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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Next Generation Excavators Cat 320 and 320GC: The next big thing for Nation-building

I never knew what excavators are for, all I know is that I have seen those for breaking concretes, laying gravel and mowing landscapes . I was impressed when I have seen how tech excavator has become today when I attended Monark Equipment Corp launch at Megatent Libis, QC last April 12.

Monark Equipment Corporation, 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. 

Specifically, 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 production.

And for them to have a better understanding and appreciation of this new equipment’s features and its capacity to ‘do more with less’, here’s a list of some key features packed in The Next Generation Cat Excavators 320.

Cat 2D Grade with Assist
These smart excavators are equipped with Cat 2D Grade with Assist Technology which offers precision and automation in achieving 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 automates boom, stick and bucket movements, so operators stay on grade simply and effortlessly.

Cat E-fence Technology
The equipment’s E-fence feature is programed using an advance on-board touch display inside the operator’s cabin. The technology 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.

Cat Payload Technology
Cat Payload offers real-time on-board weighing, integrated on the Cat 320 at the factory. The technology 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.

Cat LINK Technology
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.

Smart mode
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.

New Cooling system
More efficient than single-fan systems, the new cooling system employs multiple electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required.
Improved Filters

Featuring higher dirt capacity, 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.

In addition, 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.

Given all these features, the Cat 320 is expected to be the next big thing for Nation-building. Companies in general construction, mining, quarrying and agriculture can now use the equipment and experience its unique features that were made to do work more efficiently and productively. It will also help operators to deliver more work with less resources - in terms of time, money and labor force -  spent. These revolutionary equipment are sure to positively impact your business and contribute greatly to continuous growth of the Philippines.

To know more about these Next Generation Excavators, Cat 320 and 320GC, please visit or call (632) 635 0901 for more details.

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