326 Hydraulic Excavator

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The Cat® 326 Excavator brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat Grade with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload – all standard equipment from the factory to boost your operator efficiencies up to 45%. Combine these features with an ergonomic cab, longer maintenance intervals that lower your maintenance costs up to 20%, and a power system that reduces fuel consumption by up to 10% and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator that’s perfect for medium- to heavy-duty applications.
Not all features are available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.

From: $307,684.44*

* Taxes, shipping & handling, surcharges, assembly charges, destination, freight and/or delivery charges are not included. This is not an offer for sale. Displayed pricing is for informational purposes only. The pricing shown above utilizes the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that is published for the machine (without any attachments or protection plans) as described above. The actual prices and terms and conditions of sale for all products are to be solely determined by the selling

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Biodiesel Capability Up to B20¹
Bore 4in
Displacement 428in³
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
Engine Model Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396 202HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 205hp (metric)
Net Power - ISO 9249 201HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 204hp (metric)
Note (1) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system and alternator with engine speed at 2,200 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time
Note (2) ¹Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO
Stroke 5in
Note Long undercarriage, Reach boom, R2.95 m (9'7") stick, 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³) Heavy Duty (HD) bucket, 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes and 4600 kg (10,140 lb) counterweight.
Operating Weight 56400lb
Boom Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Bucket HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 37318lbf
Maximum Cutting Height 31.8ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 21.8ft
Maximum Digging Depth 22.4ft
Maximum Loading Height 21.7ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 33.2ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 17.5ft
Minimum Loading Height 7.8ft
Stick Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Stick Digging Force - ISO 27202lbf
Main System - Maximum Flow 481 l/min (127 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode 5510psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 4118psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5075psi
Maximum Swing Torque 78180ft·lbf
Swing Speed 9.9r/min
Cooling System 6.6gal (US)
DEF Tank 10.8gal (US)
Engine Oil 6.6gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 1.2gal (US)
Fuel Tank Capacity 125.2gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 81.9gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 38.8gal (US)
Swing Drive 3gal (US)
Boom Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Bucket HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Counterweight Clearance 1.4ft
Ground Clearance 3.5ft
Handrail Height 9.8ft
Length to Center of Rollers 12.6ft
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 9.8ft
Shipping Length 33ft
Stick Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Tail Swing Radius 9.8ft
Track Gauge 8.5ft
Track Length 15.2ft
Transport Width 10.5ft
Note (1) The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.85 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.216 metric tonnes.
Recyclability 97%

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
  • Cat Technologies
    • VisionLink®
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance free batteries
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Engine
    • Cat C7.1 single turbo diesel engine
    • Three selectable power modes
    • One-touch low idle with automatic
    • engine speed control
    • Auto engine idle shutdown
    • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity with de-rate
    • –18° C (0° F) cold start capability
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Reversing electric cooling fans
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two-speed travel
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Auto dig boost
    • Auto heavy lift
    • Tandem-type electronic main pump
    • Element-type main hydraulic filter
  • Safety And Security
    • 2D E-Fence
    • Auto hammer stop
    • Rearview camera
    • Right-side-view camera
    • Lift assist
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Lockable disconnect switch
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠) ports
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long undercarriage
    • Tie-down points on base frame
    • 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Booms And Sticks
    • 5.9 m (19'4") Reach boom
    • 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach boom
    • 2.8 m + 3.3 m (9'2" + 10'10") Variable Angle boom
    • 10.2 m (33'6") Super Long Reach boom
    • 3.6 m (11'10") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") HD Reach stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
    • 7.85 m (25'9") Super Long Reach stick
  • Cab
    • Mechanical-suspension seat (Comfort only)
    • Air-adjustable seat with heat (Deluxe only)
    • Auto adjustable seat with heat and air ventilation (Premium only)
    • High-resolution 203 mm (8 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • Cat Technologies
    • VisionLink Productivity
    • Cat Grade Connectivity
    • Cat Grade 2D with Attachment Ready Option (ARO)
    • Cat Grade 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade 3D dual GNSS
    • Cat Tilt Rotator (TRS) Integration
    • Operator Coaching
  • Electrical System
    • 360° lighting
  • Engine
    • –32° C (–25° F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic System
    • SmartBoom (Europe only)
    • Hydraulic efficiency monitoring
  • Safety And Security
    • Cat Command (remote control)
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long narrow undercarriage
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") single grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • 900 mm (35") triple grouser track shoes
    • 7400 kg (16,300 lb) counterweight for Super Long Reach
Renee HerndonRenee Herndon
21:55 29 Feb 24
Dalton was very helpful, The road construction, however, was not! 😂I would rather have to sand paper an alligators @$$ in a phone booth that to get in that mess again.
Michael BirrenMichael Birren
14:58 24 Feb 24
I purchased a used C-15 from a customer of Greg Pool was a running take out. I picked up the engine from the Greg Pool Cat near Nags Head NC. They started they had done all service on this engine stated the hours and all items replaced during the life of engine under their care. I just recently put the engine in my boat after 2 years of building the vessel I find that everything they said about the engine was a LIE!!! Turbo was Bad, After cooler was not updated to the newer version for the C-15 it was missing a terminal Resistor that was clearly stolen off the engine which created a major issue with start up upon installation. Greg Pool Caterpillar stated the hours at 3300 we find out there were 5700 hours. I didn’t do a start up or test run which I regret because i was dealing with a Caterpillar dealer i thought i could trust them. Clearly not Buyers Be Ware if your dealing with Greg Pool Caterpillar in NC. I have 3 of the C-15 engines in my Work boats here in Tampa Fl and my Cat dealership here is Ring power who have done an amazing job to get me going with this Engine. I am very Disappointed in The Caterpillar company for allowing such A dealership to exist.
David LawrenceDavid Lawrence
13:04 22 Feb 24
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22:00 18 Feb 24
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01:17 16 Feb 24
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15:26 23 Sep 23
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16:17 07 Sep 23
Rick Kelly-CrapseRick Kelly-Crapse
21:06 25 Aug 23
They had all my parts for my 3208 Cat.Friendly folks at parts counter.
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