The Caterpillar 301.8 Hydraulic Excavator provides the customer with a versatile machine with further increased stability and suitable for a wide range of applications requiring a longer reach with Caterpillar Work Tools. The 301.8 is versatile, easy to operate and service, and has options to rent, lease or own.


Engine Model Mitsubishi L3NE NA Diesel Mitsubishi L3NE NA Diesel Less
Net Power 18.1 hp 13.5 kW Less
Gross Power 19.0 hp 14.0 kW Less


Operating weight 3703.0 lb 1680.0 kg Less
Operating weight with cab 3935.0 lb 1785.0 kg Less


Max digging depth - standard stick 6.8 ft 2080.0 mm Less
Max reach ground level - standard stick 11.8 ft 3610.0 mm Less
Center ground clearance 0.75 ft 220.0 mm Less
Height over cab 7.19 ft 2190.0 mm Less
Height over canopy 7.2 ft 2190.0 mm Less
Length to Center of Rollers 11.84 ft 3610.0 mm Less
Max cutting height - long stick 11.2 ft 3420.0 mm Less
Max cutting height - standard stick 10.9 ft 3320.0 mm Less
Max digging depth - long stick 7.8 ft 2330.0 mm Less
Max dump height - long stick 8.1 ft 2480.0 mm Less
Max dump height - standard stick 7.7 ft 2360.0 mm Less
Max horizontal reach - long stick 12.9 ft 3890.0 mm Less
Max horizontal reach - standard stick 12.2 ft 3700.0 mm Less
Max reach ground level - long stick 12.6 ft 3800.0 mm Less
Max vertical dig depth - long stick 5.9 ft 1810.0 mm Less
Max vertical dig depth - standard stick 5.3 ft 1620.0 mm Less
Shipping Height 7.19 ft 2190.0 mm Less
Shipping length 12.1 ft 3695.0 mm Less
Stick length - long stick 3.6 ft 1090.0 mm Less
Stick length - standard stick 2.9 ft 890.0 mm Less
Swing radius - rear 3.58 ft 1090.0 mm Less
Track gauge 2.5 ft 750.0 mm Less
Track shoe width 9.0 ft 230.0 mm Less
Transport Width 3.22 ft 980.0 mm Less
Width over track 3.25 ft 980.0 mm Less
Width upper structure 3.3 ft 980.0 mm Less

Engine Dimensions

Bore 3.0 in 76.0 mm Less
Stroke 3.0 in 70.0 mm Less
Displacement 58.0 in3 0.95 L Less

Travel System

Gradeability (max) - high 30.0 Degrees 30.0 Degrees Less
Max traction force - high speed 1574.0 lb 7.0 kN Less
Max traction force - low speed 3372.0 lb 15.0 kN Less
Travel speed - high 3.0 mph 4.5 km/h Less
Travel speed - low 1.25 mph 2.0 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Equipment 2988.0 psi 206.0 bar Less
Digging forces - stick (standard) 2226.0 lb 9.9 kN Less
Digging force - stick (long) 1978.0 lb 8.8 kN Less
Digging force - bucket 3462.0 lb 15.4 kN Less
Operating Pressure - Travel 2988.0 psi 206.0 bar Less
Operating Pressure - Swing 2524.0 psi 174.0 bar Less
Auxiliary circuits - primary - at 174 bar 9.1 gal/min 34.4 L/min Less
Auxiliary circuits - secondary - at 174 bar 3.85 gal/min 14.6 L/min Less
Pump - gear (dual) (swing, pilot) 3.85 gal/min 14.6 L/min Less
Pump - piston (tandem) 5.25 gal/min 19.8 L/min Less

Swing System

Type Hydraulic Motor Driven Hydraulic Motor Driven Less
Machine swing speed 10.5 RPM 10.5 RPM Less
Boom swing - left (without stop) 90.0 Degrees 90.0 Degrees Less
Boom swing - left (with stop) 54.0 Degrees 54.0 Degrees Less
Boom Swing - right 50.0 Degrees 50.0 Degrees Less

Sound Levels

Canopy 83.0 dB(A) 83.0 dB(A) Less
Cab 83.0 dB(A) 83.0 dB(A) Less

Electrical System

Type Twelve-volt system Twelve-volt system Less


Width 38.5 in 980.0 mm Less
Height 10.0 in 255.0 mm Less
Dig Depth 9.8 in 250.0 mm Less
Lift Height 7.7 in 195.0 mm Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling system 1.06 gal 4.0 L Less
Engine oil 1.1 gal 4.1 L Less
Hydraulic tank 6.3 gal 24.0 L Less
Fuel tank 5.8 gal 22.0 L Less
Hydraulic system 9.8 gal 37.0 L Less

MSC Comments

MSC Spec Date 8/05 8/05 Less

Comfort and Ease of Operation

The spacious cab and easy operating controls are designed for comfort and productivity.

Performance and Versatility

A wide range of buckets and hydraulically powerd tools optimize machine performance.

Low Operating Costs

Downtime is kept to a minimum with easy access to convenient daily check points.

Customer Support

Industry-leading customer support provided by the Cat dealer network.

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