Cat 349 Hydraulic Excavator

349 Hydraulic Excavator

Overview

The Cat ® 349 excavator brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat GRADE with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload – all standard equipment from the factory to boost your operator efficiencies up to 45 percent. Combine these with standard safety features like E-fence and all-new ROPS cab, longer maintenance intervals that lower your maintenance costs up to 15 percent, and a power system that improves fuel efficiency up to 10 percent and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator that’s perfectfor your applications.

Not all features available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.

MORE PERFORMANCE, LESS FUEL
  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
  • Get up to 10 percent higher fuel efficiency – more work per unit of fuel – than the Cat 349F excavator.
EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Boost productivity up to 45 percent versus traditional grading with standard Cat GRADE with 2D system – includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  • Standard Grade Assist: Stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
  • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications.
WORK IN COMFORT
  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs – both with automatic climate control.
  • Stay warm with the Deluxe seat; stay warm and cool with the Premium seat.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration up to 50 percent over previous excavator models.
SIMPLE TO OPERATE
  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob, smartphone app, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Program each joystick button, including power mode, response, and pattern, using Operator ID; the machine will remember what you set each time you go to work.
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up gets you to work faster in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
REDUCED MAINTENACE COSTS
  • Expect up to 15 percent less maintenance cost than the 349F due to extended service intervals. (Savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours.)
  • Check hydraulic system oil and easily drain fuel system water and fuel tank water from ground level.
  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES
  • Standard 2D E-Fence integrated right out of the factory prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points.
  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping by letting you know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
MORE PERFORMANCE, LESS FUEL
  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
  • Get up to 10 percent higher fuel efficiency – more work per unit of fuel – than the Cat 349F excavator.
  • The C13 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, Japan 2014, and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Match the excavator to the job with three power modes – Power, Smart, and Eco. Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, providing max power when needed and reducing power when it isn’t to help save fuel.
  • The new high-efficiency hydraulic fan cools the engine on demand to help reduce fuel consumption; available reverse function makes it easy to keep cores clean.
  • New self-sharpening Advansys™ bucket tips increase production and lower costs.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. This excavator has a high-ambient capability of 52° C (125° F) and cold start capability of –18° C (0° F).
EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Boost productivity up to 45 percent versus traditional grading with standard Cat GRADE with 2D system – includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  • Standard Grade Assist: Stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
  • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications.
  • Keep the tracks on ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.
  • Automatically stop excavator swing at operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist, which will help you use less effort and consume less fuel.
  • Standard Cat PAYLOAD on-board weighing system: Achieve precise load targets and increase loading efficiency with on-the-go weighing and real-time estimates of your payload without swinging.
  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
  • Take payload data with you. The monitor’s USP port lets you download your results from one shift all the way up to 30 days of work so can manage your progress without needing an internet connection or VisionLink® subscription.
  • Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D: Create and edit grade designs with ease on a second high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor.
  • Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with 3D: Create and edit designs with ease and see the front linkage’s full range of motion on a second high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor.
  • Know the excavator’s exact position relative to GPS and GLONASS systems. The machine automatically compensates for excavator pitch and roll caused by sloping ground conditions.
  • Remote Troubleshoot connects you to a dealer service pro to help solve your problem and quickly get you to work.
  • Remote Flash works around your schedule to ensure your machine’s software is up to date for optimal performance.
  • The Cat App helps you manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules; it also alerts you for required maintenance and even allows you to request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Standard Product Link™ provides location, machine hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, diagnostic codes, and other machine data on demand through VisionLink online interface, helping you improve job site efficiency with lower operating costs.
  • The Cat attachment locator can help you find tools, track work time, and plan maintenance and replacement – all through your Cat App equipped smartphone.
  • Already invested in another brand’s 3D system? No problem. Standard Cat technology like GRADE with 2D can readily integrate with that system to give you the precise results you need.
WORK IN COMFORT
  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs – both with automatic climate control.
  • Stay warm with the Deluxe seat; stay warm and cool with the Premium seat.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration up to 50 percent over previous excavator models.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls all located in front of you.
  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.
SIMPLE TO OPERATE
  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob, smartphone app, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Program each joystick button, including power mode, response, and pattern, using Operator ID; the machine will remember what you set each time you go to work.
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up gets you to work faster in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
  • Navigate quickly on the high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  • A second 254 mm (10 in) monitor is available for the Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D and Cat GRADE with 3D.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.
REDUCED MAINTENACE COSTS
  • Expect up to 15 percent less maintenance cost than the 349F due to extended service intervals. (Savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours.)
  • Check hydraulic system oil and easily drain fuel system water and fuel tank water from ground level.
  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
  • Change all fuel filters at a synchronized 1,000 hours. Oil and fuel filters grouped and located on right-hand side of machine for easy maintenance.
  • The new air intake filter with pre-cleaner has double the dust holding capacity of the previous air intake filter.
  • The new hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000 hour replacement interval – 50 percent longer than previous filter designs.
  • The new high-efficiency hydraulic fan has an optional automatic reverse function to keep cores free from debris, eliminating the need for any operator interaction.
  • S∙O∙S ports simplify maintenance and allow for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.
BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES
  • Standard 2D E-Fence integrated right out of the factory prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points.
  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping by letting you know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • A travel direction indicator helps operators know which way to activate the travel levers.
  • Enjoy great visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind you with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design.
  • A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
  • Rear and right-hand-side cameras are standard. Upgrade to 360° visibility and you’ll easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
  • Serrated steps and anti-skid punch plate on the service platform help prevent slipping.
  • The Cat PL161 Attachment Locator is a Bluetooth device that makes finding your attachments and other gear quick and easy. The excavator's onboard Bluetooth reader or Cat App on your phone will locate the device automatically.
  • Save more time and energy with the available work tool recognition feature. A simple shake of the attached tool confirms its identity; it also ensures all the attachment settings are correct so you can get to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Auto hammer stop helps you prevent unnecessary wear and tear on the attachment and excavator. Simply enable it through the monitor, and you and your fellow operators will be warned after 15 seconds of continuous firing followed by automatic shutoff at 30 seconds.

