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Large Excavators(Non Current)

Caterpillar serves all regions of the world so we build many different configurations of hydraulic excavators. Your Cat® dealer has exact machine specifications available in your area to help you choose what will best meet your needs.

349D Hydraulic Excavator

The 349D offers outstanding performance, excellent control, high stick and bucket forces, impressive lift capacity, simplified service and a comfortable operator station to increase your productivity and lower operating costs.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine ModelCat® C13 Diesel Engine with ACERT™ Technology
  • Bore130.0 mm
  • Stroke157.0 mm
  • Displacement12.5 L
  • Cylinders6
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Product Details


Engine Model Cat® C13 Diesel Engine with ACERT™ Technology
Bore 130.0 mm
Stroke 157.0 mm
Displacement 12.5 L
Cylinders 6
Net Power at 1,800 rpm - EEC 80/1269 283.0 kW
Net Power at 1,800 rpm - ISO 9249 283.0 kW


Operating Weight 44 856 to 51 073 kg (98,891 to 112,597 lb)


Maximum Travel Speed 4.7 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull 338.0 kN
Maximum Gradeability (based on engine operation) 70%

Hydraulic System

Pilot System - Maximum Flow 43.0 L/min
Boom Cylinder - Bore 160.0 mm
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 1575.0 mm
Stick Cylinder - Bore 190.0 mm
TB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 160.0 mm
TB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 1356.0 mm
UB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 170.0 mm
UB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 1396.0 mm
Main System - Maximum Flow 734.0 L/min
Main System - Maximum Pressure - Normal 343.0 bar
Main System - Maximum Pressure - Swing 314.0 bar
Main System - Maximum Pressure - Travel 343.0 bar
Stick Cylinder - Stroke for ME Front 1758.0 mm
Stick Cylinder - Stroke for Reach Front 1778.0 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 35.5 L
Engine Oil 42.0 L
Swing Drive (each) 10.0 L
Final Drive (each) 15.0 L
Fuel Tank 705.0 L
Hydraulic system (including tank) 570.0 L
Hydraulic tank 262.0 L

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed 8.7 RPM
Swing Torque 149.0 kN·m


Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) - Standard Undercarriage (Fixed Gauge) 2
Number of Shoes (each side) - Standard Undercarriage (Fixed Gauge) 49
Number of Track Rollers (each side) - Standard Undercarriage (Fixed Gauge) 8

Working Ranges

Maximum Digging Depth 8.1 m
Maximum Reach 12.1 m


Standards Meets the standard ISO 10265:1998.


Standards Cab/FOGS meets ISO 10262.

C13 Engine with ACERT™ Technology

Built for power, reliability, economy and low emissions.


The 349D, equipped with the C13 with ACERT Technology provides 283 kW horsepower.


ACERT Technology is a differentiated technology that reduces emissions at the point of combustion. The technology capitalizes on Caterpillar’s proven leadership in three core engine systems: fuel, air and electronics.

Fuel System

The Cat® C13 features electronic controls that govern the mechanically actuated unit fuel injection (MEUI) system. MEUI provides the high-pressure required to deliver better fuel economy through finer fuel atomization and more complete combustion.

ADEM™ A4 Engine Controller

The ADEM™ A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery to get the best performance per liter of fuel used. The engine management system provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It tracks engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.


The Cat® C13 uses a wastegate turbocharger for improved performance.
  • The wastegate valve controls excessive engine boost pressure by allowing exhaust to bypass the exhaust-side turbine.
  • The wastegate also reduces turbine wear in high RPM; low load conditions and optimizes air and fuel delivery for peak engine performance.
  • The turbocharger increases the density of the air, enabling the engine to produce more power with few effects from altitude.

Low Sound and Vibration Levels

The engine mounts are rubber-isolating mounts matched with the engine package to provide optimum sound and vibration reduction. Further noise reduction has been achieved through design changes to the isolated top cover, oil pan, multiple injection strategy, insulated timing cover, sculpted crankcase.

Air Cleaner

The radial seal air filter features a double-layered filter core for more efficient filtration and is located in a compartment behind the cab. A warning is displayed on the monitor when dust accumulates above a preset level.


