Cat® 326F Hydraulic Excavator: All The Production. A Lot Less Consumption Cat® 326F Hydraulic Excavator: All The Production. A Lot Less Consumption
Cat® 326F Hydraulic Excavator at Work Fine Grading Cat® 326F Hydraulic Excavator at Work Fine Grading


Engine ModelCat C7.1 ACERT
Net Flywheel Power200 HP (149 kW)
Bore4.13 in (105 mm)
Stroke5.31 in (135 mm)
The 326F L is built to keep your production numbers high and your owning and operating costs low. The machine's C7.1 ACERTâ„¢ engine and state-of-the-art hydraulic system seamlessly work together so you can move tons of material all day long with tremendous speed, precision, and efficiency.


Engine ModelCat C7.1 ACERT
Net Flywheel Power200 HP (149 kW)
Bore4.13 in (105 mm)
Stroke5.31 in (135 mm)
Displacement428 in³ (7.01 l)
Gross Power - SAE J1995204 HP (152 kW)
Net Power - SAE J1349200 HP (149 kW)
Operating Weight66250 lb (30050 kg)
Minimum Operating Weight*56770 lb (25750 kg)
Shipping Height*10.58 ft (3220 mm)
Shipping Length33 ft (10060 mm)
Tail Swing Radius9.83 ft (3000 mm)
Swing Speed9 r/min (9 r/min)
Swing Torque54137 ft·lbf (73.4 kN·m)
Maximum Drawbar Pull50807 lbf (226 kN)
Maximum Travel Speed3.3 mile/h (5.3 km/h)
Main System - Maximum Flow - Total134 gal/min (508 l/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Heavy Lift5511 psi (38000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Normal5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Swing3973 psi (27400 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5366 psi (37000 kPa)
Pilot System - Maximum Flow5.4 gal/min (20.5 l/min)
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure595 psi (4100 kPa)
Fuel Tank Capacity137.4 gal (US) (520 l)
Cooling System7.9 gal (US) (30 l)
Final Drive - Each1.6 gal (US) (6 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank75.3 gal (US) (285 l)
Hydraulic Tank46.2 gal (US) (175 l)
Engine Oil - With Filter6.3 gal (US) (24 l)
Swing Drive - Each2.3 gal (US) (9 l)
ISO 6395 - Spectator Noise103 dB(A) (103 dB(A))
ISO 6396 - Operator Noise (Closed)71 dB(A) (71 dB(A))
Cab Height - With Top Guard10.5 ft (3190 mm)
Counterweight Clearance**3.5 ft (1060 mm)
Ground Clearance1.42 ft (440 mm)
Length - Center of Rollers12.58 ft (3830 mm)
Note (1)*Including shoe lug height.
Note (2)**Without shoe lug height.
Track Gauge8.5 ft (2590 mm)
Track Length15.25 ft (4640 mm)
Transport Width - 600 mm (24 in) Shoes10.5 ft (3190 mm)
Transport Width - 790 mm (31 in) Shoes11.08 ft (3380 mm)
Engine RPM - Operation1600 r/min (1600 r/min)
Engine RPM - Rating1800 r/min (1800 r/min)
Maximum Operating Weight**66250 lb (30050 kg)
Note (1)*5.9 m (19'4") Reach Boom, R2.5CB1 (8'2") Stick, 600 mm (24") TG Shoes, 4.0 mt (4.4 t) Counterweight, 1.76 m3 (2.30 yd3) Bucket.
Note (2)**10.2 m (33'6") SLR Boom, 7.85 m (25'9") Stick, 790 mm (31") TG Shoes, 6.75 mt (7.4 t) Counterweight, 0.53 m3 (0.70 yd3) Bucket.
DEF Tank10.8 gal (US) (41 l)
Maximum Cutting Height31.75 ft (9690 mm)
Maximum Digging Depth22.33 ft (6810 mm)
Maximum Loading Height24.42 ft (7450 mm)
Maximum Reach - Ground Level33.17 ft (10110 mm)
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth17.42 ft (5300 mm)
Minimum Loading Height7.92 ft (2410 mm)
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8'0") Level Bottom21.75 ft (6640 mm)

Benefits and Features

  • Smooth multi-function control is built in for easy operation.
  • The Heavy Lift mode increases maximum pressure, reducing engine speed and pump flow to improve controllability.
  • The emissions package works behind the scenes and won't interrupt the job process.

  • The C7.1 ACERT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV emission standards, and the diesel particulate filter requires no maintenance.
  • Integrated electronics, fuel, air, and aftertreatment reduce fuel consumption and emissions and extend service intervals.
  • The machine can run on up to B20 biodiesel fuel when blended with ultra-low-sulfur diesel for fuel-saving flexibility.
  • Three power modes – high, standard, and eco – help manage fuel consumption.
  • Automatic engine speed control lowers rpm based on load for reduced fuel consumption.

  • Utility and finishing work are fast and flawless with a Cat® compactor, thumb, finishing bucket or tilt bucket.
  • Demolition work is easy with a Cat hammer, grapple, shear, or multi-processor.
  • Couplers let you swap between attachments in seconds without leaving the cab.

  • Product Link™/VisionLink® connects owners to their equipment, providing access to machine location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes.
  • Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope helps operators work more productively and accurately with less rework.

  • Routine maintenance items like grease points and fluid taps are reachable at ground level.
  • The service door design helps prevent debris entry, and doors latch in place to enhance ease of service.
  • The cooling system adjusts to make maintenance easy.

  • The full-size roll-over protective structure (ROPS) certified cab is quiet and comfortable.
  • Automatic climate control helps maintain consistent cab temperature.
  • Joystick consoles and armrests are adjustable.
  • Seats are adjustable and feature air suspension and heated and cooled options.
  • LED monitor is easy to navigate and programmable in 44 languages.
  • Drink holders, storage areas, and auxiliary power outlets offer added convenience.

  • The large swing bearing is secured with elongated bolts to help handle the most swing-intensive work.
  • Abrasion-resistant Cat XT™-6 hose can stand up to high pressures over the long haul.
  • Booms and sticks are built for long service.
  • Box-section structures with multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings are used in high-stress areas.
  • Greased track link between pins and bushings increases undercarriage life and reduces noise.