Backhoe Loaders: Caterpillar 450E

February 2009 Vol. 64 No.2

The 450E Backhoe Loader is in the 17-foot dig depth class, has 124 net hp and a backhoe digging depth of 17 feet 3 inches when equipped with a standard stick.

The extendible stick pushes the 450E digging depth to 21 feet 4 inches. The general purpose loader bucket is 1.75 cubic yards capacity. The high rotation backhoe linkage eliminates the need to change pin position when moving from loading trucks to vertical wall trenching. Four-wheel drive improves traction and machine balance. Ride control improves operator comfort at all speeds and reduces spillage when the bucket is full. The cab with curved glass and contoured fenders improves serviceability and visibility. The low hood enhances sight lines to the loader, and the hood tilts forward for easy access. The Cat C4.4 engine is electronically controlled and meets all EPA Tier 3/EU Stage III emissions requirements. The engine is a four-cylinder diesel with 4.4 liters displacement. Email catrequests@cat.com, or have a look at the http://www.cat.com/cda/layout?f=226824&m=205823&x=7.