Cat® hydraulics deliver power and precise control to keep material moving.

Pilot System

The pilot pump is independent from the main pumps and controls the front linkage, swing and travel operations. The pilot control valve operation is proportional to control lever movement, delivering outstanding controllability.

Component Layout

The component location and hydraulic system design provide the highest level of system efficiency. The main pumps, control valve and hydraulic tank are located as close to each other as possible. This design makes it possible to use shorter tubes and lines between components, reducing friction losses and pressure drops.

Hydraulic Cross-Sensing System

The hydraulic cross sensing system utilizes each of two hydraulic pumps to 100 percent of engine power under all operating conditions. This improves productivity with faster implement speeds and quicker, stronger pivot turns.

Boom and Stick Regeneration Circuits

A hydraulically operated stick regeneration circuit saves energy and improves multi-function performance during the stick-in operation. New on the 349D, the boom regeneration circuit is operated electrically, and this system is managed by the machine ECM. The system improves cycle times and fuel efficiency, increasing your productivity and reducing operating costs.

Boom and Swing Priority

The hydraulic system on the 349D provides automatic priority function for boom-up and swing operations eliminating the need for work mode buttons. When the boom or swing lever is activated, the system automatically assigns priority based on operator demand.

Hydraulic Cylinder Snubbers

Snubbers are located at the rod-end of the boom cylinders and both ends of the stick cylinders to cushion shocks while reducing sound levels and extending component and structure life.

Operator Station

Designed for simple, easy operation, the 349D allows the operator to focus on production.

The spacious, quiet and comfortable operator station assures high productivity during a long work day.
  • Switches, dials and controls are conveniently located within easy reach of the operator.
  • The monitor is easy to see and helps maximize visibility.
  • The standard air suspension seats adjust to suit the operator’s size and weight.
  • The pressurized cab provides positive filtered ventilation and fresh or recirculated air can be selected.
  • Visibility is maximized with the elimination of window frames for all glass except the rear window. A large, polycarbonate skylight offers excellent upward visibility.

Hydraulic Activation Control Lever

For added safety, the hydraulic activation control lever must be in the operate position to activate the machine control functions.


The 349D uses pilot operated control levers positioned so the operator can operate with arms on the armrests. The vertical stroke is longer than the horizontal to reduce operator fatigue. Joysticks with integrated buttons and sliding switches control all implement and swing functions. The sliding switches modulate control for hydro-mechanical tools and help increase operator comfort and reduce fatigue.

Prestart Check and Monitor Display

Prior to starting the machine, the system checks for low engine oil, hydraulic oil and engine coolant fluid levels and will warn the operator through a color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor. The LCD monitor displays vital operating and performance information in 27 different languages for operator convenience.

Cab Exterior

The exterior design uses thick steel tubing along the bottom perimeter of the cab, improving the resistance of fatigue and vibration. This design allows the FOGS to be bolted directly to the cab, at the factory or as an attachment later, enabling the machine to meet specifications and job site requirements.

Cab Mounts

The cab shell is attached to the frame with viscous rubber cab mounts, which dampen vibrations and sound levels while enhancing operator comfort.


Durable undercarriage absorbs stresses and provides excellent stability.

Undercarriage Options

The 349D comes standard with a grease lubricated track called GLT4. The track links are assembled and sealed with grease to decrease internal bushing wear, reduce travel noise, and lower operating costs by extending service life. Track with Positive Pin Retention 2 (PPR2) and heavy duty idlers are available as attachments on the 349D. The PPR2 prevents loosening of the track pin from the track link and the heavy duty idler is designed for extended life. Both options are ideal for extreme applications such as working on blasted rock or those that require a large amount of travel.

Travel Motors

Two-speed axial piston hydraulic motors provide the 349D drive power and speed selection. When the high-speed position is selected, the machine automatically changes between computer-controlled high and low speeds depending on drawbar-pull requirements.

Straight-line Travel Circuit

The straight-line travel circuit is incorporated into the hydraulic system, which maintains low-speed, straight-line travel, even when operating the front linkage.

Final Drive

The final drives are a three-stage planetary reduction. This design results in a complete drive/brake unit that is compact and delivers excellent performance and reliability.

