5 Ways to Use a Cat® Frontless Hydraulic Excavator

Less engineering time. Less overall cost. Cat® frontless hydraulic excavators give you less of what you don’t want and more of what it takes to work hard and stay ahead in your business. With Caterpillar, you get extra flexibility, from the core. This allows you to concentrate on the development of your own unique product solutions and take advantage of integrated solutions from the very start.

So what can you do with a Cat frontless hydraulic excavator? The possibilities are endless, but here’s five potential applications we can supply to customers: 

1) Variable Adjust Boom
A variable adjust boom is great for situations that require extra visibility, machine roading balance and lifting capability. If you’re working in tight spaces or lifting heavy loads, a variable adjust boom will give you the best flexibility to get the job done while providing the right balance in reach and digging forces.  

2) Tunneling Machines
Excavators can be used for both surface and underground excavation projects. Tunnel excavators can provide unique solutions to tunneling projects with tunnel heading and loading machines. These machines allow you to work efficiently in soft to medium hard rock as well as when loading excavated material that was blasted. Some even have the option of integrated on-board conveyor systems for loading material without swinging the boom around.  

3) Railroad Maintenance of Way
Excavators can provide a sturdy base for road-rail vehicles used to inspect and repair railroads as well as clear vegetation or debris from the tracks. These machines can complete a number of tasks both on and off the railroad track, but with all the freedom of movement and lifting potential that a Cat excavator can offer. 

4) Dredging/Drag Flow
Dredging excavators are adapted for severe marine conditions and include optimized front linkage and buckets for maximum capacity, digging depth, and dump height. These excavators are used in cleaning out the bed of a body of water by scooping out mud, weeds, etc. Drag flow excavators feature dredging pumps that are used in a variety of industries, from mining and industrial waste to river clean up and dam maintenance.        

5) Amphibious Excavators
Amphibious excavators are specially designed to operate in marshy, swampy areas with soft terrain but can also float and propel themselves on water if needed. Uses for these machines include projects such as: waterway maintenance, erosion control, flood protection, landscaping, wetland construction and road building. 

Interested in learning more? Caterpillar OEM Solutions is here to help you find the right excavator-based specialty solution for your business need. Contact us at oemsolutions@cat.com to get started.

Caterpillar works with other manufacturers to produce amphibious excavators for our customers based on Cat® Frontless Hydraulic Excavators. These machines are specially designed to operate in marshy, swampy areas with soft terrain but can also float and propel themselves on water if needed.

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