The American manufacturer of special equipment CAT has presented a new crawler excavator of middle class — Caterpillar 325F L
The novelty has: versatility (thanks to a compact swivel platform), better lifting capacity in its class (thanks to more efficient hydraulics), fuel efficiency (thanks to electronic modes for optimizing hydraulic and engine operation) and environmental friendliness (excavator meets Tier 4 Final and Stage IV standards).
The new Caterpillar 325F L excavator is powered by a Cat C4.4 ACERT engine with a power of 161 hp. The machine can run on biodiesel up to grade B20, in addition, the 325F L in some modes consumes 22% less fuel than the 321D, without losing effort and productivity on the handle and ladle.
Fuel economy is achieved through the introduction of progressive injection control algorithms and hydraulic system performance in conjunction with load sensors for working equipment. The novelty can work in three preset modes — HIGH, STND and ECO.
The operator’s cabin will be pleased with high-quality and non-marking plastic interior trim, comfortable armchair with armrests and all kinds of adjustments, with a rearview camera on the working LCD monitor and responsive control joysticks. The cabin is certified according to the ROPS standard.
The frame machine is based on a time-proven X-frame architecture, which is produced on slipways by high-precision welding by robots. Caterpillar took care of the hardy and heavy-duty undercarriage with massive guides and forged rollers.
The new excavator can have a lifting capacity of 12,250 kg, which is 8% higher than the previous model 321D. The operating weight of the excavator is 25 910 kg, with a pulling force of 20 680 kg and a swivel speed of the platform at 11.2 rpm. The minimum protrusion of the counterweight at a 90 degree turn of the platform is only 120 mm.