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303 CR

303 CR - 2021, Tier 4 Final, Stage V, Global ex China, Japan

Overview

The Cat® 303 CR Mini Excavator delivers power and performance in a compact size to help you work in a wide range of applications.

Specifications

Units: 
Net Power
Operating Weight
Dig Depth
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Benefits & Features

ALL DAY COMFORT

    • Choose either a canopy or a sealed and pressurized cab which can be equipped with air conditioning, adjustable wrist rests, and a suspension seat option to help keep you working comfortably all day long.

EASY TO OPERATE

    • Controls are easy to use and the intuitive Next Generation LCD monitor provides easy to read machine information. An advanced touchscreen monitor can also be equipped.

STICK STEER TRAVEL MODE

    • Moving around the job site is even easier with the Cat Stick Steer option. Easily switch from traditional travel controls with levers and pedals to joystick controls to move the machine and to operate the blade. The benefit of less effort and improved control is in your hands!

  June 10, 2024

Specifications

Units: 
Engine
Net Power
Engine Model C1.1 Turbo
Bore
Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249, 80/1269/EEC
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
Stroke
Note Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.
Displacement
Gross Power - 2,400 rpm - SAE J1995:2014
Weights
Operating Weight
Note (1) *Minimum Weight is based on fixed rubber tracks, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade, bucket and no extra counterweight.
EU: CE Plate Weight with Canopy***
Minimum Operating Weight with Canopy*
Minimum Operating Weight with Cab*
Note (3) ***CE Plate Weight is based on the most common EU configuration. Includes 75 kg (165 lb) operator and full fuel tank and excludes bucket.
Maximum Operating Weight with Canopy**
EU: CE Plate Weight with Cab***
Maximum Operating Weight with Cab**
Note (2) **Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks, operator, full fuel tank, long stick, blade, bucket and extra counterweight.
Dimensions - Long Stick
Dig Depth
Boom Height - Shipping Position
Tail Swing with Counterweight
Track Belt/Shoe Width
Maximum Reach
Boom In Reach
Boom Swing - Right
Tail Swing
Maximum Dump Clearance
Ground Clearance
O/A Undercarriage Length
O/A Shipping Height
Track Width - Expanded
Maximum Blade Depth
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
Stick Length
Overall Shipping Length*
Maximum Dig Height
Swing Bearing - Height
Note *Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.
Tail Swing without Counterweight
Maximum Blade Height
Boom Swing - Left
Vertical Wall
Blade
Height
Width
Dimensions - Standard Stick
Maximum Blade Depth
Tail Swing without Counterweight
Maximum Dig Height
O/A Undercarriage Length
Boom Height - Shipping Position
Vertical Wall
Overall Shipping Length*
Boom Swing - Left
O/A Shipping Height
Track Shoe Width
Boom Swing - Right
Tail Swing with Extra Counterweight
Swing Bearing - Height
Tail Swing
Maximum Blade Height
Dig Depth
Maximum Dump Clearance
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
Maximum Reach
Ground Clearance
Track Belt/Shoe Width
Boom In Reach
Stick Length
Note *Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.
Swing System
Boom Swing - Right
Machine Swing Speed
Boom Swing - Left
Sound
Average Exterior Sound Pressure (ISO 6395:2008)
Operator Sound Pressure (ISO 6396:2008)
Note European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”
Hydraulic System
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Flow
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure
Operating Pressure - Swing
Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm
Type Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump
Digging Force - Stick - Standard
Operating Pressure - Travel
Digging Force - Bucket
Operating Pressure - Equipment
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Pressure
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow
Digging Force - Stick - Long
Note * Flow and pressure are not combinable. Under load, as flow rises pressure goes down.
Travel System
Gradeability - Maximum 30 degrees
Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight
Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight
Travel Speed - High
Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed
Travel Speed - Low
Maximum Traction Force - High Speed
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
Hydraulic Tank
Engine Oil
Fuel Tank
Hydraulic System
Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration
Counterweight
Cab
Steel Tracks
Long Stick
Extra Counterweight
Certification - Cab and Canopy
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) ISO 12117-2:2008
Top Guard ISO 10262:1998 (Level I)
Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS) ISO 12117:1997
Sustainability
Recyclability 95%

Benefits & Features

ALL DAY COMFORT

    • Choose either a canopy or a sealed and pressurized cab which can be equipped with air conditioning, adjustable wrist rests, and a suspension seat option to help keep you working comfortably all day long.

EASY TO OPERATE

    • Controls are easy to use and the intuitive Next Generation LCD monitor provides easy to read machine information. An advanced touchscreen monitor can also be equipped.

STICK STEER TRAVEL MODE

    • Moving around the job site is even easier with the Cat Stick Steer option. Easily switch from traditional travel controls with levers and pedals to joystick controls to move the machine and to operate the blade. The benefit of less effort and improved control is in your hands!

BIG PERFORMANCE IN A COMPACT DESIGN

    • Strong lift and dig performance helps you get the job done faster. The compact radius design lets you access and work in the tightest areas. Dozer float allows for easy clean up.

SAFETY ON THE JOB SITE

    • Your safety is our top priority. The Cat mini excavator is designed to help keep you safe on the job. Courtesy work lights and a fluorescent retractable seat belt with optional seat belt reminder system are just a couple of the safety features we’ve built into the machine.

