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Cat launches new 336 hydraulic excavator

Caterpillar has boosted the production capabilities of its excavator line-up with the launch of the new 336 hydraulic excavator

The new 336 model delivers the right balance of power and payload

The 36 tonne 336 was announced by the manufacturer in July, equipped with a powerful new hydraulic system which Cat says delivers strong digging forces and swing torque.

The machine will be available in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the markets of North America, Japan, and South Korea.

“Our new Cat 336 model delivers the right balance of power and payload,” says Caterpillar global product manager – large hydraulic excavator, Brian Abbott.

“The result is a rugged and reliable machine that delivers excellent production along with low owning and operating costs.”

Vital to the new machine’s productivity is its low-cost operation, including the Cat C7.1 engine and its four million hours of service. The engine features three operating modes where operators can match the power to the demands of the applications while saving fuel.

Power mode delivers the maximum performance of the 336’s 225kW (302hp) engine, while Smart Mode automatically adapts engine and hydraulic power to the digging conditions to lower fuel consumption, and Eco Mode reduces engine speed to 1500rpm to keep fuel consumption to a minimum.

The 336 is also capable of operating in extreme temperature with high-ambient temperature capabilities

On top of this, its engine oil and fuel filters have been synchronised for service at 1000 hours to further increase the uptime of the 336 excavator.

Auto hydraulic warmup in cold temperatures is another feature of the machine which prolongs componentry, while the air intake filter with high dust capacity and high-efficiency hydraulic fan with optional automatic reverse work to keep the cores free from dust and debris.

The 336 is also capable of operating in extreme temperatures through its high-ambient temperature capability and cold-start capability, which mean it will start at temperatures of between 52°C and -18°C, as well as having the ability to work up to 4500m above sea level.

Inside the cab, machine controls are visible through the touchscreen monitor and jog dial.

Keyless pushbutton start is included as standard as is operator ID passcode for engine starting. A Bluetooth key fob is also available.

Ease of Use (EOU) technologies such as Cat Stick Steer Cat Payload, Grade Assist, and 2D Grade are optional.

Using Cat Grade systems, which are compatible with radios and base stations, operators can store up to four depth and slope offsets in the machine.

Cab layouts range from deluxe to premium. Deluxe features a heated air-suspension seat, while the premium offering comes with heated and ventilated air-suspension seat.

Cat’s Product Link system is also included, allowing operators to view data such as location, hours, fuel usage, idle time, maintenance alerts, diagnostic codes, and machine health.

For more information about the new Cat 336, contact your local Cat dealer.

NSW/ACT – WesTrac 1300 881 064  / www.westrac.com.au

VIC/TAS – William Adams 1300 923 267 / www.williamadams.com.au

Western Australia – WesTrac 1300 881 064 / www.westrac.com.au

QLD/NT – Hastings Deering 131 228 / hastingsdeering.com.au                

South Australia – Cavpower 08 8343 1600 / www.cavpower.com                

NZ – Terra 0800 93 39 39 / www.terracat.co.nz

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