The Cat 306 CR mini hydraulic excavator marks Caterpillar’s entry in the 6-ton class offering. Designed with an improved customer experience in mind, the 306 CR mini excavator is built to exceed customer expectations with strong performance, enhanced operator experience and simplified maintenance with extended service intervals. With standard exclusive features like stick steer and new LCD monitor, it provides a great value for customers and boasts industry leading performance, according to the manufacturer.

The new mini excavator features heavy-duty main structures, a fuel-efficient engine, load-sensing hydraulics, spacious cab and exclusive Cat Stick Steer system. It shares a similar controls layout and common components with the full line of Cat Next Generation mini excavators to simplify training, offer quick adaptation for operation and lower owning/operating costs.

With its long stick option, the 306 CR delivers a maximum dig depth of 162 in. (411 cm) and 15,821-lb. (7,175-kg) maximum operating weight when equipped with the sealed and pressurized cab. A canopy alternative to the pressurized cab will be available for customers in 2020. Built with a swing boom, this Next Generation mini excavator’s compact radius design provides a low, 58-in. (147.5-cm) tail swing with counterweight for working close to obstructions.

Offering big performance features in a mini excavator, the new Cat 306 CR delivers class-leading lift performance of up to 7,839 lb (3,555 kg) at a 9.8-ft. (3-m) radius. Enhanced uphill swing torque and increased cycle times provide greater productivity and efficiency.

Read more: Caterpillar Launches 6-ton Class Cat 306 CR Next Generation Mini Hydraulic Excavator