Cat 330 Hydraulic Excavator

330 Excavator | 30 Ton Excavator / Digger

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Overview

The Cat® 330 excavator has the speed, efficiency, and power for your heavy-duty applications requiring maximum productivity. You get built-in Cat GRADE with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload as standard equipment right from the factory – boosting your operator efficiency by up to 45 percent. Combine these features with a new cab, longer maintenance intervals, and increased fuel efficiency, and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator built for your heavy-duty applications.

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

PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Increase fuel efficiency up to 20 percent over the 330F excavator.
  • Lift more with up to nine percent improved lift capacity and increased bucket size over the 330F excavator.
  • Make working on slopes easier with five percent improved swing torque over the 330F excavator.
  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and your operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
PRODUCTIVITY WITH TECHNOLOGY
  • Boost productivity up to 45 percent versus traditional grading with standard Cat Grade with 2D system - includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  • Dig with guidance to depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade. You can set up to four different target depth and slope offsets to help save time and money. When the job calls for a different offset, quickly switch through the monitor and get to work.
DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS
  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs – both with automatic climate control.
  • The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable. The Premium seat is heated and cooled and adjusts automatically.
  • 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, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
  • Expect up to 25 percent less maintenance cost than the 330F (savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours).
  • Do all daily maintenance at ground level.
  • Check engine oil level quickly and safely with the new ground-level engine oil dipstick; fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
SAFELY HOME EVERY DAY
  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping. With visual and auditory alerts, you’ll know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
  • Access 100 percent of daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the excavator.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
SUSTAINABILITY
  • The Cat® C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 5 emission standards.
  • The 330 emits up to 5% less CO2 than the previous 330F*.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • Increase fuel efficiency up to 20 percent over the 330F excavator.
  • Lift more with up to nine percent improved lift capacity and increased bucket size over the 330F excavator.
  • Make working on slopes easier with five percent improved swing torque over the 330F excavator.
  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and your operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
  • The C7.1 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV, Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards with an after treatment system that requires no maintenance or downtime.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements
  • Match the excavator to the job with power modes; let Smart mode automatically match engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
  • Advansys™ bucket tips increase penetration and improve cycle times. Tip changes can be done quickly with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • Available Smart Boom™ lets the boom freely travel up and down without using any pump flow so operators can focus on stick and bucket work. The benefits are reduced operator stress and reduced fuel consumption.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The excavator has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) with de-rate and cold start capability of –18° C (0° F). An optional – 32° C (–25° F) cold start package is available.
PRODUCTIVITY WITH TECHNOLOGY
  • Boost productivity up to 45 percent versus traditional grading with standard Cat Grade with 2D system - includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  • Dig with guidance to depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade. You can set up to four different target depth and slope offsets to help save time and money. When the job calls for a different offset, quickly switch through the monitor and get to work.
  • The 2D system is upgradeable to Cat Grade with Advanced 2D or Cat Grade with 3D.
  • Standard Grade Assist -
  1. Stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
  2. Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications for easy, accurate, and fast jobs.
  3. Keep the tracks on the ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.
  4. 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 onboard weighing system -
  1. Achieve precise load targets and improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material - with a bucket and thumb combination or grapple and clamshell attachments - and get a real-time weight estimate without swinging.
  2. Take payload data with you. The monitor’s USB 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.
  3. Track your daily productivity such as truck target weights and load/cycle counts.
  4. Calibration can be performed in a matter of minutes.
  5. Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
  • Upgrade to optional Cat Grade with Advanced 2D -
  1. 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 -
  1. 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.
  2. Use the excavator’s onboard cell technology to quickly connect to 3D services like TCC or VRS.
  3. Know the excavator ’s exact position relative to GPS and GLONASS systems.
  4. 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.
  5. The machine automatically compensates for excavator pitch and roll caused by sloping ground conditions.
  6. Antennas have theft-prevention bolts; a special tool makes them easy for the owner to remove at the end of a shift.
  • The standard 2D E-fence feature integrated right out of the factory prevents the excavator from moving outside operator-defined set points.
  • Standard Product Link™ collects data automatically and accurately from your assets – any type and any brand. Information such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, maintenance alerts, diagnostic codes, and machine health can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Want a 3D system to improve your digging results? Caterpillar's new single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) makes it easy by giving you visual and auditory guidance to grade. Plus you can create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job. If your application calls for a dual antenna system, it’s easy to upgrade.
