Engineered Durability The heavy-duty structures and clean lines of the Cat 301.6C and 301.8C ensure long life and reduce maintenance costs in tough, demanding applications.

Engine Model Mitsubishi L3E NA Diesel
Net Power 18.1 hp
Gross Power 19.0 hp

Operating weight 3549.0 lb
Operating weight with cab 3792.0 lb

Max digging depth - standard stick 6.8 ft
Max reach ground level - standard stick 11.8 ft
Height over cab 7.19 ft
Length to Center of Rollers 11.84 ft
Max cutting height - long stick 11.35 ft
Max cutting height - standard stick 10.99 ft
Max digging depth - long stick 7.61 ft
Max dump height - long stick 8.1 ft
Max dump height - standard stick 7.7 ft
Max horizontal reach - long stick 12.47 ft
Max horizontal reach - standard stick 11.84 ft
Max vertical dig depth - long stick 5.9 ft
Max vertical dig depth - standard stick 5.3 ft
Shipping Height 7.19 ft
Shipping length 12.1 ft
Swing radius - rear 3.58 ft
Track gauge 2.46 ft
Track shoe width 0.75 ft
Transport Width 3.22 ft
Width over track 3.22 ft

Engine Dimensions
Bore 3.0 in
Stroke 2.8 in
Displacement 58.1 in3

Travel System
Gradeability (max) - high 30.0 Degrees
Max traction force - high speed 1574.0 lb
Max traction force - low speed 3372.0 lb
Travel speed - high 2.8 mph
Travel speed - low 1.25 mph

Hydraulic System
Operating Pressure - Equipment 2988.0 psi
Digging forces - stick (standard) 2225.61 lb
Digging force - stick (long) 1978.32 lb
Digging force - stick (standard) 2226.0 lb
Digging force - Stick, long 1978.0 lb
Digging force - bucket 3462.0 lb
Operating Pressure - Travel 2988.0 psi
Operating Pressure - Swing 2524.0 psi
Auxiliary circuits - primary - at 174 bar 9.0 gal/min
Auxiliary circuits - secondary - at 174 bar 3.85 gal/min
Pump - gear (dual) (swing, pilot) 3.85 gal/min
Pump - piston (tandem) 5.25 gal/min

Swing System
Machine swing speed 10.5 RPM
Boom swing - left (without stop) 90.0 Degrees
Boom swing - left (with stop) 54.0 Degrees
Boom Swing - right 50.0 Degrees

Sound Levels
Canopy 83.0 dB(A)
Cab 83.0 dB(A)

Electrical System
Type 12-volt system, 500 CCA, 35 amp/h maintenance free battery

Width 38.6 in
Height 8.9 in
Dig Depth 9.1 in
Lift Height 7.1 in

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling system 1.06 gal
Engine oil 1.08 gal
Hydraulic tank 6.3 gal
Fuel tank 5.8 gal
Hydraulic system 9.8 gal

MSC Comments
MSC Spec Date 8/05

Comfort and Ease of Operation
The spacious cab and easy operating controls are designed for comfort and productivity.

Comfort and Ease of Operation

Operator Station
The large, spacious cab offers superior leg room, air circulation and an expansive viewing area with flat glass throughout for easy and inexpensive replacement.

Suspension Seat and Wrist Supports
A suspension seat is standard and coupled with adjustable wrist supports, help increase operator comfort and reduce fatigue.

Low Effort Controls
Ergonomic, low effort controls offer greater operator comfort for increased productivity. Dozer lever mounted, two-speed travel control provides easy operation and increases foot room.

Line of Sight Instrumentation
The operator has a clear view of the machine's monitoring system, ensuring fuel level, water temperature and warning lights are easily seen.

Optional Fan and Sun Visor
Operator comfort can be further enhanced with the optional fan and sun visor package.

Performance and Versatility
A wide range of buckets and hydraulically powered work tools optimize machine performance.

