Caterpillar’s new 300.9D VPS mini excavator works on diesel or electric power

Updated Jul 2, 2016

Caterpillar Cat 300.9D VPS mini excavator

Caterpillar has introduced a new version of its smallest mini excavator, the 300.9D, that allows the machine to operate on either diesel or electric power.

The 300.9D VPS (Versatile Power System) can work using the power of its 13-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine, or electricity, when connected to its remote hydraulic power unit.

Cat says the new machine can be rented by itself for regular applications, or with the power unit when a job requires low noise or zero emissions, such as indoor or confined space applications.

The Cat 300.9D VPS is similar to the Wacker Neuson 803e, which is part of that company’s growing line of electrically-powered equipment.

Full specs are below.

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