326 Hydraulic Excavator

Net Power - ISO 9249
201 HP
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396
202 HP
Bore
4 in

Specs

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
201HP
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396
202HP
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
428in³
Biodiesel Capability
Up to B20¹
Emissions
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
Note (1)
Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system and alternator with engine speed at 2,200 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time
Note (2)
¹Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)
204hp (metric)
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
205hp (metric)

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
481 l/min (127 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5510psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
4118psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
9.9r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
78180ft·lbf

Weights

Operating Weight
56400lb
Note
Long undercarriage, Reach boom, R2.95 m (9'7") stick, 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³) Heavy Duty (HD) bucket, 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes and 4600 kg (10,140 lb) counterweight.

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
125.2gal (US)
Cooling System
6.6gal (US)
Engine Oil
6.6gal (US)
Swing Drive
3gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
1.2gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
81.9gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
38.8gal (US)
DEF Tank
10.8gal (US)

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick
Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket
HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
9.8ft
Handrail Height
9.8ft
Shipping Length
33ft
Tail Swing Radius
9.8ft
Counterweight Clearance
1.4ft
Ground Clearance
3.5ft
Track Length
15.2ft
Length to Center of Rollers
12.6ft
Track Gauge
8.5ft
Transport Width
10.5ft

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
22.4ft
Boom
Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick
Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket
HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
33.2ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.8ft
Maximum Loading Height
21.7ft
Minimum Loading Height
7.8ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
21.8ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.5ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
37318lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
27202lbf

Sustainability

Recyclability
97%

Air Conditioning System

Note (1)
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.85 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.216 metric tonnes.

Features

LATEST FEATURES

        

  • Cab Monitor Improvements.
        

  1. Continuously improved user interface allows for intuitive navigation, minimizing performance interruption with the easy-to-use touchscreen menu.
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  3. Identify apps quickly with a grid list view, abbreviated app names, and categorized menu options.
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  5. A notification center keeps important information visible to the operator, and displays messages without shrinking the camera view.
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  7. Color coded notifications set critical messages apart from the rest.
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  9. Use the in-monitor QR code to learn about machine and technology features through a full suite of “how-to” videos.
        

  • Operator Coaching -Empower Operators. Exceed Targets.  
        

  1. Operator Coaching is an in-cab system that recognizes specific opportunities for operators to be more productive and prevent unnecessary machine wear and tear.  
  2.     

  3. After detecting inefficient or restricted actions, the system alerts the operator and provides insight into the inefficiency and steps to improve. 
  4.     

  5. Paired with a VisionLink® Productivity subscription, this information and other Operator Coaching insights can be viewed from anywhere.

Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area. Build Number: 07F.

        

  • Cab Monitor Improvements.
        

  1. Continuously improved user interface allows for intuitive navigation, minimizing performance interruption with the easy-to-use touchscreen menu.
  2.     

  3. Identify apps quickly with a grid list view, abbreviated app names, and categorized menu options.
  4.     

  5. A notification center keeps important information visible to the operator, and displays messages without shrinking the camera view.
  6.     

  7. Color coded notifications set critical messages apart from the rest.
  8.     

  9. Use the in-monitor QR code to learn about machine and technology features through a full suite of “how-to” videos.
        

  • Operator Coaching -Empower Operators. Exceed Targets.  
        

  1. Operator Coaching is an in-cab system that recognizes specific opportunities for operators to be more productive and prevent unnecessary machine wear and tear.  
  2.     

  3. After detecting inefficient or restricted actions, the system alerts the operator and provides insight into the inefficiency and steps to improve. 
  4.     

  5. Paired with a VisionLink® Productivity subscription, this information and other Operator Coaching insights can be viewed from anywhere.

Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area. Build Number: 07F.

PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY

        

  • Up to 10% ower fuel consumption. An additional 5% reduction without productivity loss when using Smart mode.
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  • 12% improved swing torque makes working on slopes easier.
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  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45% with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and your operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
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  • C7.1 engine that meets emission standards. An aftertreatment system that requires no maintenance or downtime.
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  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
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  • Match the excavator to the job with power modes; let Smart mode automatically match engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
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  • Advansys™ bucket tips increase penetration and improve cycle times. Tip changes can be done quickly with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
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  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
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  • Available SmartBoom™ lets the boom freely travel up and down without using any pump flow so operators can focus on stick and bucket work. The benefits are reduced operator stress and reduced fuel consumption (not available in all regions - consult your local dealer on availability).
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  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The excavator has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) with de-rate and cold start capability of –18° C (0° F). An optional –32° C (–25° F) cold start package is available.
        

  • Up to 10% ower fuel consumption. An additional 5% reduction without productivity loss when using Smart mode.
  •     

  • 12% improved swing torque makes working on slopes easier.
  •     

  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45% with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and your operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
  •     

  • C7.1 engine that meets emission standards. An aftertreatment system that requires no maintenance or downtime.
  •     

  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
  •     

  • Match the excavator to the job with power modes; let Smart mode automatically match engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
  •     

  • Advansys™ bucket tips increase penetration and improve cycle times. Tip changes can be done quickly with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
  •     

  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  •     

  • Available SmartBoom™ lets the boom freely travel up and down without using any pump flow so operators can focus on stick and bucket work. The benefits are reduced operator stress and reduced fuel consumption (not available in all regions - consult your local dealer on availability).
  •     

  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The excavator has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) with de-rate and cold start capability of –18° C (0° F). An optional –32° C (–25° F) cold start package is available.

TECHNOLOGY THAT GETS WORK DONE

        

  • Boost productivity up to 45% versus traditional grading with standard Cat Grade with 2D system – includes indicate-only and laser capability.
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  • Cat Payload helps you achieve precise load targets to improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material--with a bucket and thumb combination or grapple and clamshell attachments--and get a real-time weight estimate without swinging.
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  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
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  • Want a 3D system to improve your digging results? Caterpillar's single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) makes it easy by giving you visual and auditory guidance to grade. Plus, you can create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job. If your application calls for a dual antenna system, it’s easy to upgrade.
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  • Upgrade to our dual antenna GNSS for maximum grading efficiency. The system lets you create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job, or you can have the plan design sent to the excavator to make your work easier. Plus, you get added benefits of avoidance zones, cut and fill mapping, lane guidance, and augmented reality along with advanced positioning capability.
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  • Already invested in another brand’s 3D system? No problem. Standard Cat technology like Grade with 2D can readily integrate with that system to give you the precise results you need.
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  • Standard Grade Assist helps you stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
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  • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications.
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  • Keep the tracks on ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.    
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  • Automatically stop excavator swing at operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist, which will help you use less effort and consume less fuel.
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  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica. Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.
  •     

  • Operator Coaching is an in-cab system that recognizes specific opportunities for operators to be more productive and prevent unnecessary machine wear and tear.  
        

  • Boost productivity up to 45% versus traditional grading with standard Cat Grade with 2D system – includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  •     

  • Cat Payload helps you achieve precise load targets to improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material--with a bucket and thumb combination or grapple and clamshell attachments--and get a real-time weight estimate without swinging.
  •     

  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
  •     

  • Want a 3D system to improve your digging results? Caterpillar's single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) makes it easy by giving you visual and auditory guidance to grade. Plus, you can create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job. If your application calls for a dual antenna system, it’s easy to upgrade.
  •     

  • Upgrade to our dual antenna GNSS for maximum grading efficiency. The system lets you create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job, or you can have the plan design sent to the excavator to make your work easier. Plus, you get added benefits of avoidance zones, cut and fill mapping, lane guidance, and augmented reality along with advanced positioning capability.
  •     

  • Already invested in another brand’s 3D system? No problem. Standard Cat technology like Grade with 2D can readily integrate with that system to give you the precise results you need.
  •     

  • Standard Grade Assist helps you stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
  •     

  • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications.
  •     

  • Keep the tracks on ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.    
  •     

  • Automatically stop excavator swing at operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist, which will help you use less effort and consume less fuel.
  •     

  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica. Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.
  •     

  • Operator Coaching is an in-cab system that recognizes specific opportunities for operators to be more productive and prevent unnecessary machine wear and tear.  

TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF MANAGING YOUR EQUIPMENT

        

  • VisionLink® provides actionable data insights for all assets - regardless of fleet size or equipment manufacturer.* Review equipment data from your desktop or mobile device to maximize uptime and optimize assets. Dashboards provide information such as hours, miles, location, idle time, and fuel utilization. Make informed decisions that lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your jobsite.
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  • VisionLink Productivity gathers and summarizes machine telematics and jobsite data from all your equipment – regardless of the manufacture.* View actionable information such as idle time, fuel burn, location, payload, load counts, total cycles, and more to improve machine efficiency, productivity, and utilization. Access data anywhere via a mobile, tablet, or desktop device - on or off the jobsite.
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  • Cat® Inspect is a mobile application that allows you to easily perform digital preventative maintenance (PM) checks, inspections, and daily walkarounds. Inspections can easily be integrated with other Cat data systems like VisionLink so you can keep a close eye on your fleet.
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  • Remote Troubleshoot is a mobile application that allows your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing on your connected machine remotely to help ensure that issues are resolved quickly and with less downtime.
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  • Remote Flash is a mobile application that allows you to update onboard software without a technician being present, allowing you to initiate software updates when convenient, increasing your overall operating efficiency.
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  • The Cat PL161 attachment locator allows you to track attachments across all worksites, reduce the number of lost attachments, and plan for attachment maintenance and replacement. The work tool recognition feature automatically adjusts machine settings based on the selected tool.

*Data field availability can vary by equipment manufacturer.

        

  • VisionLink® provides actionable data insights for all assets - regardless of fleet size or equipment manufacturer.* Review equipment data from your desktop or mobile device to maximize uptime and optimize assets. Dashboards provide information such as hours, miles, location, idle time, and fuel utilization. Make informed decisions that lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your jobsite.
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  • VisionLink Productivity gathers and summarizes machine telematics and jobsite data from all your equipment – regardless of the manufacture.* View actionable information such as idle time, fuel burn, location, payload, load counts, total cycles, and more to improve machine efficiency, productivity, and utilization. Access data anywhere via a mobile, tablet, or desktop device - on or off the jobsite.
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  • Cat® Inspect is a mobile application that allows you to easily perform digital preventative maintenance (PM) checks, inspections, and daily walkarounds. Inspections can easily be integrated with other Cat data systems like VisionLink so you can keep a close eye on your fleet.
  •     

  • Remote Troubleshoot is a mobile application that allows your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing on your connected machine remotely to help ensure that issues are resolved quickly and with less downtime.
  •     

  • Remote Flash is a mobile application that allows you to update onboard software without a technician being present, allowing you to initiate software updates when convenient, increasing your overall operating efficiency.
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  • The Cat PL161 attachment locator allows you to track attachments across all worksites, reduce the number of lost attachments, and plan for attachment maintenance and replacement. The work tool recognition feature automatically adjusts machine settings based on the selected tool.

*Data field availability can vary by equipment manufacturer.

WORK IN COMFORT

        

  • Choose between Comfort, Deluxe and Premium cabs – all with automatic climate control (consult your local dealer on availability in your region).
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  • The Comfort cab is equipped with a mechanical suspension seat. The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable. The Premium seat is heated and cooled and adjusts automatically.
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  • Tip up console on the Deluxe and Premium cab improves ingress/egress by approximately 45%
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  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration up to 50% over previous excavator models.
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  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls all located in front of you.
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  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat and in the consoles. A cup holder, document holder, bottle holder, and coat hook are also provided.
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  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.
        

