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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 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.

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Net Power - ISO 9249201HP

Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)204hp (metric)

Engine ModelCat C7.1

Engine Power - ISO 14396202HP

Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)205hp (metric)




Biodiesel CapabilityUp to B20¹

EmissionsMeets 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

Operating Weight56400lb

NoteLong 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.

Maximum Digging Depth22.4ft

BoomReach 5.9 m (19'4")

StickReach 2.95 m (9'8")

BucketHD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)

Maximum Reach at Ground Level33.2ft

Maximum Cutting Height31.8ft

Maximum Loading Height21.7ft

Minimum Loading Height7.8ft

Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom21.8ft

Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth17.5ft

Bucket Digging Force - ISO37318lbf

Stick Digging Force - ISO27202lbf

Main System - Maximum Flow481 l/min (127 gal/min)

Maximum Pressure - Equipment5075psi

Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode5510psi

Maximum Pressure - Travel5075psi

Maximum Pressure - Swing4118psi

Swing Speed9.9r/min

Maximum Swing Torque78180ft·lbf

Fuel Tank Capacity125.2gal (US)

Cooling System6.6gal (US)

Engine Oil6.6gal (US)

Swing Drive3gal (US)

Final Drive - Each1.2gal (US)

Hydraulic System - Including Tank81.9gal (US)

Hydraulic Tank38.8gal (US)

DEF Tank10.8gal (US)

BoomReach 5.9 m (19'4")

StickReach 2.95 m (9'8")

BucketHD 1.54 m³ (2.01 yd³)

Shipping Height - Top of Cab9.8ft

Handrail Height9.8ft

Shipping Length33ft

Tail Swing Radius9.8ft

Counterweight Clearance1.4ft

Ground Clearance3.5ft

Track Length15.2ft

Length to Center of Rollers12.6ft

Track Gauge8.5ft

Transport Width10.5ft

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.



Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.


Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.


Rollover protective structure (ROPS)


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



Remote Flash

Remote Troubleshoot

Cat Grade 2D

Cat Assist

Cat Payload


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


Maintenance free batteries

Programmable time-delay LED working lights

LED chassis light, left-hand/right-hand boom lights, cab lights


360° lighting


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


–32° C (–25° F) cold start capability


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


SmartBoom (Europe only)

Hydraulic efficiency monitoring


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


Cat Command (remote control)

360° visibility

Swing alarm

Inspection lighting


Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S℠) ports

Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks

Integrated vehicle health management system


Electric refueling pump with auto shutoff


Long undercarriage

Tie-down points on base frame

4600 kg (10,141 lb) counterweight


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


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

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