New Cat 325F For
Recently launched by
America, Australia, New Zealand
markets, do not be surprised if
this model gets a
E a s t
a n d
Af r i can market s
launch at Bauma
The new mid-
size Cat 325F is
engineered to be a
efficient, compact radius excavator
built for all close-quarters work. It is a
replacement for the Cat 321D.
The machine features a powerful C4.4 ACERT U.S.
EPA Tier 4 Final engine that is very efficient on fuel paired
with an advanced, responsive hydraulic system
Compared with its Cat 321D Tier 3 predecessor, the
325F can run on biodiesel up to B20. Based on engineer-
ing validation, it will consume up to 22% less diesel fuel
than its predecessor, with no loss of swing torque and
bucket and stick forces.
With a maximum lifting capacity of 27, 000 pounds
(12,650 kg) at 15 ft (4.57 m) over the front at ground
level, the 325F exceeds the former model’s capacity by
It features proven electronic, fuel, air, and aftertreat-
ment components like a maintenance-free diesel par-
ticulate filter, and it has isochronous control that auto-
matically manages pump and engine speed for improved
Versatility + Safety
The compact radius design makes this model ideal for
working confidently in space-restricted areas like road
jobs with lane closures and next to buildings or other
With a front swing radius of 7’8” (2.34 m) and a tail
swing radius of 5’8” (1.72 m), the machine can dig, swing,
and dump within a working space of 13’4” (4.06 m).
When rotated 90 degrees and working over the side,
just 5” (135 mm) of counterweight extends beyond the
track width, which allows trucks and jersey barriers to
be positioned closer to the machine.
The new model includes quick coupler lines and
circuit compatible with the new Cat Pin Grabber
coupler and can use form model
Using this coupler allows quick attachment
changes from the safety of the cab and increases
job site flexibility. The combination of a quick coupler,
versatile attachments, and a machine built specifically
as a tool carrier (with medium, high pressure, and quick
coupler lines and circuits) allows you to get the most
versatility from your machine.
The ROPS cab is both quiet and comfortable; it has vis-
cous mounts and special lining and sealing to reduce
vibration and sound.
A fully adjustable heated seat, adjustable armrests
and joystick consoles for maximum productivity, and an
automatic climate control system are fitted as standard.
The large LCD monitor is easy to navigate and is pro-
grammable in 44 languages. Plus there is abundant
storage and auxiliary power for added convenience along
with a new radio with auxiliary jack for an MP3 player.
A handrail eases access to the top of the machine, and
anti-skid plating and countersunk bolts help reduce the
risk of slipping and tripping.
A large expanse of glass in the cab affords all-around
visibility, and enhanced job site safety results from the
new model’s four mirrors and standard rear-view camera
The machine also comes with a full-length firewall
to separate the pump and engine compartments. Plus
a red coloured, ground-level fuel cutoff switch to shut
down the engine in case of emergency can be easily
found and reached at the seat base.
Cat C4.4 ACERT
Net power, hp (kW)
Op. weight, lb. (kg)
Max. dig depth, ft. (mm)
Max. bucket, yd
Hyd. flow, gpm (L/min)
Relief pressure, psi (kPa)
Heavy lift, psi (kPa)
Drawbar pull, lb. (kN)
Track gauge, in. (mm)
Tail swing radius in. (mm)
Travel speed, mph (km/h)
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