A Closer Look: Cat's New 330 Straight Boom Demolition Excavator

Caterpillar has expanded its demolition excavator line with the new Cat 330 Straight Boom excavator.

In this video, Jadon Kool, product application specialist for demolition and scrap, Caterpillar, gives an overview of the features of this new machine.

Quick specs:

  • Maximum pin height: 35’ 5” — sufficient to demo’ a three-story building and 8 feet higher than the standard 330
  • Maximum reach at ground level: 36’ 9”
  • Cat C7.1 engine rated at 275 hp.
  • Three power modes: Smart, Power and Eco
  • Operating weight:  67,200 lbs.
  • Counterweight: 14,800 lbs.

The 330 SB is matched to a number of demolition tools including hammers, multi-processors, grapples, pulverizers and quick couplers, including the MP324 jaw and HCS80 coupler shown in the video.

Other demolition-specific features include additional guarding and P5A laminated glass on the front and top windows, a washer and wiper on the top glass, a sloped track frame and protected undercarriage to reduce debris buildup and medium-pressure and quick-coupler circuits to meet the needs of a wide range of attachments. The boom, stick and frame are reinforced and the bucket cylinder has a guard. Cat Payload technology is standard when the 330 SB is equipped with a bucket. Cat Payload for Grapples is an option and can prevent over- and under-loading trucks on demolition projects, the same as it does for traditional excavation. A straight travel pedal is standard; joystick steering is an available option.

The 330 SB can be used for excavating and offers a dig depth of 19 feet 1 inch. All machine controls are positioned in front of the operator in the next generation cab and can be customized using the 10” touchscreen monitor. That same monitor displays feeds from the standard rear- and right-side-view cameras—a 360-degree camera view is optional—as is information from the Cat Grade with 2D when excavating. Other technologies include VisionLink, Cat Product Link, Remote Troubleshoot and Cat Command to provide remote processes including excavator operation, management of production targets, diagnostics and gathering of operational data.

Kool points out that Caterpillar worked to keep the total weight of the machine to a level where the excavator plus a coupler and an attachment could be hauled on a single trailer with no need for special permitting in most circumstances.

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