Mini Excavator

309 CR VAB (Long Undercarriage)

This unit includes a general purpose bucket, maintenance package, connectivity, remote monitoring and your own team of product experts from Holt of California

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The Cat® 309 CR Variable Angle Boom (VAB) Mini Excavator delivers maximum power and performance in a mini size to help you work in a wide range of applications. The Variable Angle Boom provides the maximum in linkage flexibility in tight applications.


Net Power 69.5HP
Bore 3.7in
Note Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with air cleaner, exhaust system and fan.
Net Power - 2,200 rpm - ISO 9249:2007, 80/1269/EEC 69.5HP
Engine Model - U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V Cat C3.3B
Gross Power - SAE J1995 74.3HP
Displacement 203in³
Stroke 4.7in


Operating Weight 21477lb
Note (1) *Minimum Weight is based on rubber tracks, no counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade and no bucket.
Note (2) **Maximum Weight is based on steel tracks with rubber pads, counterweight, operator, full fuel tank, standard stick, blade and no bucket.
Minimum Operating Weight* 20121lb
Maximum Operating Weight* 21477lb

Dimensions - VAB In

Dig Depth 150.2in
Boom Swing Left 24in
Cab Height 100in
Maximum Blade Depth 19.1in
Maximum Blade Height 16.1in
Stick Length 71.7in
Maximum Reach 256.5in
Tail Swing without Counterweight 57.1in
Vertical Wall 99.2in
Swing Bearing Height 29.8in
Track Belt/Shoe Width 17.7in
Boom Swing Right 37in
Overall Track Width 97.2in
Overall Shipping Length 255.7in
Maximum Dump Clearance 135.8in
Boom in Reach 122.8in
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 248in
Transport Height 97.4in
Overall Undercarriage Length 126in
Ground Clearance 14in
Tail Swing with Counterweight 62.4in
Maximum Dig Height 205.5in


Height 17in
Width - Standard 97.2in
Width - Wide 103.9in

Dimensions - VAB Out

Maximum Blade Height 16.1in
Boom Swing Right 37in
Boom Swing Left 24in
Transport Height 97.4in
Dig Depth 136.2in
Ground Clearance 14in
Cab Height 100in
Boom in Reach 106.7in
Vertical Wall 146.7in
Swing Bearing Height 29.8in
Maximum Dump Clearance 247.4in
Overall Undercarriage Length 126in
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 303.7in
Tail Swing without Counterweight 57.1in
Maximum Reach 310.4in
Track Belt/Shoe Width 17.7in
Overall Shipping Length 255.7in
Maximum Blade Depth 19.1in
Maximum Dig Height 322in
Overall Track Width 97.2in
Tail Swing with Counterweight 62.4in
Stick Length 71.7in

Hydraulic System

Operating Pressure - Equipment 4134psi
Note Flow and pressure are not combinable. Under load, as flow rises pressure goes down.
Maximum Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Flow at Pump 9gal/min
Maximum Auxiliary Circuit - Secondary - Pressure at Pump 4134psi
Maximum Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Flow at Pump 35gal/min
Maximum Auxiliary Circuit - Primary - Pressure at Pump 4134psi
Maximum Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (High Flow) - Pressure at Pump 4134psi
Maximum Auxiliary Circuit - Primary (High Flow) - Flow at Pump 37gal/min
Operating Pressure - Travel 4134psi
Type Load Sensing Hydraulics with Variable Displacement Piston Pump
Digging Force - Stick - Standard 9509lbf
Digging Force - Bucket 13946lbf
Pump Flow at 2,400 rpm 62gal/min
Operating Pressure - Swing 3626psi

Travel System

Gradeability - Maximum 30 degrees
Ground Pressure - Minimum Weight 5.1psi
Travel Speed - High 3.1mile/h
Maximum Traction Force - High Speed 6497lbf
Travel Speed - Low 1.6mile/h
Ground Pressure - Maximum Weight 5.5psi
Maximum Traction Force - Low Speed 19064lbf

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.0 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.430 metric tonnes.


Note European Union Directive "2000/14/EC"
Average Exterior Sound Pressure (ISO 6395:2008) 99dB(A)
Operator Sound Pressure (ISO 6396:2008) 72dB(A)

Certification - Cab

Tip Over Protective Structure (TOPS) ISO 12117:1997
Top Guard ISO 10262:1998 (Level II)
Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) ISO 12117-2:2008

Weight Increase from Minimum Configuration

Standard Stick 77lb
Steel Tracks with Pads 728lb
Counterweight 552lb

Swing System

Boom Swing - Left 60 degrees
Boom Swing - Right 50 degrees
Machine Swing Speed 10.6r/min

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 39gal (US)
Hydraulic System 29gal (US)
Engine Oil 3gal (US)
Cooling System 2.6gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 14gal (US)


Recyclability 96%


Note The 309 CR VAB specifications are based on a machine configured with a Long (L) Undercarriage. For specifications representing a 309 CR VAB with a Standard Undercarriage, please refer to the 308 CR information.

