Next Generation Cat® Excavators offer more choices in 36-tonne size class Hastings Deering is expanding its industry leading hydraulic excavator product line with the addition of the world’s first Next Generation 36-tonne size class excavator from Caterpillar.
Compared to previous models, the 336 is designed to increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs and improve operator comfort. These new excavators offer unique combinations of features designed to match contractors’ productivity and cost targets.
With the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology, the new Cat® 336 features integrated Cat Connect Technology. This allows increases in operating efficiency by up to 45 per cent over traditional grading operations, delivering high-production performance, with maximum productivity at the lowest cost.
The standard Cat Grade with 2D system provides guidance for depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade through the standard touchscreen monitor, making operators more accurate. The system
is readily upgradable to Cat Grade with Advanced 2D or Cat Grade with 3D.
Standard Grade Assist automates boom, stick, and bucket movements so operators can effortlessly stay on grade with single-lever digging while Cat Payload delivers precise load targets and increased loading efficiency with on-the-go weighing and real-time payload estimates without swinging to prevent truck over/underloading.
The 336 also comes with the E-fence feature, which prevents the excavator from moving outside operator-defined set points– particularly useful when working beneath structures or near traffic.
By design, Cat Next Generation excavators consume less fuel than the models they are replacing – up to 15 per cent less fuel for the 336.
New Smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimising both fuel consumption and performance. Engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand to further reduce fuel usage
With a new electrohydraulic system built for responsiveness and efficiency, the Cat 336 features a new main control valve that eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses, and lowers fuel consumption. Fewer hydraulic lines on the excavators result in less oil required, lowering long-term operating costs.
Offering extended and more synchronised maintenance intervals, the new Cat0020excavators do more work at a lower cost and reduce maintenance costs by up to 15 per cent over the previous series.
The new Cat air filter with integrated pre-cleaner and primary and secondary filters has double the dust holding capacity of the previous design.
The new Cat hydraulic return filter has a 3000-hour service life – a 50 per cent increase over the previous filter. The fuel system filters are synchronised for service at 1000 hours – a 100 per cent increase over the previous filters.
The fuel system water and sediment drains and hydraulic system oil level are positioned close together at ground level, making routine daily maintenance faster, easier and safer.
With a choice of Comfort, Deluxe or Premium cab packages, all Next Generation Cat excavator cabs come equipped with standard features like keyless push-button start, large standard 8-inch (203-mm) touchscreen monitor with jog dial keys for control, and sound-suppressed rollover protective structures (ROPS) to offer the next level of operator comfort and safety.
A tilt-up console for the Deluxe and Premium cab designs affords easy cab entry and exit.
New advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration by up to 50 per cent over previous models.
The machine also features a Bluetooth® integrated radio with USB ports for connecting and charging phones bring creature comforts from the home to the operator’s office. Automatic climate control
maintains internal cab temperature settings, regardless of external ambient temperatures, while programmable joystick buttons for response and pattern allow the operator to “dial in” productivity settings.
Large front, rear and side windows enhance visibility; optional 360-degree visibility combines images from multiple machine-mounted cameras to enhance the operator’s sight lines in all directions.
The first Next Generation Cat 336 arrives in Queensland next month and Hastings Deering’s customers are looking forward to experiencing the higher productivity and cost savings this machine offers.
[colored_box color=”yellow”]For more information about the Next Generation 36-tonne size class excavators, contact call 1300 076 716