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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.

385C / 385C L Large Hydraulic Excavator

High level of sustained production, mass excavation and truck loading performance, improved reliability and durability increase your productivity and lower your operating costs.

  • Specification Summary

  • Engine Model C18 ACERT
  • Net Flywheel Power 390 kW
  • Net Power - ISO 9249 390 kW
  • Net Power - SAE J1349 390 kW

Product Details


Engine Model C18 ACERT
Net Flywheel Power 390 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 390 kW
Net Power - SAE J1349 390 kW
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 390 kW
Bore 145 mm
Stroke 171 mm
Displacement 18.1 l


Operating Weight 88300 kg
Operating Weight - Standard Undercarriage 88300 kg

Operating Specifications

Maximum Reach - Ground Level 17.2 m
Maximum Digging Depth 11.75 m
Bucket Digging Force 287 kN
Stick Digging Force 246 kN
Maximum Bucket Capacity 3.8 m³
Nominal Bucket Weight 3085 kg
Bucket Digging Force - Normal 287 kN


Standard with Long Undercarriage 900 mm
Optional for Long Undercarriage 750 mm
Number of Shoes - Each Side - Long Undercarriage 51
Number of Track Rollers - Each Side - Long Undercarriage 9
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side 3

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed 6.5 r/min
Swing Torque 260 kN·m


Maximum Travel Speed 4.4 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull - Long Undercarriage 592 kN

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow - Total 980 l/min
Swing System - Maximum Flow 450 l/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Normal 32000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Heavy Lift 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing 26000 kPa
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 90 l/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 4120 kPa
Boom Cylinder - Bore 210 mm
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 1967 mm
Stick Cylinder - Bore 220 mm
Stick Cylinder - Stroke 2262 mm
HB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 200 mm
HB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 1451 mm
JB Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 220 mm
JB Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 1586 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 1240 l
Cooling System 101 l
Engine Oil 65 l
Swing Drive - Each 19 l
Final Drive - Each 21 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 995 l
Hydraulic Tank 810 l

Sound Performance

Performance ANSI/SAE J1166 OCT98


Brakes SAE J1026 APR90
Cab/FOGS SAE J1356 FEB88 ISO10262


Transport Width 3840 mm


The Cat® C18 has state-of-the-art ACERT® technology to meet emission regulations with exceptional performance capabilities, fuel efficiency and proven reliability.

Environmentally Responsible Design

Quieter operation, lower engine emissions, less fluid disposal and cleaner service can help you meet or exceed worldwide regulations and protect the environment.

Application and System Match

The 385C and 385C L are designed for tough applications. They are optimally matched to load the Cat 771D and 773E trucks.


Proportional Priority Pressure Compensated (PPPC) system with state-of-the-art electronic control ensures hydraulic system efficiency and excellent productivity.

Operator Station

An all-new cab provides improved visibility and comfort. The new monitor is a full-color graphical display with enhanced functionality to provide simple, comprehensive machine interface.

Electronic Control System

ADEMª A4 maximizes fuel efficiency and performance by maintaining the optimum balance between engine speed and hydraulic demand.


Cat designed excavator is stable, durable and low maintenance. The is a long, variable gauge type for good machine stability and transportability.


Caterpillar design and manufacturing techniques assure outstanding durability and service life from these important components and using thicker plates at the boom foot area to improve rigidity.


More productive. Faster cycle times for truck loading and rock scraping. Maintains optimum hammering frequency for effective, steady productivity.

Booms, Sticks and Linkage

Caterpillar excavator booms and sticks are built for performance and long service life. Three types of booms and five sticks are available, offering a range of configurations suitable for a wide variety of applications. All booms and sticks are stress relieved.

Buckets, Quick Coupler, Work Tools

A variety of work tools, including buckets, couplers, hammers, crushers, pulverizers, multiprocessors, shears and grapples are available through Cat Work Tools.

Service and Maintenance

Fast, easy service has been designed in with extended service intervals, advanced filtration, convenient filter access and user-friendly electronic diagnostics for increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs.

Complete Customer Support

Your Cat dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up under a customer support agreement when you purchase your equipment. The dealer will help you choose a plan that can cover everything from machine and attachment selection to replacement.

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