Next Generation Cat® mini excavators

The new generation Cat lineup is made complete with the 304 and 305 CR mini excavators. New features and performance allow for unlimited potential on your jobsite.

Have you heard the talk going around job sites? Next Generation Cat® mini excavators are the total package. These versatile machines are completely revamped and ready to take on any job thrown their way – from digging and trenching to backfilling and grading. Each of these machines reach up to 20% more performance than the previous models, thanks to the all-new customizable operator settings and faster cycle times. The entire mini excavator lineup was redesigned with a consistent operator experience across all machines, after being inspired by feedback from our customers. As an owner, you’ll benefit from up to 10% lower costs because of improved fuel efficiency and longer service intervals. It’s time to step up your equipment game and go big with Cat mini excavators.

Next gen features are now the standard across our entire mini excavator lineup, some of these next gen features include:

  • Commonality in interface & controls
  • Stick steer & cruise control
  • Bluetooth radio & hands-free calling
  • LCD monitor with touchscreen option
  • Sealed, pressurized & air-conditioned tab

301.5, 301.7, 301.8, 302 CR

  • Up to 15% Lower Total Ownership Costs – more common parts, lower repair costs and tilt up cab
  • Up to 20% More Performance – with programmable operator settings and faster cycle times

302.7 CR, 303 CR, 303.5 CR

  • Up to 5% Lower Total Ownership Costs – more common parts, lower repair costs and tilt up cab
  • Up to 10% More Performance – with programmable operator settings and faster cycle times

304, 305 CR

  • Up to 10% Lower Total Ownership Costs – with extensive service intervals, lower repair costs and easy service access
  • Up to 20% More Performance – in lifting, digging and multi-function capabilities

306 CR, 307.5, 308 CR, 308 CR VAB, 309 CR, 309 CR VAB, 310

  • Up to 10% Lower Total Ownership Costs – with improved fuel efficiency and longer service intervals
  • Up to 20% More Performance – with customizable operator settings and improvements in lift, swing, travel, and multifunction

Mini Excavator Features:

  • All Day Comfort – Owners have the option to choose between a canopy or a sealed and pressurized cab which can be 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. Owners have the option to equip an advanced touchscreen monitor to their mini excavator.
  • 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 to move the machine and to operate the blade. The benefit of less effort and improved control is in the palm of your hands!
  • Big Performance in a Compact Design – Strong lift and dig performance helps you get the job done faster. The compact radius design and retractable undercarriage let you access and work in tight spots. Dozer float allows 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 are just a couple of the safety features we’ve built into the machines.
  • 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 side doors. The unique tilt up cab or canopy 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.
  • Unmatched Dealer Support – Your Cat dealer is here to help you reach your business goals. From providing equipment solutions to operator training to service needs and beyond, Gregory Poole is ready to help.