352 Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat® 352 excavator offers low owning and operating costs. High hydraulic power and durability make this excavator fit to tackle any big job by adding large attachments. Long maintenance intervals and low fuel consumption help to control your costs without sacrificing engine power.


Cab Monitor Improvements


  1.  Continuously improved user interface allows for intuitive navigation, minimizing performance interruption with the easy-to-use touchscreen menu.

  3. Identify apps quickly with a grid list view, abbreviated app names, and categorized menu options.

  5. A new notification center keeps important information visible to the operator, and displays messages without shrinking the camera view.

  7. Color coded notifications set critical messages apart from the rest.

  9. Use the in-monitor QR code to learn about machine technology and features through a full suite of "hot-to" videos.

Operator Coaching


  1. Operator Coaching is an in-cab system that recognizes specific opportunities for operators to be more productive and prevent unnecessary machine wear and tear.

  3.  After detecting inefficient or restricted actions, the system alerts the operator and provides insight into the inefficiency and steps to improve.

  5. Paired with a VisionLink Productivity subscription, this information and other Operator Coaching insights can be viewed from anywhere.

  • Standard integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.

  • Optional Cat Detect - People Detection helps the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.

  • Enhance visibility to make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting.

Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area. Build Number: 08C



  • The C13 engine and electrohydraulic system work together to help you power through all different types of work, quickly and efficiently.

  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.

  • The 352 excavator can carry large hammers to do powerful work in quarry, demolition, and road applications.

  • Large bucket capacity means fewer passes to move material faster.

  • Self-sharpening Advansys™ bucket tips increase production and lower costs.

  • Match the excavator to the job with three power modes – Power, Smart, and Eco. Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, providing maximum power when needed and reducing power when it isn’t to help save fuel.

  • The high-efficiency hydraulic fan cools the engine on demand to help reduce fuel consumption; available reverse function makes it easy to keep cores clean.



  • Boost productivity up to 45% versus traditional grading with standard Cat Grade with 2D system – includes indicate-only and laser capability.​

  • Want a 3D system to improve your digging results? Caterpillar's single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) makes it easy by giving you visual and auditory guidance to grade. Plus, you can create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job. If your application calls for a dual antenna system, it’s easy to upgrade.​

  • Upgrade to our dual antenna GNSS for maximum grading efficiency. The system lets you create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job, or you can have the plan design sent to the excavator to make your work easier. Plus, you get added benefits of avoidance zones, cut and fill mapping, lane guidance, and augmented reality along with advanced positioning capability.​

  • Standard Grade Assist helps you stay on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-lever digging.​

  • Dig with guidance to depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade. You can set up to four different depth and slope targets to help save time and money.​

  • Automatically stop excavator swing at operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist.​

  • Cat Payload helps you achieve precise load targets to improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material--with a bucket and thumb combination or grapple and clamshell attachments--and get a real-time weight estimate without swinging.​

  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.​

  • Operator Coaching is an in-cab system that recognizes specific opportunities for operators to be more productive and prevent unnecessary machine wear and tear.  



  • ​VisionLink® provides actionable data insights for all assets - regardless of fleet size or equipment manufacturer.* Review equipment data from your desktop or mobile device to maximize uptime and optimize assets. Dashboards provide information such as hours, miles, location, idle time, and fuel utilization. Make informed decisions that lower costs, simplify maintenance, and improve safety and security on your jobsite.​

  • VisionLink® Productivity gathers and summarizes machine telematics and jobsite data from all your equipment – regardless of the manufacture.* View actionable information such as idle time, fuel burn, location, payload, load counts, total cycles, and more to improve machine efficiency, productivity, and utilization. Access data anywhere via a mobile, tablet, or desktop device - on or off the jobsite.​

  • Cat® Inspect is a mobile application that allows you to easily perform digital preventative maintenance (PM) checks, inspections, and daily walkarounds. Inspections can easily be integrated with other Cat data systems like VisionLink® so you can keep a close eye on your fleet.​

  • Remote Troubleshoot is a mobile application that allows your Cat dealer to perform diagnostic testing on your connected machine remotely to help ensure that issues are resolved quickly and with less downtime.​

  • Remote Flash is a mobile application that allows you to update onboard software without a technician being present, allowing you to initiate software updates when convenient, increasing your overall operating efficiency.​

  • The Cat PL161 attachment locator allows you to track attachments across all worksites, reduce the number of lost attachments, and plan for attachment maintenance and replacement. The work tool recognition feature automatically adjusts machine settings based on the selected tool.​


* Data field availability can vary by equipment manufacturer.​



  • Reinforced booms, sticks, and frame make the machine more durable and built to last.

  • Work up to 4500 m (14,760 ft) above sea level with engine power derate above 2600 m (8,530 ft).

  • Standard high-ambient temperature capability is 52°C (125°F) with cold start capability at -18°C (0°F).

