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The 349 gives you premium performance with simple-to-use technologies that boost operator efficiency to increase your productivity and lower operating costs.


Engine Power - ISO 9249 424.0 HP 316.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C13 Cat C13 Less
Engine Power - ISO 14396 425.0 HP 317.0 kW Less
Bore 5.0 in 130.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.0 in 157.0 mm Less
Displacement 763.0 in³ 12.5 l Less

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow 779 l/min (206 gal/min) 779 l/min (206 gal/min) Less
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode 5511.0 psi 38000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Swing 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed 8.44 r/min 8.44 r/min Less
Maximum Swing Torque 138000.0 ft·lbf 187.0 kN·m Less


Operating Weight 105200.0 lb 47700.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 188.9 gal (US) 715.0 l Less
Cooling System 13.7 gal (US) 52.0 l Less
Engine Oil 10.6 gal (US) 40.0 l Less
Swing Drive - Each 10.6 gal (US) 40.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 4.0 gal (US) 15.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 145.3 gal (US) 550.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 57.3 gal (US) 217.0 l Less
DEF Tank 12.2 gal (US) 46.0 l Less


Boom Reach 6.9m (22'8") Reach 6.9m (22'8") Less
Stick R3.35m (11'0") R3.35m (11'0") Less
Bucket GDC 3.08 m³ (4.03 yd³) GDC 3.08 m³ (4.03 yd³) Less
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 10.6 ft 3230.0 mm Less
Handrail Height 11.1 ft 3370.0 mm Less
Shipping Length 39.1 ft 11920.0 mm Less
Tail Swing Radius 12.3 ft 3760.0 mm Less
Counterweight Clearance 4.2 ft 1280.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.6 ft 475.0 mm Less
Track Length to Center of Rollers 14.3 ft 4360.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 9.0 ft 2740.0 mm Less
Transport Width 11.9 ft 3640.0 mm Less

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth 25.1 ft 7660.0 mm Less
Boom Reach 6.9m (22'8") Reach 6.9m (22'8") Less
Stick R3.35m (11'0") R3.35m (11'0") Less
Bucket GDC 3.08 m³ (4.03 yd³) GDC 3.08 m³ (4.03 yd³) Less
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 38.5 ft 11730.0 mm Less
Maximum Cutting Height 35.5 ft 10820.0 mm Less
Maximum Loading Height 24.4 ft 7430.0 mm Less
Minimum Loading Height 9.0 ft 2750.0 mm Less
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 24.7 ft 7520.0 mm Less
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 19.1 ft 5830.0 mm Less

349 Standard Equipment

  • ROPS, sound suppression
  • High-resolution LCD touch screen monitor
  • Heated seat with air-adjustable suspension (Deluxe only)
  • Heated and cooled seat with automatic adjustable suspension (Premium only)

  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, and Eco
  • Automatic 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

  • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up
  • Reverse swing damping valve
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • High performance hydraulic return filter
  • Two speed travel
  • Bio hydraulic oil capability
  • Long undercarriage

  • Towing eye on base frame

  • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x2)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED chassis light, LH and RH boom lights, cab lights

  • Cat Product Link
  • E-Fence
  • Lift Assist
  • Remote Services capability

  • Cat GRADE with 2D
  • Cat GRADE with Assist

  • Grouped location of engine oil & fuel filters
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S.O.S) ports

  • 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-side cameras

349 Optional Equipment

  • Cold start block heaters
  • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic reverse fan

  • Smart Boom
  • Combined two-way auxiliary circuit
  • Medium-pressure auxiliary circuit
  • Quick coupler circuit

  • Long undercarriage
  • 8.6 mt (18,960 lb) counterweight
  • 9.0 mt (19,842 lb) counterweight
  • 600mm (24") triple grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") heavy duty double grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") double grouser track shoes
  • 750mm (30") triple grouser track shoes

  • 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

  • Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D
  • Cat GRADE with 3D

  • Electric refueling pump with automatic shutoff

  • Boom lowering check valve
  • Stick lowering check valve
  • 360° Visibility


  • 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).


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.