  • Choose between Comfort, Deluxe and Premium cabs – all with automatic climate control (consult your local dealer on availability in your region).
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  • The Comfort cab is equipped with a mechanical suspension seat. The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable. The Premium seat is heated and cooled and adjusts automatically.
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  • Tip up console on the Deluxe and Premium cab improves ingress/egress by approximately 45%
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  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration up to 50% over previous excavator models.
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  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls all located in front of you.
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  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat and in the consoles. A cup holder, document holder, bottle holder, and coat hook are also provided.
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  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

SIMPLE TO OPERATE

        

  • Start the engine with a push button or the unique Operator ID function.
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  • Program your power mode and joystick preferences using Operator ID; the excavator will remember what you set each time you go to work.
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  • Make moving the excavator much easier with optional Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.
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  • Tilt rotator attachments--ours or other brands--work seamlessly with Cat 2D Grade, Assist, Payload, and E-Fence . With no additional hardware required, all you have to do is simply select "Third Party Tiltrotator System Installation" in the monitor, do the calibration, and get to work.    
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  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
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  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 203 mm (8 in) touchscreen monitor, or with the optional 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor (available on the Deluxe and Premium cabs only), or with the aid of the jog dial control.
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  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.
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  • Find the tool you need – even if it’s hidden beneath overgrowth or debris. The excavator’s onboard Bluetooth® reader can locate any work tool equipped with Cat asset tracking devices up to a range of 60 m (200 ft).
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  • Auto Dig Boost increases power by up to 8% for better bucket penetration, shorter cycle times, and greater payloads.
  •     

  • Make moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.
  •     

  • Tiltrotator attachments--ours or other brands--work seamlessly with Cat 2D Grade, Assist, Payload, and E-Fence . With no additional hardware required, all you have to do is simply select "Third Party Tiltrotator System Installation" in the monitor, do the calibration, and get to work.
        

  • Start the engine with a push button or the unique Operator ID function.
  •     

  • Program your power mode and joystick preferences using Operator ID; the excavator will remember what you set each time you go to work.
  •     

  • Make moving the excavator much easier with optional Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.
  •     

  • Tilt rotator attachments--ours or other brands--work seamlessly with Cat 2D Grade, Assist, Payload, and E-Fence . With no additional hardware required, all you have to do is simply select "Third Party Tiltrotator System Installation" in the monitor, do the calibration, and get to work.    
  •     

  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
  •     

  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 203 mm (8 in) touchscreen monitor, or with the optional 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor (available on the Deluxe and Premium cabs only), or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  •     

  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.
  •     

  • Find the tool you need – even if it’s hidden beneath overgrowth or debris. The excavator’s onboard Bluetooth® reader can locate any work tool equipped with Cat asset tracking devices up to a range of 60 m (200 ft).
  •     

  • Auto Dig Boost increases power by up to 8% for better bucket penetration, shorter cycle times, and greater payloads.
  •     

  • Make moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.
  •     

  • Tiltrotator attachments--ours or other brands--work seamlessly with Cat 2D Grade, Assist, Payload, and E-Fence . With no additional hardware required, all you have to do is simply select "Third Party Tiltrotator System Installation" in the monitor, do the calibration, and get to work.

LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS

        

  • Expect up to 20% less maintenance cost than the 326F/326D2 (savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours).
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  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. The Integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance along with parts needed so you don't experience any unnecessary downtime.
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  • Do all daily maintenance at ground level.
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  • Check engine oil level quickly and safely with the ground-level engine oil dipstick; fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
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  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
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  • No required maintenance on the Cat Clean Emissions Module.
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  • Using Cat genuine oil and filters and doing your typical S·O·SSM monitoring will double the current service interval to 1,000 hours, giving you greater uptime to do more work.
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  • Expect the latest air intake filter with precleaner to last up to 1,000 hours – a 100% increase over the previous filter.
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  • The latest hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000 hour replacement interval – 50% longer than previous filter designs.
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  • High-efficiency cooling fans run only when needed; you can program intervals so they automatically reverse to keep cores clean without interrupting your work.
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  • S·O·S ports are on ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.
        

