The ergonomically designed operator station is spacious, quiet, and comfortable, assuring high productivity during a long work day. All switches are located in front of the operator for convenient access.
Cab Structure and Mounts
The cab shell is attached to the frame with viscous rubber mounts, which dampen vibrations and sound levels while enhancing your comfort. Thick steel tubing along the bottom perimeter improves the cab’s resistance to fatigue and vibration.
The suspension seat provides a variety of adjustments to accommodate a wide range of operators. The seat includes a reclining back, upper and lower seat slide adjustments, and height and tilt adjustments to meet your needs for comfort and productivity.
The monitor is a full-color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) that has the capability of displaying information in 28 languages.
Joystick Control and Console
Low-effort pilot-operated joystick controls are designed to match your natural wrist and arm position for maximum comfort and minimum fatigue. The right and left joystick console can be adjusted to meet your individual preferences, improving overall comfort and productivity during the course of a long work day.
Positive filtered ventilation with a pressurized cab is standard. Fresh air or re-circulated air can be selected with a switch on the left console.
Windows and Wipers
All glass is affixed directly to the cab to maximize visibility, eliminating window frames. The upper front windshield opens, closes, and stores on the roof above the operator with a one-touch action release system. Pillar-mounted wipers increase your viewing area and offer continuous and intermittent modes.
349D2/D2 L owning and operation costs have been reduced by reverting to optimized Economy Mode each time the machine is started regardless of what mode the operator had previously selected. This will help to reduce fuel consumption up to 9 percent than its predecessor moving the same amount of material.
The Cat C13 engine has been designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 2, EU Stage II, and China Tier 2 emission standards. The engine incorporates proven robust components and precision manufacturing you can count on for reliable and efficient operation.
The Cat C13 features electronic controls that govern the mechanically actuated unit fuel injection (MEUI™) system. MEUI provides the high-pressure required to deliver better fuel economy through finer fuel atomization and more complete combustion.
ADEM™ A4 Engine Controller
The ADEM A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery to get the best performance per liter of fuel used. The engine management system provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It tracks engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.
The Cat C13 uses a wastegate turbocharger for improved performance.
- The wastegate valve controls excessive engine boost pressure by allowing exhaust to bypass the exhaust-side turbine.
- The wastegate also reduces turbine wear in high RPM; low load conditions and optimizes air and fuel delivery for peak engine performance.
- The turbocharger increases the density of the air, enabling the engine to produce more power with few effects from altitude.
The radial seal air filter features a double-layered filter core for more efficient filtration and is located in a compartment behind the cab. A warning is displayed on the monitor when dust accumulates above a preset level.
Low Sound and Vibration Levels
The engine mounts are rubber-isolating mounts matched with the engine package to provide optimum sound and vibration reduction. Further noise reduction has been achieved through design changes to the isolated top cover, oil pan, multiple injection strategy, insulated timing cover, sculpted crankcase.
An independent pilot pump enables smooth, precise control for the front linkage, swing, and travel operations.
The component location and hydraulic system design provide the highest level of system efficiency. The main pumps, control valve and hydraulic tank are located as close to each other as possible. This design makes it possible to use shorter tubes and lines between components, reducing friction losses and pressure drops.
Hydraulic Cross-Sensing System
The hydraulic cross sensing system utilizes each of two hydraulic pumps to 100 percent of engine power under all operating conditions. This improves productivity with faster implement speeds and quicker, stronger pivot turns.
Boom and Stick Regeneration Circuits
A hydraulically operated stick regeneration circuit saves energy and improves multi-function performance during the stick-in operation. The boom regeneration circuit is operated electrically, and this system is managed by the machine ECM. The system improves cycle times and fuel efficiency, increasing your productivity and reducing operating costs.
Boom and Swing Priority
The hydraulic system on the 349D2/D2 L provides automatic priority function for boom-up and swing operations eliminating the need for work mode buttons. When the boom or swing lever is activated, the system automatically assigns priority based on operator demand.
Hydraulic Cylinder Snubbers
Snubbers are located at the rod-end of the boom cylinders and both ends of the stick cylinders to cushion shocks while reducing sound levels and extending component and structure life.
The rugged main frame is built to perform in the toughest applications. The X-shaped, box-section carbody provides excellent resistance to torsional bending, and press-formed, robot-welded track roller frames provide exceptional strength and durability.
Fixed Gauge Undercarriages
The 349D2 standard (fixed gauge undercarriage) and 349D2 L (long and fixed gauge undercarriage) contribute significantly to outstanding stability and durability.
