Engine Model Cat® C13 ACERT™
Net Flywheel Power 380.0 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 380.0 hp
Net Power - SAE J1349 380.0 hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 380.0 hp
Bore 5.1 in
Stroke 6.2 in
Displacement 763.0 in3
Operating Weight 100040.0 lb
Operating Weight - Long Undercarriage 100040.0 lb
Operating Weight - Long Variable 108610.0 lb
Maximum Travel Speed 2.9 mph
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Long Undercarriage 75920.0 lb
Main System - Maximum Flow (Total) 194.0 gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Normal 5080.0 psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Heavy Lift 5511.0 psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5080.0 psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 4550.0 psi
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 11.0 gal/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 596.0 psi
Boom Cylinder - Bore 6.3 in
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 62.0 in
Stick Cylinder - Bore 7.5 in
Stick Cylinder - Stroke (for Long Reach and Reach fronts) 70.0 in
Stick Cylinder - Stroke (for Mass Excavation fronts) 69.2 in
TB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 6.3 in
TB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 53.4 in
UB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 6.7 in
UB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 55.0 in
Main Normal Relief Pressure 5080.0 psi
Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity 186.0 gal
Cooling System 9.4 gal
Engine Oil 11.0 gal
Swing Drive (each) 2.6 gal
Final Drive (each) 4.0 gal
Hydraulic System (including tank) 150.0 gal
Hydraulic Tank 64.0 gal
Performance ANSI/SAE J1166 MAY90 Meets OSHA and MSHA Requirements
Brakes SAE J1026 APR90
Cab/FOGS SAE J1356 FEB 88 and ISO 10262-1998
Swing Speed 8.9 RPM
Swing Torque 109560.0 lb ft
Number of Shoes (each side) - Long Undercarriage 52
Number of Track Rollers (each side) - Long Undercarriage 9
Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) 2
Max Reach at Ground Level 42.5 ft
Max Digging Depth 29.3 ft
Max Bucket Capacity 5.0 yd3
Nominal bucket weight 3880.0 lb
Bucket digging force - Normal 39300.0 lb
C13 Engine with ACERT™ Technology
Built for power, reliability, economy and low emissions.
The 345D L, equipped with the C13 with ACERT Technology, meets the U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions while providing 10% more horsepower compared to the 345C L. The building blocks of ACERT Technology are fuel delivery, air management, and electronic control - providing better fuel economy and reduced wear.Emissions
ACERT Technology is a differentiated technology that reduces emissions at the point of combustion. The technology capitalizes on Caterpillar’s proven leadership in three core engine systems: fuel, air and electronics.Fuel System
The Cat® C13 features electronic controls that govern the mechanically actuated unit fuel injection (MEUI) system. MEUI provides the high-pressure required to help reduce particulate emissions and deliver better fuel economy through finer fuel atomization and more complete combustion.Controllers
The mechanically actuated unit injection system features a high-pressure fuel injection system, proven to significantly reduce fuel consumption and particulate emission. Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) produces high-pressure and affords the integration of electronics with fewer components. The modular design of the electronic control system allows greater update, flexibility, improves serviceability and lowers repair costs.ADEM™ A4 Engine Controller
The ADEM A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery to get the best performance per liter or gallon of fuel used. The engine management system provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It tracks engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.Turbocharger
Low Sound and Vibration Levels
The Cat C13 uses a wastegate turbocharger for improved performance.
- The wastegate valve controls excessive engine boost pressure by allowing exhaust to bypass the exhaust-side turbine.
- The wastegate also reduces turbine wear in high RPM, low load conditions and optimizes air and fuel delivery for peak engine performance.
- The turbocharger increases the density of the air, enabling the engine to produce more power with few effects from altitude.