Track Guards

The idler guard and bolt-on center guard are standard equipment. They help maintain track alignment while traveling or working on slopes. For applications that require additional track protection or alignment, optional full length guards are available.

Booms, Sticks and Linkage

Designed for maximum flexibility to keep productivity and efficiency high on all jobs.

Front Linkage Attachments

Three lengths of booms and five types of sticks are available, offering a range of configurations suitable for a wide variety of application conditions.

Boom Construction

The 349D booms have large cross-sections and internal baffle plates to provide long life durability. Forged steel is used in critical high-load areas such as the boom-foot and boom cylinder connection.

6.9 m Reach Boom

The Reach boom is designed to balance reach, digging force bucket capacity, offering a wide range of applications as digging, loading and trenching.

6.55 m Mass Excavation Boom

The Mass boom is designed to provide maximum digging forces, bucket capacity and truck loading productivity. The mass boom comes with two stick options for further job site versatility.

Stick Construction

The 349D sticks are made of high-tensile strength steel, use a large box section design, interior baffle plates and an additional bottom guard to provide years of service under the most demanding applications.

Power Link

The 349D power link improves durability, increases machine-lifting capability in key lifting positions, and is easier to use compared to the previous lift bar designs.


The 349D structural components are the backbone of the machine’s durability.


The carbody utilizes a columnless design that allows the swing bearing to be directly mounted on the top plate for excellent rigidity and strength. The advanced carbody design stands up to the toughest applications.
  • Modified H-shaped, box-section carbody provides excellent resistance to torsional bending.
  • Robot-welded track roller frames with fabricated U-section design.
  • Robot welding ensures consistent, high-quality welds throughout the manufacturing process.

Upper Frame

The rugged main frame is designed for maximum durability. Robot welding is used for consistent, high-quality welds. The main channels are box sections connected by a large diameter tube in the boom foot area to improve rigidity and strength. The outer frame utilizes curved side rails for rigidity against bending and torsional loads.

Track Roller Frame

Uses a press-formed, pentagonal section for the track frame that is robot-welded for weld consistency and quality. The track frame has been designed so that the top of the track frame has a steep angle to help prevent accumulation of mud and debris.

Applications and Systems Match

The 349D is designed for matched performance with Cat Articulated Trucks.

Wide Range of Front End Attachments

The ability to select different front-end attachments provides adaptability for a wide range of job conditions in a variety of applications such as construction, mining, or quarry. Depending on the front-end configuration, and material density, the 349D can be matched with the 730 to 740 articulated trucks. Additionally, systems match offers versatility in job set-up whether top loading or same level truck loading.

Optimum Pass Match Design

Five to six passes under two minutes, matched to the Cat 735, gives you maximum system production at the lowest cost per ton of material moved.

Maximum Availability

New standards for durability and reliability help ensure that your loading system has more uptime, operates efficiently and provides lasting value and high resale.

Work Tools

The 349D has an extensive selection of buckets and work tools to optimize machine performance.

Work Tools

Choose from a variety of work tools such as hammers, shears, pulverizers, compactors, multiprocessors, sorting grapples and couplers. Ask your Cat dealer for information on attachments or special configurations.


Several type of buckets can be offered to best suit your application.

Excavation (X)

Digs and loads soft to medium materials such as clay and earth. Features weld on tip adapters, wear resistant steel alloy cutting edge and wear plates, and high grade steel sidebars.

Mass Excavation (MX)

For digging in low-impact, moderately abrasive materials such as dirt, loam, gravel and clay. Large tip radius optimizes bucket capacity for easy-to-penetrate soils. Lighter structures decrease load time and increase the weight that can be lifted. Pre-drilled sidebars for optional sidecutters. Largest bucket capacities.

Extreme Service Excavation (EX)

Digs and loads compact/abrasive materials like earth/rock, sand/clay, sand/gravel, coal, chalk and low abrasion ores. Features bigger ground engaging tools, plus all wear resistant steel alloy cutting edge, wear plates and sidebars.

