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Caterpillar 304CR and 305CR Models: Important Information Buyers Should Know

Caterpillar 304CR and 305CR

When it comes to choosing a mini excavator for a project, it's important to choose one you know can get the job done right. There are a lot of considerations to keep in mind, like how excavators have a maximum digging depth of around 32 feet. But because there are so many models on the market today, it can be difficult to make a decision. So to help you out, we're going to be talking about the Caterpillar 304CR and 305CR models in this article.

Caterpillar 304CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator

The Caterpillar 304CR model offers conveniently fast cycle times and allows users to utilize high buck rotation angles. These two features alone make this model versatile and usable for almost any job. Additionally, it's equipped with increased dig forces, which help boost productivity as needed. As for the work area, there is plenty of legroom and an overall comfortable design -- a compact radius design enables workers to use this machine within small work areas. And lastly, there are several stick lengths and angle blades to choose from so the machine can be adjusted for the job on hand.


Caterpillar 305CR Mini Hydraulic Excavator


Like the Caterpillar 304CR, the 305CR model is designed to work well in tight work zones -- this model packs the power of some of Caterpillar's larger models in a smaller design. This model is designed for low effort operation and allows operators to change between digging patterns as needed. The tilt-up engine enclosure allows for easy regular maintenance, and you should also always service your Caterpillar final drive travel motors gearboxes with new gear oil whenever your maintain your engine. The 305CR can be equipped with a variety of work tools, like shears, digging buckets, crushers, and augers, for versatility on the job.


Both the Caterpillar 304CR and 305CR models are great excavators for tight work areas. They offer durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance, which any good excavator should.


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