The engine mounts are rubber-isolating mounts matched with the engine package to provide optimum sound and vibration reduction. Further noise reduction has been achieved through design changes to the isolated top cover, oil pan, multiple injection strategy, insulated timing cover, sculpted crankcase.Air Cleaner
The radial seal air filter features a double-layered filter core for more efficient filtration and is located in a compartment behind the cab. A warning is displayed on the monitor when dust accumulates above a preset level.Cooling System
The 345D L layout completely separates the cooling system from the engine compartment. The cooling fan is hydraulically driven with variable speed control based on the ambient temperature, coolant temperature, and hydraulic oil temperature. This unique feature assists in the management of engine power and improves noise efficiency while providing optimized cooling.Cold Weather Starting Kit
The optional kit includes two additional batteries, heavy-duty battery cables, and the ether starting aid. With this kit, the 345D L has the capability to start at -32 degree C (-25.6 degree F).
Cat® hydraulics deliver power and precise control to keep material moving.
The pilot pump is independent from the main pumps and controls the front linkage, swing and travel operations. The pilot control valve operation is proportional to control lever movement, delivering outstanding controllability.Component Layout
The component location and hydraulic system design provide the highest level of system efficiency. The main pumps, control valve and hydraulic tank are located as close to each other as possible. This design makes it possible to use shorter tubes and lines between components, reducing friction losses and pressure drops.Heavy Lift Standard
The operator can select the heavy lift mode at the push of a button to boost lifting capability and provide improved controllability of heavy loads.Hydraulic Cross-Sensing System
The hydraulic cross sensing system utilizes each of two hydraulic pumps to 100 percent of engine power under all operating conditions. This improves productivity with faster implement speeds and quicker, stronger pivot turns.Boom and Stick Regeneration Circuits
A hydraulically operated stick regeneration circuit saves energy and improves multi-function performance during the stick-in operation. New on the 345D L, the boom regeneration circuit is operated electrically, and this system is managed by the machine ECM. The system improves cycle times and fuel efficiency, increasing your productivity and reducing operating costs.Boom and Swing Priority
The hydraulic system on the 345D L provides automatic priority function for boom-up and swing operations eliminating the need for work mode buttons. When the boom or swing lever is activated, the system automatically assigns priority based on operator demand.Hydraulic Cylinder Snubbers
Snubbers are located at the rod-end of the boom cylinders and both ends of the stick cylinders to cushion shocks while reducing sound levels and extending component life.
Designed for simple, easy operation, the 345D L allows the operator to focus on production.
The workstation is spacious, quiet and comfortable, assuring high productivity during a long work day. The air conditioner and attachment switches are conveniently located on the right-hand wall, and the key switch and throttle dial are on the right-hand console. The monitor is easy to see with excellent visibility.Standard Cab Equipment
To enhance operator comfort and productivity, the cab includes a lighter, drink holder, coat hook, service meter, literature holder, magazine rack and storage compartment.Monitor Display Screen
The compact, full color 400x234 pixels Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), displays machine maintenance, diagnostic and prognostic information, in twenty-seven different languages. The keypad allows operator to select machine operation conditions and to set view preferences. The Master Caution Lamp blinks ON and OFF when one of these critical conditions occur:
- Engine oil pressure low
- Coolant temperature high
- Hydraulic oil temperature high
Under the normal condition or the default condition, the monitor display screen is divided into four areas: clock and throttle dial area, gauge area, event display area and multi-information display area.
The consoles feature a simple, functional design to reduce operator fatigue, ease of switch operation and excellent visibility. Both consoles have attached armrests with height adjustments.Travel Controls
The 345D L uses pilot operated control levers, positioned so the operator can operate with arms on the armrests. The vertical stroke is longer than the horizontal stroke, reducing operator fatigue. The control lever grips are shaped to fit into the operator’s hands. The horn switch and one-touch low idle switch are positioned on the left and right grip.Hydraulic Activation Control Lever
For added safety, this lever must be in the operate position to activate the machine control functions.Seat
A high-back, heated, air-suspension seat is now standard on the 345D L. The seat allows a variety of adjustments to suit the operator's size and weight and provides a comfortable working environment. Wide adjustable armrests and a retractable seatbelt are also included.Climate Control
Positive filtered ventilation with a pressurized cab comes standard on the 345D L. Fresh air or re-circulated air can be selected with a switch on the left console.Cab Exterior
The exterior design uses thick steel tubing along the bottom perimeter of the cab, improving the resistance of fatigue and vibration. This design allows the FOGS to be bolted directly to the cab, at the factory or as an attachment later, enabling the machine to meet specifications and job site requirements.Cab Mounts
The cab shell is attached to the frame with viscous rubber cab mounts, which dampen vibrations and sound levels while enhancing operator comfort.Windows
All glass is affixed directly to the cab, eliminating window frames and providing excellent visibility. The upper front windshield opens, closes and stores on the roof above the operator with a one-touch action release system.Wipers
Pillar-mounted wipers increase the operator’s viewing area and offer continuous and intermittent modes.Skylight
An enlarged skylight with sunshade provides excellent visibility and good ventilation.
