301.5

301.5 Mini Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat 301.5 Mini Excavator delivers high performance in an under 2-ton compact size machine for construction, landscaping and demolition jobs.

301.5 Mini Hydraulic Excavator

DESCRIPTION

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

ALL DAY COMFORT

  • Adjustable wrist rests and a suspension seat option help keep you working comfortably all day long.

301.5 Mini Excavator
301.5 Mini Excavator

EASY TO OPERATE

  • Controls are easy to use and the intuitive Next Generation LCD monitor provides easy to read machine information.

STICK STEER TRAVEL MODE

  • Moving around the job site is even easier with the Cat Stick Steer option. Easily switch from traditional travel controls with levers and pedals to joystick controls with a push of a button. The benefit of less effort and improved control is in your hands!

301.5 Mini Excavator
301.5 Mini Excavator

BIG PERFORMANCE IN A COMPACT DESIGN

  • Strong lift and dig performance helps you get the job done faster. The retractable undercarriage lets you access and work in the tightest areas. Dig-to-blade and dozer float features allow for easy clean up.

SAFETY ON THE JOB SITE

  • Your safety is our top priority. The Cat mini excavator is designed to help keep you safe on the job. Courtesy work lights and a fluorescent retractable seat belt are just a couple of the safety features we've built into the machine.

301.5 Mini Excavator
301.5 Mini Excavator

SIMPLE SERVICE FOR LESS DOWNTIME

  • Maintenance is quick and easy on the Cat mini excavator. Routine check points are easy to access at ground level through the side doors. The unique tilt up canopy lets you reach additional service areas when needed.

LOWER OPERATING COSTS

  • Equipped with features such as auto idle, auto engine shutdown, and efficient hydraulics with a variable displacement pump, the Cat mini excavator was designed with reducing your operating costs in mind.

301.5 Mini Excavator
301.5 Mini Excavator

SUSTAINABILITY

  • The Cat® C1.1 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • Cat 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 (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Auto Idle helps reduce unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
  • Engine Idle Shutdown Timer reduces fuel burn, greenhouse gas emissions and unnecessary idle time by shutting down the machine after a pre-set idling period.
  • Cruise control helps you maintain a constant speed as you travel across your jobsite saving fuel and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Cat® Seat Belt Reminder provides audible and visual warnings to remind operators to buckle up during machine operation. The easy-to-install system is compatible with all equipment brands to help ensure operator safety.
  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.(if equipped)
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.(if equipped)
*Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel. (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer)

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • ENGINE
    • 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
  • HYDRAULICS
    • Smart Tech Electronic Pump
    • Accumulator
    • Automatic Swing Brake
    • Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines
    • One and Two Way Auxiliary Flow
    • Continuous Auxiliary Flow
    • Auxiliary Line Quick Disconnects
  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 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
    • Skylight
    • 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
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Expandable Undercarriage
    • Rubber Belt (230 mm/9 in wide)
    • Dozer Blade
    • Dozer Blade Float
    • Hydraulic Track Adjusters
    • Tie Downs on Track Frame
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • 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)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • 12 Volt Battery
    • Software (machine and monitor)
    • Maintenance Free Battery
    • Signaling/Warning Horn
    • 12 Volt Power Socket

Optional Equipment

  • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
    • 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
  • UNDERCARRIAGE
    • Steel Track (230 mm/9 in wide)
  • BOOM, STICK AND LINKAGES
    • 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)
  • ELECTRICAL
    • Battery Disconnect
    • Product Link PL243 (regulations apply)
    • Product Link PLE643 (regulations apply)
    • Travel Alarm (standard in some regions)
  • GUARDING
    • Guard, Canopy
    • Guard, Mesh
  • OTHER
    • Bio Oil Capable
    • Eco Drain
    • Water Jacket Heater

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
301.5 Mini Hydraulic Excavator
Name:
301.5
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Net Power
21 HP / 15.7 kW

Weights

Operating Weight
3913 lb / 1775 kg

Dimensions - Long Stick

Dig Depth
100 in / 2540 mm

Engine

Engine Model
C1.1

Blade

Height
8.9 in / 225 mm

Weights

Minimum Operating Weight with Canopy*
3483 lb / 1580 kg

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Swing Bearing - Height
17.5 in / 445 mm

Engine

Displacement
69 in³ / 1.1 l

Dimensions - Long Stick

Maximum Blade Height
10.8 in / 275 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

O/A Undercarriage Length
57.5 in / 1460 mm

Engine

Stroke
3.2 in / 81 mm

Hydraulic System

Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm
17.4 gal/min / 66 l/min

Travel System

Maximum Traction Force - High Speed
2315.5 lbf / 10.3 kN

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Maximum Reach - Ground Level
146.9 in / 3730 mm

Certification - Canopy

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

Dimensions - Long Stick

Stick Length
45.7 in / 1160 mm

Hydraulic System

Digging Force - Stick - Long
1616.4 lbf / 7.2 kN

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Boom Swing - Left
65 ° / 65 °
Maximum Reach
149.6 in / 3800 mm
O/A Shipping Height
90.9 in / 2310 mm

