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Weight: 9,380kg
Height: 2,487mm
Width: 2,300mm
Length: 2,892mm
Net power (ISO 9249) 53.3kW
Max digging depth 4,644mm
Max reach 7,637mm
Zero tail swing
Max travel speed 5.1km/h

Hire a Cat 308 CR (Next Generation) (Zero Tail Swing) Mini Digger

Hire a Cat 308 CR excavator. This Next Generation mini digger, is the largest mini excavator in our range, at 8t. Described by Cat as delivering maximum power and performance in a mini size.

Our mini diggers are used for business hire only.

Key Features of the CAT 308 CR (Next Generation) excavator

  • 2,300mm wide (7ft 54in)
  • Operating weight of 9,380kg
  • Long Stick
  • Zero tail swing (compact radius)
  • Offset Boom
  • Dozer float features
  • Cat C3.3B Diesel Engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/ EU Stage V) – Electronic Engine, Turbo, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
  • Automatic engine idle
  • Automatic engine shut off
  • Power on demand hydraulics
  • Automatic Swing Brake
  • Load sensing/ flow sharing hydraulics
  • Automatic two speed travel
  • Canopy with Tip Over Protection (TOPS) ISO 12117:1997 and Roll Over Protection (ROPS) (ISO 12117-2: 2008)
  • Tool storage area
  • Straight-forward and easy to use controls, allowing the operator to get on with the job
  • Stick steer mode
  • Rubber tracks
  • Range of attachments available

View pdf product specification sheet for full details or ask our knowledgeable staff if you have a need for a specific function.

Ease of use

Like all Cat excavators, the design of this mini digger allows it to be as straightforward as possible to operate. The sealed and pressurized cab boasts an improved air conditioning system, adjustable wrist rests, and a suspension seat. Consequently, the operator works comfortably all day long.

Stick steer mode, travel cruise control and rubber tracks allow the digger to move around the site easily. In addition, at the end of the shift, the blade float will help the operator clean up. Together with improved lifting, swinging and multi-functioning performance, this mini excavator will allow you to get the job done more efficiently, than previous models.

Controls are easy to use. To illustrate, the intuitive Next Generation monitor provides customisable machine operator preferences and easy-to-read machine information.

Excavator efficiency

Equipped with features such as auto-idle, auto engine shutdown, and efficient hydraulics with a variable displacement pump. This Cat mini excavator was designed to reduce your operating costs.

To support site efficiency the Cat 308 CR comes with a High-Definition Hydraulic System, which provides load sensing and flow sharing capability. Hence, operational precision, efficient performance, and greater controllability are key benefits of this machine.

They are fitted with Proportional Control 1st Auxiliary and 2nd Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines with a Case Drain Line. This enables the machine to be fitted easily, with work tools such as a selector grab or a mulcher/flail mower.

In addition, the Power on Demand system works automatically to ensure fuel efficiency through appropriate engine rating. This enables the operator to meet all operational needs as required. Again, delivering optional efficiency for your site.

In fact, when tested versus earlier models the Cat 308 CR excavator performed 20% more efficiently.

The engine is a Cat C3.3B diesel engine meaning that it is EU Stage V compliant. It is, therefore, suitable for use on all projects, particularly those where environmental efficiency is a KPI.


When designing all their machines, Cat ensures that operator safety is their top priority. The Cat 308 CR mini excavator is designed to help keep you safe on the job. A backup camera, courtesy work lights, and a fluorescent retractable seat belt are just a few of the safety features built into the machine. Alongside a canopy that is ROPS, TOPS, and Top Guard Level 1 certified.

What does Cat say about their Cat308 CR excavator…?

All pictures are for illustration purposes only. Hence, machines may vary depending on the specification ordered.

How to hire?

Hire a CAT 308 CR (Next Generation) excavator by contacting our hire desks today or click the ‘Get a Quote’ button to receive an online quotation.

Looking for a smaller option? We have 1t to 5t mini diggers available too.