Durable undercarriage absorbs stresses and provides excellent stability.
Track with Positive Pin Retention 2 (PPR2) and cast idlers are available as attachments on the 345D L. The PPR2 prevents loosening of the track pin from the track link and the cast idler is designed for extended life. Both options are ideal for extreme applications or those that require a large amount of travel.Travel Motors
Two-speed axial piston hydraulic motors provide the 345D L drive power and speed selection. When the high-speed position is selected, the machine to automatically changes between computer-controlled high and low speeds depending on drawbar-pull requirements.Straight-line Travel Circuit
The straight-line travel circuit is incorporated into the hydraulic system, which maintains low-speed, straight-line travel, even when operating the front linkage.Final Drive
The final drives are a three-stage planetary reduction. This design results in a complete drive/brake unit that is compact and delivers excellent performance and reliability.Track
The 345D L comes standard with a grease lubricated track called GLT4. The track links are assembled and sealed with grease to decrease internal bushing wear, reduce travel noise, and lower operating costs by extending service life.Track Guards
The idler guard and bolt-on center guard are standard equipment. They help maintain track alignment while traveling or working on slopes. For applications that require additional track protection or alignment, optional guards are available.
The 345D L structural components are the backbone of the machine’s durability.
Carbody Upper Frame
The 345D L has three undercarriage options to meet regional transportation requirements and application needs.
- Fixed gauge for narrow transport and weight sensitive areas.
- Variable gauge for increased track and ground clearance and over-side lift.
- Wide variable gauge, provided as an attachment to the variable gauge machine, provides a significant increase in over-side lift with the capability for handling larger buckets.
The carbody utilizes a columnless design that allows the swing bearing to be directly mounted on the top plate for excellent rigidity and strength.
The rugged main frame is designed for maximum durability. Robot welding is used for consistent, high-quality welds. The main channels are box sections connected by a large diameter tube in the boom foot area to improve rigidity and strength. The outer frame utilizes curved side rails for rigidity against bending and torsional loads.Counterwieghts
The 345D L has several counterweight options to best match the machine to your application. Counterweight removal device is available for the 7.6mt and 8.7mt counterweights to facilitate transport when needed.Track Roller Frame
Fixed Gauge Undercarriage
- Uses a press-formed, pentagonal section for the track frame that is robot-welded for weld consistency and quality. The track frame has been designed so that the top of the track frame has a steep angle to help prevent accumulation of mud and debris. Variable Gauge Undercarriage
- The track roller frame is made of thick steel plate that is bent into a U-shape and welded to the bottom plate to create a box structure. The box structure design for increases rigidity and impact resistance.
Boom, Sticks and Attachments
Designed for maximum flexibility to keep productivity and efficiency high on all jobs.
Front Linkage Attachments
Three length of booms and five types of sticks are available, offering a range of configurations suitable for a wide variety of application conditions.Boom Construction
The 345D L booms have large cross-sections and internal baffle plates to provide long life and durability. Forged steel is used in critical high-load areas such as the boom-foot and boom cylinder connection.Long Reach Boom - 7.4 m (23 ft 3 in) long
The Long Reach boom, when combined with the 4.3 m (14’1”) stick, provides a similar digging envelope to the previous 345C. This boom/stick combination has a significantly reduced transport height, eliminating the need to remove the stick cylinder pin.HD Reach Boom - 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in) long
The Reach boom is designed to balance reach, digging force and bucket capacity. The HD Reach Boom is ideal for a wide range of applications.Mass Excavation Boom - 6.55 m (21 ft 6 in) long
The mass boom is designed to provide maximum digging forces, bucket capacity and truck loading productivity. The mass boom comes with two stick options for further job site versatility.Stick Construction
The 345D L sticks are made of high-tensile strength steel, using a large box section design, interior baffle plates and an additional bottom guard.Power Link
The 345D L power link improves durability, increases machine-lifting capability in key lifting positions, and is easier to use compared to the previous lift bar designs.
