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Weight: 4,975kg
Height: 2,550mm
Width: 1,980mm
Length: 2,580mm
Net power (ISO 9249) 30kW
Max digging depth 3,280mm
Max reach 5,600mm
Zero tail swing
Max travel speed 4.4km/h

Hire a Cat 305E2 CR (Zero Tail Swing) Mini Digger

Hire a Cat 305 E2 CR excavator.  This 5t mini digger, provides the operator with 15kW more power than its sister machine, whilst still allowing you to operate in confined spaces.

Our mini diggers are available for business hire only.

Key Features of the CAT 305E2 excavator

  • 1980mm wide (6ft 5in)
  • Operating weight of 4,975kg
  • Zero tail swing (compact radius)
  • Swing boom
  • Dozer float features
  • CAT C2.4 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V emission standards.
  • Automatic engine idle
  • Automatic engine shut off
  • Load sensing/ flow sharing
  • Automatic two speed travel
  • Canopy with Tip Over Protection (TOPS) ISO 12117 and Roll Over Protection (ROPS) (ISO 12117-2)
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Boom light with time delay capability
  • Tool storage area
  • Straight-forward and easy to use controls, allowing the operator to get on with the job
  • 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 Cat excavator is designed to be as straightforward as possible to operate.  The Cat 305E2 CR boasts a large comfortable space in which to work.  This includes an ergonomic control layout, travel pedals, a high-quality suspension seat, and adjustable wrist rests that are engineered to minimize operator fatigue and increase productivity.

To support site efficiency this 5t mini digger comes with a High Definition Hydraulic System that provides a load sensing and flow sharing capability.  This enables operational precision, efficient performance, and greater controllability.  In addition, the Power on Demand system works automatically to ensure fuel efficiency through appropriate engine rating to meet all operational needs as required.  Again, delivering optional efficiency for your site.

With a swing boom and over 200 degrees of bucket rotation, there is greater material retention during truck loading and easier flat wall digging without having to reposition the machine.

To add further to site productivity the dozer float function ensures that ground levelling and finishing applications are fast and easier, making site clean-up much more efficient.


For the operator’s protection, there is a canopy that is ROPS, TOPS and Top Guard Level 1 certified.  In addition, the machine has the Cat Interlock (hydraulic lockout) System, a certified accumulator which allows for auxiliary pressure to be released, making connecting and disconnecting work tools safer and easier.  It also includes a travel alarm.

What does Cat say about their CAT305EC CR excavator…?

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

How to hire?

Hire a Cat 305 E2 CR excavator by contacting our hire desks today or click the ‘Get a Quote’ button to receive an online quotation.