The Caterpillar homepages features details on the new Cat 314D CR and 314D LCR (long undercarriage) hydraulic excavators.
According to Caterpillar, these compact-radius models build on the valued attributes of their C-Series predecessors with a new fuel-efficient Cat C4.2 ACERT engine, more hydraulic power, expanded work-tool versatility, a spacious new operator station and a new intermediate-length stick. The 90-horsepower (67 kW), 14-metric-ton machines have the features to cut operating costs, boost production, increase machine potential and to keep operators comfortable and confident.
The new C4.2 engine complies with U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage 3A emissions regulations and offers significant potential for fuel savings. Caterpillar estimates fuel consumption for the new 314D CR/LCR models, working in typical applications, to be 5 percent less (compared with C-Series models), and as much as 10 percent less when performing light-duty applications in Economy Mode (selected via the in-cab monitor). Electronically controlled regeneration circuits save energy and fuel during boom-down and stick-in operations.
If the jobsite requires a falling object guard or windshield screen, these attachments bolt directly and easily to the cab. An optional Machine Security System uses an electronically coded key to deter theft and vandalism, or to limit machine use to specific individuals and specific times