Caterpillar’s new range of compact radius machines will let take on more challenging projects in tight urban spaces; tasks that demand greater agility, stability, reach, lifting capacity and power.
The new Cat 325 hydraulic excavator features a compact radius design, ideal for working in tight spaces. The 325 introduces many new features designed to improve versatility. Additionally, an optional blade is available from the factory, making cleaning jobs easier while acting as a stabiliser to improve lifting capability. The Cat C4.4 engine and new SMART mode reduces fuel consumption up to 25 per cent compared to the 325F.
High-Performance Digging and Lifting
The advanced hydraulic system of the Cat 325 excavator provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving the operator complete control of excavating precision. Working on slopes is made easier with 10 per cent improved swing torque.
Smart mode offers an additional 5 per cent fuel savings without productivity loss by automatically adjusting engine speed and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
Cat Advansys™ bucket tips can be changed quickly with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime. The new excavator also features auxiliary hydraulic options for using a wide range of Cat attachments.
Technology Drives Efficiency
Boost operating efficiency up to 45 per cent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
Program up to four target depth and slope offsets with standard Cat Grade with 2D to reach grade faster. Optional Cat Grade with Advanced 2D or 3D for working with complex site plans available.
Standard Grade Assist allows the operator to stay on grade simply and effortlessly with single-lever digging, while Bucket Assist automatically maintains the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications. If a Tilt bucket or Hitch is fitted, Tilt Assist takes care of automating bucket tilt to match design.
Innovative Swing Assist reduces effort and fuel consumption by automatically stopping excavator swing at predefined set points for truck loading and trenching, and Boom Assist keeps the tracks on the ground in lifting and hard digging applications.
Cat Payload technology delivers precise load targets with on-the-go weighing to prevent over/under-loading and to maximise efficiency. The new Cat Productivity application allows companies to access information and production targets through data gathered by Payload, which can also be downloaded in cab to a USB stick.
Unparalleled Comfort and Safety
Cat 325 comes with the ISO-certified ROPS cab, Bluetooth® integrated radio as well as USB ports for charging and mobile phone connectivity.
Standard rear and side view cameras, windows, and lower front profile offer outstanding visibility to the work area, while an optional 360-degree visibility feature is also available. Lift Assist helps avoid tipping, with visual and auditory alerts when load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
Synchronised Maintenance Intervals
Cat 325 reduces maintenance costs by up to 20 per cent compared to the 325F due to extended and more synchronised maintenance intervals.
All maintenance checkpoints are accessible at ground level, resulting in faster, easier, and safer daily maintenance checks.
Operators can conveniently monitor filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
Consolidated filter locations reduce service time while hydraulic, air, and fuel tank filters have increased capacity and longer life. The new excavator also features an advanced air filter with double the dust- holding capacity of the previous filter.
Source: Hastings Deering