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Why Choose a Mini-CAT® Hydraulic ExcavatorOn the jobsite you need a machine that combines performance, versatility, with ease and reliability – CAT® Mini-Hydraulic Excavator’s provide this and are ideally suited for residential, lot clearing, landscaping and tight construction sites. A CAT® machine will deliver the productivity you are looking for, while reducing your operating costs.

10 Reasons To Choose A CAT®

If you are looking for a Mini-Hydraulic Excavator to purchase or rent here are 10 reasons to choose a CAT® Mini-Hydraulic Excavator over the competition. What is your standard?

1. Visibility 

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The canopy design, including a roof window panel, offers unobstructed visibility on the jobsite. It allows you to have a clear view of the task at hand – whether loading or trenching. Additionally, visual awareness of surrounding structures in tight applications provides added site safety. The competition has no roof window panel. This means limited visibility on the job site.
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2. Transport

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The weight and width of the 301.7D CR is ideal for access to any job site. Two-point lifting ensures these machines may be placed into the most restrictive of locations with ease.The competition does not offer two-point lifting.This means increased difficulty in lifting and loading the machine.
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3. Versatility

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The CAT® STANDARD allows you to change flow dependent on work tool attachment. Different work tools require different flpw directions. One-way flow for hammers and 2-way for tools like augers and thumbs.To change flow direction simply turn the lever located on the bottom of the right hand side panel. The competition 2-way flow adjustment is located under a panel in the operator station flow.This means increased complexity.

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4. Customization

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The zero tail swing design can be enhanced with a counterweight that increases the machine’s lifting capability with only a 2.8 inch (70 mm) addition to the overhang.The 110 lbs (50 kg) counterweight is an ideal option when heavy hydro mechanical tools are being used.The competition does not offer a counterweight option to provide additional lift and support for work tool variability.

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5. Durability

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The dozer blade includes a hardened wear edge and allows for ease of backfilling. The durability of the blade offers longevity of the part and decreased owning and operating costs. Additionally, the design of the blade extensions keeps the extension intact in the pin back position. The competition does not offer a hardened wear edge and the blade extensions fully detach from the blade.

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6. Travel Controls

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Travel foot bars are positioned to provide efficient operation and spacious canopy floor. The foot bars make moving around the job site easy and effortless and are ideal for traveling over longer distances or when you wish to operate the front linkage at the same time. The competition does not offer foot travel bars. This means you are unable to operate travel and the front linkage simultaneously.

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7. Safety

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The travel alarm is a STANDARD feature across the mini hydraulic excavator range. Whether operating in your backyard or on a busy job site, the travel alarms alerts those around you of machine operation and location. The competition offers the travel alarm as a + $300 option.

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8. Productivity

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Want to complete your task quickly? Performance and productivity are important factors for consideration. Through a rigorous productivity study, the Cat 301.7D CR proves to be 24% more productive than the competition when trenching.

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9. Hydraulic Lines & Quick Disconnects

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The hydraulic lines terminate on the stick and include quick disconnects as STANDARD. The easy access to the lines and short hose length between the stick and work tool attachment decrease the opportunity for damage. The quick disconnects also simplify work tool installation. The competition hydraulic lines terminate on the boom and do not include STANDARD quick disconnects.

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10. Dealer Support

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Your CAT® dealer will be there for the life of your equipment, bringing you the tools, technologies, service and know-how that keep your machine productive and make it pay. So when you’re looking for a complete and capable parts and service provider, or you’re making the decision to buy, rent, repair, rebuild or sell a machine for your business, you owe it to yourself to know the people at your local CAT® Dealer.

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