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Overview

The Cat® 336 features standard integrated Cat technology to make you more efficient. With new cab options focused on operator comfort and less fuel and maintenance, the excavator ensures you’ll spend more time producing profits for your business.

Engine

Units:
Engine Power - ISO 9249 311.0 HP 232.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat C9.3B Cat C9.3B Less
Engine Power - ISO 14396 314.0 HP 234.0 kW Less
Bore 5.0 in 115.0 mm Less
Stroke 6.0 in 149.0 mm Less
Displacement 568.0 in³ 9.3 l Less

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow 558 l/min (147 gal/min) 558 l/min (147 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 4264.0 psi 29400.0 kPa Less

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed 8.75 r/min 8.75 r/min Less
Maximum Swing Torque 106228.0 ft·lbf 144.0 kN·m Less

Weights

Operating Weight 81900.0 lb 37200.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 158.5 gal (US) 600.0 l Less
Cooling System 10.5 gal (US) 40.0 l Less
Engine Oil 8.5 gal (US) 32.0 l Less
Swing Drive - Each 4.8 gal (US) 18.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 2.1 gal (US) 8.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 98.5 gal (US) 373.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 42.5 gal (US) 161.0 l Less
DEF Tank 21.1 gal (US) 80.0 l Less

Dimensions

Boom Reach 6.5 m (21'4") Reach 6.5 m (21'4") Less
Stick Reach 3.9 m (12'10") Reach 3.9 m (12'10") Less
Bucket GDC 2.27 m³ (2.97 yd³) GDC 2.27 m³ (2.97 yd³) Less
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 10.4 ft 3170.0 mm Less
Handrail Height 10.4 ft 3160.0 mm Less
Shipping Length 36.7 ft 11200.0 mm Less
Tail Swing Radius 11.6 ft 3530.0 mm Less
Counterweight Clearance 4.1 ft 1250.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.7 ft 510.0 mm Less
Track Length 16.6 ft 5030.0 mm Less
Track Length to Center of Rollers 13.3 ft 4040.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 8.5 ft 2590.0 mm Less
Transport Width 11.3 ft 3440.0 mm Less

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth 26.9 ft 8200.0 mm Less
Boom Reach 6.5 m (21'4") Reach 6.5 m (21'4") Less
Stick Reach 3.9 m (12'10") Reach 3.9 m (12'10") Less
Bucket GDC 2.27 m³ (2.97 yd³) GDC 2.27 m³ (2.97 yd³) Less
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 38.5 ft 11730.0 mm Less
Maximum Cutting Height 35.2 ft 10740.0 mm Less
Maximum Loading Height 24.6 ft 7490.0 mm Less
Minimum Loading Height 6.2 ft 1900.0 mm Less
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 26.4 ft 8060.0 mm Less
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 20.9 ft 6360.0 mm Less
Stick Digging Force - ISO 32400.0 lbf 144.0 kN Less
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 47160.0 lbf 210.0 kN Less

PERFORMANCE WITH LESS FUEL

  • 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 15 percent higher fuel efficiency — more work per unit of fuel — than the Cat 336F excavator.
  • The C9.3B engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 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 high-efficiency hydraulic fan cools the engineon demand to help reduce fuel consumption; an optional reverse function enables you to clean cores quickly.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
  • Advansys™ bucket tips increase penetration and improve cycle times. Tip changes can be done quickly with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
  • 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).

PRODUCTIVITY WITH TECHNOLOGY

  • 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 or take payload data with you. The monitor’s USP port lets you download your results from one shift all the way up to 30 days of work so can manage your progress without needing an internet connection or VisionLink® subscription.
  • 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.
  • Already invested in another brand’s 3D system? No problem. Standard Cat technology like GRADE with 2D can readily integrate with that system to give you the precise results you need.
  • 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.

WORK IN COMFORT

  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs — both with automatic climate control.
  • Stay warm with the Deluxe heated seat; stay warm and cool with the Premium heated and ventilated 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.

SIMPLE TO OPERATE

  • 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.
  • Program up to four depth and slope offsets so you can easily get to grade without a grade checker — a real time saver and safety enhancer on the jobsite.
  • Protect your hammer from overworking. Auto hammer stop warns you after 15 seconds of continuous firing and then automatically shuts it off after 30 seconds — all to prevent wear and tear on the attachment and excavator.
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up gets you to work faster in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard 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.

REDUCED MAINTENACE COSTS

  • Expect up to 15 percent less maintenance cost than the 336F 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 precleaner 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.

BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES

  • Standard 2D E-fence feature is integrated right out of the factory, which 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.
  • A rearview camera is standard with aright-hand-side camera available. 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.

336 Standard Equipment

CAB
  • ROPS, sound suppression
  • High-resolution 254 mm (10") LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Heated seat with air-adjustable suspension (Deluxe only)
  • Heated and cooled seat with automatic adjustable suspension (Premium only)

ENGINE
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, and Eco
  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Up to 3300 m (10,830 ft) altitude capability
  • 52° C (126° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
  • -18° C (0° F) cold start capability
  • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
  • Remote disable
  • Biodiesel capability up to B20

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
  • 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

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
  • Towing eye on base frame

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

CAT TECHNOLOGY
  • Cat Product Link
  • Cat GRADE with 2D
  • Cat GRADE with Assist
  • Cat PAYLOAD
  • E-Fence
  • Lift Assist
  • Remote Services capability

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

SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • 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
  • RH handrail & hand hold (ISO 2867:2011 Compliant)
  • Standard visibility mirror package
  • Signaling / warning horn
  • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Rearview camera

336 Optional Equipment

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

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
  • Heavy lift mode
  • Combined two-way auxiliary circuit
  • Medium-pressure auxiliary circuit
  • Quick coupler circuit

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
  • Long undercarriage
  • 6.8 mt (14,991 lb) counterweight
  • 7.56 mt (16,667 lb) counterweight
  • 600mm (24") triple grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") HD triple grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") double grouser track shoes
  • 700mm (28") triple grouser track shoes
  • 850mm (33") triple grouser track shoes

BOOMS AND STICKS
  • 6.18m (20'3") Mass boom
  • 6.5m (21'4") Reach boom
  • 6.5m (21'4") HD Reach boom
  • 2.55m (8'4") stick
  • 3.2m (10'6") stick
  • 3.9m (12'10") stick

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

SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
  • QuickEvac™ maintenance ready
  • Electric refueling pump with automatic shutoff
  • Electric refueling pump with automatic shutoff

SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Right-hand-side camera
  • 360° Visibility
  • Sideview camera
  • Boom lowering check valve
  • Stick lowering check valve
  • 360° Visibility
  • Rearview camera