Cat 306 CR newest addition to Subsequent Era lineup, first “true Cat 6-ton”

Persevering with Cat’s Subsequent Era compact excavator line up, the 6-ton class Cat 306 CR shares comparable management layouts and customary parts with different machines within the sequence, together with the Cat Stick Steer system. Cat unveiled the brand new machine throughout ICUEE.

“We’ve by no means had a real 6-ton machine,” says Greg Worley, Caterpillar product skilled. The 306 CR is just not a substitute for Cat’s 305.5 mannequin however quite an addition to the vary, he provides.

When outfitted with similar cab as Cat’s 7- to 10-ton fashions, the 15,821-pound 306 CR has most depth of 162 inches. Utilizing a swing increase, the machine’s compact radius design has a 58-inch tail swing with counterweight. A cover model will likely be out there in 2020.

The unit can raise as much as 7,839 kilos at a 9.Eight-foot radius. “The 306 CR picks up thrice extra weight at full stretch than our 305.5 mannequin,” Worley says.

A load-sensing hydraulic system with an electronically managed variable-displacement piston pump generates 46-gpm hydraulic oil stream, which Cat says provides it elevated journey efficiency and better digging forces than aggressive models.

Cat 306 CR demonstration at ICUEE.

A 24-gpm excessive stream charge to the auxiliary circuit permits operation of demanding attachments. The usual auxiliary hydraulic system offers one-way, two-way and steady stream.

Powered by a 55.9-net-horsepower Cat C2.4 turbo diesel, the 306 CR makes use of a sealed and pressurized cab to decrease in-cab working noise ranges to 72 decibels. The cab options widespread 1.5-ton to 10-ton Subsequent Era options reminiscent of an LCD monitor with jog-dial for navigation, USB port and customary Bluetooth functionality. “Principally that is the mini model of the 308,” Worley says. “It has the identical cab, similar doorways and similar options.”

As with different Subsequent Era excavators, the mannequin has an ordinary Cat Stick Steer system, which permits the operator to change from standard lever/foot-pedal steering to controlling journey utilizing a button on the joystick. “Clients like it,” says Worley. “They fight it and so they’re hooked, and it’s obtained to make sense to the client. It’s not concerning the gimmicks.”

The unit can be utilized with a straight blade, angled blade or an additional instrument service (XTC) configuration. Cat provides three undercarriages choices, Worley says: customary, metal with pads or metal monitor solely.

Cat 306 CR Fast Specs

Cat C2.4 Turbo
Internet energy
55.9 hp
Minimal working weight with cab
14,299 lbs
Most working weight with cab
15,821 lbs
Tail swing
Normal dig depth
146 in.
Dig depth, lengthy
162 in.

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