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301.5 Mini Hydraulic Excavator

301.5 Mini Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat® 301.5 Mini Excavator delivers power and performance in a compact size to help you work in a wide range of applications.

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Net Power21HP

Engine ModelC1.1




EmissionsMeets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.

Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249, 80/1269/EEC21HP

NoteNet power is tested per ISO 9249:2007 and 80/1269/EEC.

Note (2)Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is at rated speed and rated power when the engine is installed with the factory configured fan, air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator with a minimum alternator load.

Gross Power - SAE J1995:201421.6HP

Note (1)Engine power is tested per ISO 14396:2002.

Operating Weight3913lb

Minimum Operating Weight with Canopy*3483lb

Maximum Operating Weight with Canopy**3913lb

EU: CE Plate Weight***3836lb

Note (1)*Minimum Weight is based on rubber tracks, operator, fixed undercarriage and full fuel tank.

Note (2)**Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks, operator, expandable undercarriage and full fuel tank.

Note (3)***CE Plate Weight is based on the most common EU configuration. Includes 75 kg (165 lb) operator and full fuel tank and excludes bucket.

Dig Depth100in

Maximum Blade Height10.8in

Track Width - Expanded51.18in

Maximum Blade Depth10.2in

Maximum Reach - Ground Level153.1in

Stick Length45.7in

Swing Bearing - Height17.5in

Track Belt/Shoe Width9.1in

Boom Height - Shipping Position40.9in

Boom Swing - Right50°

Maximum Reach155.9in

Maximum Dig Height137.4in

Note*Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.

Tail Swing32.3in

O/A Undercarriage Length57.5in

Boom In Reach57.1in

O/A Shipping Height90.9in

Overall Shipping Length*141.3in

Maximum Dump Clearance98.8in

Minimum Ground Clearance Below Undercarriage6.1in

Boom Swing - Left65°

Vertical Wall74.4in

Track Width - Retracted39in


Note*Expanded – 1300 mm (51 in)


Swing Bearing - Height17.5in

Boom Swing - Left65°

Minimum Ground Clearance Below Undercarriage6.1in

O/A Undercarriage Length57.5in

Maximum Reach - Ground Level146.9in

Stick Length37.8in

Boom In Reach57.5in

Maximum Dump Clearance96.5in

Boom Swing - Right50°

Maximum Reach149.6in

O/A Shipping Height90.9in

Boom Height - Shipping Position42.9in

Maximum Blade Depth10.2in

Track Width - Retracted39in

Vertical Wall70.9in

Dig Depth92.1in

Track Width - Expanded51.18in

Track Belt/Shoe Width9.1in

Maximum Dig Height135in

Overall Shipping Length*142.5in

Maximum Blade Height10.8in

Note*Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.

Tail Swing32.3in

Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight4psi

Maximum Traction Force - High Speed2315.5lbf

Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight4.4psi

Travel Speed - High2.7mile/h

Travel Speed - Low1.8mile/h

Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed3597lbf

Gradeability - Maximum30 degrees

Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm17.4gal/min

Digging Force - Stick - Standard1843.4lbf

Digging Force - Stick - Long1616.4lbf

Operating Pressure - Swing1493.9psi

Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow3.7gal/min

Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Pressure3089.3psi

Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Flow8.7gal/min

Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure3089.3psi

Operating Pressure - Travel3089.3psi

Operating Pressure - Equipment3089.3psi

Digging Force - Bucket3169.8lbf

TypeLoad Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump

Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS)ISO 12117-2:2008

Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS)ISO 12117:1997

Top GuardISO 10262:1998 (Level I)

Average Exterior Sound Pressure (ISO 6395:2008)93dB(A)

NoteEuropean Union Directive “2000/14/EC”

Steel Tracks126lb

Expandable Undercarriage284lb

Long Stick18lb

Cooling System1gal (US)

Engine Oil1.2gal (US)

Hydraulic System6.9gal (US)

Hydraulic Tank4.8gal (US)

Fuel Tank5.8gal (US)

Machine Swing Speed9.8r/min



Cat C1.1 Engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V)

Automatic Engine Idle

Automatic Engine Shutdown

Automatic Two Speed Travel

Fuel Water Separator

Power on Demand (not available in all regions)

Variable Displacement Piston Pump

Load Sensing/Flow Sharing Hydraulics


Smart Tech Electronic Pump


Automatic Swing Brake

Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines

One and Two Way Auxiliary Flow

Continuous Auxiliary Flow

Auxiliary Line Quick Disconnects


Tilt-up Canopy

Top Guard ISO 10262:1998 Level I

ROPS – ISO 12117-2:2008

TOPS – ISO 12117:1997

Machine 2-Point Lifting

Stick Steer Mode

Travel Cruise Control

Control Pattern Changer (optional in some regions)

Adjustable Wrist Rests

Washable Floor Mat

Travel Pedals and Hand Levers

Machine Security

Machine Security – Standard Key with Pass Code

Vinyl Non-Suspension Seat

Hydraulic Lockout – All Controls

Retractable High Visibility Seat Belt (75 mm/3 in)

Coat Hook

Cup Holder

Storage Pocket


Mounting Bosses for Front

Signaling/Warning Horn

Boom Light, Halogen

Utility Space for Mobile Phone

Next Generation Color LCD Monitor (IP66)
– Fuel Level and Coolant Temperature Gauges
– Maintenance and Machine Monitoring
– Performance and Machine Adjustments
– Numeric Security Code
– Multiple Languages
– Hour Meter with Wake Up Switch


Control Pattern Changer (optional in some regions)

No Travel Pedals and Hand Levers

Machine Security – Push to Start with Key Fob/Pass Code

Vinyl Suspension Seat

LED Front Lights

LED Front and Rear Lights

LED Boom Light

Mirrors Left and Right


Expandable Undercarriage

Rubber Belt (230 mm/9 in wide)

Dozer Blade

Dozer Blade Float

Hydraulic Track Adjusters

Tie Downs on Track Frame


Steel Track (230 mm/9 in wide)


One Piece Boom (1780 mm/70 in)

Standard Stick (960 mm/37.8 in)

Front Shovel Capable

Front Shovel Capable – Pin-On

Thumb Ready (not available in all regions)

Certified Lifting Eye (optional in some regions)


Long Stick (1160 mm/45.7 in)

Front Shovel Capable – Dual Lock Manual Coupler

Attachments including Couplers, Thumbs, Buckets, Augers and Hammers

2nd Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines

Boom Lowering Check Valve

Stick Lowering Check Valve

Hydraulic Quick Coupler Lines (not available in all regions)


12 Volt Battery

Software (machine and monitor)

Maintenance Free Battery

Signaling/Warning Horn

12 Volt Power Socket


Battery Disconnect

Product Link PL243 (regulations apply)

Product Link PLE643 (regulations apply)

Travel Alarm (standard in some regions)


Guard, Canopy

Guard, Mesh


Bio Oil Capable

Eco Drain

Water Jacket Heater

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