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
424HP
Engine Model
Cat C13
Engine Power - ISO 14396
425HP
Bore
5in
Stroke
6in
Displacement
763in³

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
779 l/min (206 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5076psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5511psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5076psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
3771psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
8.44r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
138000ft·lbf

Weights

Operating Weight
105200lb

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
188.9gal (US)
Cooling System
13.7gal (US)
Engine Oil
10.6gal (US)
Swing Drive - Each
2.8gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
4gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
145.3gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
57.3gal (US)
DEF Tank
12.2gal (US)

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 6.9m (22'8")
Stick
R3.35m (11'0")
Bucket
GDC 3.08 m³ (4.03 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
10.6ft
Handrail Height
11.1ft
Shipping Length
39.1ft
Tail Swing Radius
12.3ft
Counterweight Clearance
4.2ft
Ground Clearance
1.6ft
Track Length
17.6ft
Track Length to Center of Rollers
14.3ft
Track Gauge
9ft
Transport Width
11.9ft

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
25.1ft
Boom
Reach 6.9m (22'8")
Stick
R3.35m (11'0")
Bucket
GDC 3.08 m³ (4.03 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
38.5ft
Maximum Cutting Height
35.5ft
Maximum Loading Height
24.4ft
Minimum Loading Height
9ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
24.7ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
19.1ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
60250lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
44740lbf

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • ROPS, sound suppression
    • High-resolution LCD touch screen monitor
    • Heated seat with air-adjustable suspension (Deluxe only)
    • Heated and cooled seat with auto adjustable suspension (Premium only)
  • Engine
    • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, and Eco
    • Auto engine speed control
    • Up to 4500m (14,760 ft) altitude capability
    • 52° C (126° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
    • -18° C (0° F) cold start capability
    • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner
    • Remote disable
    • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
    • Electronic main control valve
    • Auto hydraulic oil warm up
    • Reverse swing damping valve
    • Auto swing parking brake
    • High performance hydraulic return filter
    • Two speed travel
    • Bio hydraulic oil capability
    • Long undercarriage
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Towing eye on base frame
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x2)
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
    • LED chassis light, left and right hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat Product Link
    • Cat PAYLOAD
    • E-Fence
    • Lift Assist
    • Remote Services capability
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat GRADE with 2D
    • Cat GRADE with Assist
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Grouped location of engine oil & fuel filters
    • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S.O.S) ports
  • Safety And Security
    • Caterpillar One Key security system
    • Lockable external tool / storage box
    • Lockable door, fuel, and hydraulic tank locks
    • Lockable fuel drain compartment
    • Service platform with anti-skid plate & recessed bolts
    • Rear and right-hand-sideview cameras

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Engine
    • Cold start block heaters
    • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
    • Hydraulic reverse fan
    • Hydraulic reverse fan
  • Hydraulic System
    • Smart Boom
    • Combined two-way auxiliary circuit
    • Medium-pressure auxiliary circuit
    • Quick coupler circuit
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long undercarriage
    • 8.6 mt (18,960 lb) counterweight
    • 9.0 mt (19,842 lb) counterweight
    • 600mm (24") triple grouser track shoes
    • 600mm (24") HD double grouser track shoes
    • 600mm (24") double grouser track shoes
    • 750mm (30") triple grouser track shoes
  • Booms And Sticks
    • 7.4 m (24'2") Long Reach boom
    • 6.9 m (22'8") Reach boom
    • 6.55 m (21'6") Mass boom
    • 4.3 m (14'1") stick
    • 3.9 m (12'10") stick
    • 3.35 m (11'0") stick
    • 3.0 m (9'10") stick
    • 2.9 m (9'6") stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") stick
  • Electrical System
    • Premium surround lighting package
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D
    • Cat GRADE with 3D
    • Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D
    • Cat GRADE with 3D
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
  • Safety And Security
    • Boom lowering check valve
    • Stick lowering check valve
    • 360° Visibility

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Net Power - ISO 9249
424 HP
Engine Model
Cat C13
Engine Power - ISO 14396
425 HP
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