SIMPLE SERVICE FOR LESS DOWNTIME

    • Maintenance is quick and easy on the Cat mini excavator. Routine check points are easy to access at ground level through the side doors. The unique tilt up cab or canopy lets you reach additional service areas when needed.

LOWER OPERATING COSTS

    • Equipped with features such as auto idle, auto engine shutdown, and efficient hydraulics with a variable displacement pump, the Cat mini excavator was designed with reducing your operating costs in mind.

UNMATCHED DEALER SUPPORT

    • Your Cat dealer is here to help you reach your business goals. From providing equipment solutions to operator training to service needs and beyond, your Cat dealer is ready to help.

SUSTAINABILITY

    • The Cat® C1.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
    • 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 (hydrotreated 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.
    • Auto Idle helps reduce unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
    • Engine Idle Shutdown Timer reduces fuel burn, greenhouse gas emissions and unnecessary idle time by shutting down the machine after a pre-set idling period.
    • Cruise control helps you maintain a constant speed as you travel across your jobsite saving fuel and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
    • The Cat® Seat Belt Reminder provides audible and visual warnings to remind operators to buckle up during machine operation. The easy-to-install system is compatible with all equipment brands to help ensure operator safety.
    • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
    • 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.(if equipped)
    • 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.(if equipped)
    *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)

Standard Equipment

  • ENGINE
    • Cat C1.1 Turbo Engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V)
    • Automatic Engine Idle
    • Automatic Engine Shutdown
    • Automatic Two Speed Travel
    • Fuel Water Separator
    • Power on Demand (not available in all regions)
    • Variable Displacement Piston Pump
    • Load Sensing/Flow Sharing Hydraulics
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Smart Tech Electronic Pump
    • Accumulator
    • Automatic Swing Brake
    • Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines
    • One and Two Way Auxiliary Flow
    • Continuous Auxiliary Flow
    • Auxiliary Line Quick Disconnects
  • GUARDING
    • Top Guard ISO 10262:1998 Level I
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Tilt-up Canopy or Tilt-Up Cab
    • ROPS – ISO 12117-2:2008
    • TOPS – ISO 12117:1997
    • Next Generation Advanced Monitor<br>– Touch Screen<br>– Site Reference System<br>– High Definition Camera Capable (IP68 and IP69K)<br>– Numeric Security Code
    • Stick Steer Mode
    • Travel Cruise Control
    • Control Pattern Changer (optional in some regions)
    • Adjustable Wrist Rests
    • Washable Floor Mat
    • Travel Pedals and Hand Levers
    • Machine Security
    • Machine Security – Standard Key with Pass Code
    • Fabric Suspension Seat (Cab only)
    • Vinyl Suspension Seat (Canopy only)
    • Hydraulic Lockout – All Controls
    • Retractable High Visibility Seat Belt (75 mm/3 in)
    • Coat Hook
    • Cup Holder
    • Storage Pocket
    • Skylight
    • Mounting Bosses for Front
    • Signaling/Warning Horn
    • Interior Light (Cab only)
    • Boom Light, Halogen
    • Utility Space for Mobile Phone
    • Next Generation Color LCD Monitor (IP66)<br>– Fuel Level and Coolant Temperature Gauges<br>– Maintenance and Machine Monitoring<br>– Performance and Machine Adjustments<br>– Numeric Security Code<br>– Multiple Languages<br>– Hour Meter with Wake Up Switch<br>– Jog Dial (cab only)
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Rubber Belt (300 mm/11.8 in wide)
    • Dozer Blade
    • Dozer Blade Float
    • Tie Downs on Track Frame
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • One Piece Boom (2200 mm/86.6 in)
    • Standard Stick (1260 mm/49.6 in)
    • Front Shovel Capable – Hydraulic Coupler
    • Front Shovel Capable – Pin-On
    • Thumb Ready (not available in all regions)
    • Certified Lifting Eye (optional in some regions)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 12 Volt Battery
    • Software (machine and monitor)
    • Maintenance Free Battery
    • Signaling/Warning Horn
    • 12 Volt Power Socket

Optional Equipment

  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Cab with Air Conditioning
    • Cab with Heater
    • Control Pattern Changer (optional in some regions)
    • No Travel Pedals and Hand Levers
    • Machine Security – Push to Start with Key Fob/Pass Code
    • Vinyl Non-Suspension Seat (Canopy only)
    • LED Front Lights
    • LED Front and Rear Lights
    • LED Boom Light
    • Mirrors Left and Right
    • Radio – Bluetooth®, Auxiliary, Microphone, USB (charging only) (Cab only)
    • Seat Belt Reminder System
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Steel Track (300 mm/11.8 in wide)
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • Long Stick (1560 mm/61.4 in)
    • Front Shovel Capable – Dual Lock Manual Coupler
    • Attachments including Couplers, Thumbs, Buckets, Augers and Hammers
    • 2nd Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines
    • Boom Lowering Check Valve
    • Stick Lowering Check Valve
    • Hydraulic Quick Coupler Lines (not available in all regions)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Battery Disconnect
    • Product Link PL243 (regulations apply)
    • Product Link PLE643 (regulations apply)
    • Travel Alarm (standard in some regions)
  • GUARDING
    • Polycarbonate Front Guard (ISO 10262:1998 Level I and EN356 P5A)
    • Polycarbonate Half Height Front Guard (Canopy only)
  • OTHER
    • Bio Oil Capable
    • Eco Drain
    • Water Jacket Heater

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