Caterpillar has introduced its Next Generation 36 t size class excavators— the 336 and 336 GC — which it says increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs and improve operator comfort compared to previous models.

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The Cat 336 features integrated Cat Connect technology

The new Cat 336 features standard integrated Cat Connect Technology and the most power and lift capacity of the two models.

The Cat 336 GC combines productivity features with reduced fuel consumption and maintenance costs.

Cat says that the 336 has the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity, with integrated Cat Connect technology increasing operating efficiency by up to 45% over traditional grading operations.

By design, Cat Next Generation excavators consume less fuel than the models they are replacing — up to 15% less in the case of the 336.

Offering extended and more synchronised maintenance intervals, the excavators do more work at a lower cost and maintenance costs are also reduced by up to 15% over the previous series.

Cabs are in a choice of Comfort, Deluxe, or Premium cab packages, with standard features including keyless push-button start, 203 mm (8 in) touchscreen monitor with jog dial keys for control, and sound-suppressed rollover protective structures (ROPS) to offer the next level of operator comfort and safety.

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