  • Upgrade to our dual antenna GNSS for maximum grading efficiency. The system lets you create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job, or you can have the plan design sent to the excavator to make your work easier. Plus you get added benefits of avoidance zones, cut and fill mapping, lane guidance, and augmented reality along with advanced positioning capability.
  • Improve your accuracy and safety – Add a new Cat Tiltrotator system upgrade with factory-fit joysticks. The system allows a Tiltrotator to work with standard Cat 2D Grade and E-Fence; it uses the standard cab monitor to display the tool and engage its SecureLock™ so you don’t need spend money on an extra monitor.
  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica. Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.
  • 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.
DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS
  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs – both with automatic climate control.
  • The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable. The Premium seat is heated and cooled and adjusts automatically.
  • 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. A cup holder, document holder, bottle holder, and coat hook are also provided.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.
  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
SIMPLE TO OPERATE
  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 203 mm (8 in) touchscreen monitor, or with the optional 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor, or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  • Protect your hammer from overworking. Auto hammer stop warns you after 15 seconds of continuous firing and then automatically shuts it off after 30 seconds -- all to prevent wear and tear on the attachment and excavator.
  • A second 254 mm (10 in) monitor is available for the advanced grade control.
  • 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.
  • Find the tool you need – even if it’s hidden beneath overgrowth or debris. The excavator’s onboard Bluetooth reader can search for any work tool equipped with Cat asset tracking devices up to a range of 60 meters (200 feet).
  • 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 Dig Boost increases power by up to 8% for better bucket penetration, shorter cycle times, and greater payloads.
  • Make moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.
  • Need more lift during your shift? Turn on Auto Heavy Lift and get 8% more power exactly when you need it for as long as you need it.
  • Tilt rotator attachments-ours or other brands-work seamlessly with Cat 2D Grade, Assist, Payload, and E-Fence. With no additional hardware required, all you have to do is simply select "Third Party Tiltrotator System Installation" in the monitor, do the calibration, and get to work.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
  • Expect up to 25 percent less maintenance cost than the 330F (savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours).
  • Do all daily maintenance at ground level.
  • Check engine oil level quickly and safely with the new ground-level engine oil dipstick; fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
  • Do no required maintenance on the Cat Clean Emissions Module.
  • Using Cat genuine oil and filters and doing your typical S∙O∙S monitoring will double the current service interval to 1,000 hours, giving you greater uptime to do more work.
  • Expect the new air intake filter with pre-cleaner to last up to 1,000 hours – a 100 percent increase over the previous 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.
  • High-efficiency cooling fans run only when needed; you can program intervals so they automatically reverse to keep cores clean without interrupting your work
  • S·O·S ports are on ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.
  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. Our new integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance, along with parts needed, so you don't experience any unnecessary downtime.
SAFELY HOME EVERY DAY
  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping. With visual and auditory alerts, you’ll know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
  • Access 100 percent of daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the excavator.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • 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.
  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  • Ground-level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
  • A rearview camera and a right-side-view camera are standard. Upgrade to 360° visibility and you’ll easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
  • Enhance jobsite safety. Add a swing alarm to alert people when you're rotating from trench to stockpile and back again.
  • New right service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to upper service platform; the service platform steps use anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.
  • Available boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose power.
  • Cat Detect - People Detection helps protect the most valuable asset on any jobsite – people. The system uses smart cameras with depth sensors to provide the operator with visual and auditory alerts so he or she can take immediate action when a person is too close to the excavator.
  • Enhance jobsite safety by adding Cat Command to your fleet. The remote control system comes with everything you need like WIFI radio, cameras, and microphone so you can work outside of the cab and avoid potential hazards.
  • 2D E-Fence prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points; the system works with thumb and bucket combinations along with hammer, grapple, and clamshell attachments.
  • Make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine, pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.
SUSTAINABILITY
  • The Cat® C7.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Japan 2014 and Korea Tier 5 emission standards.
  • The 330 emits up to 5% less CO2 than the previous 330F*.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Cat Grade technologies combine advanced guidance with optional automated machine control helping you reach grading targets while reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency, job site productivity, and accuracy.
  • Auto Engine Speed Control reduces unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
  • Cat® Payload for excavators provides on-the-go material weighing which helps reduce fuel burn by improving loading efficiency, job site productivity, and eliminating trips to the scale.
  • Cat® 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards such as traffic - not only helping keep personnel safe but also helps you avoid repairs, downtime, and costly job site fines.
  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  • Cat VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.
*All comparisons to 330F. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel based. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15°C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link® data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel.

