336E H Excavator
  • Reduces operating costs by burning less fuel
  • Maintains your production & performance
  • Returns realistically hybrid investment between 2500 and 3000 hours

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Discover the new 336E H Hybrid

See the beginning of a new day--and new era--for customers who need more fuel savings along with productivity.

Key features in details

Caterpillar Global Application Specialist Kent Pellegrini explains all the benefits you can expect from owning and operating the new Cat 336E H hybrid excavator.

First Impressions

Dealer operators believe the new Cat 36-ton excavator will dramatically change the earthmoving game.

Trenching Application

Detailed video of Trenching on the 336E H Hyraulic Excavator

Hybrid Power Flow

Animation explaining visually the hybrid flow for the 336E H Hydraulic Excavator

Model shown represents features of the 336E H Hydraulic Excavator.

336E L H Hybrid Excavator



Benefits & Features

Standard / Optional Equip.

Work Tool Attachments


336E L H Hybrid Excavator

If you are looking for a large machine to do more work with less fuel, look no further than the new 336E L/LN H, the industry’s first hydraulic hybrid excavator. This unique machine uses recovered energy from the swing to load your trucks all-day long using up to 33 percent less fuel* than our powerful 336D L/LN machine doing the same amount of work.


Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC)
Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC)
Net Flywheel Power
318 hp
237 kW
Net Power – ISO 9249
308 hp
230 kW
Benefits & Features
The more it works, the more you save.
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Reduced emissions, economical and reliable performance you can count on.
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Operator Station
Your operators will enjoy the incredibly quiet and comfortable cab.
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Engine Model
Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC)
Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC)
Net Flywheel Power
318 hp
237 kW
Net Power – ISO 9249
308 hp
230 kW
4.53 in
115 mm
5.87 in
149 mm
568 in3
9.3 L
Net Power – ISO 9249 (metric)
313 hp
230 kW
Net Power – ISO 9249 (imperial)
308 hp
230 kW
Power – ISO 14396 (imperial)
318 hp
237 kW
Power – ISO 14396 (metric)
322 hp
237 kW
Power – ISO 14396
318 hp
237 kW
Net Power – ISO 14396 (imperial)
318 hp
237 kW
Net Power – ISO 14396 (metric)
322 hp
237 kW
Net Power – ISO 14396
318 hp
237 kW


Operating Weight
81571 lb
37000 kg
Maximum Operating Weight
81571 lb
37000 kg
Minimum Operating Weight
78044 lb
35400 kg

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
Swing Torque
80394 lb ft
109 kN·m


Maximum Travel Speed
3.04 mph
4.9 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull
66319 lb
295 kN

Hydraulic System

Main System – Maximum Flow (Total)
151 gal/min
570 L/min
Swing System – Maximum Flow
73 gal/min
276 L/min
Maximum Pressure – Travel
5076 psi
35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure – Swing
4569 psi
31500 kPa
Pilot System – Maximum Flow
7.4 gal/min
28 L/min
Pilot System – Maximum Pressure
595 psi
4100 kPa
Boom Cylinder – Bore
5.9 in
150 mm
Boom Cylinder – Stroke
56.7 in
1440 mm
Stick Cylinder – Bore
6.7 in
170 mm
Stick Cylinder – Stroke
68.4 in
1738 mm
Maximum Pressure – Equipment (Heavy Lift)
5366 psi
37000 kPa
DB Bucket Cylinder – Bore
5.9 in
150 mm
DB Bucket Cylinder – Stroke
45.3 in
1151 mm

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
163.8 gal
620 L
Cooling System
14.8 gal
56 L
Swing Drive (each)
5.02 gal
19 L
Final Drive (each)
2.1 gal
8 L
Hydraulic System (including tank)
100.4 gal
380 L
Hydraulic Tank
46.2 gal
175 L
Engine Oil (with filter)
8.1 gal
30.5 L

Sound Performance

Spectator Sound (ISO 6395)
105 dB(A)
105 dB(A)
Operator Sound (ISO 6396)
72 dB(A)
72 dB(A)

Benefits & Features

The 336E L/LN H uses three building block technologies to deliver outstanding fuel savings and performance for you:
  • The Cat Electronic Standardized Programmable (ESP) pump smoothly transitions between the hydraulic hybrid power sources, engine, and accumulator to conserve fuel.
  • The Cat Adaptive Control System (ACS) valve optimizes performance by intelligently managing restrictions and flows to control machine motion, which means your operators will have the power and precision they need and expect.
  • The Cat Hydraulic Hybrid Swing System captures the excavator’s upper structure swing brake energy in accumulators and then reuses the energy during swing acceleration.
Bottom line is the hydraulic hybrid system is a simple, reliable, and cost-effective solution that will help you significantly reduce your cost per ton.