The 345D L has extensive selection of work tools to optimize machine performance.
Choose from a variety of work tools such as hammers, shears, pulverizers, compactors, multi-processors, sorting grapples and couplers. Ask your Cat dealer for information on attachments or special configurations.General Purpose Buckets
General purpose (GP) buckets are best suited for digging in low-impact, moderately abrasive materials such as dirt, loam, gravel and clay.Heavy Duty Buckets
Heavy duty (HD) buckets are designed for a wide range of moderately abrasive applications such as mixed dirt, clay and rock. HD buckets have optimized loading and dumping characteristics and more robust construction than the GP buckets.Heavy-Duty Power (HDP) Buckets
Heavy duty power (HDP) buckets are for use in moderately abrasive applications where breakout force and cycle times are critical. Decreased tip radius maximizes tip force and improves cycle times in most materials. Not ideal for use in sticky material conditions. Cutting edge and GET are up-sized.Heavy Duty Rock Buckets
Rock Ripping Buckets
Heavy duty rock (HDR) buckets are designed for aggressive bucket loading in highly abrasive applications such as shot rock and granite. Features include:
- Thick wear plates extend the life of the bucket in severe applications.
- Side wear plates extend further up the side of the bucket for maximum protection in rocky soils.
- Buckets accept sidebar protectors for best sidebar protection, or sidecutters for best fill characteristics and bucket wear protection.
Rock ripping (RR) buckets are ruggedly constructed, narrowb uckets for ripping in applications where material penetration and an inability to blast is an issue. The aggressive lip-type ripping design uses five sharp or twin sharp teeth in a staggered position. The staggered design allows one or two tips to penetrate first for higher breakout forces.Caterpillar Ground Engaging Tools (GET)
Caterpillar K Series™ GET is featured on the 345D L buckets. The K Series™ system uses a vertical retainer, which is easier to remove and install than the old Cat J Series pin. - The teeth designed to be extremely aggressive and offer excellent penetration. - The side-cutter design is aggressive in trenching applications, improving efficiency and bucket payload. There are a variety of side cutters and sidebar protectors to match operating conditions.Service Life
Caterpillar® buckets increase service life and reduce repair costs.
- Dual radius design for increased life and reduced wear.
- Robot welding of hinge assembly for increased weld penetration and longer life.
- Incorporates the aggressive and easier to install K Series™ GET system.
- High strength and heat-treated steel that exceeds T-1 in high wear areas.
A wide variety of optional and factory-installed attachments are available to enhance performance and improve job site management.
Tool Control System
The optional tool control system maximizes work tool productivity by configuring hydraulic flow, pressure, and operator controls to match a specific work tool. System versatility enables a wide range of tools to be used.Auxiliary Hydraulic Valve
A hydraulically controlled auxiliary valve is standard on the 345D L. Control circuits are available as attachments, allowing operation of high and medium pressure tools such as shears, grapples, hammers, pulverizers, multi-processors and vibratory plate compactors.Product Link
Product Link 321 is now standard on the 345D L. The optional levels of service, including Asset Watch, Maintenance Watch, and Health Watch allow you to monitor and maintain your equipment for the lowest operating cost.Control Levers
Three types of tool controls are available to meet the operator’s individual preference.
- Foot Pedal - The hydraulic modulated foot pedal is used in conjunction with the hydraulic controller.
- Foot Switch - The electric on/off switch pedal is used in conjunction with either the hydraulic controller or attachment controller. The foot switch is located on cab floor.
- Tool Controller Joystick - Two types of the tool controller joysticks are available. The joystick with the modulation switch has two on/off switches, one trigger switch and one modulation switch. The joystick without the modulation switch has three on/off switches and one trigger switch.