Rollers and Idlers
Sealed and lubricated track rollers, carrier rollers, and idlers provide excellent service life to keep your machine in the field and working longer.
Track Roller Frame
The track roller frame is made of a press-formed, pentagonal section that is robot-welded for weld consistency and quality. The track frame has been designed so that the top of the track frame has a steep angle to help prevent accumulation of mud and debris.
The 9.0 mt (9.9 t) counterweight maintains large lifting capacity and excellent stability. It’s bolted directly to the main frame for extra rigidity.
Durable Cat undercarriage absorbs stress and provides excellent stability. The 349D2/D2 L comes standard with grease lubricated tracks. The track links are assembled and sealed with grease to decrease internal bushing wear, reduce travel noise and extend service life lowering operating costs.
Booms and Sticks
The 349D2/D2 L is offered with a range of booms and sticks. Each is built with internal baffle plates and stress-relieved for added durability, and each undergoes ultrasound inspection to ensure quality and reliability. Large box-section structures with thick, multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings are used in high-stress areas such as the boom nose, boom foot, boom cylinder, and stick foot to improve durability. Also, the boom nose pin retention method is a captured flag design for enhanced durability.
Reach Front Linkage
The Reach boom is designed to balance reach, digging force bucket capacity, offering a wide range of applications as digging, loading and trenching. There are three reach stick options available to meet all your application requirements:
- The 2.9 m (9'6") stick is best used when you are working primarily in truck loading applications to maximize your breakout force and increase your bucket fill factor.
- The 3.35 m (11'0") stick is a versatile option that will meet the needs for most of your construction applications.
- The 3.9 m (12'10") stick is a great choice when you need additional working range like truck loading and deep trenching.
Mass Front Linkage
The mass excavation (ME) front linkage is designed to maximize machine performance through superior digging forces and a larger bucket capacity. The 6.55 m (21'6") mass excavation boom is reinforced with a large cross section for longer life and durability. The ME boom has two stick options to meet your demanding applications:
- The 2.5 m (8'2") ME stick is best for bench loading. This option also provides better breakout force for ripper and is ideal for hammer applications.
- The 3.0 m (9'10") ME stick is best when you primarily use high-capacity buckets in truck loading applications to maximize your breakout force.
Extended Service Intervals
Extended service and maintenance intervals increase machine availability. The maintenance intervals for engine oil and engine oil filter have been extended to 500 hours.
The hydraulic return filters are located in the hydraulic tank. The filter elements are removable without spilling hydraulic oil.
Pilot Hydraulic System Filter
Pilot hydraulic system filter keeps contaminants from the pilot system and is located in the pump compartment.
Radial Seal Main Air Cleaner
Radial seal main air cleaner with precleaner has a double-layered filter element for more efficient filtration. No tools are required to change the element.
The water separator has a primary fuel filter element and is located in the air cleaner compartment for easy access from the ground.
Service points are centrally located with easy access to facilitate routine maintenance.
Oil Sample and Pressure Ports
Oil sample and pressure ports provide easy checking of machine condition and are standard on every machine.
A concentrated remote greasing block on the boom delivers grease to hard-to-reach locations.
Cat dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine downtime. You can also save money with our line of remanufactured components.
Your Cat dealers can provide specific recommendations with detailed comparisons of the Cat machines you are considering before you buy. This ensures you get the right size machine and appropriate work tools to meet all of your application needs.
Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Condition monitoring services and diagnostic programs such as scheduled oil sampling, coolant sampling, and technical analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs.
Customer Support Agreements
Cat dealers offer a variety of product support agreements that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine – including attachments – to help protect your investment.
Repair, rebuild, or replace? Your Cat dealers can help you evaluate the costs involved so you can make the right choice.
Versatility and Performance
Each Cat work tool is designed to optimize the versatility and performance of your machine. An extensive range of buckets, compactors, grapples, multi-processors, rippers, crushers, pulverizers, hammers, and shears is available for your 349D2/D2 L.
Buckets and GET
Cat buckets and Cat Ground Engaging Tools (GET) are designed and matched to the machine to ensure optimal performance and fuel efficiency.
Utility Buckets (UD)
UD buckets are for digging in low-impact, low-abrasive material such as dirt, loam, and clay.
General-Duty Buckets (GD)
GD buckets are for digging in low-impact, moderately abrasive materials such as dirt, loam, gravel, and clay.
Heavy-Duty Buckets (HD)
HD buckets are a good starting point when application conditions vary – especially when conditions include mixed dirt, clay, sand, and gravel.
