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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 an ergonomic 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
22.4 ft
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)
204 hp (metric)

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
201HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)
204hp (metric)
Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396
202HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)
205hp (metric)
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
428in³
Biodiesel Capability
Up to B20¹
Emissions
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
Note (1)
Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system and alternator with engine speed at 2,200 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time
Note (2)
¹Cat 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

Weights

Operating Weight
56400lb
Note
Long undercarriage, Reach boom, R2.95 m (9'7") stick, 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³) Heavy Duty (HD) bucket, 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes and 4600 kg (10,140 lb) counterweight.

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
22.4ft
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
31.8ft
Maximum Loading Height
21.7ft
Minimum Loading Height
7.8ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
21.8ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.5ft
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
9.8ft
Handrail Height
9.8ft
Shipping Length
33ft
Tail Swing Radius
9.8ft
Counterweight Clearance
1.4ft
Ground Clearance
3.5ft
Track Length
15.2ft
Length to Center of Rollers
12.6ft
Track Gauge
8.5ft
Transport Width
10.5ft

Air Conditioning System

Note (1)
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.85 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.216 metric tonnes.

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
    • VisionLink®
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
  • 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
    • 2D E-Fence
    • Auto hammer stop
    • Rearview camera
    • Right-side-view camera
    • Lift assist
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Lockable disconnect switch
    • Right-hand handrail and hand hold
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠) ports
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • 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
    • VisionLink Productivity
    • Cat Grade Connectivity
    • Cat Grade 2D with Attachment Ready Option (ARO)
    • Cat Grade 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade 3D dual GNSS
    • Cat Tilt Rotator (TRS) Integration
    • Operator Coaching
  • Electrical System
    • 360° lighting
  • Engine
    • –32° C (–25° F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic System
    • SmartBoom (Europe only)
    • Hydraulic efficiency monitoring
  • Safety And Security
    • Cat Command (remote control)
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff
  • 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
    • 900 mm (35") triple grouser track shoes
    • 7400 kg (16,300 lb) counterweight for Super Long Reach

Severe Duty Bucket 1200 mm (48 in)

Width
48 in
Capacity
1.74 yd³
Weight
2456 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 1050 mm (42 in)

Width
42 in
Capacity
1.41 yd³
Weight
2441 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 1050 mm (42 in)

Width
42 in
Capacity
1.46 yd³
Weight
2284 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 900 mm (36 in)

Width
36 in
Capacity
1.15 yd³
Weight
2229 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 900 mm (36 in)

Width
36 in
Capacity
1.19 yd³
Weight
2092 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 750 mm (30 in)

Width
30 in
Capacity
0.93 yd³
Weight
1933 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 600 mm (24 in)

Width
24 in
Capacity
0.67 yd³
Weight
1751 lb

Severe Duty Bucket 600 mm (24 in)

Width
24 in
Capacity
0.68 yd³
Weight
1702 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1500 mm (60 in)

Width
60 in
Capacity
2.21 yd³
Weight
2903 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1650 mm (66 in)

Width
66 in
Capacity
2.58 yd³
Weight
2853 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1500 mm (60 in)

Width
60 in
Capacity
2.3 yd³
Weight
2683 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1350 mm (54 in)

Width
54 in
Capacity
1.95 yd³
Weight
2696 lb

Heavy Duty Power Bucket 1350 mm (54 in)

Width
54 in
Capacity
2.01 yd³
Weight
2595 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1350 mm (54 in)

Width
54 in
Capacity
2.01 yd³
Weight
2504 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1200 mm (48 in)

Width
48 in
Capacity
1.67 yd³
Weight
2487 lb

Heavy Duty Power Bucket 1200 mm (48 in)

Width
48 in
Capacity
1.74 yd³
Weight
2392 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1200 mm (47 in)

Width
47 in
Capacity
1.74 yd³
Weight
2313 lb

Heavy Duty Power Bucket 1050 mm (42 in)

Width
42 in
Capacity
1.46 yd³
Weight
2220 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 1050 mm (42 in)

Width
42 in
Capacity
1.46 yd³
Weight
2156 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 900 mm (36 in)

Width
36 in
Capacity
1.19 yd³
Weight
1978 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 750 mm (30 in)

Width
30 in
Capacity
0.9 yd³
Weight
1854 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 750 mm (30 in)

Width
30 in
Capacity
0.93 yd³
Weight
1792 lb

Heavy Duty Bucket 600 mm (24 in)

Width
24 in
Capacity
0.68 yd³
Weight
1618 lb

General Duty – Wide Tip Bucket 1550 mm (62 in)

Width
70.9 in
Capacity
2.97 yd³
Weight
3276 lb

General Duty Bucket 1350 mm (54 in)

Width
54 in
Capacity
2.4 yd³
Weight
2511 lb

General Duty-Wide Tip Bucket 1350 mm (54 in)

Width
54 in
Capacity
2.4 yd³
Weight
2672 lb

General Duty Bucket 1200 mm (48 in)

Width
48 in
Capacity
2.07 yd³
Weight
2319 lb

General Duty-Wide Tip Bucket 1200 mm (48 in)

Width
48 in
Capacity
2.07 yd³
Weight
2467 lb

General Duty Bucket 1050 mm (42 in)

Width
42 in
Capacity
1.75 yd³
Weight
2130 lb

General Duty-Wide Tip Bucket 1050 mm (42 in)

Width
42 in
Capacity
1.75 yd³
Weight
2251 lb

General Duty Bucket 900 mm (36 in)

Width
36 in
Capacity
1.43 yd³
Weight
1980 lb

General Duty-Wide Tip Bucket 900 mm (36 in)

Width
36 in
Capacity
1.43 yd³
Weight
2103 lb

General Duty Bucket 750 mm (30 in)

Width
30 in
Capacity
1.12 yd³
Weight
1764 lb

General Duty-Wide Tip Bucket 750 mm (30 in)

Width
30 in
Capacity
1.13 yd³
Weight
1863 lb

General Duty Bucket 600 mm (24 in)

Width
24 in
Capacity
0.82 yd³
Weight
1605 lb

General Duty-Wide Tip Bucket 600 mm (24 in)

Width
24 in
Capacity
0.83 yd³
Weight
1670 lb

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

GSH440-1150-S

Capacity
1.5 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

GSH525-750

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

GSH425-950-S

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

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

Standard/Optional Features

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