Cat Ground Engaging Tools (GET)

Cat® K Series™ GET is featured on the 349D buckets. The K Series™ system uses a vertical retainer, which is easier to remove and install than the old Cat J Series pin. There are a variety of teeth, sidecutters, and sidebar protectors to match operating conditions.
  • The teeth are designed to be extremely aggressive and offer excellent penetration.
  • The sidecutter design is aggressive in trenching applications, improving efficiency and bucket payload.

Service Life

Cat® buckets increase service life and reduce repair costs.
  • Dual radius design for increased life and reduced wear.
  • Robot welding of hinge assembly for increased weld penetration and longer life.
  • Incorporates the aggressive and easier to install K Series™ GET system.
  • High strength and heat-treated steel that exceeds T-1 in high wear areas.

Designed for Safety

Cat machines are designed to keep operators and job sites safe.


An optional rear vision camera and work area vision system can be installed improving safety for the operator, as well as other machines and personnel working around the excavator.

Safe Access

Handrails and anti-slip surfaces are designed for safe access on and off Cat machines. Daily maintenance service checks are easily accessible at ground level. An emergency escape is accessed through the rear window.

Safety Alarm

If an abnormality occurs, the warning information window is displayed on the monitor. If the abnormality is urgent, the master light blinks and an alarm activates, alerting the operator to take immediate action.

Cleaner for the Environment

Caterpillar has long invested in technology, products and services that reduce the impact of earthmoving equipment on the environment.


With ACERT Technology to lower emissions, the C13 engine improves maintenance costs through less engine wear and less oil consumption. This engine can use up to B30 biodiesel to further reduce emissions on the job site.

Fuel Management

A fuel consumption display allows the operator to monitor their fuel consumption. Three Power Management Modes allow the operator to select a mode for optimal performance with lower fuel consumption.


Extended service and maintenance intervals increase machine availability and reduce the frequency of fluid handling. Cat HEES™ biodegradable hydraulic oil is fully decomposed by soil or water microorganisms for a cleaner job site.

Cat Reman Parts

We recycle used products into “like-new” Cat Reman products that offer the same performance and quality as new parts at a fraction-of-new price. Environmentally reconditioned reman parts are available for this machine.

Service and Maintenance

Simplified service and maintenance save you time and money.

Extended Service Intervals

Extended service and maintenance intervals increase machine availability. The maintenance intervals for engine oil and engine oil filter have been extended to 500 hours.

Capsule Filter

The hydraulic return filters are located in the hydraulic tank. The filter elements are removable without spilling hydraulic oil.

Pilot Hydraulic System Filter

Pilot hydraulic system filter keeps contaminants from the pilot system and is located in the pump compartment.

Radial Seal Main Air Cleaner

Radial seal main air cleaner with precleaner has a double-layered filter element for more efficient filtration. No tools are required to change the element.

Fuel-Water Separator

The water separator has a primary fuel filter element and is located in the air cleaner compartment for easy access from the ground.

Service Points

Service points are centrally located with easy access to facilitate routine maintenance.

Oil Sample and Pressure Ports

Oil sample and pressure ports provide easy checking of machine condition and are standard on every machine.

Greasing Points

A concentrated remote greasing block on the boom delivers grease to hard-to-reach locations.

Complete Customer Support

Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

The Right Machine for Your Business

Your Cat dealer will guide you through your machine selection process, helping you choose the right machine for your specific industry and applications.

The Most Attractive Finance Package from Cat Financial

Cat Financial specialises in equipment financing and has a reputation as a trusted partner. Whatever your business, your Cat dealer and Cat Financial offer a range of flexible, highly competitive financial solutions for new Cat machines, making it faster and easier to obtain the Cat equipment you need.

The Most Cost-Effective Cat Customer Support Agreement

Cat Customer Support Agreements are the most effective way of running your machine at peak performance and eliminating the risk, cost, disruption and loss of revenue caused by unscheduled downtime.

