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Weight: 2,690kg
Height: 2,480mm
Width: 1,570mm
Length: 2,010mm
Net power (ISO 9249) 170.6kW
Max digging depth 2,710mm
Max reach 4,681mm
Zero tail swing
Max travel speed 4.5km/h

Hire a Cat 302.7 CR (Next Generation) (Zero Tail Swing) Mini Digger

Hire a Cat 302.7 CR excavator. Next Generation functionality comes to the Cat mini diggers, so take full advantage of this by hiring a 3t excavator from ASHBROOK.

Our mini diggers are used for business hire only and separate short-term hired-in plant insurance is required.

Key Features of the Cat 302.7 CR (Next Generation) excavator

  • Long Stick
  • Zero tail swing (compact radius)
  • Swing Boom
  • Stick with bucket linkage
  • Fixed undercarriage with tapered roller frame
  • 300mm rubber tracks
  • Cat C1.1T Diesel Engine (U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/ EU Stage V)
  • Dozer float features
  • Automatic engine idle
  • Automatic engine shut off
  • Automatic two-speed travel
  • Power on demand hydraulics
  • Automatic Swing Brake
  • Load sensing/ flow sharing hydraulics
  • Cab with heater and defroster
  •  Straight-forward and easy-to-use controls, allowing the operator to get on with the job
  • Stick steer mode
  • Travel cruise control
  • LED lights
  • ROPS and TOPS cab
  • 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

This 3t digger for hire is easy to operate, so pair this with power and compact size and you’ve got a great little excavator to support all sorts of jobs from landscaping through to site works.

The layout of the controls and the Next Generation LCD monitor are intuitive to use, allowing operators to ‘hop on and go’. Movement between all of the Next Generation range is straightforward, and ASHBROOK are one of the few plant hire providers in the UK to stock Next Gen excavators from 1.7t all the way to up 36t.

The ASHBROOK models of the 302.7 excavators come with a heated cab and defrost function, perfect for work on those cold days and in the inclement British weather.

In addition, stick steer mode, travel cruise control, and rubber tracks allow the digger to move around the site easily. Team this with the strong lift and dig performance and you have a very efficient machine.

What’s more the compact radius design lets the operator access and work in the tightest spots on site and the dozer float will aid clean up at the end of the job.

Excavator efficiency

This 302.7 next generation digger boasts 10% more performance than previous models. It delivers this through programmable operator settings and faster cycle times. Quicker performance is supported further by the one- and two-way auxiliary flow, which enables the machine to be fitted with work tools quickly and efficiently.

This next-level machine comes equipped with features such as auto idle, auto engine shutdown, and load sensing hydraulics. Not to mention the engine which is EU Stage 5 compliant and will therefore help you meet your on-site emission targets.


The Cat 302.7 CR next gen gives the operator a large comfortable space in which to work. The ergonomic control layout, travel pedals and adjustable wrist rests are engineered to minimize operator fatigue and increase productivity.

As you would expect with a top-of-the-range digger the cab is ROPS and TOPS certified, giving your operators that little be of extra protection. In addition, LED work lights and a fluorescent retractable seat belt also improve safety.

What does CAT say about their CAT 302.7 CR next generation excavator…?

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

How to hire?

Hire a CAT 302.7 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 different size?  Then we also have 1t, 2t and 5t options available.