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Swing
1493.9 psi / 103 bar

Sound

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

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Maximum Blade Depth
10.2 in / 260 mm

Dimensions - Long Stick

Boom Height - Shipping Position
40.9 in / 1040 mm

Engine

Bore
3 in / 77 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Minimum Ground Clearance Below Undercarriage
6.1 in / 155 mm

Engine

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

Dimensions - Long Stick

Maximum Reach
155.9 in / 3960 mm
Maximum Dig Height
137.4 in / 3490 mm
Note
*Overall Shipping Length depends on blade position during shipment.
Tail Swing
32.3 in / 820 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Vertical Wall
70.9 in / 1800 mm

Dimensions - Long Stick

O/A Undercarriage Length
57.5 in / 1460 mm

Travel System

Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight
4 psi / 27.3 kPa

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Dig Depth
92.1 in / 2340 mm

Dimensions - Long Stick

Track Width - Expanded
51.18 in / 1300 mm

Hydraulic System

Digging Force - Stick - Standard
1843.4 lbf / 8.2 kN

Dimensions - Long Stick

Boom In Reach
57.1 in / 1450 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Track Width - Expanded
51.18 in / 1300 mm

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Flow
8.7 gal/min / 33 l/min

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
1 gal (US) / 3.9 l

Dimensions - Long Stick

O/A Shipping Height
90.9 in / 2310 mm

Travel System

Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight
4.4 psi / 30.6 kPa

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure
3089.3 psi / 213 bar

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Track Belt/Shoe Width
9.1 in / 230 mm

Dimensions - Long Stick

Maximum Blade Depth
10.2 in / 260 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Stick Length
37.8 in / 960 mm

Dimensions - Long Stick

Maximum Reach - Ground Level
153.1 in / 3890 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Maximum Dig Height
135 in / 3430 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Oil
1.2 gal (US) / 4.4 l

Swing System

Machine Swing Speed
9.8 r/min / 9.8 r/min

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Travel
3089.3 psi / 213 bar

Blade

Note
*Expanded – 1300 mm (51 in)

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Overall Shipping Length*
142.5 in / 3620 mm

Blade

Width*
39 in / 990 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Boom In Reach
57.5 in / 1460 mm
Maximum Blade Height
10.8 in / 275 mm

Dimensions - Long Stick

Overall Shipping Length*
141.3 in / 3590 mm

Travel System

Travel Speed - High
2.7 mile/h / 4.4 km/h

Weights

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

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Maximum Dump Clearance
96.5 in / 2450 mm

Engine

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

Dimensions - Long Stick

Maximum Dump Clearance
98.8 in / 2510 mm

Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration

Long Stick
18 lb / 8 kg

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Boom Swing - Right
50 ° / 50 °

Dimensions - Long Stick

Swing Bearing - Height
17.5 in / 445 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

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

Engine

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.

Dimensions - Long Stick

Minimum Ground Clearance Below Undercarriage
6.1 in / 155 mm

Travel System

Travel Speed - Low
1.8 mile/h / 2.9 km/h

Dimensions - Long Stick

Boom Swing - Left
65 ° / 65 °

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Equipment
3089.3 psi / 213 bar

Travel System

Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed
3597 lbf / 16 kN

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic System
6.9 gal (US) / 26 l

Dimensions - Long Stick

Vertical Wall
74.4 in / 1890 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Tank
4.8 gal (US) / 18 l

Dimensions - Long Stick

Track Width - Retracted
39 in / 990 mm
Track Belt/Shoe Width
9.1 in / 230 mm

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Boom Height - Shipping Position
42.9 in / 1090 mm

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow
3.7 gal/min / 14 l/min

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Tail Swing
32.3 in / 820 mm

Certification - Canopy

Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS)
ISO 12117:1997
Top Guard
ISO 10262:1998 (Level I)

Weights

Maximum Operating Weight with Canopy**
3913 lb / 1775 kg

Hydraulic System

Digging Force - Bucket
3169.8 lbf / 14.1 kN

Sound

Note
European Union Directive “2000/14/EC”

Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration

Steel Tracks
126 lb / 57 kg

Dimensions - Long Stick

Boom Swing - Right
50 ° / 50 °

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Pressure
3089.3 psi / 213 bar

Dimensions - Standard Stick

Track Width - Retracted
39 in / 990 mm

Weights

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

Travel System

Gradeability - Maximum
30 degrees

Hydraulic System

Type
Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump

Engine

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

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
5.8 gal (US) / 22 l

Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration

Expandable Undercarriage
284 lb / 129 kg

Weights

EU: CE Plate Weight***
3836 lb / 1740 kg
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.

Engine

Net Power - 2,400 rpm - ISO 9249, 80/1269/EEC
21 HP / 15.7 kW
Gross Power - SAE J1995:2014
21.6 HP / 16.1 kW

Sustainability

Recyclability
95%