The Most Beneficial Cat Warranty

The warranty coverage from your Cat dealer is backed by the worldwide resources of Caterpillar and is specifically designed to provide the highest levels of repair cost protection for Cat machines. This comprehensive coverage will enhance and sustain your entire ownership experience and provide complete peace of mind. Cat experts are always available to help you make the decisions that are best for your business.
  • Power Train
    •  52° C cooling capability
    •  Cat extended life coolant
    •  Automatic engine speed control
    •  Cat C13 diesel engine
    •  Variable speed fan
    •  Power management system
    •  Economy mode
    •  Radial seal air filter with double element
    •  Electric priming pump
    •  Secondary engine shut-off switch
    •  Water separator in fuel line
  • Undercarriage
    •  Idler and center section track guiding guards
    •  Towing eye on base frame
    •  Grease lubricated track
  • Electrical
    •  75 Amp alternator
    •  Horn, signal/warning
    •  Light, storage box mounted (Halogen, one)
  • Operator Environment
    •  Cab
    •  Monitor
    •  Neutral lever for all controls
    •  Pedal
    •  Seat
  • Cab
    • Monitor
      • Neutral lever for all controls
        • Pedal
          • Seat
            • Guards
              •  Bottom guard, includes swivel guard
            • Other Standard Equipment
              •  Automatic swing parking brake
              •  Cat data link with E/T use capability
              •  Cat one key security system
              •  Counterweight with lifting hook, without removal device
              •  Door locks and cap locks
              •  High performance hydraulic return filter
              •  Mirrors, rearview (frame-right, cab-left)
              •  Product Link ready
              •  Regeneration circuit for boom and stick
              •  Reverse swing damping valve
              •  Boom drift reducing valve
              •  Stick drift reducing valve
              •  Two speed auto-shift travel
              •  Stell firewall between engine and pump compartment
            • Automatic swing parking brake
              • Cat data link with E/T use capability
                • Cat one key security system
                  • Counterweight with lifting hook, without removal device
                    • Door locks and cap locks
                      • High performance hydraulic return filter
                        • Mirrors, rearview (frame-right, cab-left)
                          • Product Link ready
                            • Regeneration circuit for boom and stick
                              • Reverse swing damping valve
                                • Boom drift reducing valve
                                  • Stick drift reducing valve
                                    • Two speed auto-shift travel
                                      • Stell firewall between engine and pump compartment
                                        • Engine
                                          •  Precleaner
                                          •  Starting kit, cold weather, -32° C
                                          •  Terminal, jump start
                                        • Front Linkage
                                          •  Booms
                                          •  Buckets (see bucket pages)
                                          •  Sticks
                                        • Guards
                                          •  Falling Object, for cab
                                          •  Front Windshield
                                          •  Track guiding, full length
                                        • Falling Object, for cab
                                          • Front Windshield
                                            • Track guiding, full length
                                              • Hydraulics
                                                •  Auxiliary boom lines
                                                •  Auxiliary stick lines
                                                •  Control, single action
                                                •  Circuit, cooling
                                                •  Control, combined
                                                •  Control, medium pressure
                                                •  Pedal, tool modulation
                                                •  Quick coupler universal circuit
                                                •  Tool selection (via monitor 10 tools)
                                              • Auxiliary boom lines
                                                • Auxiliary stick lines
                                                  • Control, single action
                                                    • Circuit, cooling
                                                      • Control, combined
                                                        • Control, medium pressure
                                                          • Pedal, tool modulation
                                                            • Quick coupler universal circuit
                                                              • Tool selection (via monitor 10 tools)
                                                                • Operator Station
                                                                  •  Joysticks
                                                                  •  Radio, AM/FM radio mounted in right hand console
                                                                  •  Radio ready mounting at rear location including 24V to 12V converter
                                                                  •  Seat
                                                                  •  Sun Screen
                                                                • Undercarriage
                                                                  •  Fixed Gauge or Variable Gauge
                                                                  •  Idler, heavy duty
                                                                  •  Track, GLT4
                                                                  •  Track, PPR2
                                                                • Fixed Gauge or Variable Gauge
                                                                  • Idler, heavy duty
                                                                    • Track, GLT4
                                                                      • Track, PPR2
                                                                        • Other Optional Equipment
                                                                          •  Converters, 7 amp-12V (one or two)
                                                                          •  Product Link
                                                                          •  Rearview Camera
                                                                          •  Security System, Machine (MSS)
                                                                          •  WAVS Camera ready

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