304.5E2 XTC Mini Hydraulic Excavator with Xtra Tool Carrier

Overview
Engine Model
Cat C2.4
Net Power
40 hp
Operating Weight
8,996 lb

The Cat® 304.5E2 XTC Mini Excavator is the first model in the Xtra Tool Carrier (XTC) lineup and delivers efficient performance, durability and versatility in a compact design.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C2.4
Net Power
40 hp
Rated Net Power @ 2,200 rpm – ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269
40 hp
Bore
3 in
Stroke
4 in
Displacement
146 in3
Gross Power – ISO 14396
42 hp
Emissions
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIA emission standards.
Engine Model
Cat C2.4
Net Power
40 HP
Rated Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249/EEC 80/1269
40 HP
Bore
3 in
Displacement
146 in³
Stroke
4 in
Emissions
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIA emission standards.
Gross Power - ISO 14396
42 HP

Weights

Operating Weight
8,996 lb
Weight – Canopy, Standard Stick
8,655 lb
Weight - Canopy, Long Stick
8,721 lb
Weight - Cab, Standard Stick
8,930 lb
Weight - Cab, Long Stick
8,996 lb
Note
Weight includes counterweight, rubber tracks, bucket, operator, full fuel and auxiliary lines.
Operating Weight
8,996 lb
Weight - Canopy, Standard Stick
8,655 lb
Note
Weight includes counterweight, rubber tracks, bucket, operator, full fuel and auxiliary lines.
Note
8,721 lb

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow at 2,200 rpm
26 gal/min
Auxiliary Circuit – Primary (245 bar/3,553 psi)
19 gal/min
Auxiliary Circuit – Secondary (174 bar/2,524 psi)
7 gal/min
Operating Pressure - Equipment
3,553 psi
Operating Pressure - Travel
3,553 psi
Operating Pressure - Swing
3,132 psi
Digging Force - Stick - Standard
4,856 lb
Digging Force - Stick - Long
4,384 lb
Digging Force – Bucket
8,498 lb
Type
Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump
Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (245 bar/3,553 psi)
19 gal/min
Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary (174 bar/2,524 psi)
7 gal/min
Pump Flow at 2,200 rpm
26 gal/min
Digging Force - Bucket
8,498 lb
Type
Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump

Swing System

Machine Swing Speed
10 rpm
Boom Swing – Left (without stop)*
80°
Boom Swing – Left (with stop)*
55°
Boom Swing – Right
50°
Note
*Automatic swing brake, spring applied, hydraulic release.
Machine Swing Speed
10 r/min
Boom Swing - Left - With Stop*
55°
Boom Swing - Left - Without Stop*
80°
Boom Swing - Right
50°
Note
*Automatic swing brake, spring applied, hydraulic release.

Blade

Width
77 in
Height
13 in
Dig Depth
19 in
Lift Height
16 in
Width
77 in

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
2 gal
Engine Oil
3 gal
Hydraulic Tank
7 gal
Fuel Tank
15 gal
Hydraulic System
15 gal
Cooling System
2 gal (US)
Engine Oil
3 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
7 gal (US)
Fuel Tank
15 gal (US)
Hydraulic System
15 gal (US)

Travel System

Travel Speed – High
3 mph
Travel Speed – Low
2 mph
Maximum Traction Force - High Speed
3,799 lb
Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed
6,969 lb
Ground Pressure - Canopy Standard Stick
4 psi
Ground Pressure - Canopy Long Stick
4 psi
Gradeability (maximum)
30°
Ground Pressure - Cab Standard Stick
4 psi
Ground Pressure - Cab Long Stick
4 psi
Gradeability - Continuous Operation
20°
Travel Speed - High
3 mile/h
Travel Speed - Low
2 mile/h
Gradeability - Maximum
30°

Operating Specifications

Stick Length – Standard
52 in
Stick Length – Long
64 in
Machine Overhang
0 in
Machine Overhang
0 in
Stick Length - Long
64 in
Stick Length - Standard
52 in

Cab

Dynamic Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
81 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)*
96 dB(A)
Note
*European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”
Dynamic Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)
81 dB(A)
Exterior Sound Power Level - ISO 6395:2008*
96 dB(A)
Note
*European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”

Certification – Cab and Canopy

Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)
ISO 12117-2
Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS)
ISO 12117
Top Guard
ISO 10262 (Level I)

Undercarriage

Number of Carrier Rollers
1
Number of Track Rollers
4
Track Roller Type
Center Flange
Number of Carrier Rollers
1
Number of Track Rollers
4
Track Roller Type
Center Flange

