The 330 and 330 GC increase operating efficiency and lower fuel and maintenance costs.
They also improve operator comfort compared to previous models. The new Cat® 330 features standard integrated Cat Connect technology and the most power and lift capacity of the two models. The result is maximum productivity at the lowest cost. Integrated Cat Connect Technology increases operating efficiency by up to 45 percent over traditional grading operations.
The standard Cat GRADE with 2D system provides guidance for depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade through the standard touchscreen monitor, making operators more accurate. The system is readily upgradable to Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D or Cat GRADE with 3D. Standard Grade Assist automates boom, stick, and bucket movements so operators can effortlessly stay on grade with single-lever digging.
Cat Payload delivers accurate load targets and increased loading efficiency. With on-the-go weighing and real-time payload estimates, Payload helps prevent truck over/underloading. The new Lift Assist feature helps the operator safely pick up heavy objects without tipping. Visual and auditory alerts indicate whether the load is within the excavator’s working limits. E-fence prevents the excavator from moving outside operator-defined set points. The system is particularly useful when working beneath structures or near traffic. Cat LINK™ hardware and software connect jobsites to the office and provide managers with machine-critical operating information.
By design, Cat Next Generation excavators consume less fuel per unit of work than the models they are replacing — up to 20 percent for the 330 compared to the 330F and as much as 15 percent for the 330 compared to the 330D2. The new Smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimizing both fuel consumption and performance. To further reduce fuel usage, engine speed is automatically lowered when there is no hydraulic demand. The excavators feature a new main control valve that eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses, and lowers fuel consumption. The new cooling system uses auto-reversing electric fans, which independently monitor hydraulic oil, radiator and air-to-air aftercooler temperatures to deliver the exact airflow required.
The Cat 330 has a larger, 6700-kg (14,770-lb) counterweight, which enables the excavator to lift nearly 10 percent more than the 330F and up to 15 percent more than the 330D2. With increased swing pressure, a larger swing drive, and larger swing bearing, the Cat 330 delivers five percent more swing torque over the previous series, making backfilling and lifting on slopes easier. Source