352 Hydraulic Excavator

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Net Power - ISO 9249443 HP (330 kW)
Operating Weight111300 lb (50500 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth26.11 ft (8210 mm)
Engine ModelCat C13
The Cat® 352 excavator offers premium performance with a variety of Cat attachments and 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 with standard safety features like E-Fence and all-new ROPS cab, longer maintenance intervals that lower your maintenance costs up to 15 percent, and a power system that improves fuel efficiency up to 10 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 9249443 HP (330 kW)
Operating Weight111300 lb (50500 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth26.11 ft (8210 mm)
Engine ModelCat C13
Engine Power - ISO 14396445 HP (332 kW)
Bore5 in (130 mm)
Stroke6 in (157 mm)
Displacement763 in³ (12.5 l)
Main System - Maximum Flow779 l/min (206 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode5511 psi (38000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Swing3771 psi (26000 kPa)
Swing Speed8.44 r/min (8.44 r/min)
Maximum Swing Torque139000 ft·lbf (189 kN·m)
Fuel Tank Capacity188.9 gal (US) (715 l)
Cooling System13.7 gal (US) (52 l)
Engine Oil10.6 gal (US) (40 l)
Swing Drive2.8 gal (US) (10.5 l)
Final Drive - Each2.5 gal (US) (9.5 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank145.3 gal (US) (550 l)
Hydraulic Tank57.3 gal (US) (217 l)
DEF Tank21.1 gal (US) (80 l)
BoomReach 6.9 m (22'8")
StickReach 3.9 m (12'10")
BucketHD 3.3 m�(4.32 yd�)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab10.7 ft (3230 mm)
Handrail Height11.1 ft (3370 mm)
Shipping Length39.1 ft (11900 mm)
Tail Swing Radius12.4 ft (3760 mm)
Counterweight Clearance1280 mm (4.2 ft)
Ground Clearance1.7 ft (475 mm)
Track Length17.7 ft (5370 mm)
Track Length to Center of Rollers14.4 ft (4360 mm)
Track Gauge9 ft (2740 mm)
Transport Width11.11 ft (3640 mm)
BoomReach 6.9 m (22'8")
StickReach 3.9 m (12'10")
BucketHD 3.3 m�(4.32 yd�)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level39.1 ft (12150 mm)
Maximum Cutting Height35.2 ft (10730 mm)
Maximum Loading Height24.4 ft (7420 mm)
Minimum Loading Height7.3 ft (2200 mm)
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom26.6 ft (8080 mm)
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth19.3 ft (5860 mm)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO60000 lbf (267 kN)
Stick Digging Force - ISO41100 lbf (183 kN)

Benefits and Features

  • Optional Cat Command remote control allows you to work outside of the cab to help avoid potential hazards.
  • Optional integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.
  • Optional single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) gives you visual and auditory guidance to grade.
  • Optional auxiliary relay powers on and turns off CB radios, beacon lights, and other attachments without you taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Enhance visibility to make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting.
  • Make the jobsite safer with an optional swing alarm.
Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area.
Build Number: 08B

  • The Cat C13 engine and electrohydraulic system work together to help you power through all types of work, quickly and efficiently.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • Heavier counterweight enables greater stability and lift capability with bigger tools compared to the previous model.
  • Dig deep and reach far with an available Long Reach configuration.
  • Self-sharpening Advansys™ bucket tips increase production and lower costs.
  • Match the excavator to the job with three power mode choices: Smart, Power, and Eco. Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, providing maximum 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; available reverse function makes it easy to keep cores clean.
  • 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 technology.
  • 2D Grade indicates depth and slope on the monitor with auditory alerts.
  • Grade Assist helps you stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.
  • Cat Payload helps you achieve precise load targets to improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material with either a bucket or grapple and get a real-time weight estimate.
  • Combine Payload and VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets. The monitor's USB port lets you download results from one shift all the way up to 30 days of work so you can manage progress without needing an internet connection or VisionLink subscription.
  • Upgrade to Cat Grade with Advanced 2D and create and edit grade designs with ease on a second high-resolution 254 mm (10 in)
    touchscreen monitor.
  • Want a 3D system to improve your digging results? Caterpillar's new single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) makes it easy by giving you visual and auditory guidance to grade. Plus you can create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job. If your application calls for a dual antenna system, it’s easy to upgrade.
  • Upgrade to our dual antenna GNSS for maximum grading efficiency. The system lets you create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job, or you can have the plan design sent to the excavator to make your work easier. Plus you get added benefits of avoidance zones, cut and fill mapping, lane guidance, and augmented reality along with advanced positioning capability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 job site efficiency with lower operating costs.

  • Reinforced booms, sticks, and frame make the machine more durable and built to last.
  • Work up to 4500 m (14,760 ft) above sea level.
  • Standard high-ambient temperature capability is 52°C (125°F) with
    cold start capability at -18°C (0°F).
  • Auto hydraulic oil warmup gets you to work faster in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
  • Grease sealed between track pins and bushings reduces travel noise and prevents debris from entering to increase undercarriage life.
  • Sloped track frame prevents mud and debris accumulation, helping reduce risk of track damage.