Hydraulic Horsepower, a Cat Advantage

Hydraulic horsepower is the actual machine power available to do work through implements and work tools. It’s much more than just the engine power under the hood – it’s a core strength that differentiates Cat machines from other brands. In fact, pump and other system components put more power to the ground, which means moving more material in less time and keeping more money in your pocket at the end of the day.

Up to 25% less fuel consumption than 336E – the fuel economy and performance leader in its class. Up to 33% less fuel consumption than 336D.
The more it works, the more you save.
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The Cat C9.3 ACERT™ Stage IIIB engine is built to meet your demanding needs all day long. There is no interruption to your job process because the Cat regeneration system works automatically with no operator intervention required. If your operators are working in heat-restricted areas, they can use a manual override button to move the machine before the regeneration process begins.

Power Modes

The 336E L/LN H features three power modes to help manage fuel consumption: High power, standard power, and economy. Two additional fuel-saving features are on-demand engine power and engine idle shutdown. The Automatic Engine Speed Control (AEC) automatically reduces engine speed when the machine is inactive. The AEC system is designed to reduce fuel consumption and noise. Lower engine speeds can also increase engine life. Engine idle shutdown automatically shuts the engine off when idling for more than a specified amount of time that you set, which can save significant amounts of fuel, reduce your emissions and even reduce your accumulated service hours, which will extend service intervals and improve re-sale value.

Biodiesel-Ready Fuel System

The 336E H runs on ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, but you have added flexibility with the C9.3 ACERT engine because it’s equipped to run on biodiesel fuel up to B20. Just fill it up and go.
Reduced emissions, economical and reliable performance you can count on.
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Your operators can adjust the right and left joysticks for individual preferences, helping the operator become more comfortable, more productive, and more alert. A heavy lift mode increases machine system pressure to improve lift – a nice benefit for your operators in certain situations. It also reduces engine speed and pump flow to improve controllability.


Your operators can focus on the job at hand with a high-resolution LCD monitor that is programmable in 42 languages to support today’s diverse workforce. It also projects the image from the rearview camera, further increasing job site safety and productivity.

Power Supply

The operator station includes two 12-volt power supply sockets located near the key storage areas for charging electronic devices such as MP3 players and cell phones.


Not only is the cab as quiet as today’s top pickup trucks, but several seat options help give your operators all the comfort they need for a long day of work. Air suspension and heated seats are available, and all include a reclining back, upper and lower seat slide adjustments, and height and tilt angle adjustments.


Your operators can store their gear in storage spaces located in the front, rear, and side consoles. A dedicated space near the auxiliary power supply will hold an MP3 player and cell phone. The drink holder accommodates large mugs with handles, and a shelf behind the seat stores large lunch or toolboxes.

Automatic Climate Control

An automatic climate control system features five air outlets with filtered ventilation to make your operators comfortable in either hot or cold climates.
Operator Station
Your operators will enjoy the incredibly quiet and comfortable cab.
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You can expect excellent quality, reliability, and durability with the 336E L/LN H’s reinforced lower and upper frames. Both are built to handle a hard day’s work over and over again.


The 336E H is offered with a Long undercarriage (336E L H) or Long Narrow undercarriage (336E LN H). Heavy-duty track rollers, precision forged carrier rollers, press-fit pin master joints, and enhanced track shoe bolts enhance machine durability and reduce the risk of downtime and your need to replace components. A full-length track guiding guard helps maintain track alignment and protects undercarriage components in rocky applications.


Whether you are truck loading or trenching, a 4.9 mt* counterweight gives you plenty of weight and balance for the high-production work this machine is designed to take on. With integrated links, the counterweight can easily be removed for maintenance or shipping. *Two accumulators and a bracket provide additional weight.
Structures & Undercarriage
You can take on a variety of tough tasks with this built-to-last machine.
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You can extend the versatility and performance of your machine with the full lineup of Cat work tools. Each tool equips your machine to perform many different tasks found at a variety of job sites.

