Compact Radius

Compact radius design delivers top performance in tight quarters.


The four-cylinder engine is built for power, reliability, economy and low emissions.


Hydraulics deliver power and precise control to keep material moving at high volume.

Front Linkage

Designed for maximum flexibility to keep productivity high on all jobs.

Undercarriage and Blade

Durable undercarriage absorbs stresses and provides excellent stability.

Operator Station

Designed for simple, easy operation, the 308C CR allows the operator to focus on production.


Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.

Complete Customer Support

Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

308C CR Standard Equipment

Alternator, 35 amp

Automatic swing parking brake

Auxiliary hydraulic valve

Batteries, heavy-duty

  • Air conditioner with defroster
  • AM/FM radio
  • Ash tray
  • Beverage holder
  • Coat hook
  • Floor mat
  • Horn
  • Instrument panel and gauges
  • Joysticks, pilot-operated
  • KAB T1P seat with adjustable armrest, without head rest
  • Lighting, interior
  • Literature compartment
  • Neutral lever (lockout) for all controls
  • Openable front windshield
  • Openable skylight
  • Pillar mounted windshield wiper and washer
  • Rear window emergency exit
  • Seat belt
  • Travel control pedals with hand levers
  • Utility space for magazines

Door and caps lock with one-key security system

Mirrors (cab rear and left)

  • MMC 4M40-E1 Diesel engine
  • 24-volt electric starting
  • One touch low idle
  • Cooling system
  • Water separator
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Straight line travel
  • Muffler

Reverse swing damping valve

  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Track-type undercarriage with grease lubricated seals
  • Idler end track guiding guards
  • 450 mm (18") triple grouser shoes with additional holes for mounting rubber street pads

Working light, chassis mounted

308C CR Optional Equipment

Auxiliary hydraulic lines for sticks and boom

Blade, 2320 mm (7'7"), for use with 450 mm (18") steel or segment rubber track

Blade, 2470 mm (8'1"), for use with 600 mm (24") track


Bucket linkage

Cab mounted working lights

Coolant, extended life -50° C (-58° F)

Front windshield guard

Hand control pattern changer

Hydraulic arrangements, auxiliary:
  • single-function capability
  • double-function capability
  • combined single and double function capability

Power supply 12V-5A (cigar lighter type)

Right-side boom lights


Stick and boom combinations:
  • 3.7 m (12'2") boom with left side light
  • 2.21 m (7'3") stick
  • 1.67 m (5'6") stick

  • 600 mm (24") triple grouser
  • 450 mm (18") segment rubber track

Travel alarm (mandatory in certain countries)

Vandalism guard


The 308C CR offers a compact radius and improved performance, versatility and styling.


Engine Model Mitsubishi 4M40E1 Mitsubishi 4M40E1 Less
Net Power 54.0 hp 41.0 kW Less
Gross Power 55.0 hp 41.0 kW Less


Operating Weight 17730.0 lb 8040.0 kg Less
Operating Weight with Cab 17730.0 lb 8040.0 kg Less


Max digging depth - standard stick 13.45 ft 4140.0 mm Less
Max reach ground level - standard stick 20.67 ft 6250.0 mm Less
Center ground clearance 1.25 ft 384.0 mm Less
Length to Center of Rollers 7.5 ft 2280.0 mm Less
Max cutting height - long stick 25.6 ft 7810.0 mm Less
Max cutting height - standard stick 24.2 ft 7390.0 mm Less
Max digging depth - long stick 15.4 ft 4690.0 mm Less
Max dump height - long stick 18.6 ft 5670.0 mm Less
Max dump height - standard stick 17.2 ft 5250.0 mm Less
Max reach ground level - long stick 22.2 ft 6770.0 mm Less
Max vertical dig depth - long stick 13.5 ft 4120.0 mm Less
Max vertical dig depth - standard stick 11.8 ft 3600.0 mm Less
Shipping Height 8.6 ft 2610.0 mm Less
Shipping Length 19.1 ft 5830.0 mm Less
Stick length - long stick 7.3 ft 2110.0 mm Less
Stick length - standard stick 5.5 ft 1665.0 mm Less
Swing radius - rear 4.2 ft 1290.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 6.1 ft 1870.0 mm Less
Transport Width 7.6 ft 2320.0 mm Less

Engine Dimensions

Bore 3.7 in 95.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.0 in 100.0 mm Less
Displacement 173.0 in3 2.84 L Less

Travel System

Travel Speed - High 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Equipment 3980.0 psi 274.6 bar Less
Digging Forces - Stick (standard) 7850.0 lb 35.0 kN Less
Digging Force - Stick (long) 6880.0 lb 31.0 kN Less
Digging Force - Bucket 9820.0 lb 44.0 kN Less
Digging force - bucket 9820.0 lb 44.0 kN Less
Operating Pressure - Travel 4550.0 psi 313.8 bar Less
Operating Pressure - Swing 3480.0 psi 196.1 bar Less

Swing System

Machine Swing Speed 11.5 RPM 11.5 RPM Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 4.0 gal 15.0 L Less
Engine Oil 2.6 gal 10.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 14.5 gal 55.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 30.4 gal 115.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 24.3 gal 92.0 L Less
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