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Overview

The Cat® 309 CR Variable Angle Boom (VAB) Mini Excavator delivers maximum power and performance in a mini size to help you work in a wide range of applications. The Variable Angle Boom provides the maximum in linkage flexibility in tight applications.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C3.3B
Net Power
70.30 HP
52.40 kW

Weights

Operating Weight
20731.00 lb
9403.00 kg

Blade

Height
17.00 in
431.00 mm

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.

Blade

Width - Standard
97.20 in
2470.00 mm
Width - Wide
103.90 in
2640.00 mm

Certification - Cab

Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)
ISO 12117-2:2008
Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS)
ISO 12117:1997
Top Guard
ISO 10262:1998 (Level II)

Dimensions - Long Stick

Boom In Reach
126.60 in
3215.00 mm
Boom Swing - Left
24.00 in
604.00 mm
Boom Swing - Right
37.00 in
935.00 mm
Cab Height
99.00 in
2514.00 mm
Dig Depth
183.10 in
4650.00 mm
Ground Clearance
13.50 in
343.00 mm
Maximum Blade Depth
26.90 in
684.00 mm
Maximum Blade Height
13.50 in
342.00 mm
Maximum Dig Height
276.80 in
7032.00 mm
Maximum Dump Clearance
199.40 in
5065.00 mm
Maximum Reach
300.70 in
7637.00 mm
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
293.80 in
7462.00 mm
O/A Shipping Length
262.30 in
6662.00 mm
O/A Track Width
97.20 in
2470.00 mm
O/A Undercarriage Length
126.00 in
3200.00 mm
Stick Length
92.80 in
2358.00 mm
Swing Bearing - Height
28.70 in
729.00 mm
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.80 in
1645.00 mm
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.10 in
1450.00 mm
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.70 in
450.00 mm
Transport Height
99.00 in
2514.00 mm
Vertical Wall
134.30 in
3411.00 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Boom In Reach
120.40 in
3058.00 mm
Boom Swing - Left
24.00 in
604.00 mm
Boom Swing - Right
37.00 in
935.00 mm
Cab Height
99.00 in
2514.00 mm
Dig Depth
162.00 in
4115.00 mm
Ground Clearance
13.50 in
343.00 mm
Maximum Blade Depth
26.90 in
684.00 mm
Maximum Blade Height
13.50 in
342.00 mm
Maximum Dig Height
264.90 in
6729.00 mm
Maximum Dump Clearance
187.10 in
4753.00 mm
Maximum Reach
281.10 in
7140.00 mm
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
273.60 in
6951.00 mm
O/A Shipping Length
259.00 in
6578.00 mm
O/A Track Width
97.20 in
2470.00 mm
O/A Undercarriage Length
126.00 in
3200.00 mm
Stick Length
71.80 in
1823.00 mm
Swing Bearing - Height
28.70 in
729.00 mm
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.80 in
1645.00 mm
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.10 in
1450.00 mm
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.70 in
450.00 mm
Transport Height
97.90 in
2487.00 mm
Vertical Wall
118.00 in
2998.00 mm

Dimensions - VAB In

Boom Swing Left
24.00 in
604.00 mm
Boom Swing Right
37.00 in
935.00 mm
Boom in Reach
112.30 in
2853.00 mm
Cab Height
99.00 in
2514.00 mm
Dig Depth
154.80 in
3931.00 mm
Ground Clearance
13.50 in
343.00 mm
Maximum Blade Depth
26.90 in
684.00 mm
Maximum Blade Height
13.50 in
342.00 mm
Maximum Dig Height
216.30 in
5494.00 mm
Maximum Dump Clearance
143.40 in
3643.00 mm
Maximum Reach
260.30 in
6612.00 mm
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
252.10 in
6403.00 mm
Overall Shipping Length
227.20 in
5771.00 mm
Overall Track Width
97.20 in
2470.00 mm
Overall Undercarriage Length
126.00 in
3200.00 mm
Stick Length
71.80 in
1823.00 mm
Swing Bearing Height
31.40 in
798.00 mm
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.80 in
1645.00 mm
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.10 in
1450.00 mm
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.70 in
450.00 mm
Transport Height
99.60 in
2530.00 mm
Vertical Wall
133.60 in
3394.00 mm

