Next Generation
Cat® Mini Excavators

Cat®️ Next Generation Mini Excavators bring big machine features standard across all models


New Cat 3 tonne Next gen Mini Excavator Range

Big news - the Cat® Next Gen Mini Hex range is expanding to include three new high-performance models.

Next Gen Mini Excavator


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New Next Gen 3 Tonne Mini Excavators

Why Craig chose the 306XTC

Why Ryan chose the 301.7CR

Why Mark chose the 308CR

Introducing the new Next Generation 302.7 CR, 303 CR, and 303.5 CR Mini Excavators

Why CRAIG chose the 306 xtc

Craig Champion of 1800 MR EXCAVATE explains how the Cat 306 XTC with both Skidsteer MP bucket in place of the normal blade and Cat TRS6 Tilt-Rotate coupler opens up new business opportunities for his business.

Why Craig chose the 306 XTC Excavator

Why Ryan chose the 301.7CR

Hear how Ryan Allen of Greenstyle Landscapes in Australia uses his Cat 301.7 CR mini excavator to grow his landscaping business.

Why Ryan chose the 301.7CR


Why Mark chose the 308CR

Hear how Mark Fowkes and Digger Group use the Cat 308CR Next Generation mini excavator to help their business succeed.

Why Mark Chose the 308 CR


The highly capable range of Next Generation Mini Excavators come packed with smart technology that help you work comfortably and efficiently. Starting with the 301.5  from a highly affordable $159 per week to the 301.8 with sealed and pressurised A/C Cab from $199 per week including finance at 1.99% for 48 months. There is a model and configuration to suit all contractors needs.

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1-2 Tonne Next Generation Range

Big machine features in our smallest models help all owners get the most out of their day with the range of Cat 1-2 tonne mini excavators that are built to deliver power, performance and comfort at new levels.

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1-2 Tonne Next Gen Models

New 3 Tonne Next Generation models

The Cat® Next Gen Mini Hex range has expanded to inckude three new high-performance models:  the 302.7 CR, 303 CR and 303.5 CR.

All offer innovative new features such as sealed and pressurised air-conditioned cab, as well as tilt-cab for faster maintenance and repair. Plus, all Next Gen models also come with industry-first technology advantages including stick steer, cruise control, adjustable hydraulics and more.


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3 Tonne Next Gen Models

3 Tonne Next Generation Excavator Videos


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Which model is right for me
Maximise Service with the Tilt up Cab
Retractable Unercarriage on the 302.7 CR
How to use the Angle Blade on 303.5 CR
Safety features of the Cat 3 Tonne range



6-10 Tonne Next Generation Range

With a 20% increase in overall performance, the Cat 6-10 tonne mini excavator range is packed with Next Generation technology and all-new features.

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6-10 Tonne Excavator


^Increased lifting performance of 3-tonne Next Gen Mini Excavators: Compared to prior model

*1.99% finance for 348 months: Finance offer is available to Australian business owners that hold an ABN and, in the case of individuals, are Australian residents over the age of 18. Qualifying new Caterpillar models fitted with Cat attachments can be Financed with a fi xed interest rate starting as low as 1.99% by way of a 48 month amortising term loan with deposit of 20%. Changes to Deposit, duration, or addition of third-party attachments may alter this rate. All loans are subject to credit approval by Caterpillar Financial Australia Limited (ABN 70 006 711 585). Fees and charges apply. Finance offer available from 01/01/2021 until 31/12/2021.

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