Mini Excavators: Caterpillar 302.5C

February 2010 Vol. 65 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. For easier speed changes, the two-speed travel system is controlled by dozer lever switch. The dozer float function makes grading tasks easier.

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