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Caterpillar Hydraulic Final Drive Motors

Posted by Mike P. on Jul 1st 2022

The construction industry is responsible for all great architectural achievements throughout the world. With modern-day vehicles and technology, almost anything can be achieved when it comes to residential and commercial construction ventures. While the market itself is full of top brands and reliable models offered by the likes of Bobcat, Takeuchi, Komatsu, and John Deere, today we are going to delve into the Most recognizable Construction manufacturer on the planet at the moment. Caterpillar Inc. is one of the biggest construction companies to make a name for themselves in the world.

Caterpillar Inc. Overview

Caterpillar Inc. is one of the most recognizable manufacturers of construction machinery as almost every commercialized construction company utilizes its fleet one way or another.

Caterpillar inc: A Monumental Construction & Manufacturing Company

Caterpillar is known for many things in the construction industry. The company itself supplies essential components and machinery for sub-industries that encompass mining, oil, gas, agriculture, and forestry endeavors. In the year 2019 Caterpillar became recognized as the world's biggest heavy construction equipment manufacturer across the globe netting $33 billion in annual sales during that year alone. Caterpillar has managed to keep their stance in the industry this year, 2022, as the world's largest equipment manufacturer referencing a report conducted by with a net annual sales accumulating $52.673 Billion by March 31, 2022.

Caterpillar is followed closely behind by other heavy construction equipment manufacturing companies like Volvo taking second in the list overall, and Komatsu securing a 3rd place listing according to

Volvo based in Sweden netted an annual revenue of $43.473 billion in 2022 Komatsu based in Japan netted an annual revenue of $24.941 billion in 2022,

Caterpillar Inc.’s Equipment Stock

Caterpillar is first and foremost known for its large base of equipment manufacturing, creating key components, tools, and vehicles able to tackle the world's leading construction endeavors.

Caterpillar produces cutting-edge technology applicable to gas & oil, construction, and other lucrative sub-industries there. Caterpillar equipment is recognized as one of the most reliable and longer-lasting over normal wear and tear conditions that earned them the number 1 spot in equipment manufacturing across the globe.

Caterpillar Inc, equipment stock includes components like:

  • Compactors 
  • Excavators 
  • Dozers 
  • Pavers 
  • Mining Shovels 
  • Loaders 
  • Skid Steers 
  • Material Handlers 
  • Graders 
  • Trucks 
  • Scrapers 
  • Harvesters 
  • Dump Trucks

Caterpillar Excavators For Construction

Excavators play an integral role in ensuring that any job that requires crude or heavy digging is done effectively and with minimal exertion from the driver while decreasing the time spent moving such heavy loads. Excavators can be used for destruction as well as construction and are able to virtually carry or move any kind of heavy material or fallen debris. Caterpillar excavators are some of the most reliable machinery on the market in terms of their longevity making them a top selection for construction companies around the world to add to their fleet. Caterpillar offers all sizes of excavators.

What job is best for what Size of Excavator

Smallest - Compact Mini Excavators

Starting with the smallest-sized excavators, this type of heavy construction machinery is best used for construction endeavors entailing a modest digging depth. The ideal job for this size excavator would require a depth ranging anywhere from 6-8 feet into the ground. Smaller-sized piles of debris can easily be removed and relocated around private or residential areas that do not require much force. Ideal types of debris include small mounds of dirt, branches, and smaller-sized logs. Farmers or committed homeowners can use this as their ideal type of heavy construction machinery. These vehicles generate anywhere from 10-15 horsepower depending on the make and model of the excavator.

Small-sized - Small Excavator

In the event that more force is required to tackle heavier-sized debris, another popular alternative to mini excavators is a step up to a small excavator. These vehicles while still being small in comparison to a commercial-sized excavator are a little more powerful and have an increased range for digging depth. The digging depth for these vehicles is bumped up to reach a 20-foot digging depth and puts out a little more power meeting anywhere from 70-100 horsepower capable of lifting a bit bigger loads in a single run. The ideal debris is very similar to the compact mini excavator, however it makes the job easier requiring fewer lifts and trips to get the same job done.

Medium- Sized - Mid-Sized Excavators

The medium-sized or mid-sized excavators are an ideal choice for those with a bigger range of land and not so much an ideal vehicle option for residential homeowners. This heavy construction machine ideally finds itself being applied to big farmlands or ranches as the size itself requires some considerable space to store on the property. This construction vehicle has a digging range of up to 24 feet and nets a total of 200 horsepower enabling it with some considerable debris moving or digging capabilities.

Large-Sized - Large Excavators

The Large-sized excavator is an ideal choice for companies looking to tackle commercial-style construction jobs around the city or corporations even getting into a few other sub-industries like farming, gas & oil, and mining. These heavy construction vehicles are able to comfortably tackle massive amounts of debris effortlessly yet require a lot more escape to be effective for use. These vehicles net an average 400 horsepower range to get the job done.

Excavators for Special Purpose

For the specialized jobs, there are excavators that feature unique components specialized for the task at hand. These excavators range in size but typically encompass mid to large sized vehicles. Most notably they provide the specialized wheels or tracks at the bottom to increase efficiency in their particular field of interest.

