Cat® Next Gen Excavators

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Cat® Next Gen Excavators

This is the next generation of Cat® Excavators—built to accommodate a big range of job requirements. Whether your focus is driving down cost p/h, raising the bar on performance and fuel efficiency or hitting big, bold production and cost targets, there’s a new Cat excavator with your name on it.

What's new in the Next Gen range?

Research & Development

To bring you the 'Next Generation' range of excavators, Caterpillar spent 5 years in R&D to discover what features would bring the most value to your business. This range offers:

  • Up to 25 per cent fuel savings*
  • Up to 15 per cent less maintenance costs*
  • Up to 45 per cent operator efficiency*

Scroll down to learn more about how the Cat Next Gen range is able to offer these advantages to your business.

*Compared to previous model. Percentages change slightly depending on whether the excavator is from the 20t or 30t range.

Safer is Smarter
  • Improved safety features are standard
  • Ground maintenance prevents falls
  • 2D E-Fencing technology comes standard
  • Rear-view camera comes standard
  • Optional 360° visibility also available
Improved Cab
  • Advanced sound suppression
  • Tilt-up console to make entry/exit easier
  • Streamlined control lever consoles
  • Wider seat, that can take up to 160kg
  • Adjustable cooling seat with more legroom
  • Bluetooth and USB ports

How will the Next Gen range improve your business? 

Fuel Efficiency
  • 25% saving on fuel*
  • New 'Smart Mode' setting
  • Engine speed constantly adjusts to suit hydraulic demand
  • Machine automatically optimises fuel consumption
  • Improved Cat C4.4 ACERT engine
  • Product Link and VisionLink lets you monitor fuel usage from any device

*Compared to previous model. Percentages change slightly depending on whether the excavator is from the 20t or 30t range.

Less Maintenance Costs
  • 15% less maintenance costs*
  • Redesign enables daily maintenance at ground level
  • All fluids, filters, separators & sampling points can be checked without climbing on machine
  • Easy access encourages daily maintenance
  • New filters have 50-100% increased life**
  • It uses 820L less oil & 50 fewer filters
  • Revamped hydraulics use 1 less pump & 2 fewer filters
  • Operates using 50m less hydraulic hose than previous models

*Compared to previous model. Percentages change slightly depending on whether the excavator is from the 20t or 30t range. **Compared to previous filters.

Operator Efficiency
  • 45% improvement in operator efficiency*
  • Cat Payload system provides weight of each bucket along with a running total
  • Operator knows when each load is 100% legally maximised, no guess work
  • Cat Grade with 2D system enables accurate levels to be set
  • Operator creates ramps/grades with the touch of a button
  • Cat Grade with Assist automates the boom, stick & bucket
  • Operator no longer needs to exit machine to check levels

*Compared to previous model. Percentages change slightly depending on whether the excavator is from the 20t or 30t range.

Cat Next Gen 320 Excavator Family 

The Cat Next Gen 320 Excavator comes in 3 models:

  1. Cat 320 GC - Standard model. Reliable. Low-cost-per-hour performance.
  2. Cat 320 - Medium-to-heavy applications. Suite of technologies. Fuel efficient. 
  3. Cat 323 - Heavy duty model. Increased power & lift capacity. Built for speed & efficiency.
Cat 320 Next Gen Excavator

Cat Next Gen 336 Excavator Family

The Cat Next Gen 336 Excavator comes in 2 models:

  1. Cat 336 GC - Standard model. Reliable. Low-cost-per-hour performance. 
  2. Cat 336 - Performance model. Standard technologies: Cat 2D Grade, Cat Grade with Assist and Cat Payload.
Cat 336 Next Gen Excavator

Cat Next Gen Excavator Standard Features

Technology

Whether you’re looking at the GC or a performance model, technology is standard across the Next Generation Excavator range:

  • Touchscreen monitor
  • Newly designed seat and console
  • Customisable joysticks
  • Keyless push start
Fuel & Power

To support the highest fuel efficiency, the 320-336 Next Gen range provides two power modes:

  • Power Mode delivers maximum productivity in high-demand applications; and
  • Smart Mode, automatically matches engine speed and hydraulic power to the demand.
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