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326 Hydraulic Excavator

326 Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat® 326 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%. Combine these features with a new cab, longer maintenance intervals that lower your maintenance costs up to 20%, and a power system that reduces fuel consumption by up to 10% and you have a low-cost-per-unit-of-production excavator that’s perfect for medium- to heavy-duty applications.
Not all features are available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.

Net Power - ISO 9249
201 HP
Operating Weight
56400 lb
Maximum Digging Depth
22.38 ft
Engine Model
Cat C7.1

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
201HP
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396
202HP
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
428in³

Weights

Operating Weight
56400lb

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
22.38ft
Boom
Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick
Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket
HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
33.2ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.9ft
Maximum Loading Height
21.1ft
Minimum Loading Height
7.84ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
21.1ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.6ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
37318lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
27202lbf

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
481 l/min (127 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5510psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
4118psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
9.9r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
78180ft·lbf

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
125.2gal (US)
Cooling System
6.6gal (US)
Engine Oil
6.6gal (US)
Swing Drive
3gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
1.2gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
81.9gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
38.8gal (US)
DEF Tank
10.8gal (US)

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick
Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket
HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
9.84ft
Handrail Height
9.84ft
Shipping Length
33ft
Tail Swing Radius
9.84ft
Counterweight Clearance
1.44ft
Ground Clearance
3.48ft
Track Length
15.3ft
Length to Center of Rollers
12.5ft
Track Gauge
8.5ft
Transport Width
10.5ft

Sustainability

Recyclability
97%

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade with 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
    • 2D E-Fence
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance free batteries
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Engine
    • Cat C7.1 single turbo diesel engine
    • Three selectable power modes
    • One-touch low idle with automatic
    • engine speed control
    • Auto engine idle shutdown
    • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity with de-rate
    • –18° C (0° F) cold start capability
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Reversing electric cooling fans
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two-speed travel
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Auto dig boost
    • Auto heavy lift
    • Tandem-type electronic main pump
    • Element-type main hydraulic filter
  • Safety And Security
    • Rearview camera
    • Right-side-view camera
    • Lift assist
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S)
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long undercarriage
    • Tie-down points on base frame
    • 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Booms And Sticks
    • 5.9 m (19'4") Reach boom
    • 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach boom
    • 2.8 m + 3.3 m (9'2" + 10'10") Variable Angle boom
    • 10.2 m (33'6") Super Long Reach boom
    • 3.6 m (11'10") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") HD Reach stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
    • 7.85 m (25'9") Super Long Reach stick
  • Cab
    • Mechanical-suspension seat (Comfort only)
    • Air-adjustable seat with heat (Deluxe only)
    • Auto adjustable seat with heat and air ventilation (Premium only)
    • High-resolution 203 mm (8 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Grade with Advanced 2D
    • Cat Grade with 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade with 3D dual GNSS
  • Electrical System
    • 360° lighting
  • Engine
    • –32° C (–25° F) cold start capability
  • Safety And Security
    • Cat Detect - People Detection
    • Cat Command remote control
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long narrow undercarriage
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") single grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • 7400 kg (16,300 lb) counterweight for Super Long Reach

H120 S Hydraulic Hammer

Impact Energy Class
3500 ft·lbf
Blows per Minute
350-620
Maximum Operating Weight
4101 lb

H130 GC S Hammer

Impact Energy Class
4425 ft-lb
Blows per Minute
350-700
Maximum Operating Weight
5471.4 lb

H120 GC S Hammer

Impact Energy Class
2950 ft-lb
Blows per Minute
400-800
Maximum Operating Weight
3927 lb

GSH440-1550-5

Capacity
2 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

GSH525-950

Capacity
1.25 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open, Closed

GSH440-1150-S

Capacity
1.5 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

GSH425-950-S

Capacity
1.25 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

GSH525-750

Capacity
1 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open, Closed

GSH425-750-S

Capacity
1 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

S80 S Type Excavator Coupler: 573-3169

Weight
939 lb
Lifting Hook Capacity
10 ton (US)
Width
23.23 in

S70 S Type Excavator Coupler: 566-2349

Weight
571 lb
Lifting Hook Capacity
8 ton (US)
Width
17.72 in

Specifications

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
201HP
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396
202HP
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
428in³

