Word in the weight room? There’s nothing mini about the Cat® 306 CR Mini Excavator. People are buzzing about its lift capacity — maxing out over 8,000 pounds without a grunt. And it’s not just lifting weight. With industry first Stick Steer, it lifts your control and comfort during operation. It’s easy to see how the 306 CR boosts performance by up to 20%. The only hard part is finding real competition. Grab your popcorn for this video series at the gym, then explore how you can lift your work with the 306 CR.
With the 306 CR raising the bar, the competition's not happy. Meet James "Jim Rat" Rodgers. Short stature. Short temper. But he talks a big game — so our camera crew followed his workout next to the 306 CR. Cue the meltdown from there.
Lift Capacity | The Cat 306 CR features head-turning lifting gains across the board. Just ask self-proclaimed gym legend, "Jim Rat" Rodgers. He saw first-hand, when you come across the 306 CR — it’s not your average lift.
Industry-First Features | It’s not just strong. The Cat 306 CR moves around with ease — thanks to industry-first features like Stick Steer and Cruise Control. "Jim Rat" Rodgers can’t keep up. But operators can keep working with unmatched comfort and control.
Customizable Monitor | "Jim Rat" Rodgers isn’t alone. No one likes a faulty monitor. Luckily, the Cat 306 CR offers a new monitor — easy to use and intuitive. From Bluetooth capabilities to customizable settings, it helps you work your way as you tackle jobs.
Performance Gains | Don’t buy cheap advice from "Jim Rat" Rodgers. The smart move’s to focus on the Cat 306 CR — which can boost your performance by up to 20 percent. At the end of the day, it’s a versatile combination of power and control to lift your production and lower your costs.
What good is training in a gym if you don’t put it to use? Rest assured, the Cat 306 CR delivers major gains to every aspect of your work. From digging to lifting, versatility to performance, and comfort to serviceability — watch these videos to see how the 306 CR is built to do real work for your business.
Overview of the 306 CR with Greg Worley of the mini excavator product group.
Introducing the 306 CR
The Cat 306 CR is ready to go to work. If you’re ready to team up with this machine, check out more details on the product page, gamechanging work attachments, exclusive finance offers or one of the other Cat mini excavators. It’s all here for you to take the next step and lift your work.