  • 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.
  • Make moving the excavator much easier with optional 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.
  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. An auxiliary relay allows you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Trouble cutting through tough material? Auto dig boost gives you an automatic power increase of 8 percent when you need it for better bucket penetration, shorter cycle times, and greater payloads.
  • Need more lift during your shift? Auto heavy lift gives you 8 percent more power exactly when you need it for as long as you need it.
  • The Cat PL161 attachment locator is a Bluetooth device that makes finding your attachments and other gear quick and easy. The excavator's onboard Bluetooth reader will locate the device automatically.
  • 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.

  • Long life fuel, oil, and air filters help maximize your uptime.
  • Check hydraulic system oil and easily drain fuel system water and fuel tank water from ground level.
  • Add the optional inlet air heater to improve cold start capability.
  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.
  • The optional engine oil sensor tracks your oil levels to speed up daily maintenance.
  • Change all fuel filters at a synchronized 1,000 hours. Filters are grouped together for easy maintenance.
  • The air intake filter with pre-cleaner has high dust holding capacity.
  • The hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced.
  • The 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.

  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cabs with tilt-up consoles for easy entry and exit.
  • Deluxe cab offers a heat seat. Premium cab offers heated and ventilated seat for year-round comfort.
  • 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 and in the consoles.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

  • Standard 2D E-Fence 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.
  • 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 narrow cab pillars, large 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.
  • Rearview 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.
  • Keep your excavator secure with Operator ID. Use your PIN code on the monitor to enable the push button starting feature.

  • The Cat® C13B engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) * or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Cat Grade technologies combine advanced guidance with optional automated machine control helping you reach grading targets while reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency, job site productivity, and accuracy.
  • Auto Engine Speed Control reduces unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
  • Cat® Payload for excavators provides on-the-go material weighing which helps reduce fuel burn by improving loading efficiency, job site productivity, and eliminating trips to the scale.
  • Cat® 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards such as traffic - not only helping keep personnel safe but also helps you avoid repairs, downtime, and costly job site fines.
  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  • Cat VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.
*Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer).

  • Reach out to 19.6 meters (64' 5"), dig down to 13.04 meters (42' 9") with Caterpillar designed and manufactured Long Reach boom and stick.
  • Standard waterproof Cat technology provides precision excavation down to 4.5 meters (14' 9"), optional submarine solution down to 20 meters (65'). Excavation bucket sizes range up to 1.0 M³ (1.3 yd³).
  • High Wide heavy-duty undercarriage with 3.72 m (10' 6") track gauge mechanically extended and extra counterweight provide the stable platform for long reach digging. Variable Gauge undercarriage adds 330 mm (1' 8") when extended to provide excellent stability; it also enables easier transportation between jobsites when retracted.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • High-resolution LCD touch screen monitor
  • Heated seat with air-adjustable suspension (Deluxe only)
  • Heated and cooled seat with auto adjustable suspension (Premium only)
  • Cat Product Link
  • Remote Services capability
  • Cat Grade with 2D
  • Cat Grade with Assist
  • Cat Payload
  • E-Fence
  • Lift Assist
  • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x2)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED lights
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, and Eco
  • Auto engine speed control
  • Up to 4500m (14,760 ft) altitude capability
  • 52° C (126° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
  • -18° C (0° F) cold start capability
  • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner
  • Remote disable
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Auto hydraulic oil warmup
  • Auto swing parking brake
  • High performance hydraulic return filter
  • Two speed travel
  • Bio hydraulic oil capability
  • 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
  • Rear and right-hand-sideview cameras
  • Grouped location of engine oil & fuel filters
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S.O.S) ports
  • Towing eye on base frame

Optional Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • 7.4m (24'2") Long Reach boom
  • 6.9m (20'3") Reach boom
  • 6.55m (21'6") Mass boom
  • 4.3 m (14'1") Long Reach stick
  • 3.9m (12'10") Reach stick
  • 3.35m (11'0") Reach stick
  • 3.0m (9'10") Mass stick
  • 2.9m (9'6") Reach stick
  • 2.5m (8'2") Mass stick
  • Cat Stick Steer
  • Auxiliary relay
  • Cat Grade connectivity
  • Cat Grade with Advanced 2D
  • Cat Grade with 3D single GNSS
  • Cat Grade with 3D dual GNSS
  • Laser catcher
  • Submarine Grade waterproof Cat Grade to 25 m (82')
  • Premium surround lighting package
  • Cold start block heaters
  • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
  • Inlet air heater
  • Engine oil sensor
  • Smart Boom
  • Auto heavy lift
  • Combined two-way auxiliary circuit with direct return
  • Medium-pressure auxiliary circuit
  • Quick coupler circuit
  • Cat Command remote control
  • 360° Visibility
  • Falling Objects Guard (FOGS) on LRE
  • Inspection lighting
  • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
  • Fixed gauge undercarriage
  • Variable gauge undercarriage
  • High wide undercarriage on LRE only
  • 600mm (24") double grouser track shoes
  • 600mm (24") triple grouser track shoes
  • 750mm (30") triple grouser track shoes
  • 900mm (35") triple grouser track shoes