Lift Capacities at Ground Level (Long Stick)* – Lift Point Radius: 3000 mm (118 in)

Blade Down – Front
3,462 lb
Blade Up – Front
1,808 lb
Blade Down – Side
2,007 lb
Blade Up – Side
1,808 lb

Lift Capacities at Ground Level (Long Stick)* – Lift Point Radius: 4500 mm (177 in)

Blade Down – Front
1,896 lb
Blade Up – Front
948 lb
Blade Down – Side
1,058 lb
Blade Up – Side
948 lb

Dimensions – Standard Stick

Dig Depth
123 in
Vertical Wall
95 in
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
206 in
Maximum Reach
211 in
Maximum Dig Height
196 in
Maximum Dump Clearance
141 in
Boom In Reach
83 in
Tail Swing
38 in
Maximum Blade Height
16 in
Maximum Blade Depth
19 in
Boom Height in Shipping Position
58 in
O/A Shipping Height
98 in
Swing Bearing Height
22 in
O/A Undercarriage Length
87 in
O/A Shipping Length
190 in
Boom Swing Right
29 in
Boom Swing Left
26 in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
14 in
O/A Track Width
77 in

Dimensions – Long Stick

Dig Depth
135 in
Vertical Wall
101 in
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
215 in
Maximum Reach
220 in
Maximum Dig Height
200 in
Maximum Dump Clearance
145 in
Boom In Reach
87 in
Tail Swing
38 in
Maximum Blade Height
16 in
Maximum Blade Depth
19 in
Boom Height in Shipping Position
70 in
O/A Shipping Height
98 in
Swing Bearing Height
22 in
O/A Undercarriage Length
87 in
O/A Shipping Length
194 in
Boom Swing Right
29 in
Boom Swing Left
26 in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
14 in
O/A Track Width
77 in

Operating Specifications - Loader

Maximum Height - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket with Cutting Edge
37 in
Reach - Maximum Lift/Dump - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
80 in
Rack Back Angle - Maximum Height - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
48°
Maximum Dump Angle - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
27°
Breakout Force - Lift - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
1,588 lb
Breakout Force - Tilt - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
1,874 lb
Lift Capacity - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
1,158 lb
Lift Capacity - 1070 mm (42 in) Forks
1,323 lb
Rated Operating Capacity* - Maximum Height - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
1,158 lb
Rated Operating Capacity* - Ground - 1829 mm (72 in) MP Bucket
1,874 lb
Note
*Rated operating capacity based on hydraulic limit (ROC is the smaller of the hydraulic limit or 50% of the static tipping load).

Lift Capacities at Ground Level (Long Stick)* - Lift Point Radius: 3000 mm (118 in)

Note
*The above loads are in compliance with hydraulic excavator lift capacity rating standard ISO 10567:2007 and they do not exceed 87% of hydraulic lifting capacity or 75% of tipping capacity. The excavator bucket weight is not included on this chart.
Blade Down - Front
3,462 lb
Blade Down - Side
2,007 lb
Blade Up - Front
1,808 lb
Blade Up - Side
1,808 lb

Lift Capacities at Ground Level (Long Stick)* - Lift Point Radius: 4500 mm (177 in)

Note
*The above loads are in compliance with hydraulic excavator lift capacity rating standard ISO 10567:2007 and they do not exceed 87% of hydraulic lifting capacity or 75% of tipping capacity. The excavator bucket weight is not included on this chart.
Blade Down - Front
1,896 lb
Blade Down - Side
1,058 lb
Blade Up - Front
948 lb
Blade Up - Side
948 lb

Lift Capacities at Ground Level (Standard Stick)* - Lift Point Radius: 3000 mm (118 in)

Blade Down - Front
3,550 lb
Blade Up - Front
1,830 lb
Blade Down - Side
2,029 lb
Blade Up - Side
1,830 lb
Note
*The above loads are in compliance with hydraulic excavator lift capacity rating standard ISO 10567:2007 and they do not exceed 87% of hydraulic lifting capacity or 75% of tipping capacity. The excavator bucket weight is not included on this chart.

Lift Capacities at Ground Level (Standard Stick)* - Lift Point Radius: 4500 mm (177 in)

Blade Down - Front
2,293 lb
Blade Up - Front
1,169 lb
Blade Down - Side
1,301 lb
Blade Up - Side
1,169 lb
Note
*The above loads are in compliance with hydraulic excavator lift capacity rating standard ISO 10567:2007 and they do not exceed 87% of hydraulic lifting capacity or 75% of tipping capacity. The excavator bucket weight is not included on this chart.