  • Expect up to 20% less maintenance cost than the 326F/326D2 (savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours).
  •     

  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. The Integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance along with parts needed so you don't experience any unnecessary downtime.
  •     

  • Do all daily maintenance at ground level.
  •     

  • Check engine oil level quickly and safely with the ground-level engine oil dipstick; fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
  •     

  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
  •     

  • No required maintenance on the Cat Clean Emissions Module.
  •     

  • Using Cat genuine oil and filters and doing your typical S·O·SSM monitoring will double the current service interval to 1,000 hours, giving you greater uptime to do more work.
  •     

  • Expect the latest air intake filter with precleaner to last up to 1,000 hours – a 100% increase over the previous filter.
  •     

  • The latest hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000 hour replacement interval – 50% longer than previous filter designs.
  •     

  • High-efficiency cooling fans run only when needed; you can program intervals so they automatically reverse to keep cores clean without interrupting your work.
  •     

  • S·O·S ports are on ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES

        

  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping. With visual and auditory alerts, you’ll know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
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  • Access 100% of daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the excavator.
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  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
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  • Cat Detect - People Detection helps protect the most valuable asset on any jobsite – people. The system uses smart cameras with depth sensors to provide the operator with visual and auditory alerts so he or she can take immediate action when a person is too close to the excavator.
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  • Enjoy great visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind you with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design.
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  • Cat Command remote control enables equipment operators to work safely outside the machine when working in hazardous environments. Command offers the choice of handheld Consoles (line-of-sight) or long-distance virtual Stations (non-line-of-sight). Deep integration with machine systems enables efficiency and productivity by maintaining the use of in-cab technology* features (Grade, Payload, Assist, etc.).
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  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
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  • Ground-level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
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  • 2D E-Fence prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points; the system works with thumb and bucket combinations along with hammer, grapple, and clamshell attachments.
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  • A rearview camera and a right-side-view camera are available. Upgrade to 360° visibility and you’ll easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
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  • Right service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to upper service platform; the service platform steps use anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.
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  • Optional boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose power.
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  • Brightly colored seatbelts allow easy recognition of properly utilized safety restraints.
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  • Make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine, pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.
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  • Enhance jobsite safety. Add a swing alarm to alert people when you're rotating from trench to stockpile and back again.

* Not all technology features are available on the Command Console and vary by model. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

        

  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping. With visual and auditory alerts, you’ll know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
  •     

  • Access 100% of daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the excavator.
  •     

  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  •     

  • Cat Detect - People Detection helps protect the most valuable asset on any jobsite – people. The system uses smart cameras with depth sensors to provide the operator with visual and auditory alerts so he or she can take immediate action when a person is too close to the excavator.
  •     

  • Enjoy great visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind you with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design.
  •     

  • Cat Command remote control enables equipment operators to work safely outside the machine when working in hazardous environments. Command offers the choice of handheld Consoles (line-of-sight) or long-distance virtual Stations (non-line-of-sight). Deep integration with machine systems enables efficiency and productivity by maintaining the use of in-cab technology* features (Grade, Payload, Assist, etc.).
  •     

  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  •     

  • Ground-level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
  •     

  • 2D E-Fence prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points; the system works with thumb and bucket combinations along with hammer, grapple, and clamshell attachments.
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  • A rearview camera and a right-side-view camera are available. Upgrade to 360° visibility and you’ll easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
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  • Right service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to upper service platform; the service platform steps use anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.
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  • Optional boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose power.
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  • Brightly colored seatbelts allow easy recognition of properly utilized safety restraints.
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  • Make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine, pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.
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  • Enhance jobsite safety. Add a swing alarm to alert people when you're rotating from trench to stockpile and back again.

