Caterpillar launches 336E H hybrid excavator


The new Cat 336E H hybrid excavator, launched at bauma 2013

Caterpillar, in cooperation with its German dealer, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, had several different exhibit areas at bauma 2013.

The main indoor stand focused on technology to deliver leading productivity, fuel economy and sustainability. The centre part of the stand showcased:

  • The new Cat® 336E H hybrid excavator, launched at the show. This revolutionary model uses a new hydraulic technology developed by Caterpillar and delivers uncompromised performance
  • The 988K wheel loader, was also introduced at the show. It meets the stringent European Union (EU) Stage IV/United States (US) EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards and offers up to 20 percent greater fuel efficiency compared to the previous model
  • The Cat 966K XE wheel loader, equipped with an advanced powertrain system
  • The Cat D7E electric drive track-type tractor

Additional Cat machine introductions featured four mini excavators – Cat 302.2D, 302.4D, the compact radius 301.7D and the 308E2, the 444F equal size tyre (EST) backhoe loader and the D6K2 track-type tractor. The recently introduced 318E hydraulic excavator and M313D wheel excavator, the 120M2 AWD motor grader as well as the 91-tonne capacity 777G off-highway truck were also on show.

Optimally matched with the 777G truck, the 6020B hydraulic shovel is a brand new, “clean-sheet” design that made its market debut at bauma. With a 220-tonne operating weight and a 20-tonne payload, the 6020B was the largest Cat machine on display. Designed for simplicity and reliability, the 6020B features a new, state-of-the-art cab design with class-leading visibility, modular construction with walk-through power module for superior serviceability, and a single-engine configuration for superior efficiency.

The broad range of machines displayed includes a full representation of Cat paving products and the introduction of three new models: the AP300D paver and two utility compactors: the CB24B and CB34B XW.

Caterpillar industrial featured a full range of EU Stage IV/U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engines. These engines span 8.2-895bkW (11-1200bhp) and are used by OEMs in the construction, mining and general industrial sectors. On display was a C2.2 and C7.1 ACERT™ engine, in addition to a C4.4 ACERT and C13 ACERT power unit.