Certification - Cab and Canopy

Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)
ISO 12117-2
Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS)
ISO 12117
Top Guard
ISO 10262 (Level I)

Dimensions - Long Stick

Boom Height - Shipping Position
70 in
Boom In Reach
87 in
Boom Swing - Left
26 in
Boom Swing - Right
29 in
Dig Depth
135 in
Maximum Blade Depth
19 in
Maximum Blade Height
16 in
Maximum Dig Height
200 in
Maximum Dump Clearance
145 in
Maximum Reach
220 in
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
215 in
O/A Shipping Height
98 in
O/A Shipping Length
194 in
O/A Track Width
77 in
O/A Undercarriage Length
87 in
Swing Bearing - Height
22 in
Tail Swing
38 in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
14 in
Vertical Wall
101 in

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Boom Height - Shipping Position
58 in
Boom In Reach
83 in
Boom Swing - Left
26 in
Boom Swing - Right
29 in
Dig Depth
123 in
Maximum Blade Depth
19 in
Maximum Blade Height
16 in
Maximum Dig Height
196 in
Maximum Dump Clearance
141 in
Maximum Reach
211 in
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
206 in
O/A Shipping Height
98 in
O/A Shipping Length
190 in
O/A Track Width
77 in
O/A Undercarriage Length
87 in
Swing Bearing - Height
22 in
Tail Swing
38 in
Track Belt/Shoe Width
14 in
Vertical Wall
95 in

XTC

  • The innovative skid steer loader interface adds versatility and work tool integration with the use of compact loader attachments. Coupler operation is controlled through the standard machine joysticks by pressing the XTC switch in the operator station.
  • The 304.5E2 XTC allows the operator to achieve improved productivity in material carrying applications and reduced backfilling times.
  • Operators can complete multiple applications at a single job site with a single machine.
  • Recommended work tools include: General Purpose Buckets, Multi-Purpose Buckets, Forks, Dozer Blades, Brooms, Power Box Rakes and Trenchers.
  • The innovative skid steer loader interface adds versatility and work tool integration with the use of compact loader attachments. Coupler operation is controlled through the standard machine joysticks by pressing the XTC switch in the operator station.
  • The 304.5E2 XTC allows the operator to achieve improved productivity in material carrying applications and reduced backfilling times.
  • Operators can complete multiple applications at a single job site with a single machine.
  • Recommended work tools include: General Purpose Buckets, Multi-Purpose Buckets, Forks, Dozer Blades, Brooms, Power Box Rakes and Trenchers.

QUALITY

  • The durable hoods and frame and the compact radius design of the 304.5E2 XTC let you work confidently in confined areas.
  • The operator environment includes a high quality suspension seat, easy to adjust armrests and 100% pilot controls.
  • The durable hoods and frame and the compact radius design of the 304.5E2 XTC let you work confidently in confined areas.
  • The operator environment includes a high quality suspension seat, easy to adjust armrests and 100% pilot controls.

EFFICIENCY

  • High Definition Hydraulic System provides a load sensing and flow sharing capability leading to operational precision, efficient performance and greater control.
  • Power on Demand provides optimal efficiency and performance the moment you need it. This automatic system ensures fuel efficiency through appropriate engine rating to meet all operational needs as required.
  • High Definition Hydraulic System provides a load sensing and flow sharing capability leading to operational precision, efficient performance and greater control.
  • Power on Demand provides optimal efficiency and performance the moment you need it. This automatic system ensures fuel efficiency through appropriate engine rating to meet all operational needs as required.

PERFORMANCE

  • The 304.5E2 XTC uses the proven platform design of the 304E2 to deliver ultimate power and reliability.
  • Undercarriage upgraded to offer superior durability.
  • COMPASS Control Panel is a standard feature that allows the operator to easily adjust auxiliary flows, activate auto idle for improved fuel efficiency and utilize the security system to ensure protection of valuable assets with the simple touch of a button.
  • The Site Reference System included in the COMPASS monitor provides output from pitch and roll sensors to aid in grading and level trenching.
  • The 304.5E2 XTC uses the proven platform design of the 304E2 to deliver ultimate power and reliability.
  • Undercarriage upgraded to offer superior durability.
  • COMPASS Control Panel is a standard feature that allows the operator to easily adjust auxiliary flows, activate auto idle for improved fuel efficiency and utilize the security system to ensure protection of valuable assets with the simple touch of a button.
  • The Site Reference System included in the COMPASS monitor provides output from pitch and roll sensors to aid in grading and level trenching.