Weights

Operating Weight
56400lb

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
22.38ft
Boom
Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick
Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket
HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
33.2ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.9ft
Maximum Loading Height
21.1ft
Minimum Loading Height
7.84ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
21.1ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.6ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
37318lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
27202lbf

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
481 l/min (127 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5510psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
4118psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
9.9r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
78180ft·lbf

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
125.2gal (US)
Cooling System
6.6gal (US)
Engine Oil
6.6gal (US)
Swing Drive
3gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
1.2gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
81.9gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
38.8gal (US)
DEF Tank
10.8gal (US)

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 5.9 m (19'4")
Stick
Reach 2.95 m (9'8")
Bucket
HD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
9.84ft
Handrail Height
9.84ft
Shipping Length
33ft
Tail Swing Radius
9.84ft
Counterweight Clearance
1.44ft
Ground Clearance
3.48ft
Track Length
15.3ft
Length to Center of Rollers
12.5ft
Track Gauge
8.5ft
Transport Width
10.5ft

Sustainability

Recyclability
97%

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade with 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
    • 2D E-Fence
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance free batteries
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights
  • Engine
    • Cat C7.1 single turbo diesel engine
    • Three selectable power modes
    • One-touch low idle with automatic
    • engine speed control
    • Auto engine idle shutdown
    • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity with de-rate
    • –18° C (0° F) cold start capability
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Reversing electric cooling fans
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two-speed travel
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Auto dig boost
    • Auto heavy lift
    • Tandem-type electronic main pump
    • Element-type main hydraulic filter
  • Safety And Security
    • Rearview camera
    • Right-side-view camera
    • Lift assist
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S)
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long undercarriage
    • Tie-down points on base frame
    • 4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Booms And Sticks
    • 5.9 m (19'4") Reach boom
    • 5.9 m (19'4") HD Reach boom
    • 2.8 m + 3.3 m (9'2" + 10'10") Variable Angle boom
    • 10.2 m (33'6") Super Long Reach boom
    • 3.6 m (11'10") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") Reach stick
    • 2.95 m (9'8") HD Reach stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
    • 7.85 m (25'9") Super Long Reach stick
  • Cab
    • Mechanical-suspension seat (Comfort only)
    • Air-adjustable seat with heat (Deluxe only)
    • Auto adjustable seat with heat and air ventilation (Premium only)
    • High-resolution 203 mm (8 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Grade with Advanced 2D
    • Cat Grade with 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade with 3D dual GNSS
  • Electrical System
    • 360° lighting
  • Engine
    • –32° C (–25° F) cold start capability
  • Safety And Security
    • Cat Detect - People Detection
    • Cat Command remote control
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Long narrow undercarriage
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") single grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • 7400 kg (16,300 lb) counterweight for Super Long Reach

Attachments

H120 S Hydraulic Hammer

Impact Energy Class
3500 ft·lbf
Blows per Minute
350-620
Maximum Operating Weight
4101 lb

H130 GC S Hammer

Impact Energy Class
4425 ft-lb
Blows per Minute
350-700
Maximum Operating Weight
5471.4 lb

H120 GC S Hammer

Impact Energy Class
2950 ft-lb
Blows per Minute
400-800
Maximum Operating Weight
3927 lb

GSH440-1550-5

Capacity
2 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

GSH525-950

Capacity
1.25 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open, Closed

GSH440-1150-S

Capacity
1.5 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

GSH425-950-S

Capacity
1.25 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

GSH525-750

Capacity
1 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open, Closed

GSH425-750-S

Capacity
1 yd³
Maximum Lift Capacity
22046 lb
Shell Type Options
Semi-open

S80 S Type Excavator Coupler: 573-3169

Weight
939 lb
Lifting Hook Capacity
10 ton (US)
Width
23.23 in

S70 S Type Excavator Coupler: 566-2349

Weight
571 lb
Lifting Hook Capacity
8 ton (US)
Width
17.72 in