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Caterpillar 312 Hydraulic Excavator

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Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavators
Caterpillar 312
Caterpillar 312
The Caterpillar 312 hydraulic excavator was introduced in 1992 in Japan and France.

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The 312 has a Cat 3054 turbocharged, diesel engine producing 84 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with a variable flow hydraulic system with a power and work mode selector, pilot activated control, horsepower summation control, high level of operator comfort, large cross-section design for the boom and stick, modified X-shaped carbody, increased stick and bucket force, and increased pressure in the travel circuit.

The 312 was manufactured in Japan, with a 6KG or 7DK serial number prefix; and in France, with a 6BL prefix.

Production ended in Japan in 1996; it was replaced by the Caterpillar 312B.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 11,700 Caterpillar 312 hydraulic excavators have been produced.

Highest Serial #
France
6BL 01811
Japan
6GK 01966
7DK 07957
Total = 11,734