Multiple Angles. One Bold Solution.The Cat® 308E2 CR Mini Excavator with Variable Angle Boom

Multiple Angles. One Bold Solution.

Perfect for working in tight spaces.

Cat has increased your working range in close quarters with the Variable Angle Boom. Ideal for tight areas, it extends maximum reach to 25.6 feet/780 mm, while delivering a dig depth of 14 feet/ 4290 mm.

Built For It.


See the 308E2 Mini Excavator at work

The Variable Angle Boom excels at digging on urban jobsites, land management applications, object handling and working on slopes. Take a look with Caterpillar Senior Project Engineer Greg Worley.

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The Cat® 308E2 CR Mini Excavator with Variable Angle Boom

Operating Weight:
19,180 lb / 8700 kg
Rated Net Power (ISO9249):
65 hp / 48.5 kW
Engine Model:
Max Depth:
14'0" / 4290 mm
Max Reach:
25'6" / 7780 mm

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Features and Benefits

Both flexible and efficient

Now you can use work tools closer to the machine. Changing the boom angle to enable dig-to-blade makes clean up easier, plus you have greater reach when loading.

Configured with your needs in mind

To maintain stability at all times, the Variable Angle boom includes an optimal boom and stick configuration and an extra counterweight. The VAB is operated through a foot pedal on the floor, with other functions controlled via joystick.

Get comfortable with simple operation

A day’s work takes a lesser toll in our spacious, ROPS certified operator’s station. It includes a large air suspension/heated seat, adjustable wrist rests and ergonomic joysticks.

Industry-leading technology

Our COMPASS monitor comes equipped with a pass code protected security system, adjustable auxiliary flow control and rearview camera.

Driven by safety

We look after your operators with our Cat interlock system, which prevents hydraulic functions when the safety bar is raised, plus an automatic swing brake and travel alarm.


Why Cat?

Choose your Attachments

The good news is that all current 308E2 CR work tools are fully compatible with the Variable Angle Boom configuration. So you can count on unmatched versatility.

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The parts and service you need

To move your projects forward day after day, your local Cat dealer has the parts and service you need – when you need it.

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Reliable dealer support

Rely on your Cat dealer’s service, parts and expertise to keep your fleet in good working condition and your business in demand.

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It's back! 0% For 60 Months* With A 2-Year Standard Warranty**

With expert advice, flexible financing and industry-leading equipment, you can get the job done – day after day. Take advantage of our latest offer to get the machine and support you need on the jobsite.


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*Financing offer valid from September 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019 only on the following new machines manufactured by Caterpillar Inc.: Cat Compact Track, Multi Terrain, Skid Steer, Backhoe, Compact Wheel and Small Wheel Loaders; Mini Excavators; Small Dozers and Telehandlers. Financing and published rate terms are subject to credit approval through Cat Financial for customers who qualify. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit rating. Offer available only at participating Cat dealers. Flexible payment terms available to those who qualify. Offer is available to customers in the USA and Canada only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer subject to machine availability. Offer may change without prior notice and additional terms and conditions may apply. Contact your Cat dealer for details. **The two-year standard warranty applies only to new Cat Compact Track Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders and Mini Excavators.