An optional Machine Security System is available from the factory on the 345D L. This system controls when the machine can be operated and utilizes specific keys to prevent unauthorized machine use, a significant theft deterrent.
Service and Maintenance
Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.
Extended Service Intervals
Extended service and maintenance intervals increase machine availability. The maintenance intervals for engine oil and engine oil filter have been extended to 500 hours.Capsule Filter
The hydraulic return filters are located in the hydraulic tank. The filter elements are removable without spilling hydraulic oil.Pilot Hydraulic System Filter
The pilot hydraulic system filter keeps contaminants from the pilot system and is located in the pump compartment.Radial Seal Main Air Cleaner
The radial seal main air cleaner with pre-cleaner has a double-layered filter element for more efficient filtration. No tools are required to change the element.Fuel-Water Separator
The water separator has a primary fuel filter element and is located in the battery compartment for easy access from the ground.Service Points
Service points are centrally located with easy access to facilitate routine maintenance.Oil Sample and Pressure Ports
Oil sample and pressure ports provide easy checking of machine condition and are standard on every machine.Greasing Points
A concentrated remote greasing block on the boom delivers grease to hard-to-reach locations.
AccuGrade™ Grade Control System for Hydraulic Excavators
The AccuGrade Excavator System design integrates the scalable machine control & guidance system to optimize performance, reliability and productivity.
The AccuGrade System for Hydraulic Excavators reduces guesswork and costly rework by moving material right the first time, reduces survey costs up to 90%, and increases material utilization. The system improves operator skills, which reduces labor requirements, aids operators in maintaining a consistent grade and slope across the worksite, and reduces material cost.The AccuGrade Attachment Ready Option (ARO) Machine
The ARO supports all kits and integrates the critical sensors with the machine right out of the factory. The design uses advanced Position Sensing Cylinder (PSC) technology as well as heavy duty rotary sensors. With the PSC, the AccuGrade system determines the current cylinder length and the current position of the bucket tip in real time. The PSC also removes the front linkage sensors from the traditional high wear areas such as the bucket linkage, and places them safely inside the bucket cylinder for increased integration, responsiveness, and reliability. The ARO uses a Controller Area Network (CAN) designed for plug-and-play capability. Simply mount the components, connect, calibrate and the system is ready to operate. All wiring and necessary welded brackets are factory installed as part of the ARO.AccuGrade Site Reference Kit
The AccuGrade Site Reference system provides the operator with precise, real-time bucket positioning relative to the desired grade. Using a combination of sensors, the system calculates bucket tip position relative to a grade/survey stake or benchmark.AccuGrade Laser Reference Kit
The optional system allows the machine to move after obtaining a reference benchmark. The laser receiver attachment references a rotating laser to calculate the desired grade for elevation changes over large work sites, significantly increasing productivity.AccuGrade GPS Kit
AccuGrade GPS uses 3D design files that are stored on the in-cab display and is able to use satellites in both the US and the GLONASS satellite constellation to augment the GPS solution and define the location of the machine on the jobsite. With the addition of the machine position to the location of the bucket determined by the machine-mounted components, AccuGrade GPS then compares the position of the bucket relative to the site design plan and delivers real-time information to the operator.Applications
The Site and Laser Reference systems are ideal for building pads, trenches, and general utility applications. The 3D system is ideal for all applications, including finishing slopes, excavating and truck loading, complex trenches, and sites with 3D designs, such as retention ponds and golf courses.
Complete Customer Support
Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.
You will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter. Cat dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine downtime. You can save money with Cat remanufactured components.Machine Selection
Make detailed comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. What are the job requirements, machine attachments and operating hours? What production is needed? Your Cat dealer can provide recommendations.Purchase
Look past initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs. This is also the time to look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.Customer Support Agreements
Cat dealers offer a variety of product support agreements, and work with customers to develop a plan that best meets specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect your investment.Operation
Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has videotapes, literature and other ideas to help you increase productivity, and Caterpillar offers certified operator training classes to help maximize the return on your investment.Maintenance Services
Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as Scheduled Oil Sampling, Coolant Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.Replacement
Repair, rebuild or replace? Your Cat Dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.