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Caterpillar hydraulic excavator offers productivity increase and lower operating costs

An excavator is parked on a layer of gravel
A Caterpillar Cat 366 hydraulic excavator

The new Cat 336 hydraulic excavator offers ideal production and low-cost operation. Its hydraulic system delivers strong digging forces and swing torque to boost production in all applications.

"Our new Cat 336 model delivers the right balance of power and payload," says Brian Abbott, Caterpillar's global product manager for large hydraulic excavators. "The result is a rugged and reliable machine that delivers excellent production along with low owning and operating costs."

Reduced maintenance of the Cat 336 hydraulic excavator

The 336 hydraulic excavator is reliable in a variety of applications. The 4 million hours of service in the Cat C7.1 engine helps attest to its reliability. Three engine modes match excavator power to the demands of the job while saving fuel. Power mode delivers power to meet tougher tasks and Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions to lower fuel consumption. Reducing engine speed to a constant 1500 rpm, Eco mode minimizes fuel consumption.

Engine oil and fuel filters are synchronized for service at 1,000 hours, increasing uptime and reducing parts and labour costs compared to the 336F Series excavator.

High-ambient temperature capability of 52 degrees Celcius (125 degrees F), cold-start capability at -18 degrees C (0 degrees F), and the ability to work at up to 4500 metres (14,764 ft) above sea level enables the 336 to work in various climates. Auto hydraulic warm-up in cold temperatures gets the machine to work faster and prolongs the life of machine components. The air intake filter with pre-cleaner features high dust capacity and a high-efficiency hydraulic fan offers optional automatic reverse to keep cores free from debris.

Product Link collects data automatically. View information like location, hours, fuel usage, idle time, maintenance alerts, diagnostic codes, and machine health online through web and mobile applications. Maximizing machine uptime, remote troubleshoot and remote flash allows dealers to remotely connect with the machine to diagnose fault codes and update operating software.

Simple operation of the 336 excavator

Updated cab trim levels are available. Deluxe cabs come with a heated air-suspension seat; premium cabs come with a heated and ventilated air-suspension seat. Both have a tilt-up left-hand console for easier access in and out of the machine.

A touchscreen monitor and jog dial offers quick navigation through machine controls and provides easy access to the machine's digital operator's manual. Keyless pushbutton start is standard, and a Bluetooth key fob is available. An Operator ID passcode allows for engine starting, and Operator IDs can quickly save and restore joystick button, response, and pattern preferences for individual operators.  

Optional Cat Stick Steer makes travel and turning easier. A host of standard technologies – Cat Payload on-board weighing, Grade Assist for maintaining grade, and 2D Grade with depth and slope indication – increase operator efficiency and machine productivity. All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from third-party technology suppliers. Operators can store up to four depth and slope offsets to quickly cut to grade without a grade checker. Auto hammer stop warns operators after 15 seconds of continuous firing and then shuts off the hammer after 30 seconds to prevent wear and tear. Auto dig boost and auto heavy lift increase bucket penetration and lift capacity by 8 percent, and Cat Lift Assist helps operators avoid tipping the machine.

Company info

100 North East Adams Street
Peoria, IL
US, 61629


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