The Cat® 320 raises the bar for efficiency and fuel economy in this size class. With the industry’s highest level of standard factory technology, a new cab focused on operator comfort and productivity, plus lower fuel and maintenance costs, the 320 will set a new pace for productivity and profit in your operation.
Use up to 20 percent less fuel than the Cat 320D2 excavator.
Increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and your operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
The C7.1 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA/China Nonroad Stage III/Brazil Mar-1 equivalent emission standards.
The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
Match the excavator to the job with power modes; let Smart mode automatically match engine and hydraulic power to your digging conditions.
Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The excavator has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125°F) and cold start capability of –18° C (0° F). An optional –32°C(–25° F) cold start package is available.
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.
Keep your tracks on the ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.
Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications for easy, accurate, and fast jobs.
Stay on grade -simply and effortlessly -with single-lever digging.
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.
Track your daily productivity such as truck target weights and load/cycle counts.
Calibration can be performed in a matter of minutes.
Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D -
Create and edit grade designs with ease on a second high-resolution 10 in (254 mm) 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 10 in (254 mm) 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.
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 jobsite efficiency with lower operating costs.
Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob, smartphone app, or the Operator ID passcode.
Program each joystick button, including response and pattern, using Operator ID; the machine will remember what you set each time you go to work.
Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 203 mm (8in) touchscreen monitor, or with the optional 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 advanced grade control.
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.
Find the tool you need - even if it's hidden beneath overgrowth or debris. The excavator's onboard Bluetooth reader can search for any work tool equipped with Cat asset tracking devices up to a range of 60 meters (200 feet).
Expect up to 15 percent less maintenance cost than the 320D2. (Savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours).
Do all daily maintenance at ground level.
Check engine oil level quickly and safely with the new ground-level engine oil dipstick; fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via thein-cab monitor.
Fuel filters are synchronized to be changed at 1,000 hours - double the interval from the previous filters.
Expect the new air intake filter with precleaner to last up to 1,000 hours – a 100 percent increase over the previous 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 electric cooling fans only run when needed and reverse to keep cores free from debris.
S·O·S ports are on ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.