Couplers: Quick Tool Changes

Imagine the productivity you’ll achieve with a quick coupler. Combine a robust coupler with a common work tool inventory that can be shared between same size machines, and you’ll get performance and flexibility on every job.

Work Tools: Cut, Crush, Pulverize, and Load

No matter your specialty, Caterpillar provides tools that are perfectly matched to get the most out of your Cat machine – quickly and efficiently.

Buckets: Dig, Move, Load

Cat buckets are designed to fill efficiently so you notice a fast, smooth cycle which means high productivity each time you dig. Wear characteristics of General Duty, Heavy Duty and Severe Duty buckets give you solid performance in a wide variety of material abrasions. Ditch cleaning and other specialty buckets are available when needed.
Work Tools
You can dig, hammer, rip, and cut with confidence.
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Your uptime and service intervals are increased with high-quality, durable, and reliable booms, sticks, and linkage pins. Each boom and stick is built with internal baffle plates for additional durability, and each undergoes ultrasound inspection to ensure quality and reliability for the tough work you do. The 336E L/LN H is offered with a 6.5 m heavy-duty reach boom and a 3.2 m or 2.8 m heavy-duty stick. The heavy-duty reach boom covers all the applications this size of machine was designed to take on such as digging dirt, moving rock, placing pipe, and the endless amount of tasks that can be done with Cat hydraulic work tools.
Front Linkage
You’ll experience a long service life even in the harshest of conditions.
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Cat Product Link™

You can monitor and improve your fleet management with Cat Product Link. The integrated system reports events, diagnostic codes, hours, fuel consumption, location, and other pieces of detailed machine information to the secured web-based application called Vision Link™. The powerful tools within Vision Link communicate with you and your authorized Cat dealer to help avoid downtime and better maintain your fleet.
Integrated Technologies
Make your team’s work easier and more efficient.
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Ground-Level Compartments

Your service technicians have ground-level access to the radiator, pump, and air cleaner compartments through wide service doors, making it easy for them to reach, check, and replace fluids and filters.

Other Service Benefits

The water separator with water level sensor has a primary fuel filter element located in the pump compartment near ground level; the electric priming pump is mounted on the primary filter base and is easier to service than traditional hand-priming pumps. The engine oil dipstick is conveniently located in the front of the engine compartment. The fuel tank’s remote drain cock makes it easy and simple to remove water and sediment during routine maintenance. Overfilling the fuel tank is significantly reduced with an integrated fuel level indicator.
You can depend on safe, fast, and easy access.
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Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) Cab

In the event of a roll-over, your operators will benefit from the enhanced protection of a ROPS-certified cab.

Anti-Skid Plates

Slipping hazards are reduced with anti-skid plates on the surface of the upper structure and the top of the storage box area.

Steps, Hand and Guard Rails

Your service technicians can work securely on the machine with extended hand and guard rails to the upper deck and steps on the track frame and storage box.


Halogen lights provide plenty of illumination. They can be programmed to stay on for up to 90 seconds after the engine has been turned off to help your operators safely exit the machine.

Visibility – Windows

The 70/30 split configuration features an upper window equipped with handles on the top and both sides so the operator can slide it to store in the ceiling. The lower window is removable and can be stored on the left wall of the cab shell. A one-piece fixed front windshield provides operators an unobstructed forward view, and the large skylight provides great overhead visibility.

Wiper System

The parallel wiper system covers most of the front window without leaving unwiped areas in the line of sight of the operator.

Rearview Camera

Your operator has a clear view behind the machine through the monitor with the rearview camera. It is housed in the counterweight for increased protection.
Several built-in features will help protect your people.
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Product Support

You can maximize your machines’ uptime with the Cat worldwide dealer network. You can also decrease your repair costs by utilizing Cat remanufactured components while contributing to sustainable development.

Machine Selection

What are your job requirements and machine attachments? What production do you need? Your Cat dealer can provide recommendations to help you make the right machine configuration.


You can ensure lower owning and operating costs by utilizing unique Cat dealer services and financing options.

Customer Support Agreements

Cat dealers offer a variety of customer support agreements and work with you to develop a plan to meet your specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect your investment.


