Powerful, Efficient Design
When it comes to moving heavy material quickly and efficiently, you need hydraulic horsepower – the type of ground-breaking power the 390F L can deliver. Major hydraulic components like pumps and valves are located close together so shorter tubes and lines can be used. This design leads to less friction loss, reduced pressure drops, and more power to the ground for the work you need to get done.
Control Like No Other
The new Cat Adaptive Control System (ACS) valve is designed to intelligently manage restrictions and flows. It opens slowly when your range of joystick lever movement is small and opens rapidly when movement is high. It smartly puts flow exactly where you need it when you need it, which means you will experience much smoother operation, greater efficiency, and lower fuel consumption.
SmartBoom™ – Reduces Stress and Vibrations Transmitted to the Machine
- Rock Scraping – Scraping rock and finishing work is easy and fast. SmartBoom simplifies the task and allows the operator to fully concentrate on the stick and bucket while the boom freely goes up and down without using pump flow.
- Hammer Work – It has never been this productive and operator-friendly. The front parts automatically follow the hammer while penetrating the rock. Blank shots or excessive force on the hammer are avoided, resulting in longer life for the hammer and machine. Similar advantages are applicable when using vibratory plates.
- Truck Loading – Loading trucks from a bench is more productive and fuel efficient as the return cycle is reduced while the boom down function does not require pump flow.
Auxiliary Hydraulics for Added Versatility
Auxiliary hydraulics give you greater tool versatility so you can take on more work with just one machine, and there are several options from which you can choose. A quick coupler circuit, for example, will allow you to switch from one tool to another in a matter of minutes – all from the comfort and convenience of the cab.
The Cat C18 ACERT engine meets Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) equivalent or Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3)/China Nonroad III equivalent emission standards and it does so without interrupting your job process. Simply turn the engine on and go to work. It will look for opportunities in your work cycle to regenerate itself, and it will give you plenty of power for the task at hand – all to help keep your owning and operating costs to an absolute minimum.
More Powerful, Reliable Engine Electronics
Automatic engine speed control keeps rpm consistent for maximum efficiency, and it will lower rpm when the machine doesn’t need it for work. Automatic engine idle shutdown turns the engine off when it’s been idling for more than a specified amount of time that you can set through the monitor.
You have a choice of two power modes – standard power and eco mode – to help manage fuel for the task in front of you. Simply change between modes through the console switch panel.
Collectively, the engine fuel-saving features also reduce exhaust and sound emissions, reduce your repair and maintenance costs, and increase engine life.
Biodiesel Not a Problem
The engine can run on up to B20 biodiesel that meets ASTM 6751 – EN14214 standards to give you potential fuel-saving flexibility.
A Cool Design for Any Temperature
The 390F L features a new side-by-side cooling system that allows you to put the machine to work in extremely hot and cold conditions. The system is completely separated from the engine compartment to reduce noise and heat. Plus it features easy-to-clean cores and a new variable-speed fan that reverses to blow out unwanted debris that may accumulate during your work day.
The right technologies fine-tuned for the right applications result in:
- Improved Fluid Efficiency – Measurable improvement over 390D (including Diesel Exhaust Fluid consumption).
- High Performance across a variety of applications.
- Enhanced Reliability through commonality and simplicity of design.
- Maximized Uptime and Reduced Cost with world-class Cat dealer support.
- Minimized Impact of Emission Systems with no operator interaction required.
- Durability with long service life.
- Better Fuel Economy with minimized maintenance costs.
- Same great power and response.
Safe and Quiet Cab
The cab contributes to your comfort thanks to special viscous mounts and special roof lining and sealing, that limit vibration and unnecessary sound.
Operators will enjoy the quietness and comfort of the all-new cab that’s insulated to reduce sound inside by 3 dB(A) over the previous model.
Wide seats with air suspension and heat and cooling options, and a fully automatic climate control system keep operators comfortable and productive all day long in either hot or cold weather.
Not only can the right and left joystick consoles be adjusted to improve your comfort and productivity during the course of a day, the joystick levers themselves can be adjusted for gain and response. Gain is the relationship between the control lever stroke and cylinder speed, and response is the time elapsed from the moment the control lever is operated until the cylinder attains speed.
The right joystick features a button that will reduce engine speed when you are not working to help save fuel. Touch it once and speed reduces; touch it again and speed increases for normal operation.
Large drink holders, storage areas in the front and rear, and auxiliary power outlets are located near key storage areas for convenient charging of MP3 players, cell phones, and laptops.
