler Linkage pin connections, low maintenance Mobile phone bracket and socket Rubber track, 230 mm (9 in) wide Seat, suspension, vinyl covered seat belt, 50 mm (2 in) Stock, standard storage box, lockable travel alarm Travel pedal Two speed travel (dozer lever mounted) Working light, cab attachment, adjustable 301.6C/301.8C Mini Hydraulic Excavators Specifications
    Optional equipment may vary. Consult your Caterpillar dealer for details.
    Biodegradable hydraulic oil Boom backlash valve Cab fully glazed with FOPS conforming to ISO 10262 (Stage I), TOPS according to ISO 12177, heater/defroster, interior light, windscreen wiper and washer Ecology drain valve for hydraulic tank Fan and sun visor installation Front screen guard for cab and canopy immobiliser system Mechanical quick coupler Mirrors for cabin and canopy Radio/CD player Radio attachment kit Seat, suspension, fabric cover Seat, high back linkage, fabric covered seat belt, 75 mm (3 in) Stick, long Tool set Two ways (auger) Auxiliary lines to the stick Work Tools 301.6C/301.8C Mini Hydraulic Excavator Specifications
  • Hydraulics

    Downtime is kept to a minimum with easy access to convenient daily check points.
    Front Linkage. Protected front articulation lines are routed across the boom and stick to reduce damage and downtime. Service access. A large, swing-out rear door allows access to major components and service points within the engine enclosure, including: air filter, engine oil check and fill, engine oil filter element, radiator reservoir tank, control and fill, Verticallymounted, spin-on fuel filter/water separator, windshield washer fluid tank sight gauge. A hydraulic oil vision blade makes fluid level checks quick and easy. S, O, SSM Valve. The S OS oil sampling valve enables an easy removal of hydraulic fluid for preventative maintenance.
  • Dimensions and weight

    Operating weight with canopy,"1610 kg 3,549 lb1680 kg 3,704 lb"
    Operating weight with cab,"1720 kg 3,792 lb1785 kg 3,936 lb"
    Operating weight with canopy1610 kg3549 lb"1680 kg3704 lb"
    Operating weight with cab1720 kg3792 lb"1785 kg3936 lb"
    Pump – gear (tandem)19.8 L/min5.23 gal/min
    Pump – gear (single)14.6 L/min3.86 gal/min
    Operating pressures – equipment206 bar2988 psi"
    Operating pressure – travel206 bar2988 psi"
    Operating pressure – swing174 bar2524 psi"
    Auxiliary circuits – Primary (174 bar/2524 psi)"34.4 L/min9.09 gal/min
    Auxiliary circuits – Secondary (174 bar/2524 psi)"14.6 L/min3.86 gal/min
    Digging force – Stick standard"9.9 kN2226 lbf"
    Digging force – Stick long"8.8 kN1978 lbf"
    Digging force – Bucket15.4 kN3462 lbf"
  • Other features

    Low Effort Controls. Ergonomic, low
    effort checks offer greater operator comfort for increased productivity. Dozer lever mounted, two-speed travel control provides easy operation and increases foot space.
    Line of Sight Instrumentation.
    The operator has a clear view of the machine's monitoring system, making fuel level, water temperature and warning lights easy to see.
    Optional Fan and Sun Visor.
    Operator comfort can be further increased with the optional fan and sun visor package. Operator Station. The large, spacious cab offers superior legroom, air circulation as well as an expansive viewing area with flat glass throughout for easy and cost-effective replacement.
    Suspension Seat and Wrist Supports.
    A suspension seat is standard and coupled with adjustable wrist rests, helping to increase operator comfort and fatigue.
  • Tables

    Cooling system4 L1.06 gal
    Engine oil4.1 L1.08 gal
    Fuel tank22 L5.8 gal
    Hydraulic tank24 L6.3 gal
    Hydraulic system37 L9.8 gal
    Width – Standard980 mm38.6 in980 mm 38.6 in
    Width – Extended1340 mm 52.8 in
    Height225 mm8.9 in255 mm 10.0 in
    Dig depth230 mm9.1 in250 mm 9.8 in
    Lift height180 mm7.1 in195 mm 7.7 in
    Bore76 mm3.0 in
    Stroke70 mm2.8 in
    Displacement0.95 L58.1 in3
    ModelMitsubishi L3E NA Diesel
    Rated net power (ISO 9249)13.5 kW 18.1 hp
    Gross power14 kW 19 hp
    Canopy83 dB(A)
    Cab83 dB(A)
    Machine swing speed10.5 rpm
    Boom swing – left (without stop)90º
    Boom swing – left (with stop)54º
    Travel System
    Travel speed – high4.5 km/h2.8 mph
    Travel speed – low2 km/h1.24 mph
    Max traction force – high speed7 kN1574 lbf"
    Max traction force – low speed15 kN3372 lbf"
    Gradeability (max)30º
    Standard StickLong Stick
    11550 mm5'1"""1560 mm5'1"""
    23350 mm11'3460 mm11'4"""
    32360 mm7'9"""2480 mm8'2"""
    42080 mm6'10"""2320 mm7'7"""
    51620 mm5'4"""1810 mm5'11"""
    63610 mm11'10"""3800 mm12'6"""
    73700 mm12'2"""3890 mm12'9"""
    81090 mm3'7"""1090 mm3'7"""
    92190 mm7'2"""2190 mm7'2"""
    101365 mm4'6"""1365 mm4'6"""
    11435 mm1'5"""435 mm1'5"""
    121575 mm5'2"""1575 mm5'2"""
    133695 mm12'1"""3695 mm12'1"""
    14975 mm3'2"""975 mm3'2"""
    15980 mm3'3"""980 mm3'3"""
    Lift Capacities at Ground LevelOver FrontOver SideOver FrontOver Side
    Lift point radius2000 mm6'7"""2000 mm6'7"""3000 mm9'10"""3000 mm9'10"""
    Standard track
    Blade down787 kg*1735 lb*"362 kg798 lb450 kg*992 lb*219 kg483 lb
    Blade up515 kg1135 lb"329 kg725 lb300 kg661 lb201 kg443 lb
    Extended track (301.8 only)
    Blade down782 kg*1724 lb*"580 kg1278 lb"445 kg*981 lb*334 kg736 lb
    Blade up524 kg1155 lb"536 kg1181 lb"303 kg668 lb311 kg686 lb
    Standard Undercarriage301.8C Extended Undercarriage
    Track and blade width,"980 mm 3'3""1340 mm 4'5"""
    Gauge width750 mm1110 mm 3'8"""
    Shoe width230 mm230 mm

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