* Not all technology features are available on the Command Console and vary by model. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

SUSTAINABILITY

        

  • The Cat® C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
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  • The 326 emits up to 9% less CO2 than the previous 326F.*
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  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels*** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
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  • Cat Grade technologies combine advanced guidance with optional automated machine control helping you reach grading targets while reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency, job site productivity, and accuracy.
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  • Auto Engine Speed Control reduces unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
  •     

  • Cat Payload for excavators provides on-the-go material weighing which helps reduce fuel burn by improving loading efficiency, job site productivity, and eliminating trips to the scale.
  •     

  • Cat 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards such as traffic - not only helping keep personnel safe but also helps you avoid repairs, downtime, and costly job site fines.
  •     

  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  •     

  • VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  •     

  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  •     

  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.

*All comparisons to 326F. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel based. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15°C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link™ data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer).
***Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels.

        

  • The Cat® C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  •     

  • The 326 emits up to 9% less CO2 than the previous 326F.*
  •     

  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels*** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  •     

  • Cat Grade technologies combine advanced guidance with optional automated machine control helping you reach grading targets while reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency, job site productivity, and accuracy.
  •     

  • Auto Engine Speed Control reduces unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
  •     

  • Cat Payload for excavators provides on-the-go material weighing which helps reduce fuel burn by improving loading efficiency, job site productivity, and eliminating trips to the scale.
  •     

  • Cat 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards such as traffic - not only helping keep personnel safe but also helps you avoid repairs, downtime, and costly job site fines.
  •     

  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  •     

  • VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  •     

  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  •     

  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.

*All comparisons to 326F. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel based. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15°C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link™ data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer).
***Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels.

Standard Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
  • Cat Technologies
    • VisionLink®
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance free batteries
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Engine
    • Cat C7.1 single turbo diesel engine
    • Three selectable power modes
    • One-touch low idle with automatic
    • engine speed control
    • Auto engine idle shutdown
    • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity with de-rate
    • –18° C (0° F) cold start capability
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Reversing electric cooling fans
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two-speed travel
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Auto dig boost
    • Auto heavy lift
    • Tandem-type electronic main pump
    • Element-type main hydraulic filter
  • Safety And Security
    • 2D E-Fence
    • Auto hammer stop
    • Rearview camera
    • Right-side-view camera
    • Lift assist
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Lockable disconnect switch
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠) ports
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long undercarriage
    • Tie-down points on base frame
    • 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Booms And Sticks
    • 5.9 m (19'4") Reach boom
    • 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach boom
    • 2.8 m + 3.3 m (9'2" + 10'10") Variable Angle boom
    • 10.2 m (33'6") Super Long Reach boom
    • 3.6 m (11'10") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") HD Reach stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
    • 7.85 m (25'9") Super Long Reach stick
  • Cab
    • Mechanical-suspension seat (Comfort only)
    • Air-adjustable seat with heat (Deluxe only)
    • Auto adjustable seat with heat and air ventilation (Premium only)
    • High-resolution 203 mm (8 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • Cat Technologies
    • VisionLink Productivity
    • Cat Grade Connectivity
    • Cat Grade 2D with Attachment Ready Option (ARO)
    • Cat Grade 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade 3D dual GNSS
    • Cat Tilt Rotator (TRS) Integration
    • Operator Coaching
  • Electrical System
    • 360° lighting
  • Engine
    • –32° C (–25° F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic System
    • SmartBoom (Europe only)
    • Hydraulic efficiency monitoring
  • Safety And Security
    • Cat Command (remote control)
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long narrow undercarriage
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") single grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • 900 mm (35") triple grouser track shoes
    • 7400 kg (16,300 lb) counterweight for Super Long Reach