336 Hydraulic Excavator

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Net Power - ISO 9249311 HP (232 kW)
Operating Weight81900 lb (37200 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth26.9 ft (8200 mm)
Engine ModelCat C9.3B
The Cat® 336 excavator brings premium performance with simple-to-use technologies like Cat GRADE with 2D, Grade Assist, and Payload – all standard equipment from the factory to boost your operator efficiencies up to 45 percent. Combine these features with a new cab, longer maintenance intervals that lower your maintenance costs up to 15 percent, and a power system that improves fuel efficiency up to 15 percent and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator that’s perfect for your applications.

Not all features available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.


Net Power - ISO 9249311 HP (232 kW)
Operating Weight81900 lb (37200 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth26.9 ft (8200 mm)
Engine ModelCat C9.3B
Engine Power - ISO 14396314 HP (234 kW)
Bore5 in (115 mm)
Stroke6 in (149 mm)
Displacement568 in³ (9.3 l)
Main System - Maximum Flow558 l/min (147 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode5511 psi (38000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Swing4264 psi (29400 kPa)
Swing Speed8.75 r/min (8.75 r/min)
Maximum Swing Torque106228 ft·lbf (144 kN·m)
Fuel Tank Capacity158.5 gal (US) (600 l)
Cooling System10.5 gal (US) (40 l)
Engine Oil8.5 gal (US) (32 l)
Swing Drive - Each4.8 gal (US) (18 l)
Final Drive - Each2.1 gal (US) (8 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank98.5 gal (US) (373 l)
Hydraulic Tank42.5 gal (US) (161 l)
DEF Tank21.1 gal (US) (80 l)
BoomReach 6.5 m (21'4")
StickReach 3.9 m (12'10")
BucketGDC 2.27 m³ (2.97 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab10.4 ft (3170 mm)
Handrail Height10.4 ft (3160 mm)
Shipping Length36.7 ft (11200 mm)
Tail Swing Radius11.6 ft (3530 mm)
Counterweight Clearance4.1 ft (1250 mm)
Ground Clearance1.7 ft (510 mm)
Track Length16.6 ft (5030 mm)
Track Length to Center of Rollers13.3 ft (4040 mm)
Track Gauge8.5 ft (2590 mm)
Transport Width11.3 ft (3440 mm)
BoomReach 6.5 m (21'4")
StickReach 3.9 m (12'10")
BucketGDC 2.27 m³ (2.97 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level38.5 ft (11730 mm)
Maximum Cutting Height35.2 ft (10740 mm)
Maximum Loading Height24.6 ft (7490 mm)
Minimum Loading Height6.2 ft (1900 mm)
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom26.4 ft (8060 mm)
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth20.9 ft (6360 mm)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO47160 lbf (210 kN)
Stick Digging Force - ISO32400 lbf (144 kN)

Benefits and Features

  • Increase operating efficiency up to 45 percent with standard Cat technologies that lower operator fatigue and operating costs, including fuel consumption and daily maintenance.
  • Get up to 15 percent higher fuel efficiency — more work per unit of fuel — than the Cat 336F excavator.
  • The C9.3B engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • Match the excavator to the job with three power modes — Power, Smart, and Eco. Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, providing max power when needed and reducing power when it isn’t to help save fuel.
  • The high-efficiency hydraulic fan cools the engine on demand to help reduce fuel consumption; an optional reverse function enables you to clean cores quickly.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
  • Advansys™ bucket tips increase penetration and improve cycle times. Tip changes can be done quickly with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. This excavator has a high-ambient capability of 52° C (125° F) and cold start capability of –18° C (0° F).

  • Boost productivity up to 45 percent versus traditional grading with standard Cat GRADE with 2D system – includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  • Standard Grade Assist: Stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
  • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in sloping, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications.
  • Keep the tracks on ground in lifting and hard digging with Boom Assist.
  • Automatically stop excavator swing at operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist, which will help you use less effort and consume less fuel.
  • Standard Cat PAYLOAD on-board weighing system: Achieve precise load targets and increase loading efficiency with on-the-go weighing and real-time estimates of your payload without swinging.
  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets or take payload data with you. The monitor’s USB port lets you download your results from one shift all the way up to 30 days of work so can manage your progress without needing an internet connection or VisionLink® subscription.
  • Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D: Create and edit grade designs with ease on a second high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor.
  • Upgrade to optional Cat GRADE with 3D: Create and edit designs with ease and see the front linkage’s full range of motion on a second high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor.
  • Know the excavator’s exact position relative to GPS and GLONASS systems. The machine automatically compensates for excavator pitch and roll caused by sloping ground conditions.
  • Already invested in another brand’s 3D system? No problem. Standard Cat technology like GRADE with 2D can readily integrate with that system to give you the precise results you need.
  • Remote Troubleshoot connects you to a dealer service pro to help solve your problem and quickly get you to work.
  • Remote Flash works around your schedule to ensure your machine’s software is up to date for optimal performance.
  • The Cat App helps you manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules; it also alerts you for required maintenance and even allows you to request service from your local Cat dealer.
  • Standard Product Link™ provides location, machine hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, diagnostic codes, and other machine data on demand through VisionLink online interface, helping you improve jobsite efficiency with lower operating costs.
  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica. Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.

