Power to move more dirt, rock, and debris with speed and precision
A Powerful, Efficient DesignWhen it comes to moving heavy material quickly and efficiently, you need hydraulic horsepower - the type of ground-breaking power the 336F can deliver. Major hydraulic components like pumps and valves are located close together so shorter tubes and lines can be used. This design leads to less friction loss, reduced pressure drops, and more power to the ground for the work you need to get done.
SmartBoom™ for Improved ComfortSmartBoom reduces stress and vibrations transmitted to the machine and provides a more comfortable environment for the operator. It is particularly well suited for certain applications like rock scraping and hammer work. For rock scraping, SmartBoom simplifies the task and allows the operator to concentrate on the stick and bucket while the boom freely goes up and down without using pump flow. For hammer work, the front parts automatically follow the hammer while penetrating the rock. Blank shots or excessive force on the hammer are avoided, resulting in longer life for the hammer and the machine. There are similar advantages with vibratory plates.
Boom and Stick Oil Re-Circulation for Added EfficiencyThe 336E L/LN regenerates the flow of oil from the head end of the boom and stick cylinders to the rod end of the boom and stick cylinders during the work cycle to save energy and improve fuel efficiency. It’s optimized for any dial speed setting you select, which results in less pressure loss for higher controllability, more productivity, and lower operating costs for you.
Main Control Valve and Auxiliary HydraulicsA new one-piece, cast-block, back-to-back main control valve features resized and reshaped oil passages to improve efficiency and serviceability. Auxiliary hydraulics and quick coupler offer greater tool versatility to take on more work with just one machine.
Return FilterThe return filter is a capsule-type design with a cartridge inside. Unlike many competitors’ offerings, the Cat cartridge features a handle to help remove and change without oil spillage or contamination. A sensor attached to the filter warns the operator if it is full or exceeds a certain pressure level.
Comfort and convenience to keep you productive
Comfortable Seat OptionsAir suspension, heated, and air cooled options, combined with a reclining back, upper and lower seat slide adjustments, height and tilt angle adjustments offer the maximum comfort to meet your needs.
Controls Just for YouThe right and left joystick consoles can be adjusted to meet individual preferences, improving operator comfort and productivity during the course of a day. With the touch of a button, one-touch idle reduces engine speed to help save fuel; touch it again or move the joystick and the machine returns to normal operating level. The heavy lift mode increases machine system pressure to improve lift - a nice benefit in certain situations. Heavy lift mode also reduces engine speed and pump flow in order to improve controllability.
A Helpful MonitorThe new 7" LCD monitor is 40% bigger than the previous model’s, with higher resolution, improved keypad and added functionality. Programmable in up to 42 languages to meet today’s diverse workforce, the monitor clearly displays critical information you need to operate efficiently and effectively. Plus it projects the image from the rearview camera to help you see what’s going on around you so you can stay safely focused on the job at hand. Up to two different camera images can be displayed on the screen at the same time.
Reduced emissions, economical and reliable performance
Cat C9.3 ACERT™ EngineThe Cat C9.3 ACERT engine delivers performance and efficiency while meeting EU Stage IIIB emission standards. ACERT Technology - a combination of electronics, fuel systems, air management systems, and aftertreatment components - is key to meeting customer expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability, and service life. To manage and conserve fuel, your operator can select three different power modes through the monitor or console switch: high power, standard power, and economy power.
Emissions SolutionThe Cat NOx Reduction System captures and cools a small quantity of exhaust gas and then routes it into the combustion chamber where it drives down temperatures to reduce emissions. System components include a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), which uses a chemical process to convert regulated emissions in the exhaust system, and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) that traps particulate matter carried into the exhaust stream. The DOC, DPF, and Cat Regeneration System are contained in a Caterpillar designed Clean Emissions Module that protects the components, minimizes aftertreatment, and simplifies maintenance. The Cat Regeneration System is designed to work transparently without any operator interaction needed. Under most operating conditions, engine exhaust oxidizes soot through passive regeneration. If supplemental regeneration is needed, the Cat Regeneration System elevates exhaust gas temperatures to burn off soot in the DPF. This process happens automatically, but the operator can initiate the cycle if needed with a switch on the dash panel.
