Hydraulic Excavators

Cat® Hydraulic Excavators are the most versatile machines on the job site. Working in applications ranging from small landscaping projects to large surface extraction mines – plus, everywhere in between. Together, Cat buckets and Ground Engaging Tools make up the only bucket system designed and developed to optimise hydraulic excavator performance and your productivity. 

Three factors to consider:

  • STRENGTH - The ability to withstand digging and penetrating shocks and high breakout forces.
  • PENETRATION - The ability to penetrate tough material when it’s tightly compacted, rocky or frozen.
  • WEAR LIFE - The ability to withstand wearing, scouring and abrasive action of the material being handled.

Balancing your desired productivity or penetration with the wear-life of your system is critical. Excessive wear material on the G.E.T. can reduce productivity and increase fuel burn in low impact or low abrasion applications. However, insufficient wear material in high impact or high abrasion applications can have the same effect, as well as increasing stress and wear on major components. Cat hydraulic excavator G.E.T. are designed as a balanced system to increase life and productivity while minimising drag and fuel burn.

Low Impact / Low Abrasion

  • Top Soil
  • Loam
  • Coal

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Medium Impact / Medium Abrasion 

  • Sand
  • Clay
  • Gravel
  • Shale
  • Limestone
  • Travertine
  • Frost

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High Impact / High Abrasion

  • High Silica Sand
  • Caliche
  • Shot Granite
  • Ripped Basalt
  • Broken Slag
  • Standstone
  • Granite
  • Ore

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Need help choosing the right durability for your application?

View our application chart to help you match your G.E.T. options against your application.


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Call us on 0800 328 5597 or complete the form for one of our GET experts to contact you.

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