  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs — both with automatic climate control.
  • Stay warm with the Deluxe heated seat; stay warm and cool with the Premium heated and ventilated seat.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration up to 50 percent over previous excavator models.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls all located in front of you.
  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Program each joystick button, including power mode, response, and pattern, using Operator ID; the machine will remember what you set each time you go to work.
  • Program up to four depth and slope offsets so you can easily get to grade without a grade checker — a real time saver and safety enhancer on the jobsite.
  • Protect your hammer from overworking. Auto hammer stop warns you after 15 seconds of continuous firing and then automatically shuts it off after 30 seconds — all to prevent wear and tear on the attachment and excavator.
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up gets you to work faster in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  • A second 254 mm (10 in) monitor is available for the Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D and Cat GRADE with 3D.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.
  • Auto Dig Boost increases power by up to 8% for better bucket penetration, shorter cycle times, and greater payloads.
  • Make moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.
  • Need more lift during your shift? Turn on Auto Heavy Lift and get 8% more power exactly when you need it for as long as you need it.

  • Expect up to 20 percent less maintenance cost than the 336F due to extended service intervals (savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours).
  • Check hydraulic system oil and easily drain fuel system water and fuel tank water from ground level.
  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
  • Using Cat genuine oil and filters and doing your typical S∙O∙S monitoring will double the current service interval to 1,000 hours, giving you greater uptime to do more work.
  • Oil and fuel filters grouped and located on right-hand side of machine for easy maintenance.
  • The new air intake filter with precleaner has double the dust holding capacity of the previous air intake filter.
  • The new hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000 hour replacement interval – 50 percent longer than previous filter designs.
  • The new high-efficiency hydraulic fan has an optional automatic reverse function to keep cores free from debris, eliminating the need for any operator interaction.
  • S·O·S ports simplify maintenance and allow for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

  • Standard 2D E-fence is integrated right out of the factory, which prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points.
  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping by letting you know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • A travel direction indicator helps operators know which way to activate the travel levers.
  • Enjoy great visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind you with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design.
  • A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.
  • Rear and right-hand-sideview cameras are standard. Upgrade to 360° visibility and you’ll easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
  • Serrated steps and anti-skid punch plate on the service platform help prevent slipping.
  • Enhance operator safety by adding Cat Command to your fleet. The remote control system keeps you away from potential hazards. The new non-line-of-site kit comes with Wi-Fi radio, cameras, and microphone to allow you to work anywhere you want.
  • Make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine, pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • ROPS, sound suppression
  • High-resolution 254 mm (10") LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Heated seat with air-adjustable suspension (Deluxe only)
  • Heated and cooled seat with auto adjustable suspension (Premium only)
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, and Eco
  • Auto engine speed control
  • Up to 3300 m (10,830 ft) altitude capability
  • 52° C (126° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
  • -18° C (0° F) cold start capability
  • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
  • Remote disable
  • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Auto hydraulic oil warm up
  • Reverse swing damping valve
  • Auto swing parking brake
  • High performance hydraulic return filter
  • Two speed travel
  • Bio hydraulic oil capability
  • Towing eye on base frame
  • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x2)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED chassis light, left and right hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Cat Product Link
  • Cat GRADE with 2D
  • Cat GRADE with Assist
  • E-Fence
  • Lift Assist
  • Auto Dig Boost
  • Remote Services capability
  • Grouped location of engine oil & fuel filters
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S.O.S) ports
  • Caterpillar One Key security system
  • Lockable external tool / storage box
  • Lockable door, fuel, and hydraulic tank locks
  • Lockable fuel drain compartment
  • Service platform with anti-skid plate & recessed bolts
  • Right hand handrail & hand hold (ISO 2867:2011 Compliant)
  • Standard visibility mirror package
  • Signaling / warning horn
  • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Rearview camera

Optional Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cat Stick Steer
  • Cold start block heaters
  • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic reverse fan
  • Heavy lift mode
  • Combined two-way auxiliary circuit
  • Medium-pressure auxiliary circuit
  • Quick coupler circuit
  • Auto Heavy Lift
  • Long undercarriage
  • 6.8 mt (14,991 lb) counterweight
  • 7.56 mt (16,667 lb) counterweight
  • 600mm (24") triple grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") HD triple grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") double grouser track shoes
  • 700mm (28") triple grouser track shoes
  • 850mm (33") triple grouser track shoes
  • 6.18m (20'3") Mass boom
  • 6.5m (21'4") Reach boom
  • 6.5m (21'4") HD Reach boom
  • 2.55m (8'4") stick
  • 3.2m (10'6") stick
  • 3.9m (12'10") stick
  • Premium surround lighting package
  • Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D
  • Cat GRADE with 3D
  • QuickEvac™ maintenance ready
  • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
  • Right-hand-sideview camera
  • 360° Visibility
  • Rear and right-hand-sideview cameras
  • Boom lowering check valve
  • Stick lowering check valve
  • Cat Command remote control
  • Inspection Lighting