308E CR SB


View Product Downloads

308E CR SB Standard Equipment

  • Cab fully glazed
  • Interior light
  • Pillar mounted windshield wiper and washer
  • Air conditioning, heater and defroster
  • Bolt-on FOGS capability
  • Openable uppper front windshield
  • Removable lower front windshield
  • Openable skylight
  • Right and rear windows, polycarbonate
  • Sliding door window, tempered glass
  • Rear window, emergency exit
  • Seat, high back suspension, fabric covered, 4 way adjustment
  • Armrest, adjustable
  • Seatbelt 75 mm (3 in)
  • Coat hook
  • Cup holder
  • COMPASS display panel
  • Literature compartment
  • Floor mat
  • Mirrors
  • AM/FM radio ready mounting area (radio standard in North America)
  • Monitoring system, guages and indicators
  • Neutral lever hydraulic lockout
  • Joystick pilot operated controls
  • Auxiliary control, joystick (proportional control)
  • Travel control pedals with hand levers
  • Power supply, 12V
  • Dial type accelerator
  • Work light, cab-mounted
  • CAT HD batteries, (cold weather start)
  • Altenator 35 amp
  • Warning horn
  • 24-volt electric starting

  • MMC 4M40-TL Diesel Engine
  • Certified to meet U.S. EPA Interim Tier 4
  • Extended life coolant -37°C (-34°F)
  • Variable displacement load sense hydraulics
  • Combined function auxiliary hydraulic circuit
  • Quick disconnect fittings
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Control pattern changer
  • Travel alarm
  • Straight line travel
  • Boom check valve
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Automatic engine idle
  • Boom lowering device (accumulator)
  • Reverse swing damping valve
  • 2500 m (8,200 ft) altitude capability

  • Steel tracks, 450 mm (18 in)
  • Dozer blade with float function
  • Blade, weld on cutting edge
  • Grease lubricated track seals
  • Idler end track guiding guards
  • Hydraulic track adjusters

  • Caterpillar Corporate "One Key" System
  • Fuel cap, lockable
  • Doors, lockable
  • Stick, standard, thumb ready
  • Bucket linkage with lifting eye
  • Additional counterweight
  • Toolbox
  • Antenna
  • Pictograph films

308E CR SB Optional Equipment

  • Headrest for KAB 528P/C, T8P/C
  • Cab fan
  • Sun visor
  • Light, boom-mounted

  • Cooling package, high ambient
  • Starting kit, cold weather
  • Coolant, extended life -50°C (-58°F)
  • Medium pressure auxiliary lines
  • Hydraulic quick coupler lines

  • Rubber tracks, 450 mm (18 in)
  • Segmented rubber track, 450 mm (18 in)
  • Bolt on rubber pads
  • Steel tracks, 600 mm (24 in)
  • Blade, bolt on cutting edge

  • Quick Couplers: Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pin Lock and Wedge Style
  • Buckets: Heavy Duty, Heavy Duty Rock, Ditch Cleaning and Pin Lock
  • Thumbs: Hydraulic, Full Rotation and Stiff Link
  • Auger
  • Hammer
  • Shear
  • Compactor

  • Stick, long
  • Guard - Front screen cab and canopy
  • Guard - Vandalism
  • Guard - Falling objects
  • Guard - Swivel
  • Rain protector, cab front


The Cat 308E CR SB Mini Hydraulic Excavator delivers superior performance and comfort while reducing your operating costs. The large spacious cab provides a comfortable work area. Intuitive seat-mounted controls are easy to use for greater job accuracy and efficiency. The compact radius design allows jobsite work where other machines cannot operate--significantly impacting your bottom line. The 308E CR SB sets the standard for excavators in the eight-ton size class.


Engine Model Cat® C3.3B Tier 4 Interim, Stage IIIA Cat® C3.3B Tier 4 Interim, Stage IIIA Less
Net Power 65.0 hp 48.5 kW Less
Gross Power 66.6 hp 49.7 kW Less


Operating Weight 18371.0 lb 8333.0 kg Less
Operating Weight with Cab 18371.0 lb 8333.0 kg Less


Max digging depth - standard stick 13.7 ft 4150.0 mm Less
Max reach ground level - standard stick 22.9 ft 6820.0 mm Less
Max dump height - long stick 22.11 ft 6990.0 mm Less
Max dump height - standard stick 21.9 ft 6640.0 mm Less
Max vertical dig depth - standard stick 13.7 ft 4150.0 mm Less
Shipping Height 8.4 ft 2550.0 mm Less
Shipping length 20.11 ft 6380.0 mm Less

Engine Dimensions

Bore 3.7 in 94.0 mm Less
Stroke 4.7 in 120.0 mm Less
Displacement 203.2 in3 3.33 L Less

Travel System

Gradeability (max) – high 30.0 Degrees 30.0 Degrees Less
Max traction force 14500.0 lb 64.5 kN Less
Travel Speed – High 3.26 mph 5.26 km/h Less
Travel Speed – Low 2.06 mph 3.32 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure – Equipment 4061.0 psi 280.0 bar Less
Digging Forces – Stick (standard) 9015.0 lb 40.1 kN Less
Digging Force – Stick (long) 7891.0 lb 35.1 kN Less
Digging Force – Bucket 13534.0 lb 60.2 kN Less
Operating Pressure – Travel 4641.0 psi 320.0 bar Less
Operating Pressure – Swing 3481.0 psi 240.0 bar Less
Auxiliary circuit – primary 33.8 gal/min 128.0 L/min Less
Auxiliary circuit – secondary 16.9 gal/min 64.0 L/min Less

Swing System

Machine Swing Speed 10.0 RPM 10.0 RPM Less

Sound Levels

Exterior Cab 98.0 dB(A) 98.0 dB(A) Less
Interior Cab 79.0 dB(A) 79.0 dB(A) Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 3.7 gal 14.0 L Less
Engine Oil 3.0 gal 11.2 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 21.7 gal 82.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 33.0 gal 125.0 L Less
Hydraulic System 24.8 gal 94.0 L Less

MSC Comments

MSC Spec Date 1/06 1/06 Less


Complete Operation, Maintenance, Performance and Security System

Operator Station

Simple, easy operation allows the operator to focus on production.

Compact Radius

More versatile in tight areas.


Powerful digging with precise control.


Clean, quiet and efficient.

Work Tools

Cat work tools are matched to meet your application needs.


Excellent stability.


Easy access and minimal maintenance requirements keep your machine on the job.

Customer Support

Unmatched support makes the difference.

Customer Stories

Discover what’s new and how customers like you are benefiting from our products and services. Check back often for updates.

Learn More

Looking for that perfect piece of used equipment to complement your fleet? Check out our Used Exclusives, featuring new machines every week!

Learn More

Let’s talk. Connect with us on one of our social channels to start the conversation and see what we’re up to.

Learn More
Branch Locator

Looking for your nearest branch? Get in touch with us today by contacting one of our branches directly. We’re always ready to help.

Learn More

When you choose Finning, you have a wide array of support and specialty services to help you get the most from your equipment.

Learn More

Integrated technology can help you understand your equipment's output and help extend its lifespan.

Learn More

Choose from a range of financing solutions that allow you to purchase equipment, parts, services, and technology when you need it.

Learn More
*Currency conversions have been made where indicated for your convenience. You should not rely on such information as it is obtained from a third party, may not be accurate and is subject to fluctuation. Agreement regarding currency conversions, if any, will be made between you and the selling party.

Please share your feedback on!

Close window

We are committed to providing you with the best site experience possible.  Please take our brief survey to tell us how we are doing.

Thank you in advance for your time!