Cooling SystemThe high-ambient cooling system features variable speed fan and a side-by-side-mounted radiator and oil and air coolers for easy cleaning.
Structures and Undercarriage
Built to work in rugged environments
Robust FramesThe upper frame includes reinforced mountings to support a Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) cab; the lower frame is reinforced to increase component durability.
Durable UndercarriageLong and Long Narrow undercarriages are available to support your specific needs. Heavy-duty track rollers, precision forged carrier rollers, press-fit pin master joints, and enhanced track shoe bolts improve durability and reduce the risk of machine downtime and the need and cost to replace components. A new segmented three-piece guiding guard is now offered to maintain track alignment and improve performance in multiple applications. A redesigned motor housing prevents mud packing and debris buildup around seals.
CounterweightDesigned to match the height of the machine, the 6.0 mt counterweight is bolted directly to the main frame for maximum rigidity and features an integrated housing for the rearview camera.
Made for high stress and long service life
Booms, Sticks and Bucket Linkage for Any JobThe 336E L/LN is offered with a range of booms and sticks. Each is built with internal baffle plates and stress-relieved for added durability, and each undergoes ultrasound inspection to ensure quality and reliability. Large box-section structures with thick, multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings are used in high-stress areas such as the boom nose, boom foot, boom cylinder, and stick foot to improve durability. Also, the boom nose pin retention method is a captured flag design for enhanced durability. The Heavy Duty Reach boom (HD Reach) is designed to balance reach, digging force, and bucket capacity. It covers the vast majority of applications such as digging, loading, trenching, and working with hydraulic tools. The Extreme Service Reach boom (ES Reach) will do multipurpose digging and loading, but its added weight makes it more durable and better suited for highly demanding applications. The Mass Excavation boom (ME) is best used for quarry and other demanding applications. Used for high-volume production and loading, the ME front provides higher digging forces due to the geometry of the boom and stick. Bucket linkage and cylinders are more durable for excellent productivity in harsh applications. Sticks are matched to the boom. Longer sticks are better when you need to dig deep or load trucks. Shorter sticks provide greater breakout force and increase your productivity when using hydro mechanical work tools. Bucket linkages with or without a lifting eye are available.
PinsAll front linkage pins have thick chrome plating, giving them high wear resistance. Each pin diameter is made to distribute the shear and bending loads associated with the stick and to help ensure long pin, boom and stick life. Talk to your Cat dealer to pick the best front linkage options for your applications.
Monitor, manage, and enhance your job site operationsCat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before. Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas: Equipment Management - increase uptime and reduce operating costs. Productivity - monitor production and manage job site efficiency. Safety - enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe.
LINK TechnologiesLINK technologies like Product Link™ wirelessly connect you to your equipment, giving you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing. The system tracks location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, and diagnostic codes through the online VisionLink® interface so you can make timely, fact-based decisions to maximize efficiency, improve productivity, and lower operating costs.
GRADE TechnologiesGRADE technologies like Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope combine digital design data and in-cab guidance to help you work more productively and accurately with less rework. Real-time bucket tip positioning and cut and fill data on the standard cab monitor guide you to grade, saving money on fuel and materials. Easily upgrade to AccuGrade™ when 3D control is required.
Dig, hammer, rip, and cut with confidenceAn extensive range of Cat Work Tools includes buckets, hydraulic hammers, multi-processors, scrap and demolition shears, grapples, and rippers. Each is designed to optimize machine versatility and performance.
CW Quick CouplersQuick couplers allow one person to change work tools in seconds for maximum performance and flexibility on a job site. One machine can move rapidly from task to task, and a fleet of similarly equipped machines can share a common work tool inventory. The CW quick coupler can pick up any work tool and is equipped with a wedge-style locking system that fits the quick coupler tight to the tool hinges. Due to the tapered wedge design, there won’t be any play during its entire life. Also, it is interchangeable with different machine classes. The CW is highly suitable for harsh applications such as demolition and quarries.
BucketsCat buckets are designed as an integral part of the 336E L/LN excavator and feature new geometry for better performance. The leading edge has been pushed forward, resulting in more efficient filling and better operator control for greatly improved productivity. Wear coverage in the corners and side cutter and sidebar protector coverage are improved.
