Do More. Be More.The Cat® 304.5E2 XTC Mini Excavator

Do More. Be More.

A Bold Innovation

Building off the E2 platform, the Cat 304.5E2 XTC (Xtra Tool Carrier) Mini Excavator is an exciting concept, which can help you do more with a single machine. Able to couple to buckets, forks, blades and more, the XTC’s skid steer coupler interface enhances versatility and work tool integration, while making machine transport more efficient.

Built For It.


See what the 304.5E2 XTC can do

With the 304.5E2 XTC Mini Excavator, Caterpillar has designed a machine built with your needs in mind, to help you do more with less. Take a closer look at how landscapers and utility contractors can benefit with Caterpillar Senior Project Engineer Greg Worley.

See what the 304.5E2 XTC can do


The Cat 304.5E2 XTC Mini Hydraulic Excavator

Net Power: 40.2 hp

Operating Weight, Canopy, Standard Stick: 8655 lb

Operating Weight, Cab, Standard Stick: 8930 lb

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Features And Benefits

To deliver more, we designed something new.

The versatile Cat 304.5E2 XTC Mini Excavator is the initial model in the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup.

A Unique Machine
Engineered with performance in mind

Delivering the same linkage performance as the Cat 304E2 Mini Excavator, the 304.5E2 XTC machine is approximately 1,000 pounds heavier.

What It Does
Easy to operate. Hard to beat.

Simple and intuitive operation is another hallmark of the Cat 304.5E2 Mini Excavator.

Easy Operation
The comfort to keep going

Count on the same comfort and convenience that Cat is known for in this unique machine.

Embrace Comfort
Focused on safety

The Cat 304.5E2 Mini Excavator is a productive machine. Better yet, it’s a safe one.

Safer For You


Why Caterpillar?

Versatility like never before

Giving you the same capabilities of a skid steer, the Cat 304.5E2 Mini Excavator proves that versatility drives value.

Customized To You
24/7 parts availability

The Cat 304.5E2 Mini Hydraulic Excavator isn’t something you see every day. Fortunately, its parts are easy to come by 24/7. To keep your business moving forward day after day, Cat makes customer service a priority.

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Dealer support you can count on

Your local Cat dealer can provide a wealth of knowledge and resources for our latest mini hydraulic excavator, and all other Caterpillar machines. Rely on your dealer’s service, parts and expertise to keep your fleet as profitable as possible.

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0% For 48 Months* Or Up To $5,000 USD Cash Back** On A New Mini Excavator


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*For complete details, check with your local Cat dealer. Financing offer valid from February 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 on select models of new machines manufactured by Caterpillar Inc. Building Construction Products Division only (mini excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi terrain loaders, compact wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, small dozers, small wheel loaders and telehandlers). Offers do not apply to Cat Utility Vehicles. To be eligible, a sales contract must be signed during the offer period. Offer available only at participating Cat dealers. Offer is available to customers in the USA and Canada only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Prior purchases do not qualify. Offer subject to machine availability. To receive the financing offer, all balances must be financed through Cat Financial, subject to credit approval through Cat Financial. Financing rate is subject to approval and not all buyers will qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Final machine prices are subject to change. Payments are based on an installment sales contract with 48 monthly payments and $0 down. Payment amounts are based on specific machine model and configuration. Payments may vary. Payments do not include taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, document fees, inspections, additional options or attachments. Offer is subject to change without prior notice and additional terms and conditions may apply. This offer has no cash value and is not transferable. **The cash back offer is only available on mini excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, multi terrain loaders and compact wheel loaders and is based on a predetermined amount for each machine model that is applied to the sale price. Cash back amount varies by model. Customers can apply cash back offer to the sale price of the machine only. The cash back offer can only be redeemed at a participating Cat dealer and must be redeemed on the date of purchase. Machines sold in Canada by authorized dealers are priced in Canadian dollars and the sale price and cash back offer may take into account the exchange rate of Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars. The two-year standard warranty is only available on Cat mini excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders and multi terrain loaders.