5 Things about CAT Excavator

CAT excavators are known for their high quality and long-lasting durability, the machine not only has a long lifespan, but also has a high resale value. Today, let’s talk about CAT excavators.

What is CAT excavator?

Caterpillar was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Illinois, USA. It is one of the largest manufacturers of construction machinery and mining equipment, one of the largest manufacturers of gas engines and industrial gas turbines in the world, and one of the largest manufacturers of diesel engines in the world.

Excavators are one of the special products of Caterpillar and enjoy great reputation all over the world.

What is the classification of CAT excavators?

CAT excavators are divided into 4 categories, namely mini, small, medium and large hydraulic excavators.

Mini hydraulic

The small excavator has a compact design and can work in construction sites where other machines cannot work. Swinging arms, rubber tracks, angle shovels and attachments are versatile and allow the machine to travel on many construction sites with less impact on undisturbed ground.


Strong digging force and fast work cycle allow you to do more and faster.

Quiet and spacious cab with ergonomically designed controls with integrated auxiliary equipment and swivel arm function for more comfortable work and less fatigue.

Pin Grabber Couplers and Quick Releases help operators quickly change attachments on mini excavators.

Auto-idle, two-speed auto-shift, and load-sensing self-regulating pumps optimize fuel efficiency.

Compact or standard tail swing radius plus swing or fixed stick options make it suitable for almost any job situation.

Small hydraulic type

The D series small hydraulic excavator retains the most valuable functions of the C series, and provides many enhanced functions. These new features include the world’s cab, the C4.2 engine with ACERT Technology, and improved performance and lift capacity for extreme versatility. The D-Series is designed to reduce cost per ton, increase customer productivity, and provide a more comfortable work environment for the operator.


Higher fuel efficiency allows you to generate more work for your fuel costs.

Higher digging force, more lift capacity and more drawbar traction provide industry-leading work performance for greater yield.

The stylish LCD display in the cab is full color, and the user interface is very friendly, which can fully track and monitor maintenance and overall performance.

The Tool Control System provides pre-parameterized and pre-programmed control of pressure and flow for up to 10 hydraulic work tools.

Medium Hydraulic

The Caterpillar D-Series Medium Hydraulic Excavators are built on the reputation of the C-Series by retaining the most valuable features while offering many enhancements. These features include a new global cab, ACERT engine for superior performance and proven reliability, improved performance characteristics and the highest quality versatility. The D-Series is designed to reduce clients’ effort per job, helping them get more done by the end of the day, and making the day’s work reliable enough.


Cat hydraulic excavators are known in the industry for swing torque, hydraulic power, controllability, fast cycle times, reliability, low owning and operating costs, and optimum productivity (tons per hour).

Unique upper frame slewing bearing design achieves more surface contact and longer life, improves stability and reduces machine pitch.

In the field of medium hydraulic excavators, Caterpillar is a manufacturer of tight, reduced and standard radii.

Hydraulic excavators are equipped with Product Link, which allows users to monitor the machine from a remote location by tracking usage time, location, safety, and machine health.

CAT excavator

Large hydraulic type

Caterpillar large hydraulic excavators are suitable for customers who require high reliability and productivity in large earthmoving applications, or those who need to lift heavy pipes and structures in large water pipeline projects. Cat Large Hydraulic Excavators feature a unique 3-pump hydraulic system and adjustable electro-hydraulic operating levers that help maximize daily production.


How is CAT used excavator?

As one of the excellent manufacturers of excavators, the quality of Cat excavators is guaranteed. Even for used excavators, suppliers can provide the following services:

Thorough inspection using the latest technology;

Know the best Caterpillar machines;

Impeccable service and product support;

Extended warranty option available;

Machine maintenance history.

CAT336D Series Excavator

How much does a new CAT excavator cost?

Prices of new CAT excavators range from about $100,000 to over $850,000. The price depends on the size, weight, horsepower and other features of the excavator.

Prices for small CAT excavators range from $100,000 to about $230,000.

Mid-size CAT excavators cost $230,000 to $270,000.

Large models start around $400,000 and go up to $830,000.


How to buy a CAT excavator?

If you want to buy a CAT excavator, whether it is new or second-hand, the official CAT channel is of course the most reliable. But if you are short of funds, you can find a reliable dealer online to buy.

When buying from a dealer, do your research before purchasing it. Find out about the dealer’s reputation and whether there are other people who have had good experiences with them. Make sure that you buy from a dealership that has its own parts department or can direct you to an Auto Parts store nearby if something goes wrong—and make sure they honor their warranty!



CAT excavator is great at moving large amounts of dirt, and they’re also good at digging trenches. If you are interested in it, take actions to buy one!