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The new 324E offers enhanced versatility and maneuverability. So it's a great option for tight spaces where controllability is critical. Plus, the 324E has more horsepower and operator station improvements that will keep your team working productively and comfortably all shift long.


Engine Model Cat® C7.1 ACERT™ Cat® C7.1 ACERT™ Less
Net Flywheel Power 190.0 hp 142.0 kW Less
Bore 4.13 in 105.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.31 in 135.0 mm Less
Displacement 428.0 in3 7.01 L Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 204.0 hp 152.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349/ISO 9249 190.0 hp 142.0 kW Less


Operating Weight 64990.0 lb 29479.0 kg Less
Maximum Operating Weight 64990.0 lb 29479.0 kg Less
Maximum Operating Weight** 64990.0 lb 29479.0 kg Less
Minimum Operating Weight 55395.0 lb 25127.0 kg Less
Minimum Operating Weight* 55395.0 lb 25127.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 137.37 gal 520.0 L Less
Cooling System 11.62 gal 44.0 L Less
Final Drive (each) 1.59 gal 6.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (including tank) 75.29 gal 280.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 40.95 gal 155.0 L Less
Engine Oil (with filter) 5.94 gal 22.5 L Less
Swing Drive (each) 2.64 gal 10.0 L Less

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed 9.2 RPM 9.2 RPM Less
Swing Torque 54137.0 lb ft 73.4 kN·m Less


Maximum Drawbar Pull 51302.0 lb 227.0 kN Less
Maximum Travel Speed 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Pilot System - Maximum Flow 6.1 gal/min 23.1 L/min Less
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 569.0 psi 3920.0 kPa Less
Boom Cylinder - Bore 5.0 in 135.0 mm Less
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 51.0 in 1305.0 mm Less
Stick Cylinder - Bore 6.0 in 140.0 mm Less
Stick Cylinder - Stroke 65.0 in 1660.0 mm Less
CB1 Bucket Cylinder - Bore 5.0 in 130.0 mm Less
CB1 Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 46.0 in 1156.0 mm Less
DB Bucket Cylinder - Bore 6.0 in 150.0 mm Less
DB Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 45.0 in 1151.0 mm Less
Main System - Maximum Flow (Total) 122.0 gal/min 462.0 L/min Less
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Heavy Lift 5511.0 psi 38000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Normal 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3553.0 psi 24497.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less

Sound Performance

ISO 6395 - Spectator Noise 104.0 dB(A) 104.0 dB(A) Less
ISO 6396 - Operator Noise (Closed) 71.0 dB(A) 71.0 dB(A) Less
ISO 6396 - Operator Noise (Open) 76.0 dB(A) 76.0 dB(A) Less


Brakes ISO 10265 2008 ISO 10265 2008 Less
Cab/FOGS ISO 10262 1998 ISO 10262 1998 Less


Number of Shoes (each side) - Long Undercarriage 51 51 Less
Number of Track Rollers (each side) - Long Undercarriage 8 8 Less
Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) - Long Undercarriage 2 2 Less


Reduced emissions, economical and reliable performance

Operator Station

Comfort and convenience to keep people productive


Power to move more dirt, rock, and debris with speed and precision

Structures & Undercarriage

Built to work in rugged environments

Front Linkage

Made for high stress and long service life

Work Tools

You can dig, hammer, rip, and cut with confidence.

Integrated Technologies

Solutions that make work easier and more efficient


Fast, easy and safe access built in


Features to help protect people

Complete Customer Care

Service you can count on


Generations ahead in every way

324E Standard Equipment

  • C7.1 diesel engine
  • Biodiesel capable
  • Meets EPA Tier 4 (Interim) emission standards
  • 2300 m (7,500') altitude capability
  • Electric priming pump
  • Automatic engine speed control: - Standard, economy and high power modes
  • Two-speed travel
  • Side-by-side cooling system
  • Radial seal air filter
  • Primary filter with water separator and water separator indicator switch
  • Fuel differential indicator switch in fuel line
  • 1×4 micron main filters
  • 1×10 micron primary fuel line filter

Hydraulic System
  • Regeneration circuit for boom and stick
  • Reverse swing dampening valve
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • High-performance hydraulic return filter
  • Capability of installing HP stackable valve and medium and QC valve
  • Capability of installing additional auxiliary pump and circuit
  • Capability of installing boom lowering control device and stick lowering check valve
  • Capability of installing Cat Bio hydraulic oil

  • Pressurized operator station with positive filtration
  • Mirror package
  • Sliding upper door window (left-hand cab door)
  • Glass-breaking safety hammer
  • Removable lower windshield with in cab storage bracket
  • Coat hook
  • Beverage holder
  • Literature holder
  • Radio with MP3 auxiliary audio port
  • Two stereo speakers
  • Storage shelf suitable for lunch or toolbox
  • Color LCD display with warning, filter/fluid change, and working hour information
  • Adjustable armrest
  • Height adjustable joystick consoles
  • Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls
  • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Capability of installing two additional pedals
  • Two power outlets, 10 amp (total)
  • Laminated glass front upper window and tempered other windows

  • Grease Lubricated Track GLT2, resin seal
  • Towing eye on base frame

  • 80 amp alternator
  • Circuit breaker
  • Capability to electrically connect a beacon

  • Boom light with time delay
  • Cab lights with time delay
  • Exterior lights integrated into storage box

  • Cat one key security system
  • Door locks
  • Cap locks on fuel and hydraulic tanks
  • Lockable external tool/storage box
  • Signaling/warning horn
  • Secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Openable skylight for emergency exit
  • Rearview camera ready

324E Optional Equipment

  • Electric refueling pump with auto shut off
  • Starting kit, cold weather, -32° C (-26° F)
  • Jump start receptacle
  • Quick drains, engine and hydraulic oil

Hydraulic System
  • Control pattern quick-changer, two way
  • Additional circuit
  • Boom and stick lines
  • High-pressure line
  • Medium-pressure line
  • Cat quick coupler line - high- and medium-pressure capable
  • Quick coupler for high pressure
  • Tool control system

  • Cab hatch emergency exit
  • Seat, high-back air suspension with heater and cooling
  • Seat, high-back air suspension with heater
  • Seat, high-back mechanical suspension
  • Sunscreen
  • Windshield wiper, lower with washer
  • AM/FM radio
  • Air pre-filter
  • Travel alarm
  • Left foot switch
  • Left pedal
  • Straight travel pedal

  • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
  • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
  • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
  • Guard, full length for long FG undercarriage
  • Guard, heavy-duty bottom
  • Center track guiding guard
  • Segmented (2 piece) track guiding guard

  • 4.0 mt (4.4 t)
  • 6.75 mt (7.4 t)

Front Linkage
  • Bucket linkage, CB1 family without lifting eye
  • Bucket linkage, DB/CB1 family with lifting eye
  • Mass 5.3 m (17'4") boom
  • Mass 2.5 m (8'2") stick
  • SLR 10.2 m (33'6") boom
  • SLR 7.85 m (25'9") stick

  • Working lights, cab mounted with time delay
  • HID lights, cab mounted with time delay
  • Halogen boom lights
  • HID boom lights

  • FOGS, bolt-on
  • Guard, cab front, mesh
  • Guard, vandalism
  • Cat MSS (anti-theft device)
  • Rearview camera

  • Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope
  • Product Link

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