You can boost your profits by improving your operators’ techniques. Your Cat dealer has videos, literature, and other ideas to help increase productivity. Caterpillar also offers simulators and certified operator training to help maximize the return on your investment.


Repair, rebuild, or replace? Your Cat dealer can help evaluate the cost involved so you can make the best choice for your business.
Complete Customer Care
Your Cat dealer will support you like no other.
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  • The 336E L/LN H moves as much material as a standard 336E L/LN yet burns up to 25% less fuel in truck loading applications. This means more efficiency and productivity for you with less resource consumption and fewer CO2 emissions.
  • In terms of CO2 reduction, a 25% fuel advantage is equivalent to removing 12 passenger cars off the road annually. Source: EPA website.
  • The 336E L/LN H has the flexibility of running on either ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less or biodiesel fuel up to B20 blended with ULSD.
  • An overfill indicator rises when the tank is full to help your service technicians avoid spilling.
  • You can ensure fast, easy, and secure changing of engine and hydraulic oil with the Cat QuickEvac™ system.
  • A unique engine oil filter eliminates the need for painted metal cans and aluminum top plates. The cartridge-style spin-on housing enables the internal filter to be separated and replaced; the used internal element can be incinerated to help reduce waste.

Your machine is designed to benefit generations ahead.
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Standard / Optional Equip.

336E L/LN H Hybrid Standard Equipment

• ROPS cab
• Pressurized operator station with positive filtration
• Mirror package
• Sliding upper door window (left-hand cab door)
• Glass-breaking safety hammer
• Coat hook
• Beverage holder
• Literature holder
• Two stereo speakers
• Storage shelf for lunch or toolbox
• Color LCD monitor
• 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 window and tempered other windows
• Cab hatch emergency exit
• Sunscreen
• Parallel wiper
• Air pre-filter
• Air seat with backrest and heater
• Seatbelt, retractable (50 cm width)
• Bi-level air conditioner (auto) with defroster (pressurized function)
• Joysticks with three on/off switches and one modulation switch
• 12-volt radio ready
• One piece front windshield (L)
• 70/30 split front windshield (LN)
• 4.9 mt
• 80 amp alternator
• Circuit breaker
• Capability to electrically connect a beacon
• C9.3 diesel engine
• Biodiesel capable
• Meets EU Stage IIIB emission standards
• 2300 m altitude capability
• Electric priming 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
• 2×4 micron main filters and 1×10 micron primary filter in fuel line
• Water level indicator for water separator
• Starting kit, cold weather, –32° C
• Jump start receptacle
• Quick drains, engine and hydraulic oil
• Bucket linkage, DB family with lifting eye
• HD 6.5 m reach boom with left- and right-side light
• Heavy Duty Reach 3.2 m stick
• Automatic swing parking brake
• High performance hydraulic return filter
• Capability of installing additional auxiliary pump and circuit
• Boom lowering control device and stick lowering check valve
• Boom and stick medium pressure lines
• Boom and stick high pressure lines
• Boom and stick QC lines
• Tool control system
• Working lights, cab mounted with time delay
• Halogen boom and cab lights with time delay
• Exterior lights integrated into storage box
• 600 mm triple grouser shoes (LN)
• 600 mm double grouser shoes (L)
• Grease Lubricated Track (GLT2) with resin seal
• Towing eye on base frame
• Guard, heavy-duty bottom
• Swivel guard
• Full length track guiding guard
• Heavy-duty travel motor protection
• Heavy duty rollers
• 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
• Product Link

336E L/LN H Hybrid Optional Equipment

• Capability to install Boom lowering control device and stick lowering check valve
• Quick Coupler, Hydraulic
• Rain protector
• HID lights, cab mounted
• Bucket linkage, DB family without lifting eye
• Heavy Duty Reach 2.8 m stick
• 600 mm double grouser
• 600 mm triple grouser
• 600 mm HD triple grouser
• 700 mm triple grouser
• 800 mm triple grouser
• 850 mm triple grouser
• Center track guiding guard
• Segmented track guiding guard
• Falling Object Guard (FOGS, bolt-on)
• Cat MSS (anti-theft device)
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Customize your bucket to meet your requirements. Cat offers a complete range of Ground Engaging Tools and other wear products.

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