Caterpillar inc’ Excavators

Caterpillar Inc. offers a selection of excavators ranging in a variety of sizes with a selection of over 60 different models as of 2022. Here we will be delving into a few details pertaining to the smaller-sized excavators offered by Caterpillar inc. First on the list is the 301.8 mini excavator. It offers a modest 7-8 foot digging depth capability netting a modest 21 horsepower to move light loads of debris. This model features an open cabin and canopy included style making it a top choice for newer and inexperienced Caterpillar excavator operators, Caterpillar offers the option to equip this machine with a fully enclosed cabin also equipped with air conditioning to maximize operator comfort as they progress through their work. Caterpillar expresses their care for maintenance as checkpoints are easily accessible through built-in side doors on the cabin maneuverability enabling the operator to tilt up the cabin if needed. Caterpillar 301.8 mini excavator most notably features an idle engine shutdown to help the operator manage costs on fuel and overall equipment quality as a result.

Caterpillar Inc.’s 308 midi excavator model gets closer to the digging depth and horsepower pertaining to a larger excavator model. The caterpillar 308 boasts an impressive 15-foot digging depth range and ranging horsepower up to 70hp.

Most commonly used in the heavy construction industry are Caterpillars 336 large excavators. This model is commonly seen at construction sites across the US and rightly so as it can tackle almost any heavy construction task. The Caterpillar 336 excavator is capable of a digging depth of up to near 30 feet utilizing 311 horsepower to get these kinds of jobs done effectively.

Where It All Started?

The world's largest equipment manufacturer as of 2022, Caterpillar Inc., more popularly referred to as “Cat” amongst those in the construction industry saw its inception during the year 1925. Shortly after, Caterpillar Inc. would go on to merge with a large manufacturing company at the time called Holt Manufacturing enabling better and faster output of construction components and vehicles. The Company received its name Caterpillar from a unique patent created that made the movement of its tracks most noticeably resemble the movement of a caterpillar and thus the recognition of the brand had set in. Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. would go on to provide the global economy with almost 100,000 jobs and employees.

Looking For A Final Drive Motor For Your Caterpillar Excavator?

Browse inventory for your specific make and model final drive motor. Precision Final Drives offers the market's lowest wholesale price for new final drive motors. They buy directly from major manufacturers who build final drive for new machines, and sell them aftermarket for much less, ensuring you have the best quality you can get for the lowest cost to you.

Caterpillar Final Drive Motors Offered By Precision Final Drives. 

  • Caterpillar 300.9 
  • Caterpillar 301.4C 
  • Caterpillar 301.5 
  • Caterpillar 301.5CR 
  • Caterpillar 301.5SR 
  • Caterpillar 301.6 
  • Caterpillar 301.6C 
  • Caterpillar 301.7CR 
  • Caterpillar 301.7D 
  • Caterpillar 301.7DCR 
  • Caterpillar 301.8 
  • Caterpillar 301.8C 
  • Caterpillar 302.4D 
  • Caterpillar 302.5 
  • Caterpillar 302.5C 
  • Caterpillar 302.7DCR 
  • Caterpillar 302CR 
  • Caterpillar 302SR 
  • Caterpillar 303 
  • Caterpillar 303.5 
  • Caterpillar 303.5C 
  • Caterpillar 303.5CCR 
  • Caterpillar 303.5CR 
  • Caterpillar 303.5D 
  • Caterpillar 303.5DCR 
  • Caterpillar 303.5E 
  • Caterpillar 303.5E2CR 
  • Caterpillar 303.5ECR 
  • Caterpillar 303C 
  • Caterpillar 303CCR 
  • Caterpillar 303CR 
  • Caterpillar 303E 
  • Caterpillar 303ECR 
  • Caterpillar 303SR 
  • Caterpillar 304 
  • Caterpillar 304.5
  • Caterpillar 304C 
  • Caterpillar 304CCR 
  • Caterpillar 304CR 
  • Caterpillar 304D 
  • Caterpillar 304DCR 
  • Caterpillar 304E 
  • Caterpillar 304ECR 
  • Caterpillar 305 
  • Caterpillar 305.5 
  • Caterpillar 305.5C 
  • Caterpillar 305.5D 
  • Caterpillar 305.5E 
  • Caterpillar 305.5ECR 
  • Caterpillar 305C 
  • Caterpillar 305CCR 
  • Caterpillar 305CR 
  • Caterpillar 305D 
  • Caterpillar 305DCR 
  • Caterpillar 305E 
  • Caterpillar 305E2CR 
  • Caterpillar 305ECR 
  • Caterpillar 305SR 
  • Caterpillar 306 
  • Caterpillar 307 
  • Caterpillar 307A 
  • Caterpillar 307B 
  • Caterpillar 307BL-1 
  • Caterpillar 307BL-2 
  • Caterpillar 307C 
  • Caterpillar 307D 
  • Caterpillar 307E 
  • Caterpillar 307E2 
  • Caterpillar 307SSR 
  • Caterpillar 308 
  • Caterpillar 308 BSR 
  • Caterpillar 308C 
  • Caterpillar 308CCR 
  • Caterpillar 308CR 
  • Caterpillar 308CS 
  • Caterpillar 308D 
  • Caterpillar 308DCR 
  • Caterpillar 308DCRSB 
  • Caterpillar 308E 
  • Caterpillar 308E2 
  • Caterpillar 308E2CR 
  • Caterpillar 308E2CRSB 
  • Caterpillar 308E2SR 
  • Caterpillar 308ECR
  • Caterpillar 308ESR 
  • Caterpillar 30B 
  • Caterpillar 311 
  • Caterpillar 311B 
  • Caterpillar 311C 
  • Caterpillar 312 
  • Caterpillar 312B 
  • Caterpillar 312C 
  • Caterpillar 312D 
  • Caterpillar 313 
  • Caterpillar 314 
  • Caterpillar 70B 
  • Caterpillar 870 
  • Caterpillar E110B 
  • Caterpillar E120B 
  • Caterpillar E70 
  • Caterpillar E70B 
  • Caterpillar E70C 

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