A 13.5-ton excavator that takes on a 20-tonweight class
Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, launched the powerful hydraulic excavator, Cat 313D2L. The machine, manufactured at the Tiruvallur facility, hasunmatched versatility, improved controllability, easy operation and a comfortable redesigned operator station. It makes the Cat 313D2L an exceptional hydraulic excavator in this category.
The compact design of the machine utilizes short tubes and lines, reducing friction and pressure drops thus resulting in more efficiency with less power consumption.With a powerful, efficient CatC4.4 mechanical engine and highly efficient hydraulics system, the Cat 313D2 L provides excellent machine performance with low fuel consumption. Equipped with a ground breaking 0.76m3 Heavy Duty bucket, the 313D2L provides 7 percent more fuel efficiency than its predecessor, the 313D2.
“This 13.5-ton excavator is the next big thing for Caterpillar India. Performance test results show the machine competes with the20-ton offering in the market. Today the industry dictates the use of 20-ton excavators in certain jobs which can be completed by the Cat 313D2 L. A few customers have already replaced their 20-ton excavator with this new model which does more work with less investment, less fuel and lower maintenance to save money for the customer,” said Gurman Reen, Sales Director for Caterpillar India. “This offering we believe will rewrite the rules of construction jobs across the country.” “The Cat 313D2 L, now manufactured in India, will shorten delivery times and become more affordable to the Indian customer,” said V Chandrasekar, Managing Director and CEO of Gmmco.“Our specialized sales force will be consulting with customers to position the right machine for the right job and our wide distribution network is positioned to swiftly cater to the customer’s product support needs. We offer a wide variety of customer service agreements and extended warranty offers during launch, which will cater to unique customer needs and protect the customer’s investment.”
In addition to that, the machine’s U.S. EPA Tier 3/EU Stage IIIA equivalent engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 that meets ASTM 6751 standards. The machine’s highly efficient hydraulic pumps deliver optimal power to outlast challenging applications. “The Cat 313D2L is a must-buy for anyone in road construction for its low fuel consumption, high productivity, easy transportation and easy maintenance,” said Subodh Singh, partner at ABC Associates.