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
273HP
Engine Model
Cat® C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396
275HP
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
428in³

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
560 l/min (148 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5510psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
4320psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
11.5r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
81132lb/ft

Weights

Operating Weight
69200lb

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
125.2gal (US)
Cooling System
6.6gal (US)
Engine Oil
6.6gal (US)
Swing Drive
2.6gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
1.5gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
81.9gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
38.8gal (US)
DEF Tank
10.8gal (US)

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 6.15 m (20'2")
Stick
R3.2CB2
Bucket
HD 1.76 m3 (2.30 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
10.1ft
Handrail Height
10.1ft
Shipping Length
34.2ft
Tail Swing Radius
10.3ft
Counterweight Clearance
3.7ft
Ground Clearance
1.6ft
Track Length
15.11ft
Length to Center of Rollers
13.1ft
Track Gauge
8.6ft
Transport Width
11.1ft

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
23.9ft
Boom
Reach 6.15 m (20'2")
Stick
R3.2CB2
Bucket
HD 1.76 m3 (2.30 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
35.1ft
Maximum Cutting Height
32.9ft
Maximum Loading Height
22.8ft
Minimum Loading Height
7.6ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
23.3ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
19.8ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
40200lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
28300lbf

Sustainability

Recyclability
97%

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • ROPS
    • Mechanical-suspension seat (Comfort only)
    • Heated air-suspension seat (Deluxe only)
    • Heated and ventilated air-suspension seat (Premium, Demolition only)
    • High-resolution 203 mm (8 in) LCD touchscreen monitor (Comfort only)
    • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor (Deluxe, Premium, Demolition only)
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade with 2D
    • Cat Grade with Assist
    • Cat Payload
    • E-Fence
    • Lift Assist
  • Electrical System
    • Two 1,000 CCA maintenance free batteries
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Engine
    • Cat C7.1 twin turbo diesel engine
    • Three selectable power modes
    • Auto engine speed control
    • Auto engine idle shutdown
    • 50°C (122°F) high-ambient cooling capacity with de-rate
    • -18°C (-0°F) cold start capability
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Reversing electric cooling fans
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Auto warm up
    • Auto two-speed travel
    • Auto Heavy Lift
    • Auto Dig Boost
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
  • Safety And Security
    • Rearview camera
    • Right-side-view camera
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S)
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Tie-down points on base frame
    • 6700 kg (14,770 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Booms And Sticks
    • 5.55 m (18'2") Mass boom
    • 6.15 m (20'2") Reach boom
    • 6.15 m (20'2") HD Reach boom
    • 6.5 m (21'3") Straight boom
    • 10.2 m (33'6") Super Long Reach boom
    • 3.0 m (10'") Stub + 3.3 m (10'10") Fore Variable Angle boom
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Mass stick
    • 2.65 m (8'8") Reach stick
    • 2.65 m (8'8") HD Reach stick
    • 3.2 m (10'6") Reach stick
    • 3.2 m (10'6") HD Reach stick
    • 3.75 m (12'2") Reach stick
    • 7.85 m (25'9") Super Long Reach stick
  • Cab
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • Cat Technology
    • Cat Grade with Advanced 2D
    • Cat Grade with 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade with 3D dual GNSS
  • Engine
    • -32°C (-25°F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
    • Hammer return filter circuit
    • Tool Control (two pump, one/two way high-pressure flow)
    • Medium-pressure circuit
    • Quick coupler circuit
  • Safety And Security
    • Cat Detect - People Detection
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Cat Command remote control
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") HD triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") single grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 800 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • 900 mm (34") triple grouser shoes

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