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Straight boom on purpose-built Cat 330 creates powerful low-level demolition excavator

Two demolition excavators working amid a variety of construction debris
The 330 Straight Boom excavator is targeted for use as a low-level building and industrial demolition machine. Caterpillar

Caterpillar has expanded its demolition excavator line with the addition of the new purpose-built 330 Straight Boom, targeted at low-level building and industrial demolition applications.

With a maximum digging depth of 19.1 feet, the new straight boom excavator has a maximum vertical reach of 40.9 feet, 8 feet higher than a standard 330. This gives it plenty of reach for demolishing three-story buildings. A range of demolition tools such as hammers, multi-processors, demolition grapples, and others all match well to the 330 Straight Boom.

A 275-hp Cat C7.1 engine with three power modes - Smart, Power, and Eco - gives the 330 plenty of power while reducing fuel use, and its electrohydraulic system has the ability to power through a range of materials.

Cat has included features such as reinforced booms, sticks, frame, and bucket cylinder guard to improve durability in demolition work. Operator protective guards protect the roof, and reinforced laminated front windows guard against falling debris while maintaining visibility. A sloped track frame prevents mud and debris accumulation to help reduce damage, while scaled track pins and bushings educe travel noise for longer undercarriage life.

In the cab, the operator has all machine controls in front of the operator to eliminate the need to reach backwards. Most functions are easily and quickly customized through the 10-inch touchscreen monitor. Standard rear and side camera views are available on the screen to improve visibility.

Remote excavator control using Cat Command is available to increase safety and operator comfort. Onboard electronics, vision systems, and offboard controls give operators the same control response, feel, and accuracy as they would have in the cab. Command kits allow line-of-sight operation with the Command console or non-line-of-sight using the Command station..

When using the machine for excavating, standard Cat Grade with 2D technology provides depth and slope readings on the monitor. Cat Payload technology, standard with buckets and optional with grapple attachments, provides real-time onboard weight estimates to help reach precise load targets.

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100 North East Adams Street
Peoria, IL
US, 61629


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