Next Generation
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Inspired By You.
Inspired By You.

Introducing the 306 CR

Industry-first features in a 6-ton package

With the Cat® 306 CR Mini Excavator, you can expect maximum power and performance in a mini size.

Greater lift capacity

Lift more with ease. The 306 CR offers industry-leading lift performance right where you need it, helping you do more with your mini excavator than you thought possible.

Stick steer

The new control enables the operator to easily switch from traditional travel with levers and pedals to joystick controls at the push of a button. It isn’t just about enhancing comfort. It also makes operating a mini excavator much more intuitive and productive.

Cruise control

Continuously travel without holding down the levers or the joystick, all while preserving the ability to safely stop the machine in several ways. This is great for tracking and grading long distances, you just need to steer.

Full color LCD monitor with Bluetooth®

Operators can enjoy intuitively designed full color LCD monitors with a jog dial for easy ergonomic interaction and hands-free Bluetooth® compatibility, allowing operators to safely answer calls and stream audio.

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Experience - Industry-First Features

Think all mini excavators are the same? The next generation of Cat Mini Excavators introduced, value-driven features that will help you accomplish more every day. But we didn’t stop there…

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They may be mini, but they are powerful. The lineup offers industry-leading performance right where you need it, which allows you to do more with a mini excavator than you thought possible.

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Maintenance that is easy to do is maintenance that gets done. All standard maintenance points are easily accessed from ground level to get you up and running faster. And, we’ve got a solution for those hard-to-reach repair areas too.
*Up to 15% for 1-2 Tons • Up to 10% for 6-10 Tons

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Meet The Machines And The Customer Who Inspired Them

We worked with real customers to design machines that fit your needs. See what those customers had to say about the Next Generation mini excavators and take a deeper look with our 1-2 ton and 6-10 ton walk-around videos.

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View Our Full Lineup Of Cat Mini Excavators

Find the right model for your needs and learn about local offers on current models at select dealers. Contact your local dealer for consultation.

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Real Customers + Real Insights = Real Features

To develop the Next Generation of Cat Mini Excavators, we focused on the single most important component - you. You are the one who digs the ditches, lays utilities, dredges ponds and shapes the land. So when you told us what you needed in a mini excavator, we listened. Real insights from real customers led to real features. That’s how our design was inspired by you.

It includes multiple industry-first features:

  • Stick steer travel control
  • Cruise control
  • Full color LCD Monitor with Bluetooth®
  • High flow hydraulics on 309 model
  • First 1-2 ton excavators with sealed and pressurized cab to offer air conditioning option

1-2 Ton Mini Excavators At A Glance


A Big Experience, In Our Smallest Excavators

See the versatility of the 1-2 ton Cat Mini Excavator in action as it adapts to various applications and industries with ease. Plus, the newest features provide best in class serviceability and the ultimate operator experience.

Cat Mini Excavators: 1-2 Ton


301.7 CR


302 CR

6-10 Ton Mini Excavators At A Glance


You Can Have It All In A Mini Excavator

Watch as the 6-10 ton Cat Mini Excavators deliver class-leading performance for various applications. Because you need a machine that can do it all, with industry-first features to back it up.

Cat Mini Excavators: 6-10 Ton

306 CR


308 CR

308 CR VAB

309 CR

309 CR VAB



An all-around good deal, earthmovers
An all-around good deal, earthmovers

0% For 60 Months* + Up To $4,000 USD Towards The Purchase Of A Protection Package*

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*Offer valid from August 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 on new small and compact Cat machines sold by participating Cat dealers to customers in the USA or Canada. Purchase must occur during offer period. Offer subject to machine availability and credit approval by Cat Financial. Not all customers will qualify. Payments based on 60-month loan. The credit of up to $4,000 USD can only be applied towards the purchase of a Cat Customer Value Agreement (CVA) with Equipment Protection Plan (EPP) that includes a minimum 3 maintenance parts kits (exception: small wheel loader includes 6 kits); TA1 equipment inspection; Product Link®; and a 3-year/3,000-hour Powertrain EPP; final drive oil only for compact track loaders and mini excavators. The maintenance parts cover the first 1,500 hours^ (estimated 3 years, ^3,000 hours for small wheel loader) 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, additional parts will be at customer’s expense. Offer excludes additional maintenance parts, dealer labor, wear parts, S·O·SSM and fluids. Payments do not include taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, document fees, inspections, additional options, or attachments. Offer may change without prior notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Contact your Cat dealer for details.