Easy to Navigate Monitor
The new LCD monitor is easy to see and navigate. Programmable in up to 42 languages to meet today’s diverse workforce, the monitor clearly displays critical information you need to operate efficiently and effectively. It serves as the projector for the standard rearview camera so you can stay safely focused on the job at hand.
Long variable gauge undercarriage contributes significantly to its outstanding stability and durability, and it adjusts to reduce shipping width.
Track shoes, links, rollers, idlers, and final drives are all built with high-tensile-strength steel for long-term durability.
Cat GLT4 track link protects moving parts by keeping water, debris, and dust out and grease sealed in, which delivers longer wear life and reduced noise when traveling.
The 390F L is a robust, well-built machine designed to give you a very long service life. The upper frame includes special mountings made specifically to support the heavy-duty cab. It’s also reinforced around areas that take on a lot of stress like the boom foot, skirt, and counterweight removal system.
Positive Pin Retention 2 (PPR2) prevents looseness of the track pin in the track link, reduces stress concentrations, and eliminates pin walking for increased service life.
Optional three-piece guide guards help maintain track alignment to improve your machine’s overall performance – whether you’re traveling on a flat, heavy bed of rock or a steep, wet field of mud.
The pressed 12 400 kg (27,337 lb) fixed or removable counterweights are built with thick steel plates and reinforced fabrications to make them less susceptible to damage, and both have curved surfaces that match the machine’s sleek, smooth appearance along with integrated housings to help protect the standard rearview camera.
Booms, Sticks and Bucket Linkage for Any Job
The 390F L is offered with a range of Reach (R), General Purpose (GP) and Mass (ME) booms and sticks. Each is built with internal baffle plates and is 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.
An extra-long 10.0 m (32'10") Reach boom (with 5.5 m [18'1"] or 4.4 m [14'5"] sticks) or an 8.4 m (27'7") General Purpose boom (with 5.5 m [18'1"], 4.4 m [14'5"] or 3.4 m [11'2"] sticks) offer you excellent all-around versatility for general excavation work like multipurpose digging and loading.
A 7.25 m (23'9") Mass boom (with 3.4 m [11'2"] or 2.92 m [9'7"] sticks) offer you enhanced performance in heavy-duty material like rock. They provide higher digging forces due to special boom and stick geometry, and bucket linkage and cylinders are built for greater durability.
Sticks are matched to the boom. Longer sticks are better when you need to dig deep or load trucks. Shorter sticks provide greater breakout force and increase your productivity when using hydromechanical work tools.
Bucket linkages with or without a lifting eye are available.
All front linkage pins have thick chrome plating, giving them high wear resistance. Each pin diameter is made to distribute the shear and bending loads associated with the stick and to help ensure long pin, boom and stick life.
Talk to your Cat dealer to pick the best front linkage options for your applications.
Get the Most from One Machine
The Cat combination of machine and tool provides a total solution for just about any application. Work tools can be mounted either directly to the machine or to a quick coupler, making it fast and easy to release one work tool and pick up another.
Change Jobs Quickly
Cat quick couplers enable the operator to simply release one work tool and pick up another so your hydraulic excavator becomes extremely versatile.
Dig, Rip and Load
A wide range of buckets dig everything from basic top soil to extreme, harsh material like ore and high quartzite granite. Rip through rock as an alternative to blasting in quarries. High-capacity buckets load trucks in a minimum number of passes for maximum productivity.
Break, Demolish and Scrap
A hydraulic hammer ably equips your machine for breaking rock in quarries. It will also make taking down bridge pillars and heavily reinforced concrete on road demolition jobs no problem.
Multi-processor and pulverizer attachments make your 390F L ideal for demolition jobs and processing the resulting debris. Shears with 360° rotation mount to the machine for processing scrap steel and metal.
Set Up Your Machine for Maximum Profit
Your Cat dealer can install hydraulic kits to properly operate all Cat Work Tool attachments, which will maximize the machine’s uptime and your profits. All Cat Work Tool attachments are supported by the same Cat dealer network as your Cat machine.
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:
Cat Connect LINK Technologies
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 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.
Cat Connect GRADE Technologies
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 Grade Control Depth and Slope
The factory integrated Cat Grade Control system provides depth and slope guidance enabling operators to cut or fill to exact target elevation, saving money on fuel and materials. Real-time bucket tip positioning through the standard cab monitor guides the operator to grade. Immediate feedback helps operators work confidently and efficiently, without the need for a grade checker. Optional integrated joystick controls simplify operation. Easily upgrade to AccuGrade™ 3D.