Four Durability Categories Suitable for Any SituationCaterpillar offers four standard bucket categories for excavators. Each category is based on intended bucket durability when used in recommended application and material. Each bucket durability is available as pin-on, or can be used with a Quick Coupler. Red areas on bucket images illustrate additional protection against wear as it increases across each category.
General Duty (GD)GD buckets are for digging in low-impact, low-abrasion material such as dirt, loam, and mixed compositions of dirt and fine gravel.
Heavy Duty (HD)The most popular bucket style, HD buckets are a good starting point when digging conditions are not well known like a wide range of impact and abrasion conditions that include mixed dirt, clay, and rock.
Severe Duty (SD)SD buckets are for higher abrasion conditions such as well shot granite and caliche.
Extreme Duty (XD)XD buckets are the new standard for high-abrasion conditions, including high quartzite granite.
Designed to make your maintenance quick and easy
Ground-Level MaintenanceThe machine is designed to accommodate servicing most maintenance items from the safety and comfort of ground level.
Service DoorsWider service doors feature sturdier hinges and latches and a new screen design to help prevent debris entry; a new one?piece hood provides easier access to the engine and cooling compartments.
CompartmentsThe radiator, pump, and air cleaner compartments provide easy access to major components. When an air cleaner plugs, a warning is displayed on the monitor inside the cab. Also, the fresh air filter is located on the side of the cab to make it easier to reach and replace as needed.
Other Service BenefitsThe water separator with water level sensor has a primary fuel filter element located in the pump compartment near ground level; the electric priming pump is mounted on the primary filter base and is easier to service than traditional hand-priming pumps. The fuel tank features a remote drain cock located in the pump compartment to make it easy to remove water and sediment during maintenance. The engine oil check gauge is situated in front of the engine compartment and is easy to remove. The engine oil filter is situated in the pump compartment for easy access. Changing engine oil is simple due to a unique drain cock designed to prevent spills.
Features to help protect you day in and day out
A Safe, Quiet CabThe ROPS cab provides you with a safe working environment. It also contributes to your comfort because it’s attached to a reinforced frame with special viscous mounts that limit vibration and unnecessary sound. Add in special roof lining and sealing and you have a significantly quieter cab. Optional Falling Object Guards (FOGS) further protect you from debris coming to the cab.
Secure Contact PointsMultiple large steps will get you into the cab as well as a leg up to the compartments. Extended hand and guard rails allow you to safely climb to the upper deck. Anti-skid plates reduce your slipping hazards in all types of weather conditions, and they can be removed for cleaning.
Great ViewsAmple glass, combined with parallel wipers, gives you excellent visibility out front and to the side, and the standard rearview camera gives you a clear field of view behind the machine through the cab monitor. The 70/30 split-configuration windshield features an upper window with handles that make it easy to slide and store above you and a lower window that can be removed and stored on the inside wall of the cab. A one piece fixed front windshield provides you an unobstructed forward view. The large skylight also serves as an emergency exit and provides you with enhanced overhead visibility.
Smart LightingHalogen lights provide plenty of illumination, and the cab and boom lights can be programmed to stay on for up to 90 seconds after the engine has been turned off to help you safely exit the machine. Optional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights are available for enhanced night-time visibility.
Unmatched support makes the difference
Renowned Cat Dealer Support
- Your Cat dealer is ready to help you every step of the way. From new or used machine sales, to rental or rebuild options, your Cat dealer can provide an optimal solution to your business needs.
- Unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements maximize your machine uptime.
- Financing options are offered to meet a variety of customer needs.
Generations ahead in every way
- The C9.3 ACERT engine, along with the Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM), meets EU Stage IIIB emission standards.
- The 336E L/LN generates 11% more horsepower, moves more material, and burns less fuel than the D Series machine, which means more efficiency and productivity with less resource consumption and fewer CO2 emissions.
- The 336E L/LN has the flexibility of running on either ultra?low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less or biodiesel (B20) fuel blended with ULSD.
- The 336E L/LN features an overfill indicator that rises when the tank is full to help the operator avoid spilling.
- The 336E L/LN’s quick fill ports with connectors ensure fast, easy, and secure changing of engine and hydraulic oil.
- The 336E L/LN is built to be rebuilt with major structures and components remanufactured to reduce waste and replacement costs.