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Next Generation Cat® Excavators Boost Efficiency, Lower Costs

Next Generation Cat® Excavators are engineered with features and technology that help our customers significantly lower operating costs and set new benchmarks in productivity. Choose between 320 and 323 20-ton models to match features, technology and operator comfort with your specific project needs.

The Cat 320 Excavator is ideal for medium- to heavy-duty applications and comes equipped with Cat Connect technologies to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. Customers pick the Cat 323 Excavator to gain the speed, power and efficiency needed to complete the heavy-duty jobs with maximum efficiency and cost savings.

Cat 320 and 323 Excavator Features Include:

Increased Performance, Reduced Fuel Consumption

  • Use up to 25% less fuel when compared to previous models.
  • Improve operator efficiency by up to 45% using Cat Connect technologies to reduce operator fatigue and lower operating costs, such as fuel consumption and maintenance.
  • Apply the new Smart mode to provide optimum balance and efficiency by automatically adjusting the excavator engine and hydraulic power levels according to your digging conditions.
  • Integrated Cat Connect® technology helps businesses run more efficiently, safely and profitably.

Enhanced Cab Comfort

  • Choose your desired comfort level with deluxe and premium cab options.
  • Enjoy wide spacing between consoles and wider seats for operators of all sizes.
  • Reduce cab vibration by up to 50% with improved viscous mounts.

Durable, Long Lasting Design

  • Safeguard hydraulic components damage with an auto warm feature that quickly increases hydraulic oil temperature when outside temperatures drop.
  • Protect the fuel system from contamination with three-level fuel filtration.
  • Shield the engine and hydraulic components during travel and swinging with bottom guarding.
  • Improve stress resistance with a new oval-shaped hydraulic tank.

Ease of Operation

  • Navigate quickly with the standard high-resolution 8-inch (203 mm) touchscreen monitor, optional 10-inch (254 m) touchscreen monitor, or the jog dial control.
  • Adjust the joystick response and function to match the excavator’s operation to your digging style.

Reduced Maintenance

  • Extended maintenance period lowers cost by 15% when compared to previous models.
  • New hydraulic filter with anti-drain valves keep oil clean during filter replacement and has 50% longer life than previous filter designs.


  • Avoid hazards near traffic and in confined workspaces with 360-degree visibility cameras and standard 2D E-fence feature that prevents the excavator from moving outside operator-defined set points.
  • Access 100% of daily maintenance points and shut-off switches from ground level.


View Cat 320 specifications.

View Cat 323 specifications.


San Diego
Ross Farmer
Sales Manager
858.674.7048 office
760.815.4094 mobile

Bobby Whitworth
General Manager
808.676.0353 office
808.864.5147 mobile