Severe-Duty Buckets (SD)
SD buckets are best suited to highly abrasive materials like shot rock, sand stone, and granite.
Extreme-Duty Buckets (XD)
XD buckets are for extremely abrasive materials like high-quartzite granite.
Quick couplers allow one person to change work tools in seconds for maximum performance and flexibility on a job site. One machine can move rapidly from task to task, and a fleet of similarly equipped machines can share a common work tool inventory.
Center-Lock™ Pin Grabber Coupler
Center-Lock is a pin grabber coupler and features a patent-pending locking system. A highly visible secondary lock clearly shows the operator when the coupler is engaged or disengaged from the bucket or work tool.
E Series Hammers
E Series hammers bring together customer expectations for performance, quality, and serviceability along with Caterpillar manufacturing expertise. They are also quiet – a significant benefit in urban and noise-restricted work areas.
Constructed from high-strength steels and built to last, Cat rippers endure in the toughest conditions. The box-section structure is reinforced for maximum rigidity, transmitting the full machine power to the material being ripped. Rippers feature a replaceable wear tip, and most models also come equipped with a replaceable shank protector.
Cat grapples make Cat excavators the ideal machine for handling loose material, sorting trash, and demolition site cleanup. An array of styles and sizes is available to match excavators to the task at hand.
Multi-processors do the work of many types of demolition tools by use of interchangeable jaw sets. Changing jaws allows a single unit to crush, pulverize, and perform a variety of specialized tasks such as cutting steel rebar and tanks.
Cat shears are designed to take full advantage of the hydraulic flows and pressures produced by Cat excavators – all to enhance productivity without compromising safety or causing premature wear of the shear or carrier.
Mechanical pulverizers are cost-effective tools for recycling demolished concrete debris. The bucket cylinder on the excavator powers the pulverizer, eliminating the need for a dedicated cylinder, associated hydraulics, and additional installation cost.
Cat compactors make job site compaction quick, efficient, and cost effective.
The hydraulic concrete crusher is well suited for demolition in residential areas. The tool combines several demolition operations in one piece of equipment:
- Breaking out concrete from fixed structures
- Pulverizing concrete
- Cutting reinforcement rods and small steel profiles
Cat Connect makes smart use of technology and services to improve your job site efficiency. Using the data from technology-equipped machines, you’ll get more information and insight into your equipment and operations than ever before. Cat Connect technologies offer improvements in these key areas: Equipment Management – increase uptime and reduce operating costs. Productivity – monitor production and manage job site efficiency. Safety – enhance job site awareness to keep your people and equipment safe. Featured Cat Connect technologies include:
LINK technologies wirelessly connect you to your equipment giving you access to essential information you need to know to run your business. Link data can give you valuable insight into how your machine or fleet is performing so you can make timely, fact-based decisions that can boost job site efficiency and productivity.
- Product Link™/VisionLink® – Product Link is deeply integrated into your machine, helping to take the guesswork out of equipment management. Easy access to timely information like machine location, hours, fuel usage, idle time and event codes via the online VisionLink user interface can help you effectively manage your fleet and lower operating costs.
GRADE technologies combine digital design data, in-cab guidance and automatic machine control to help operators hit target grade faster and finish jobs quickly, accurately, and in fewer passes – improving grading productivity and efficiency with less rework.
- Cat AccuGrade™ – The dealer-installed AccuGrade system provides operators an easy-to-read display to deliver real-time cut/fill data to guide operators to grade quickly. Experienced operators can maintain peak efficiency levels throughout the work day, and less experienced operators can be more productive faster. AccuGrade reduces grade checking and staking, labor and material costs, and improves job site safety.
- Caterpillar offers a choice of: – Depth and Slope Guidance – for simple 2D planes and slopes – Global Navigation Satellite System – for complex 3D designs
- AccuGrade Ready Option (ARO) – The factory AccuGrade Ready Option provides optimal mounting locations, brackets, and hardware to make the AccuGrade installation quick and easy. Deep integration optimizes machine and system performance and productivity.
DETECT technologies combine safety features, functionalities and alerts to enhance your job site awareness and keep your people and assets safe.
- Rearview Camera – Rear vision cameras greatly enhance visibility behind the machine, helping the operator work more safely and productively. The camera view is automatically displayed on the integrated in-cab monitor increasing awareness of the working area around the machine giving the operator the confidence to work more safely and efficiently, at maximum potential.
Note: Availability may vary by region. Please consult your Cat dealer for details.