Cat Excavators:

326F L Hydraulic Excavator

Engine Model
Cat® C7.1 ACERT™
Net Flywheel Power
203.0 hp
Net Power – SAE J1349/ISO 9249
203.0 hp
Gross Power – SAE J1995
207.0 hp

The 326F OEM is built to keep your production numbers high and your owning and operating costs low. The machine’s C7.1 ACERT engine not only meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards, but it does so with all the power, fuel efficiency, and reliability you need to be successful. Where the real power comes in is through Caterpillar’s unparalleled systems integration and state-of-the-art hydraulic system. This excavator is adaptable to the job you need done, and more solutions means more value, which means more revenue. When you add a quiet operator environment that keeps you comfortable and productive and easy-to-reach service points that make routine maintenance simple and fast, you simply won’t find a better, more efficient 26-ton excavator. If productivity, comfort, versatility, and fuel efficiency are what you want, you need a 326F in your fleet.

Benefits & Features

Product Specs

  • Engine

  • Engine Model
    Cat® C7.1 ACERT™
    Net Flywheel Power
    Net Power – SAE J1349/ISO 9249
    Gross Power – SAE J1995
  • Weights

  • Frontless Weight
    Maximum Operating Weight*
    *Dependent on application, Review
  • Hydraulic System

  • Main System – Maximum Flow (Total)
    Maximum Pressure – Equipment Heavy Lift
    Maximum Pressure – Equipment Normal
    Maximum Pressure – Travel
    Maximum Pressure – Swing
    Pilot System – Maximum Flow
    Pilot System – Maximum Pressure
  • Drive

  • Maximum Travel Speed
    Maximum Drawbar Pull
  • Swing Mechanism

  • Swing Speed
    Swing Torque
  • Service Refill Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    Cooling System
    Engine Oil (with filter)
    Swing Drive (each)
    Final Drive (each)
    Hydraulic System (including tank)
    Hydraulic Tank
    DEF Tank
  • Track

  • Number of Shoes (each side) – Long Undercarriage
    Number of Track Rollers (each side) – Long Undercarriage
    Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) – Long Undercarriage
  • Sound Performance

  • ISO 6396 – Operator Noise (Closed)
    ISO 6395 – Spectator Noise
  • Standards

  • Brakes
    ISO 10265 2008
    ISO 10262 1998


  • Engine
    • C7.1 ACERT diesel engine
    • Biodiesel capable
    • Meets Tier 4 Final emission standards
    • 4600 m (15,090 ft) altitude capability
    • Electric fuel lifting pump
    • Automatic engine speed control: – Standard, economy and high power modes
    • Two-speed travel
    • Side-by-side cooling system
    • Radial seal air filter
    • Primary filter with water separator and water separator indicator switch
    • Fuel differential indicator switch in fuel line
    • 1×4 micron main filters
    • 1×10 micron primary fuel line filter
  • Hydraulic System
    • Reverse swing dampening valve
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • High-performance hydraulic return filter
    • Capability of installing HP stackable valve and medium and QC valve
    • Capability of installing additional auxiliary pump and circuit
    • Capability of installing boom lowering control device and stick lowering check valve
    • Capability of installing Cat Bio hydraulic oil
  • Cab
    • Pressurized operator station with positive filtration
    • Mirror package
    • Sliding upper door window (left-hand cab door)
    • Glass-breaking safety hammer
    • Removable lower windshield with in cab storage bracket
    • Coat hook
    • Beverage holder
    • Literature holder
    • Radio with MP3 auxiliary audio port
    • Two stereo speakers
    • Storage shelf suitable for lunch or toolbox
    • Color LCD display with warning, filter/fluid change, and working hour information
    • Adjustable armrest
    • Height adjustable joystick consoles
    • Neutral lever (lock out) for all controls
    • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
    • Capability of installing two additional pedals
    • Two power outlets, 10 amp (total)
    • Laminated glass front upper window and tempered other windows
  • Undercarriage
    • Grease Lubricated Track GLT2, resin seal
    • Towing eye on base frame
  • Electrical
    • 115 amp alternator
    • Circuit breaker
    • Capability to electrically connect a beacon
  • Lights
    • Cab lights with time delay
    • Exterior lights integrated into storage box
  • Security
    • Cat one key security system
    • Door locks
    • Cap locks on fuel and hydraulic tanks
    • Lockable external tool/storage box
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Openable skylight for emergency exit
    • Rearview camera
  • Engine
    • Electric refueling pump with auto shut off
    • Starting kit, cold weather, –32° C (–26° F)
    • Jump start receptacle
    • Quick drains, engine and hydraulic oil
  • Hydraulic System
    • Control pattern quick-changer, two way
    • Additional circuit
    • High-pressure line
    • Medium-pressure line
    • Tool control system
  • Cab
    • Cab hatch emergency exit
    • Seat, high-back air suspension with heater and cooling
    • Seat, high-back air suspension with heater
    • Seat, high-back mechanical suspension
    • Sunscreen
    • Windshield wiper, lower with washer
    • AM/FM radio
    • Air pre-filter
    • Travel alarm
    • Left foot switch
    • Left pedal
    • Straight travel pedal
  • Undercarriage
    • 600 mm (24") single grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 790 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • Guard, full length for long FG undercarriage
    • Guard, heavy-duty bottom
    • Center track guiding guard
    • Segmented (2 piece) track guiding guard
  • Counterweight
    • 4.0 mt (4.4 t)
    • 6.75 mt (7.4 t)
  • Lights
    • Working lights, cab mounted with time delay
    • HID lights, cab mounted with time delay
  • Security
    • FOGS, bolt-on
    • Guard, cab front, mesh
    • Guard, vandalism
    • Cat MSS (anti-theft device)
  • Technology
    • Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope
    • Product Link

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