Caterpillar 305e2 Cr

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The CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR: An Overview

The CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR is a robust and reliable excavator suitable for various applications. It is an excellent choice for construction, industrial sites, landscaping, and agricultural projects. This machine is designed to be highly versatile, offering the user a wide range of features and options. Having a time delay capability safety and security anti-theft system.


Model Price$88,000
Daily rental price$465
Half day rental price$233
Weekly rental price$1,595
Operating weight (pounds)11200
Maintenance cost per hour$9
Monthly maintenance cost$792
Fuel cost per month$0
Hourly fuel consumption (gallons)0
Monthly financing payments (new)$0
Monthly financing payments (used)$0

The CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR has an operating weight of 11200 pounds, making it an excellent choice for larger projects. It has a maximum digging depth of 11 feet and a maximum reach of 16 feet, allowing it to handle various tasks. The 305E2 CR is powered by a Cat C3.3B engine, which provides reliable and efficient performance.


Engine Model: Cat® C2.4

Net Power: 40.20 hp

Rated Net Power: @ 2,200 rpm – ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269 40.20 hp

Note: The Cat C2.4 meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards for North America, EU Stage V emission standards for Europe, and Tier 4 Interim emission standards for all other regions.

Maintenance and Fuel Costs

The estimated monthly maintenance costs for the CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR are approximately $200 to $300.

This cost includes regular inspections and repairs as needed. The estimated monthly fuel cost is around $800 to $1000, depending on the usage. The hourly fuel cost estimation is around $30 to $40.


Operating Weight: 11443.00 lb

Weight – Canopy, Standard Stick 10970.00 lb

*Weight includes counterweight, rubber tracks, track rollers, bucket, operator, full fuel, and auxiliary lines.


Travel Speed - High: 2.70 mile/h

Travel Speed - Low: 1.70 mile/h


Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (186 bar/2,734 psi): 21.10 gal/min

Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary (174 bar/2,524 psi): 6.60 gal/min


Boom Height - Shipping Position: 69.00 in

Boom In Reach: 93.00 in

Dig Depth: 129.00 in

Maximum Blade Depth: 22.00 in

Maximum Blade Height: 16.00 in

Maximum Dig Height: 207.00 in

Maximum Dump Clearance: 129.00 in

Maximum Reach: 220.00 in

Maximum Reach - Ground Level: 210.00 in

Price and Rental Options

The CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR has an MSRP of $87999.71. This price is subject to change depending on the configuration and options selected.

Rental options are available for those who need the 305E2 CR for a short-term project. The cost to rent the 305E2 CR for a day is $465; for a half day, it is $233; and for a week, it is $1595.

Demand hydraulic system

Digging Force - Bucket: 10050.00 lb

Type: Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump


Stick Length - Standard: 52.00 in


The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system includes 1.0 kg of refrigerant, with a CO2 equivalent of 1.4 metric tonnes.

Maximum auxiliary circuit

What is the Caterpillar 305E2 CR?

The Caterpillar 305E2 CR is a compact radius excavator designed to easily tackle various excavation tasks. Its compact design makes it ideal for working in tight spaces, making it a popular choice for construction projects in urban areas.

The Role of the Auxiliary Circuit

The auxiliary circuit in the Caterpillar 305E2 CR plays a crucial role in expanding its functionality. This hydraulic system allows you to connect various attachments to the excavator, turning it into a multifunctional powerhouse.

Maximizing the Potential

Compatible Attachments

To unlock the full potential of the auxiliary circuit, it's essential to know which attachments are compatible. Caterpillar offers a range of attachments and automatic swing brakes, including:

Hydraulic Hammers

Hydraulic hammers are excellent for breaking down concrete or rock surfaces. They can be easily connected to the auxiliary circuit, allowing for precise and efficient demolition work.


Augers are perfect for drilling holes quickly and accurately. Whether you're working on a construction project that requires fence posts or planting trees, the auxiliary circuit can power the auger attachment efficiently.

Hydraulic Grapples 

Hydraulic grapples are versatile tools that can be used for various tasks, from material handling to sorting debris. With the Caterpillar 305E2 CR's auxiliary circuit, you can easily switch between grapple attachments, optimizing your workflow.


Trenchers are essential for digging precise trenches for utilities or irrigation systems. The auxiliary circuit's power ensures that the trencher attachment operates seamlessly, saving you time and effort on excavation projects.

Benefits of Maximizing the Auxiliary Circuit

Increased Efficiency 

You can significantly increase your work efficiency by utilizing the auxiliary circuit and its compatible attachments. Tasks that would have taken hours can now be completed in a fraction of the time, allowing you to take on more projects and increase your revenue.

Cost Savings 

Maximizing the Caterpillar 305E2 CR's auxiliary circuit saves time and reduces the need for additional machinery. This results in cost savings for your construction projects, as you won't have to invest in specialized equipment for various tasks.


The versatility offered by the auxiliary circuit means that you can adapt to different project requirements quickly. Whether it's demolition, drilling, or digging, the Caterpillar 305E2 CR can easily handle it all.

Tips for Maximizing Efficiency


Regular maintenance of the auxiliary circuit and its attachments is crucial for optimal performance. Ensure all components are in good condition, and replace worn-out parts promptly.

Operator Training

Proper training for the equipment operator is essential. They should be well-versed in connecting and using different attachments and fully understand the machine's capabilities.

Similar Models

If the CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR isn't suitable for your needs, several other models may work better.

Some similar models include the 305e2 cr mini CATERPILLAR 308E2 CR, the CATERPILLAR 349FL, the CATERPILLAR 312E LCR, the CATERPILLAR 304E2 CR, the CATERPILLAR 303.5E2 CR, and the CATERPILLAR 315F LCR.


The CATERPILLAR 305E2 CR is a robust and reliable excavator suitable for various applications. The Site Reference System included in the COMPASS monitor provides output from pitch and roll sensors to aid in grading and level trenching.

Its operating weight of 11200 pounds and maximum digging depth of 11 feet make it an excellent choice for larger projects. Have mirrors boom light and flow at 2,400 p.m.


The 305E2 CR has an MSRP of $87999.71, and rental options are available for those who need it for a short-term project. The estimated monthly maintenance and fuel costs are approximately $200 to $300 and $800 to $1000, respectively. Several other models may work better if the 305E2 CR needs to be corrected for your needs.

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