Cat Mini Excavators

Small But Mighty

More than a weekend warrior, the Cat® Mini Excavator is your hero. This mighty machine can fit in small spaces and tight budgets. Compact sizes range from 28” to 70” wide for unbeatable performance. Deliver maximum versatility with a wide range of work tool attachments.



Cat Mini Excavators Fit Your Backyard, Business & Budget

Our smallest mini excavators – those weighing less than three (3) tons – are the perfect solution for landscaping, utility, and construction projects where you have a very limited amount of space or the access points are very narrow. With widths as small as 28 inches, Cat Mini Excavators are compact enough to fit where you need them, but powerful enough to get the job done on time and on budget.


Regardless of the size, Caterpillar designs machines to last. Cat Mini Excavators are no exception. The machines provide reliable performance, day in and day out, easily handling even the toughest jobs. Because these mini excavators only weigh 2000 to 8000 pounds, they can be taken from jobsite to jobsite with little to no hassle. Our Next Generation Mini Excavators also lower the total ownership costs by 15% when compared to previous models and deliver up to 20% more performance compared to the competition.


Cat Mini Excavators have a variety of work tool attachment options, such as buckets, hammers and more. That means one mini excavator turns into a virtual fleet of machines for your business. And because the Cat Mini Excavators have been designed with the customer in mind, the work tool attachments are easy to switch in and out between applications.


Using the convenient daily maintenance checkpoints on your mini excavator ensures it’s in prime condition to complete any task. Engine and hydraulic hoods are simple to open and offer outstanding visibility and convenience to check points. 500 hour engine oil and filter change periods reduce operating costs and machine downtime. Easy access to the engine oil check and fill, vertically mounted engine oil filter, starter motor and alternator, as well as the radiator and oil cooler all result in simplified cleaning and reduced maintenance times.


Track Width: 27.96 in.
Tail Swing Radius: 28.92 in.
Net Power: 13 HP
Operating Weight: 2061 lbs
Max. Dig Depth: 68.16 in.
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301.7 CR

Track Width: 39 in. retracted
Tail Swing Radius: 25.6 in.
Net Power: 21 HP
Operating Weight: 4222 lbs
Max. Dig Depth: 100 in.

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302.7 CR

Track Width: 61.8 in.
Tail Swing Radius: 30.5 in.
Net Power: 23.6 HP
Operating Weight: 6725 lbs
Max. Dig Depth: 106.7 in.

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303 CR

Track Width: 61 in.
Tail Swing Radius: 33.3 in.
Net Power: 23.6 HP
Operating Weight: 7817 lbs
Max. Dig Depth: 116.1 in.

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303.5 CR

Track Width: 70.1 in.
Tail Swing Radius: 35 in.
Net Power: 23.6 HP
Operating Weight: 9239 lbs
Max. Dig Depth: 122.4 in.

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Have more questions about <3 ton Cat Mini Excavators? Contact us or call us at 1.800.937.2326.

*Offer valid from July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022 on new Cat® Mini Excavators models 300.9, 301.7 CR, 302.7 CR, 303 CR, 303.5 CR machines sold by Cashman Equipment. Purchase and delivery must occur during offer period. Offer subject to machine availability and credit approval by Cat Financial. Not all customers will qualify. Payments based on 36-month loan. Payments do not include taxes, freight, set-up, delivery, document fees, inspections, additional options, or attachments. The credit of up to $500 USD can only be applied towards the purchase of a qualifying Cat Customer Value Agreement (CVA). Amount of the credit cannot exceed the price of qualifying CVA. CVA must include 1-year preventive maintenance parts kit, TA1 annual inspection, signed CVA contract and Product Link™. Amount of credit towards CVA is the same for all models. In some areas, EPP might be sold separately from the CVA. Offer may change without prior notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Contact Cashman Equipment for details.