High performance and rugged durability combine to maximize your productivity.


Engine Model Cat® C18 ACERT™ Cat® C18 ACERT™ Less
Net Flywheel Power 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Bore 5.71 in 145.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.2 in 171.0 mm Less
Displacement 1106.0 in3 18.1 L Less


Operating Weight 187360.0 lb 84980.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - Long Undercarriage 187360.0 lb 84980.0 kg Less
Operating Weight - Standard Undercarriage 187360.0 lb 84980.0 kg Less

Operating Specifications

Max Reach at Ground Level 56.4 ft 17.2 m Less
Max Digging Depth 38.6 ft 11.75 m Less
Bucket Digging Force 64530.0 lb 287.0 kN Less
Stick Digging Force 55350.0 lb 246.0 kN Less
Max Bucket Capacity 7.06 yd3 5.4 m3 Less
Nominal bucket weight 6795.0 lb 3085.0 kg Less
Bucket digging force - Normal 64530.0 lb 287.0 kN Less


Standard w/Long Undercarriage 36.0 in 900.0 mm Less
Optional for Long Undercarriage 30.0 in 750.0 mm Less
Number of Shoes (each side) - Long Undercarriage 51 51 Less
Number of Track Rollers (each side) - Long Undercarriage 9 9 Less
Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) 3 3 Less

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed 6.5 RPM 6.5 RPM Less
Swing Torque 191914.0 lb ft 260.2 kN·m Less


Maximum Travel Speed 2.8 mph 4.4 km/h Less
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Long Undercarriage 133090.0 lb 592.0 kN Less

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow (Total) 259.0 gal/min 980.0 L/min Less
Swing System - Maximum Flow 119.0 gal/min 450.0 L/min Less
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Normal 4640.0 psi 32000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Heavy Lift 5080.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5080.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3770.0 psi 26000.0 kPa Less
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 24.0 gal/min 90.0 L/min Less
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 600.0 psi 4120.0 kPa Less
Boom Cylinder - Bore 8.27 in 210.0 mm Less
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 77.4 in 1967.0 mm Less
Stick Cylinder - Bore 8.66 in 220.0 mm Less
Stick Cylinder - Stroke 89.1 in 2262.0 mm Less
HB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 7.87 in 200.0 mm Less
HB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 57.1 in 1451.0 mm Less
JB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 8.66 in 220.0 mm Less
JB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 62.4 in 1586.0 mm Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 327.6 gal 1240.0 L Less
Cooling System 26.7 gal 101.0 L Less
Engine Oil 17.2 gal 65.0 L Less
Swing Drive (each) 5.0 gal 19.0 L Less
Final Drive (each) 5.6 gal 21.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (including tank) 263.0 gal 995.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 214.0 gal 810.0 L Less

Sound Performance

Performance ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98 Less


Brakes SAE J1026 APR90 SAE J1026 APR90 Less
Cab/FOGS SAE J1356 FEB88 ISO10262 SAE J1356 FEB88 ISO10262 Less


Shipping Height 19.26 ft 5870.0 mm Less
Transport width 151.2 in 3840.0 mm Less


A combination of innovations working at the point of combustion, ACERT® Technology optimizes engine performance while meeting EPA Tier 3 emission regulations.


Cat hydraulics deliver power and precise control to keep material moving.

Operator Station

Designed for simple, easy operation and comfort, the 385C L allows the operator to focus on production.

Electronic Control System

Manages the engine and hydraulics for maximum performance.


Durable undercarriage absorbs stresses and provides excellent stability.


The 385C L structural components are the backbone of the machine’s durability.

Front Linkage

Caterpillar excavator booms and sticks are built for performance and long service life. Two types of booms and six lengths of sticks are available, offering a range of configurations suitable for a wide variety of applications. All booms and sticks are stress relieved.


Extensive selection of buckets helps optimize machine performance.

Service and Maintenance

Fast, easy service has been designed in with extended service intervals, advanced filtration, convenient filter access and user-friendly electronic diagnostics for increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs.

Complete Customer Support

Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

385C L Standard Equipment

  • Alternator - 75 ampere
  • Lights
  • Power supply in cab - 12V, 7 amp
  • Signal/warning horn

  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Automatic travel parking brakes
  • Cat C18 with ACERT® Technology
  • High ambient cooling, 52° C (126° F) capability
  • Side-by-side cooling system with separately mounted AC condenser and variable speed fan
  • Two speed travel
  • Water separator, with level indicator, for fuel line

  • Heavy duty bottom guards on upper frame
  • Heavy duty swivel guard on undercarriage
  • Heavy duty travel motor guards on undercarriage

Operator Station
  • Air conditioner, heater and defroster with automatic climate control
  • Ashtray and 24 volt lighter
  • AM/FM radio with antenna and two speakers
  • Beverage/cup holder
  • Cab Glass/Glazing
  • Coat hook
  • Console mounted electronic type joysticks with adjustable gain and response
  • Floor mat
  • Instrument panel and gauges with full color graphical display
  • Literature compartment
  • Lunch box storage with lid
  • Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls
  • Positive filtered ventilation
  • Pressurized cab
  • Retractable seat belt 76 mm width (3")
  • Sunshade for windshield and skylight
  • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Windshield wipers and washers (upper and lower)

  • Double grouser shoes - 900 mm (36") width
  • Grease lubricated track
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Idler and center section track guards
  • Long, variable gauge
  • Steps - four

Other Standard Equipment
  • Auxiliary hydraulic valve for hydro-mechanical tools
  • Caterpillar one key security system with locks for doors, cab and fuel cap
  • Cat walks - left side and right side
  • Cross-roller type swing bearing
  • Drive for auxiliary pump
  • Hand control pattern changer
  • Heavy lift mode
  • Mirrors - left and right
  • S•O•SSM quick sampling valves for engine oil and hydraulic oil
  • Steel firewall between engine and hydraulic pumps
  • Travel alarm with cut off switch
  • Wiring provisions for Product Link, Auto-lube System and lighted beacon

385C L Optional Equipment

Front Linkage
  • Booms
  • Sticks
  • Bucket Linkages
  • Buckets - see chart
  • Tips, sidecutters and edge protectors

  • Double grouser 650 mm (26")
  • Double grouser 750 mm (30")

  • FOGS (Falling Object Guard System) including overhead and windshield guards
  • Track guiding guards - full length
  • Vandal guards for windshield
  • Wire mesh screen for windshield

Auxiliary Controls and Lines
  • Basic control arrangements
  • Auxiliary boom lines
  • Auxiliary stick lines

Miscellaneous Options
  • Adjustable high-back heated seat with mechanical suspension
  • Adjustable high-back seat with air suspension and heat
  • Boom lowering control device
  • Counterweight removal system
  • Electric lubricator with hose reel
  • Machine security system with programmable keys
  • Starting aid for cold weather with ether
  • Stick lowering control device
  • Straight travel pedal

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