309 CR VAB Mini Excavator

309 CR VAB Mini Hydraulic Excavator

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.

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.
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.

Weights

Note (2)
**Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks with rubber pads, counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, long stick, blade and no bucket.
Note
*Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks with rubber pads, counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade and no bucket.
Minimum Operating Weight with Cab*
19304lb
Operating Weight
20731lb
Maximum Operating Weight with Cab**
20731lb
Maximum Operating Weight with Cab*
21054lb
Note (1)
*Minimum Weight is based on steel tracks, no counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade and no bucket.

Certification - Cab

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

Dimensions - Long Stick

Maximum Blade Depth
26.9in
Maximum Dump Clearance
199.4in
Maximum Dig Height
276.8in
O/A Undercarriage Length
126in
O/A Shipping Length
262.3in
Boom In Reach
126.6in
Transport Height
99in
Cab Height
99in
Maximum Blade Height
13.5in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.7in
Maximum Reach
300.7in
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.8in
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.1in
Swing Bearing - Height
28.7in
Ground Clearance
13.5in
Boom Swing - Left
24in
Boom Swing - Right
37in
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
293.8in
Vertical Wall
134.3in
O/A Track Width
97.2in
Stick Length
92.8in
Dig Depth
183.1in

Dimensions - VAB Out

Dig Depth
136.5in
Transport Height
96.5in
Boom Swing Left
24in
Boom Swing Right
37in
Stick Length
71.8in
Maximum Blade Height
13.5in
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.1in
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
304.4in
Maximum Dig Height
321.7in
Maximum Blade Depth
26.9in
Overall Shipping Length
281.8in
Ground Clearance
13.5in
Overall Undercarriage Length
126in
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.8in
Overall Track Width
97.2in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.7in
Maximum Reach
311in
Maximum Dump Clearance
251.6in
Swing Bearing Height
31.4in
Vertical Wall
138.7in
Boom in Reach
117.9in
Cab Height
99in

Blade

Width - Standard
97.2in
Width - Wide
103.9in
Height
17in

Dimensions - VAB In

Boom Swing Left
24in
Maximum Dig Height
216.3in
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
252.1in
Boom in Reach
112.3in
Maximum Dump Clearance
143.4in
Overall Shipping Length
227.2in
Overall Track Width
97.2in
Boom Swing Right
37in
Transport Height
99.6in
Maximum Blade Depth
26.9in
Cab Height
99in
Dig Depth
154.8in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.7in
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.8in
Ground Clearance
13.5in
Overall Undercarriage Length
126in
Swing Bearing Height
31.4in
Vertical Wall
133.6in
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.1in
Maximum Reach
260.3in
Stick Length
71.8in
Maximum Blade Height
13.5in

Engine

Bore
3.7in
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final - ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269
70.3HP
Stroke
4.7in
Gross Power - ISO 14396
74.3HP
Displacement
203in³
Engine Model
Cat C3.3B
Net Power
70.3HP
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - EU Stage V - ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269
71.5HP

Sound

Note
European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”
Operator Sound Pressure (ISO 6396:2008)
72dB(A)
Average Exterior Sound Pressure (ISO 6395:2008)
99dB(A)

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.

Travel System

Gradeability - Maximum
30 degrees
Maximum Traction Force - High Speed
6497lb
Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed
19064lb
Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight
6psi
Travel Speed - Low
1.6mile/h
Travel Speed - High
3.1mile/h
Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight
6psi

Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration

Counterweight
552lb
Steel Tracks with Pads
728lb
Long Stick
146lb

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Tank
14gal (US)
Cooling System
2.6gal (US)
Engine Oil
3gal (US)
Hydraulic System
28gal (US)
Fuel Tank
39gal (US)

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Track Belt/Shoe Width
17.7in
O/A Undercarriage Length
126in
Ground Clearance
13.5in
Maximum Blade Depth
26.9in
Vertical Wall
118in
Dig Depth
162in
Tail Swing without Counterweight
57.1in
Maximum Dig Height
264.9in
Boom Swing - Right
37in
O/A Track Width
97.2in
Boom Swing - Left
24in
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
273.6in
Tail Swing with Counterweight
64.8in
Boom In Reach
120.4in
O/A Shipping Length
259in
Maximum Blade Height
13.5in
Maximum Dump Clearance
187.1in
Cab Height
99in
Transport Height
97.9in
Maximum Reach
281.1in
Stick Length
71.8in
Swing Bearing - Height
28.7in

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Equipment
4134psi
Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm
62gal/min
Digging Force - Bucket
13943lb
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow
9gal/min
Operating Pressure - Travel
4134psi
Digging Force - Stick - Long
8023lb
Operating Pressure - Swing
3626psi
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (High Flow) - Flow
37gal/min
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure
4134psi
Digging Force - Stick - Standard
9500lb
Type
Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (High Flow) - Pressure
4134psi

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
10.6r/min

Standard/Optional Features

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)

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