Dimensions - VAB Out

Boom Swing Left
24.00 in
604.00 mm
Boom Swing Right
37.00 in
935.00 mm
Boom in Reach
117.90 in
2995.00 mm
Cab Height
99.00 in
2514.00 mm
Dig Depth
136.50 in
3468.00 mm
Ground Clearance
13.50 in
343.00 mm
Maximum Blade Depth
26.90 in
684.00 mm
Maximum Blade Height
13.50 in
342.00 mm
Maximum Dig Height
321.70 in
8171.00 mm
Maximum Dump Clearance
251.60 in
6390.00 mm
Maximum Reach
311.00 in
7900.00 mm
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
304.40 in
7732.00 mm
Overall Shipping Length
281.80 in
7158.00 mm
Overall Track Width
97.20 in
2470.00 mm
Overall Undercarriage Length
126.00 in
3200.00 mm
Stick Length
71.80 in
1823.00 mm
Swing Bearing Height
31.40 in
798.00 mm
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.80 in
1645.00 mm
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.10 in
1450.00 mm
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.70 in
450.00 mm
Transport Height
96.50 in
2452.00 mm
Vertical Wall
138.70 in
3524.00 mm

Engine

Bore
3.70 in
94.00 mm
Displacement
203.00 in³
3.33 l
Gross Power - ISO 14396
74.30 HP
55.40 kW
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - EU Stage V - ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269
71.50 HP
53.30 kW
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final - ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269
70.30 HP
52.40 kW
Stroke
4.70 in
120.00 mm

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (High Flow) - Flow
37.00 gal/min
140.00 l/min
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (High Flow) - Pressure
4134.00 psi
285.00 bar
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow
9.00 gal/min
33.00 l/min
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure
4134.00 psi
285.00 bar
Digging Force - Bucket
13943.00 lb
62.00 kN
Digging Force - Stick - Long
8023.00 lb
35.70 kN
Digging Force - Stick - Standard
9500.00 lb
42.30 kN
Operating Pressure - Equipment
4134.00 psi
285.00 bar
Operating Pressure - Swing
3626.00 psi
250.00 bar
Operating Pressure - Travel
4134.00 psi
285.00 bar
Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm
62.00 gal/min
233.00 l/min
Type
Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
2.60 gal (US)
10.00 l
Engine Oil
3.00 gal (US)
11.20 l
Fuel Tank
39.00 gal (US)
147.00 l
Hydraulic System
28.00 gal (US)
107.00 l
Hydraulic Tank
14.00 gal (US)
53.00 l

Sound

Average Exterior Sound Pressure (ISO 6395:2008)
99.00 dB(A)
99.00 dB(A)
Note
European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”
Operator Sound Pressure (ISO 6396:2008)
72.00 dB(A)
72.00 dB(A)

Specifications

Note
The 309 CR specifications are based on a machine configured with a Long (L) Undercarriage. For specifications representing a 309 CR with a Standard Undercarriage, please refer to the 308 CR information.

Swing System

Machine Swing Speed
10.60 r/min
10.60 r/min

Travel System

Gradeability - Maximum
30 degrees
Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight
6.00 psi
40.80 kPa
Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight
6.00 psi
38.00 kPa
Maximum Traction Force - High Speed
6497.00 lb
28.90 kN
Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed
19064.00 lb
84.80 kN
Travel Speed - High
3.10 mile/h
4.90 km/h
Travel Speed - Low
1.60 mile/h
2.60 km/h

Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration

Counterweight
552.00 lb
250.00 kg
Long Stick
146.00 lb
66.00 kg
Steel Tracks with Pads
728.00 lb
330.00 kg

Weights

Maximum Operating Weight with Cab*
21054.00 lb
9550.00 kg
Maximum Operating Weight with Cab**
20731.00 lb
9403.00 kg
Minimum Operating Weight with Cab*
19304.00 lb
8756.00 kg
Note
*Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks with rubber pads, counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade and no bucket.
Note (1)
*Minimum Weight is based on steel tracks, no counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade and no bucket.
Note (2)
**Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks with rubber pads, counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, long stick, blade and no bucket.
Features

ALL DAY COMFORT

  • A sealed and pressurized cab is equipped with an improved air conditioning system, adjustable wrist rests and a suspension seat to help keep you working comfortably all day long.

EASY TO OPERATE

  • Controls are easy to use and the intuitive Next Generation Monitor provides customizable machine operator preferences and easy to read machine information.

STICK STEER TRAVEL MODE

  • Moving around the job site is even easier with the Cat Stick Steer option. Easily switch from traditional travel controls with levers and pedals to joystick controls with a push of a button. The benefit of less effort and improved control is in your hands!

