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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Worry-Free X 3 For $589 USD Per Month*

Your local Cat dealer offers low monthly payments, planned maintenance kits and equipment protection plans, so owning a machine is worry-free. Take advantage of our latest offer to get the machine and support you need to help grow your business.


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*Offer promotes a low monthly payment financed with Cat Financial Services Corporation on a 60-month Installment Sale Contract or Conditional Sales Contract. The financing offer is valid from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 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. Machines sold in Canada by authorized dealers are priced in Canadian dollars and the sale price and low payment amount may take into account the exchange rate of Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars. Financing and published rate and 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 includes a Powertrain Equipment Protection Plan (EPP). **The Planned Maintenance parts included cover the first 1,500 hours (estimated 3 years) of machine utilization. The kit contains one set of parts for regular planned maintenance under normal operating conditions. In some severe applications where maintenance parts need to be replaced more frequently, the additional parts will be at the customer’s expense. Excludes dealer labor, wear parts, S•O•SSM and fluids.*** (For CTL and MTL, the final drive oil is included). All excluded items are available at participating dealers at an optional cost and should be negotiated with the dealer. For details on the exact parts list for your specific machine, please contact your local dealer. 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.

***Including but not limited to oils, greases, coolants, friction modifiers and additives