Last April 12, Monark Equipment Corporation which is the official dealer and importer of Caterpillar machines to the Philippines, launched its newest ground-breaking offerings; The Next Generation Cat Excavators 320 and 320GC.
The 320 excavator boasts the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity, efficiency, and safety. These excavators aim to help various industries in the Philippines who depend on heavy equipment, such as excavators, for their projects and daily product
The Next Generation Cat Excavators 320 does have Cat 2D Grade with Assist Technology which offers precision and automation in which achieve its target depth, slope and horizontal distance to grade. It also helps operators to reach its desired grade quickly and efficiently without the need for stakes and job inspectors.
The Bucket and Boom Assist which automate boom, stick and bucket movements, so operators stay on grade simply and effortlessly.
I was amazed at the Cat E-fence Technology. Using the said feature, it is programmed using an advance on-board touch display inside the operator’s cabin. It also enables the machine to work safely under confined structures such as working in between building walls, under electric posts or even on highways near moving vehicles by preventing any part of the excavator from moving outside the operator’s defined working space.
Operators can get the real-time on-board weighing, integrated on the Cat 320 using the Cat Payload Technology. It delivers precise load targets and increased loading efficiency with on-the-go weighing and real-time payload measurements thus increasing the operator’s efficiency and eliminating costly repairs or breakdown of dump trucks due to overloading.
Meanwhile, Cat LINK™ connects the jobsites to the office thus providing customers with real-time equipment operating information such as current location, fuel consumption, working hours, alerts for critical-fault codes for efficient and effective equipment maintenance.
The new Smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimizing both fuel consumption and performance. Engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand to further reduce fuel usage, which obviously equates to more savings for the company.
The new cooling system for the Cat Excavator 320 which has multiple electric fans, monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required.
The new Cat hydraulic return filter boasts a 3,000-hour service life, a 50 percent increase over previous filters. A new Cat air filter with integrated pre-cleaner and primary and secondary filters extends service life to 1,000 hours, a 100 percent increase over previous designs, while a new fuel tank cap filter extends service life to 2,000 hours. The three fuel system filters each offer a 500-hour service interval. All daily maintenance checks for engine oil, fuel water separator, fuel tank water and sediment, and cooling system level are performed from ground level, making the routine faster, easier and safer. Consolidated filter locations also reduce service time.
The Next Generation Excavators are also equipped with standard features like keyless push-button start, large standard 203-mm touchscreen monitor with jog dial keys for control and sound-suppressed rollover protective structures (ROPS) to offer the next level of operator comfort, safety, and quiet operation.
Cat 320 is the next big thing in the construction, mining, quarrying and agriculture industry. They can use the equipment and experience its unique features that were made to do work more efficiently and productively.
To know more about these Next Generation Excavators, Cat 320 and 320GC, you may check out Monark’s website or call (632) 635 0901 for more details.