At ICUEE 2017, we stopped by the Caterpillar booth to see what’s new. The big thing that caught our eye was this slimmed down 303E CR mini excavator. Bryan Hillman, Mini Hydraulic Excavators Product Manager at Caterpillar, said that they removed 600 lbs from the design (from the counterbalance) after receiving feedback from utility customers who wanted that extra trailering weight space for attachments. Watch the quick video above as Hillman explains how those changes, plus some hydraulic upgrades, makes this a mini ex that’s perfect for the customers in most need of that weight flexibility.

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