326 - Tier 3

Medium Excavators 326 - Tier 3

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Key Specs

Net Power - ISO 9249
212 HP
157.8 kW
Operating Weight
56600 lb
25700 kg
Maximum Digging Depth
22.4 ft
6820 mm

Overview

Premium Performance with Simple-To-Use Technologies

The Cat® 326 Excavator brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies to boost your operator efficiencies. Combine these features with an ergonomic cab, longer maintenance intervals, and a power system that reduces fuel and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator that’s perfect for medium to heavy-duty applications.

Benefits

Up To 20% Lower Maintenance Costs

With extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals, you get more done at a lower cost compared to the previous model.

Up To 10% Less Fuel Consumption

Three power modes and automatic engine speed control minimize fuel consumption.

Up To 45% More Operating Efficiency

Offering the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology, including Cat Grade with 2D, Grade with Assist and Payload.

Product Specifications for 326 - Tier 3

Net Power - ISO 9249 212 HP 157.8 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 215 hp (metric) 215 hp (metric)
Engine Model Cat C7.1 Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396 213 HP 159 kW
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 216 hp (metric) 216 hp (metric)
Bore 4 in 105 mm
Stroke 5 in 135 mm
Displacement 428 in³ 7.01 l
Biodiesel Capability Up to B20¹ Up to B20¹
Emissions Cat C7.1 engine emits equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA. Cat C7.1 engine emits equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA.
Note (1) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system and alternator with engine speed at 1,900 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system and alternator with engine speed at 1,900 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.
Note (2) ¹Cat engines are compatible with diesel fuel blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 100% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *For use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer. **Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels. ¹Cat engines are compatible with diesel fuel blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 100% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *For use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer. **Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels.
Main System - Maximum Flow 481 L/min (127 gal/min) 481 L/min (127 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5075 psi 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode 5510 psi 38000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5075 psi 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing 4118 psi 28400 kPa
Swing Speed 9.8 r/min 9.8 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 78180 ft·lbf 106 kN·m
Operating Weight 56600 lb 25700 kg
Note Long undercarriage, Heavy Duty (HD) Reach boom, HD R2.95 m (9'7") stick, 1.54m³ (2.01 yd³) HD bucket, 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes and 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight. Long undercarriage, Heavy Duty (HD) Reach boom, HD R2.95 m (9'7") stick, 1.54m³ (2.01 yd³) HD bucket, 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes and 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight.
Fuel Tank Capacity 125.2 gal (US) 474 l
Cooling System 6.6 gal (US) 25 l
Engine Oil 6.6 gal (US) 25 l
Swing Drive 3 gal (US) 11.5 l
Final Drive - Each 1.2 gal (US) 4.5 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 81.9 gal (US) 310 l
Hydraulic Tank 38.8 gal (US) 147 l
Boom HD Reach 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick HD Reach 2.95 m (9'8") HD Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket HD 1.54m³ (2.01 yd³) HD 1.54m³ (2.01 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 9.8 ft 3000 mm
Handrail Height 9.8 ft 3000 mm
Shipping Length 33 ft 10060 mm
Tail Swing Radius 9.8 ft 3000 mm
Counterweight Clearance 3.5 ft 1060 mm
Ground Clearance 1.4 ft 440 mm
Track Length 15.2 ft 4640 mm
Length to Center of Rollers 12.6 ft 3830 mm
Track Gauge 8.5 ft 2590 mm
Transport Width 10.5 ft 3190 mm
Maximum Digging Depth 22.4 ft 6820 mm
Boom HD Reach 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick HD Reach 2.95 m (9'8") HD Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket HD 1.54m³ (2.01 yd³) HD 1.54m³ (2.01 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 33.2 ft 10120 mm
Maximum Cutting Height 31.6 ft 9640 mm
Maximum Loading Height 21.7 ft 6620 mm
Minimum Loading Height 7.8 ft 2390 mm
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 21.8 ft 6650 mm
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 16.8 ft 5110 mm
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 37320 lbf 166 kN
Stick Digging Force - ISO 27200 lbf 121 kN

326 - Tier 3 Standard Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

CAB

  • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
  • Mechanical-suspension seat (Comfort only)
  • Heated air-suspension seat (Deluxe only)
  • High-resolution 203 mm (8 in) LCD touchscreen monitor

CAT TECHNOLOGIES

  • VisionLink®
  • Remote Flash
  • Remote Troubleshoot
  • Cat Grade 2D
  • Cat Assist
  • Cat Payload

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Maintenance-free 1,000 CCA batteries
  • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
  • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights

ENGINE

  • Cat C7.1 single turbo diesel engine
  • Three selectable power modes: Power, Smart, Eco
  • Auto engine idle shutdown
  • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity with de-rate
  • –18° C (0° F) cold start capability
  • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
  • Reversing electric cooling fans

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
  • Auto hydraulic warm up
  • Auto two-speed travel
  • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
  • Auto Dig Boost
  • Auto heavy lift
  • Tandem-type electronic main pump
  • Element-type main hydraulic filter

SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • 2D E-Fence
  • Auto hammer stop
  • Rearview camera
  • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
  • Lockable disconnect switch
  • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
  • Signaling/warning horn

SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE

  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠) ports
  • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
  • Integrated vehicle health management system

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES

  • Tie-down points on base frame
  • 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight

326 - Tier 3 Optional Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

BOOMS AND STICKS

  • 5.9 m (19'4") Reach boom
  • 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach boom
  • 10.2 m (33'6") Super Long Reach boom
  • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
  • 2.5 m (8'2") HD Reach stick
  • 7.85 m (25'9") Super Long Reach stick

CAB

  • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Cat Stick Steer

CAT TECHNOLOGIES

  • VisionLink Productivity
  • Cat Grade 2D with Attachment Ready Option (ARO)
  • Cat Grade 3D single GNSS
  • Cat Grade 3D dual GNSS
  • Cat Tilt Rotator (TRS) Integration
  • Operator Coaching

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • 360° lighting

ENGINE

  • –32° C (–25° F) cold start capability

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Hydraulic efficiency monitoring

SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Cat Command (remote control)
  • Right-side-view camera
  • 360° visibility (Requires 254 mm [10 in] monitor)
  • Swing alarm
  • Inspection lighting

SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE

  • Electric refueling pump with auto shut off

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES

  • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
  • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
  • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
  • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
  • 6700 kg (14,771 lb) counterweight for Super Long Reach

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