Mini Excavators: Caterpillar 302.5C

February 2009 Vol. 64 No.2

The 302.5C Mini Hydraulic Excavator gets a net 24.9 hp and operating weight is 6,283 pounds when equipped with a cab and 6,052 pounds with a canopy.

The 302.5C retains the variable displacement hydraulic pump, which eliminates stalling and enables the excavator to dig through the toughest conditions. The two-speed travel system is controlled by a switch on the dozer lever, which makes speed changes easier while dozing. The dozer float function makes grading tasks easier. The machine monitoring system is mounted near the operator’s line of sight to ensure that gauges and warning lights can be seen easily.

The independent swing boom enables the machine to work next to a wall or obstruction. The 200-degree bucket rotation ensures good material retention at height as well as flat trenching capability. A choice of stick lengths and a wide range of Cat Work Tools add versatility. catrequests@cat.com