PEORIA, ILLINOIS - CATERPILLAR has introduced three new mid-sized hydraulic excavators to launch the D-Series line. The new 324D L, 325D L and 330D L feature greater performance, flexibility and versatility than the C-Series machines they replace. The new excavators also deliver the lowest engine emissions ever through the use of Cat engines with ACERT technology.
The D-Series excavators feature a wide range of factory-installed auxiliary hydraulic systems, including a one-way, high-pressure, high-flow circuit for hammers and vibratory plate compactors. Also, a two-way circuit is available for thumbs and other hydra-mechanical work tools. Another option is the Tool Control System for D-Series models. The Tool Control System is exclusive to Caterpillar and allows operators and technicians to set auxiliary hydraulic flows and pressures by using the monitor in the cab instead of using expensive service tools. The customer can pre-set and store as many as 10 flow and pressure settings for 10 different hydra-mechanical work tools.
A new, spacious cab and new styling also set the D-Series apart from previous machines. The operator station of a D-Series excavator is spacious, quiet and comfortable. The seat and armrests are easily adjustable. Operators will also enjoy automatic climate control, easier-to-read displays, and better visibility.
For more information about the new D-Series excavators, customers should contact their Cat dealer or visit the Caterpillar website at www.Cat.com.