The dealer-installed AccuGrade system provides 3D bucket tip position and elevation guidance, indicating precisely where to work and how much to cut or fill. Choose from Global Navigation Satellite System or Universal Total Station systems for large construction projects and complex 3D cuts/contours. AccuGrade eliminates grade staking and checking, reduces labor costs, and improves jobsite safety.
Cat Connect DETECT Technologies
Detect technologies help keep people and equipment safe by enhancing operator awareness of the work area around the equipment, by integrating safety features and by monitoring and reporting unsafe conditions or equipment operation.
Rear Vision Camera
The standard rear vision camera greatly enhances visibility behind the machine to help the operator work more productively. A panoramic rear view is automatically displayed on the new multi-function monitor during reverse travel. As an option, a second display can be added, providing a dedicated full-time rear view of the job site.
Secure Contact Points
Multiple large steps will get you into the cab as well as a leg up to the catwalks and compartments. Extended hand and guard rails allow you to safely climb to the upper deck. Anti-skid plates on the catwalks, the surface of the upper structure, and the top of the storage box area reduce your slipping hazards in all types of weather conditions. And they can be removed for cleaning.
Halogen lights provide plenty of illumination. Cab and boom lights can be programmed to stay on for up to 90 seconds after the engine has been turned off to help you safely exit the machine. Optional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights are available for enhanced night-time visibility.
Ample glass, coupled with the standard parallel wiper system, gives you excellent visibility out front and to the side of the machine.
Monitor Warning System
The monitor is equipped with a buzzer that will warn you if critical events like pressure drops or temperature spikes happen so you can take immediate action.
Your slipping hazards are reduced with anti-skid plates on the catwalks, the surface of the upper structure, and the top of the storage box area. The plates are effective in all types of weather conditions, and they can be removed for cleaning.
Optional Falling Object Guards (FOGS) further protect you from debris coming to the cab.
Convenient Access Built In
You can reach routine maintenance items like greasing points and a concentrated remote greasing block on boom foot from ground level.
Compartments feature wide service doors designed to help prevent debris entry, and they also securely latch in place to help make your service work simpler.
Machine’s slip-resistant 500 mm wide catwalks stretch the length of the 390F L to provide safe access to major and grouped service points, such as fuel and oil filters, and fluid taps.
Quick and Convenient Fluids Service
Oil sample and pressure ports provide easy checking of machine condition and are standard on every machine.
You can ensure fast, easy, and secure changing of engine and hydraulic oil with the QuickEvac™ option.
The fuel tank’s drain cock makes it easy and simple for you to remove water and sediment during routine maintenance. Plus an integrated fuel level indicator pops up to help you reduce the possibility of fuel tank overfilling.
An optional fast fill port accessible from ground level can make refueling even easier and faster.
A Cool Design
The 390F L features a new side-by-side cooling system with easy-to-clean cores and a new variable-speed fan that reverses to blow out unwanted debris that may accumulate during your work day.
A Fresh Idea
Selecting ventilation inside the cab allows outside to air enter through the fresh air filter. The filter is conveniently located on the side of the cab to make it easy to reach and replace, and it is protected by a lockable door that can be opened with the engine key.
Renowned Cat Dealer Support
- Your Cat dealer is ready to help you every step of the way. From new or used machine sales, to rental or rebuild options, your Cat dealer can provide an optimal solution to your business needs.
- Unsurpassed worldwide parts availability, trained technicians and customer support agreements maximize your machine uptime.
- Financing options are offered to meet a variety of customer needs.
The 390F L is designed to compliment your business plan, reduce emissions and minimize the consumption of natural resources.
- The C18 ACERT engine meets Tier 2/Stage II/Japan 2001 (Tier 2) equivalent or Tier 3/Stage IIIA/Japan 2006 (Tier 3)/China Nonroad III equivalent emission standards.
- The 390F L has the flexibility of running on either ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less or biodiesel (up to B20) fuel blended with ULSD.
- An overfill indicator rises when the tank is full to help the operator avoid spilling.
- Quick fill ports with connectors ensure fast, easy, and secure changing of hydraulic oil.
- Major components are rebuildable, eliminating waste and saving money by giving the machine and/or major components a second life – and even a third life.
- Link technologies enable you to collect and analyze equipment and job site data so you can maximize productivity and reduce costs.
- The 390F L is an efficient, productive machine that’s designed to conserve our natural resources for generations ahead.