Standard Equipment

  • Cat C3.3 Diesel Engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V) – Electronic Engine, Turbo, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
  • Automatic Engine Idle
  • Automatic Engine Shutdown
  • Automatic Swing Brake
  • Automatic Two Speed Travel
  • Fuel Water Separator with Indicator
  • Radial Seal – Double Element Air Filter
  • Extended Life Coolant, –37° C (–35° F)
  • Ecology Drain
  • Smart Tech Electronic Pump
  • Electronic Variable Displacement Piston Pump
  • Load Sensing/Flow Sharing Hydraulics
  • Power On Demand
  • Hydraulic Temperature Monitoring
  • Certified Accumulator
  • HYDO Advanced Hydraulic Oil
  • Dedicated Auxiliary Hydraulic Pump
Operator Environment
  • Top Guard ISO 10262 1998 Level I
  • ROPS ISO 12117-2:2008
  • Sealed and Pressurized Cab
  • Stick Steer Mode
  • Travel Cruise Control
  • Control Pattern Changer
  • Adjustable Wrist Rests
  • Molded Footrests
  • Removable, Washable Floor Mat
  • Travel Pedals and Hand Levers
  • Cat Key with Passcode Option
  • HVAC with Automatic Temperature Control
  • Hydraulic Lockout Controls
  • Integrated Lower Front Window
  • Assisted Front Window Overhead Storage
  • Rear Window Emergency Exit
  • Fabric, High Back, Suspension Seat
  • Retractable Seat Belt (75 mm/3 in)
  • Coat Hook
  • Cup Holder
  • LED Interior Light
  • Literature Holder
  • Mounting Bosses for Top and Front Guards
  • 12V Power Socket
  • Radio – Bluetooth, Auxiliary, Microphone, USB (charging only)
  • Skylight
  • Signaling/Warning Horn
  • Cab and (left side) Boom Work Lights
  • Utility Space for Mobile Phone
  • Next Generation Color LCD Monitor (IP66)
    – Jog Dial Interface
    – Fuel Level and Coolant Temperature Gauges
    – Maintenance and Machine Monitoring
    – Performance and Machine Adjustments
    – Numeric Security Code
    – Multiple Languages
    – Camera Ready (IP68 & IP69K)
    – Hour Meter with Wake Up Switch
  • Greased and Lubricated Track
  • Hydraulic Track Adjusters
  • Tie Down Eyes on Track Frame
  • Dozer Blade
  • Dozer Float
  • Bolt-on, Reversible Wear Edge
Boom, Stick And Linkages
  • Variable Angle Boom
  • Standard Stick (1820 mm/71.7 in)
  • Front Shovel Capable – Pin-on/Manual Coupler/Hydraulic Coupler (not available in all regions)
  • Thumb Ready (not available in all regions)
  • 12 Volt Electrical System
  • 90 Ampere Alternator
  • Circuit Breaker
  • 850 CCA Maintenance Free Battery
  • Battery Disconnect
  • Ignition Key Stop Switch
  • Locks on External Enclosure Doors
  • Lockable Fuel Cap
  • Beacon Socket
  • Rear Reflectors

Optional Equipment

Operator Environment
  • Push to Start with Bluetooth® Key
  • Air Suspension Heated Seat
  • Rain Visor
  • Next Generation Advanced Monitor (below are all included with Next Generation Advanced Monitor option)
    – Touch Screen
    – Site Reference System
    – High Definition Camera Capable (IP68 & IP69K)
    – Numeric Security Code
  • Wide Dozer Blade
  • Steel Tracks (450 mm/17.7 in wide)
  • Wide Steel Tracks (600 mm/23.6 in)
  • Steel Track with Rubber Pads
  • Track Guides
Boom, Stick And Linkages
  • Attachments including Buckets, Augers and Hammers
  • 2nd Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines
  • Boom Lowering Check Valve
  • Stick Lowering Check Valve
  • Certified Lifting Eye
  • Product Link Elite (regulations apply)
  • Travel Alarm
  • Rearview Camera
  • Rotating Beacon
  • Mesh Front Guard ISO 10262 1998 Level I
  • Heavy Duty Front Guard ISO 10262 1998 Level II
  • Overhead Cab Guard ISO 10262 1998 Level II
  • Polycarbonate Front Window EN356 P5A
  • Track Guards
  • Additional Counterweight
  • Water Jacket Heater
  • Refueling Pump