BIG PERFORMANCE IN A MINI DESIGN

  • Increased lifting, swinging, travel and multi-functioning performance helps you get the job done more efficiently, and dig-to-blade allows for easy clean up.

SAFETY ON THE JOB SITE

  • Your safety is our top priority. The Cat Mini Excavator is designed to help keep you safe on the job. A back-up camera, courtesy work lights and a fluorescent retractable seat belt are just a few of the safety features we’ve built into the machine.

SIMPLE SERVICE FOR LESS DOWNTIME

  • Maintenance is quick and easy on the Cat Mini Excavator. Routine check points are easy to access at ground level with grouped service points and robust service panels.

LOWER OPERATING COSTS

  • Equipped with features such as auto idle, auto engine shutdown, and efficient hydraulics with a variable displacement pump, the Cat Mini Excavator was designed with reducing your operating costs in mind.
Standard Equipment
  • ENGINE
    • Extended Life Coolant, –37° C (–35° F)
    • Ecology Drain
    • Cat C3.3B Diesel Engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V) – Electronic Engine, Turbo, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
    • Automatic Two Speed Travel
    • Automatic Engine Shutdown
    • Radial Seal – Double Element Air Filter
    • Automatic Swing Brake
    • Automatic Engine Idle
    • Fuel Water Separator with Indicator
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Case Drain Line
    • Hydraulic Temperature Monitoring
    • Hydro Advanced Hydraulic Oil
    • Certified Accumulator
    • Power On Demand
    • Variable Displacement Piston Pump
    • Load Sensing/Flow Sharing Hydraulics
    • Smart Tech Electronic Pump
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Rear Window Emergency Exit
    • Assisted Front Window Overhead Storage
    • 12V Power Socket
    • Travel Pedals and Hand Levers
    • Travel Cruise Control
    • LED Interior Light
    • Coat Hook
    • Cat Key with Passcode Option
    • Fabric, High Back, Suspension Seat
    • Stick Steer Mode
    • ROPS – ISO 12117-2:2008
    • Removable, Washable Floor Mat
    • Literature Holder
    • Color LCD Monitor
      – Fuel Level and Coolant Temperature Gauges
      – Maintenance and Machine Monitoring
      – Performance and Machine Adjustments
      – Numeric Security Code
      – Multiple Languages
      – Camera Ready
      – Hour Meter with Wake Up Switch
      – Jog Dial Control Interface
    • Mounting Bosses for Top and Front Guards
    • Sealed and Pressurized Cab
    • Radio – Bluetooth®, USB, Auxiliary, Microphone
    • Skylight
    • Integrated Lower Front Window
    • HVAC with Automatic Temperature Control
    • Retractable Seat Belt (75 mm/3 in)
    • TOPS – ISO 12117:1997
    • Top Guard – ISO 10262:1998 (Level II)
    • Cup Holder
    • Hydraulic Lockout Controls
    • Control Pattern Changer
    • Operator Sound Pressure 72 dB(A) ISO 6396:2008
    • Molded Footrests
    • Adjustable Wrist Rests
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Tie Down Eyes on Track Frame
    • Dozer Blade
    • Dozer Float
    • Bolt-on, Reversible Wear Edge
    • Steel Tracks (450 mm/17.7 in wide)
    • Hydraulic Track Adjusters
    • Greased and Lubricated Track
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • Variable Angle Boom
    • Standard Stick (1823 mm/71.8 in)
    • Front Shovel Capable (Pin-On/Manual Coupler/Hydraulic Coupler – not available in all regions)
    • Thumb Ready (not available in all regions)
    • Certified Lifting Eye (not available in all regions)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 12 Volt Electrical System
    • 90 Ampere Alternator
    • 850 CCA Maintenance Free Battery
    • Circuit Breaker
    • Ignition Key Stop Switch
    • Signaling/Warning Horn
    • Product Link™ Elite Lite (regulations apply)
Optional Equipment
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • Air Suspension Heated Seat
    • Rain Visor
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Rearview Camera
    • Rotating Beacon
  • OTHER
    • Boom and Stick Hose Burst Check Valves
    • Bucket Linkage with Lift Eye
    • Track Guides
    • Attachments including Buckets, Augers and Hammers
    • Wide Steel Tracks (600 mm/23.6 in)
    • 2nd Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines
    • Wide Dozer Blade
    • Additional Counterweight
    • Water Jacket Heater
    • Refueling Pump
    • Cab Guarding
    • Travel Alarm (standard in some regions)