Digging Forces and Cycle Times
High digging forces and fast cycle times ensure that the Cat C-Series Mini Excavators deliver the productivity that customers demand.

Stick Options
A choice of standard or long stick enables matching of machine to application.

Bucket Angle
High rotation bucket angle combines good spoil retention and flat back trench characteristics.

Dozer Blade Float Function
The dozer float enables easy ground leveling for landscaping and finishing applications, as well as more efficient clean-up.

Work Tools
Caterpillar offers a wide range of work tools to increase the machine's versatility. The work tools are designed to optimize performance and deliver excellent value through high productivity and long life. Work tools include:
  • Augers
  • Buckets - digging, ditch cleaning, tilt ditch
  • Hydraulic hammers
  • Vibratory compactors

Auxiliary Lines and Connectors
The auxiliary lines and connectors are fitted as standard, meaning the Cat 301.6C and 301.8C come ready to work. Hammer (one-way) auxiliary lines are also fitted as standard.

Mechanical Quick Coupler
The Cat Quick Coupler makes frequent tool changes fast and easy. Compatible with all Cat Mini Hydraulic Work Tools, it features a strong, lightweight, low profile design with no debris traps for years of secure work tool changes.

Low Operating Costs
Downtime is kept to a minimum with easy access to convenient daily check points.

Low Operating Costs

Front Linkage
Protected front linkage lines are routed above the boom and stick to help 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, check and fill
  • Vertically-mounted, spin-on fuel filter/water separator
  • Windshield washer fluid tank

Sight Gauge
A hydraulic oil sight gauge makes fluid level checks fast and easy.

S·O·SSM Valve
The S·O·S oil sampling valve allows easy sampling of hydraulic fluid for preventive maintenance.

500-Hour Oil Change
The 500-hour oil and filter change period helps keep operating costs down.

Customer Support
Industry-leading customer support provided by the Cat dealer network.

Customer Support

Make detailed comparisons before you buy. Your Cat dealer can give you precise answers to your questions.

Consider all the flexible financing options your Cat dealer offers, as well as day-to-day operating costs. Your dealer can provide a financing package to meet your needs.

Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has training literature, classes and other ideas to help increase your productivity.

Equipment Maintenance Services
Services that help optimize machine performance include:
  • Customer Support Agreements
  • S·O·SSM and Coolant Sampling and Technical Analysis
  • Maintenance contracts
  • Scheduled technical inspections

Unmatched Product Support
Nearly all parts are found at our dealer parts counter. A world-wide computer network finds in-stock parts and usually delivers within 24 hours to minimize machine downtime. Additionally, Caterpillar offers a line of genuine remanufactured components which can help lower repair costs.

Standard Equipment

Automatic swing parking brake
Auxiliary hydraulic circuit valve, controls and on way (hammer) lines to the stick
Auxiliary line to quick coupler
Battery, maintenance-free
Boom cylinder guard
Canopy, FOPS ISO 10262 (Level I) 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 joints, low maintenance
Mobile phone holder and power socket
Rubber track, 230 mm (9 in) wide
Seat, suspension, vinyl covered
Seatbelt, 50 mm (2 in)
Stick, standard
Storage box, lockable
Travel alarm
Travel pedals
Two-speed travel (dozer lever mounted)
Work light, cab-mounted
Wristrest, adjustable

Optional Equipment

Biodegradable hydraulic oil
Boom check valve
Cab - fully glazed with FOPS per ISO 10262 (Level I), TOPS per ISO 12177, heater/defroster, interior light, windshield wiper and washer
Ecology drain valve for hydraulic tank
Fan and sun visor installation
Front screen guard for cab and canopy
Immobilizer system
Mechanical quick coupler
Mirrors for cab and canopy
Radio/CD player
Radio installation kit
Seat, suspension, fabric covered
Seat, high back suspension, fabric covered
Seatbelt, 75 mm (3 in)
Stick, long
Tool kit
Two way (auger) auxiliary lines to the stick
Work tools



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