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301.8

301.8 - 2018, Tier 4 Final, Stage V, Global ex China, Japan

Overview

The Cat® 301.8 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 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.

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 with a push of a button. The benefit of less effort and improved control is in your hands!

  June 10, 2024

Specifications

Units: 
Engine
Net Power
Engine Model C1.1
Stroke
Bore
Note (2) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is at rated speed and rated power when the engine is installed with the factory configured fan, air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator with a minimum alternator load.
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
Displacement
Note (1) Engine power is tested per ISO 14396:2002.
Note Net power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and 80/1269/EEC.
Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249, 80/1269/EEC
Gross Power - SAE J1995:2014
Weights
Operating Weight
Maximum Operating Weight with Cab**
Minimum Operating Weight with Canopy*
Maximum Operating Weight with Canopy**
Minimum Operating Weight with Cab*
Note (2) **Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks, operator, expandable undercarriage and full fuel tank.
Note (1) *Minimum Weight is based on rubber tracks, operator, fixed undercarriage and full fuel tank.
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.
EU: CE Plate Weight with Cab***
EU: CE Plate Weight with Canopy***
Dimensions - Long Stick
Dig Depth
Stick Length
Vertical Wall
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
Track Width - Expanded
O/A Undercarriage Length
O/A Shipping Height
Maximum Blade Height
Overall Shipping Length*
Tail Swing
Track Width - Retracted
Maximum Blade Depth
Boom In Reach
Maximum Dump Clearance
Boom Swing - Right
Maximum Reach
Boom Swing - Left
Maximum Dig Height
Swing Bearing - Height
Boom Height - Shipping Position
Minimum Ground Clearance Below Undercarriage
Note *Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.
Track Belt/Shoe Width
Blade
Height
Width*
Note *Expanded – 1300 mm (51 in)
Travel System
Travel Speed - Low
Maximum Traction Force - High Speed
Travel Speed - High
Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight
Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed
Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight
Gradeability - Maximum 30 degrees
Dimensions - Standard Stick
Boom In Reach
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
Maximum Blade Depth
Stick Length
Vertical Wall
Boom Height - Shipping Position
Track Width - Expanded
Overall Shipping Length*
Maximum Blade Height
Boom Swing - Right
Note *Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.
Minimum Ground Clearance Below Undercarriage
Maximum Reach
Swing Bearing - Height
Maximum Dig Height
Track Belt/Shoe Width
Tail Swing
Boom Swing - Left
Track Width - Retracted
O/A Undercarriage Length
Maximum Dump Clearance
O/A Shipping Height
Dig Depth
Hydraulic System
Operating Pressure - Equipment
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow
Digging Force - Bucket
Operating Pressure - Travel
Digging Force - Stick - Long
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure
Operating Pressure - Swing
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Flow
Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm
Type Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump
Digging Force - Stick - Standard
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Pressure
Certification - Cab and Canopy
Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS) ISO 12117:1997
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) ISO 12117-2:2008
Top Guard ISO 10262:1998 (Level I)
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System
Hydraulic Tank
Engine Oil
Fuel Tank
Hydraulic System
Sound
Operator Sound Pressure (ISO 6396:2008)
Average Exterior Sound Pressure (ISO 6395:2008)
Note European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”
Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration
Steel Tracks
Long Stick
Expandable Undercarriage
Swing System
Machine Swing Speed
Sustainability
Recyclability 95%

Benefits & Features

ALL DAY COMFORT

    • Choose either a canopy or a sealed and pressurized cab 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.

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 with a push of a button. 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 retractable undercarriage lets you access and work in the tightest areas. Dig-to-blade and dozer float features allow 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 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.

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 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
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Tilt-up Canopy or Tilt-Up Cab
    • Top Guard ISO 10262:1998 Level I
    • ROPS – ISO 12117-2:2008
    • TOPS – ISO 12117:1997
    • Machine 2-Point Lifting
    • 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
    • Standard Key with Pass Code
    • Vinyl Non-Suspension Seat
    • Fabric Suspension Seat (Cab 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
    • Seat Belt Reminder System
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Expandable Undercarriage
    • Rubber Belt (250 mm/10 in wide)
    • Dozer Blade
    • Dozer Blade Float
    • Hydraulic Track Adjusters
    • Tie Downs on Track Frame
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • One Piece Boom (1850 mm/73 in)
    • Standard Stick (960 mm/37.8 in)
    • Front Shovel Capable
    • 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
    • Push to Start with Key Fob/Pass Code
    • Vinyl 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)
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Steel Track (250 mm/10 in wide)
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • Long Stick (1160 mm/45.7 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 Half Height Front Guard (Canopy only)
    • Polycarbonate Front Guard (ISO 10262:1998 Level 1 and EN356 PSA)
  • OTHER
    • Bio Oil Capable
    • Eco Drain
    • Water Jacket Heater

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