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The Caterpillar 302.5C compact hydraulic excavator replaces the 302.5 and features 10 percent more bucket digging force and 10 percent more stick digging force than the previous model. The new excavator has an 8-percent increase in engine power, reaching18.6 horsepower. The 302.5C retains the variable displacement hydraulic pump. Operating weight of the excavator is 6,283 pounds when equipped with a cab and 6,052 pounds with a canopy. For ventilation, the cab has a retractable front window that can be stowed in the roof space with a gas strut assisted linkage. Air conditioning is available on the 302.5C.