SERVICEABILITY

  • Convenient service and maintenance requirements include ease of access to daily check points, 500 hour engine oil and filter change period, 500 hour grease interval on front implement, S·O·SSM oil sampling valve and overall long term durability.
  • Convenient service and maintenance requirements include ease of access to daily check points, 500 hour engine oil and filter change period, 500 hour grease interval on front implement, S·O·SSM oil sampling valve and overall long term durability.

SAFETY

  • Cat Mini Excavators are ROPS, TOPS and Top Guard Level 1 certified and include the Cat Interlock (hydraulic lockout) System, a certified accumulator which allows for auxiliary pressure to be released, making connecting and disconnecting work tools safer and easier, and a travel alarm. All of these safety features are standard on the E2 model lineup (travel alarm optional in Europe).
  • Cat Mini Excavators are ROPS, TOPS and Top Guard Level 1 certified and include the Cat Interlock (hydraulic lockout) System, a certified accumulator which allows for auxiliary pressure to be released, making connecting and disconnecting work tools safer and easier, and a travel alarm. All of these safety features are standard on the E2 model lineup (travel alarm optional in Europe).
  • Engine
    • Cat C2.4 diesel engine (meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIA emission standards)
    • Automatic engine idle
    • Automatic engine shut-off
    • Automatic two speed travel
    • Diesel Particulate Filter (North America only)
    • Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (North America only)
    • Fuel and water separator
    • Power on demand
  • Hydraulic System
    • 1-way and 2-way (combined function)
    • Accumulator
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • Auxiliary hydraulic lines
    • Auxiliary line quick disconnects
    • Cat interlock system: hydraulic lockout
    • Continuous auxiliary flow
    • Ecology drain
    • Hydraulic oil cooler
    • Load sensing/flow sharing hydraulics
  • Operator Environment
    • 100% pilot control ergonomic joysticks
    • Adjustable armrests
    • COMPASS: complete, operation, maintenance, performance and security system
      • Multiple languages
    • Cup holder
    • Hydraulic neutral lockout bar
    • Pattern changer (optional in Europe)
    • Site reference system: leveling
    • Tool storage area
    • Travel control pedals with hand levers
  • Undercarriage
    • Dozer blade with float function
    • Track, rubber belt, 350 mm (14 in) width
    • Tie down eyes on track frame
    • Towing eye on base frame
  • Front Linkage
    • 200 degree bucket rotation
    • Certified lifting eye on bucket linkage (optional in Europe)
    • Front shovel capable
    • Thumb ready stick
  • Electrical
    • 12 volt electrical system
    • 60 ampere alternator
    • 650 CCA maintenance free battery
    • Fuse box
    • Ignition key start/stop switch
    • Slow blow fuse
    • Warning horn
  • Lights And Mirrors
    • Boom light with time delay capability
  • Safety And Security
    • Anti-theft system (COMPASS)
    • Caterpillar Corporate “One Key” System
    • Door locks
    • Lockable fuel cap
    • Retractable seat belt
    • Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) (ISO 12117-2)
    • Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS) (ISO 12117)
    • Top guard – ISO 10262 (Level 1)
    • Travel alarm (optional in Europe)
  • Engine
    • Engine block heater
  • Hydraulic System
    • Quick coupler lines
    • Boom lowering check valve
    • Stick lowering check valve
    • Secondary auxiliary hydraulic lines
  • Operator Environment
    • Cab:
      • Air conditioning
      • Heat
      • High back suspension seat
      • Interlocking front window system
      • Radio
      • Windshield wiper
  • Undercarriage
    • Track, double grouser (steel), 350 mm (14 in)
  • Performance Matched Work Tools
    • Quick coupler: manual or hydraulic
    • Thumb, manual or hydraulic
    • Buckets
    • Auger, hammer, ripper
    • Skid steer loader coupler: general purpose buckets, multi-purpose buckets, forks, dozer blades, brooms, power box rakes and trenchers
  • Lights And Mirrors
    • Light, cab with time delay capability
    • Mirror, canopy right
    • Mirror, canopy left
    • Mirror, cab rear
  • Safety And Security
    • Battery disconnect
    • Beacon socket
    • Front wire mesh guard
    • Rearview camera
    • Vandal guard
  • Technology
    • Product Link

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