ForConstructionPros.com recently unveiled the Cat 352 Straight Boom Excavator, a game-changer designed by Caterpillar for high-reach demolition up to five stories, bridge deconstruction, and industrial infrastructure dismantling. It recognizes the significance of this innovation, particularly its stick-boom configuration that offers a superior vertical reach of 12.85 meters (42 feet 2 inches), which is 36% greater than the standard 352 model. This capability, along with the ability to handle attachments weighing up to 6,000 kilograms (13,228 pounds), positions the 352 Straight Boom as a versatile tool for both demolition and excavation tasks.
The excavator’s transport-friendly features, such as the optional 11.35-ton removable counterweight and the adjustable undercarriage, enhance its practicality. Its new hydraulic fan with an automatic reverse function is designed to minimize maintenance downtime. It appreciates the robust design tailored for demolition, including reinforced structures and safety features like Falling Object Guards (FOGS) and laminated windows, ensuring both durability and operator safety. The excavator’s advanced operating features, such as Operator ID, Cat Stick Steer, auto dig boost, and Cat Lift Assist, streamline operations, ensuring that projects are executed with precision and safety.
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