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Whether you're digging, trenching, back-filling or handling material, a Cat® Backhoe Loader will meet your needs. Caterpillar sets the industry standard with powerful, comfortable, versatile machines designed to do more work faster.

428C Backhoe Loader

The C-Series has become the benchmark for performance, versatility, and ergonomics in the backhoe-loader industry. With this remarkable machine, you’ll load faster, dig deeper and lift higher, all in the comfort of the C-Series cab.

  • Specification Summary

  • Power - Net56 kW
  • Operating Weight - Nominal6300 kg
  • Operating Weight - Maximum9700 kg
  • Dig Depth - Standard4811 mm
  • Engine Model3054T

Product Details


Power - Net 56 kW
Engine Model 3054T
Engine Displacement 3999.74 L


Operating Weight - Nominal 6300 kg
Operating Weight - Maximum 9700 kg

Operating Specifications - Backhoe

Dig Depth - Standard 4811 mm
Dig Depth - E-Stick 4859 mm
Bucket Dig Force - Standard 52 kN
Bucket Dig Force - E-Stick 53.6 kN
Stick Dig Force - Standard 33.9 kN
Stick Dig Force - E-Stick 23.8 kN
Reach from Swing Pivot 5578 mm
Loading Height 3803 mm
Loading Reach 1638 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Pump Capacity 163 L/min
Hydraulic System Pressure 20700 kPa

Operating Specifications - Loader

Lift Capacity @ Full Height 3187 kg
Dump Height @ 45 degrees 2565 mm
Reach @ 45 degrees/full height 820 mm
Dig Depth 135 mm
Bucket Capacity - General Purpose 1 m3
Bucket Width - General Purpose 2396 mm
Bucket Breakout Force - General Purpose 47.9 kN
Bucket Capacity - Multi-Purpose 1.03 m3
Bucket Width - Multi-Purpose 2406 mm
Bucket Breakout Force - Multi-Purpose 51.1 kN

Loader versatility

The Cat parallel loader provides maximum lift and breakout forces, and parallel lift for efficient loading and material handling.


The parallel loader means business - more versatility, more breakout force, more lift capacity.

Loader Attachments

The hydraulic Quick Coupler enhancesattachment versatility and provides greater machine utilization.

Operator Station

A new level of comfort and visibility has been achieved in the 428C cab. The operator has total machaine control in a comfortable environment.


The Cat 428C is specifically designed for maximum visibility - all around. The sloping front hood and divergent lift arms allow the opeator to see more of the forward work area loader attachment.

Operator Comfort

The cab on the 428C is designed to maximize operator comfort.

Operator Controls

The Cat 428C backhoe loader provides smooth, precise control, and ease-of-operation.

Power Train/Chassis

Designed for strength, performance and versatility.

Caterpillar 3054 T Engine

A dry-type, radial-seal air filter has been designed specifically for the 3054 T engine.

Air Filter

The rear axle is an enclosed design that allows extended operation even in the harshest environments.

Axles and Brakes

Net horsepower ratings for the 428C have increased to 70 kW (93 hp), a 8-hpincrease from the original C-Series specifications.


The Caterpillar variable-flow system senses the work demand and adjusts flowand pressure to match it. And Cat XT hose virtually eliminate downtime fromhose failure. If a hose does need replacing, it's fast, easy, and requires no special tools.

Caterpillar Couplings

Caterpillar Couplings are equipped with O-ring face seal fittings for long life and less maintenance.

Stackable Counterweights

Stackable counterweights allow easy adjustment of weight distribution without having to completely replace an existing counterweight.

Power-Shuttle Transmission

The Power-Shuttle transmission provides four speed selections in a constant meshsynchronized arrangement.

Optional Power-Shift Transmission

Work faster with the new optional Power-Shift transmission. One lever does it all. A twist-grip mounted on the left side of the steering column changes speed and direction resulting in increased productivity.

Backhoe versatility and performance

The excavator-style backhoe reaches overobstacles; provides faster, easier truck loading.

Backhoe Buckets

Caterpillar backhoe buckets offer superior value in a highly durable product. These buckets provideindustry-leading features.

Excavator Style Backhoe

Nothing else looks like, or works like the Cat excavator-style backhoe. You reach further and dig faster.

Extendible Stick

Dig deeper and reach further with the Caterpillar extendible stick.

Quick Coupler

The optional mechanical Quick Coupler allows quick and easy connection to tools, and has been improved to provideincreased bucket rotation.

Work Tools

A full line of backhoe tools such as hammers, asphalt cutters, and more isavailable from your Cat dealer.

Load-Sensing Hydraulic System

Power where you need it, when you need it, at any engine speed.


Full production is required all the time - so the Caterpillar variable-flowsystem senses the work demand and adjusts flow and pressure to match it.


Caterpillar hydraulics are truly load-sensing - with closed-center implement valves.

Caterpillar XT Hoses

Caterpillar XT hoses are used for high pressure applications to substantially reduce downtime from hose failure.

O-ring Face seal Fittings

Caterpillar couplings are equipped with O-ring face seal fittings for long life and less maintenance.

Unwasted Horsepower/Fuel

In the Cat closed-center hydraulic system, power is delivered only when needed - saving fuel and equipment wear and tear.


Excellent access and fewer maintenancerequirements add up to unparalleled ease of service.

Quick, Easy Access

A flip-open engine hood with pneumatically-assisted lift cylinders provides convenient access to asingle location for fluid level checks.

Lockable Tool Box

The spacious tool box contains a maintenance-free battery and has ample room for a second.

Reduced Maintenance

Front axle oscillation pin, axles and driveshaft U-joints are sealed and lubricated for life.

Customer Service

Caterpillar customer service agreements turn you investment into profit from purchase to resale.

Equipment Management Services

By building a partnership with your Caterpillar dealer, you can focus on youbusiness instead of your equipment.

Maintenance Services

Your Cat dealer will assist you in selecting the right Cat equipment to suite your need, to optimize productivity.

Predictive Services

Maintenance Services enable you to maximize availability and performance.

Reconditioning Services

By anticipating potential problems and preventing unscheduled repairs, CatPredictive Services make sure that your equipment is always up and ready to run- because maximizing uptime means maximum earning capacity.

Availability of Cat Parts

Caterpillar factory-reconditioned partsand components get your equipment back on the job in the minimum of time and with lower repair costs, contributing to reduced operating costs and a more efficient operation.

Off-the Shelf Availability of Genuine Cat Parts

Genuine parts, together with highly experienced, Cat-trained specialistsmake sure every repair is right the first time and your machine is back earning its keep in the shortest possible time.

Other Special Features

Optional Power-shift transmission allowsdirection and speed changes to be made with a single lever.

Caterpillar Ride-Control System

A new Ride-Control system is now available. The system is easily engagedby a switch on the front console.

Backhoe Lift Capacity

The C-Series backhoe has even more muscle than ever before. A new, large-diameter boom cylinder and a redesigned boom structure increases lift capacity, providing superior strength and balance.

Dual-Setting Torque Limiter

A new dual-setting torque limiter on the hydraulic pump automatically optimizes hydraulics to match your job application. The result is increasedcapacity and more performance from yourbackhoe.

High Rotation Linkage

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