  • Auto hydraulic oil warmup gets you to work faster in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.

  • Grease sealed between track pins and bushings reduces travel noise and prevents debris from entering to increase undercarriage life.

  • The sloped track frame prevents mud and debris accumulation, helping reduce risk of track damage.



  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth® key fob or the unique Operator ID function.

  • Program each joystick button, including power mode, response, and pattern, using Operator ID; the machine will remember what you set each time you go to work.

  • Make moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.

  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. An auxiliary relay allows you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.

  • Trouble cutting through tough material? Turn on Auto dig boost and get an automatic power increase of 8 percent when you need it for better bucket penetration, shorter cycle times, and greater payloads.

  • Cat continues to improve user interface functionality for operators of all skill levels. The touchscreen monitor is an easy-to-use operating tool that presents the jobsite dashboard with an intuitive format. Productivity applications are displayed in grid-view to read on-the-go, and touchscreen navigation is programmed to make sure job performance continues without any hold ups.

  • Need more lift during your shift? Auto heavy lift gives you 8 percent more power exactly when you need it for as long as you need it.

  • The Cat PL161 attachment locator is a Bluetooth device that makes finding your attachments and other gear quick and easy. The excavator's onboard Bluetooth reader will locate the device automatically.

  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.



  • Cat Detect - People Detection helps protect the most valuable asset on any jobsite – people. The system uses smart cameras with depth sensors to provide the operator with visual and auditory alerts so he or she can take immediate action when a person is too close to the excavator.

  • Make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine, pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.

  • Add an optional swing alarm to safeguard surroundings and assets. This feature sends out warnings to the operator for any unexpected swings to enhance safety, minimizing downtime and increasing productivity.

  • Available 2D E-Fence prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points.

  • Lift Assist helps you avoid tipping by letting you know if your load is within the excavator’s safe working range limits.

  • A travel direction indicator helps operators know which way to activate the travel levers.

  • Enjoy great visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind you with the help of narrow cab pillars, large windows, and a flat engine hood design.

  • A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.

  • Rearview and right-hand-sideview cameras are available. Upgrade to 360° visibility and you’ll easily visualize objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.

  • Serrated steps and anti-skid punch plate on the service platform help prevent slipping.

  • Keep your excavator secure with Operator ID. Use your PIN code on the monitor to enable the push button starting feature.



  • Choose between Deluxe and Essential cabs.

  • Deluxe cab offers heated seat and tip-up left console for easy entry and exit.

  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls all located in front of you.

  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat and in the consoles.

  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.



  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. The Integrated Vehicle Health Management System alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance along with parts needed so you don't experience any unnecessary downtime.

  • Long life fuel, oil, and air filters help maximize your uptime.

  • Check the hydraulic system oil and easily drain fuel system water from ground level.

  • Add the optional inlet air heater to help improve cold start performance.

  • Track your excavator’s filter life and maintenance intervals via the in-cab monitor.

  • The optional engine oil sensor tracks your oil levels to speed up your daily maintenance.

  • Change all fuel filters at a synchronized 1,000 hours. Filters are grouped together for easy maintenance.

  • The air intake filter with pre-cleaner has a high dust holding capacity.

  • The hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance and anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced.

  • The high-efficiency hydraulic fan has an optional automatic reverse function to keep cores free from debris, eliminating the need for any operator interaction.

  • S∙O∙SSM ports simplify maintenance and allow for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • High-resolution touchscreen monitor
  • Heated seat with air-adjustable suspension (Deluxe only)
  • VisionLink®
  • Remote Flash
  • Remote Troubleshoot
  • Cat Grade 2D
  • Cat Grade with Assist
  • Payload
  • Maintenance-free 1,000 CCA batteries (×4)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED lights
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, and Eco
  • Auto engine speed control
  • Up to 4500 m (14,760 ft) altitude capability with derate
  • 52°C (126°F) high-ambient cooling
  • -18°C (0°F) cold start capability
  • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner
  • Remote disable
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Auto hydraulic oil warmup
  • Auto swing parking brake
  • High performance hydraulic return filter
  • Two-speed travel
  • Bio hydraulic oil capability
  • Caterpillar One Key security system
  • Lockable external tool / storage box
  • Lockable door, fuel, and hydraulic tank locks
  • Lockable fuel drain compartment
  • Service platform with anti-skid plate & recessed bolts
  • Rear and right-hand-sideview cameras
  • Lockable disconnect switch
  • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Grouped location of engine oil and fuel filters
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S∙O∙S) ports
  • Towing eye on base frame

Additional information

Offering Type

Engine - Net Power - ISO 9249

302 kW ( 405 HP )

Engine - Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN)

411 hp (metric) ( 411 hp (metric) )

Engine Model

Cat C13

Engine Power - ISO 14396

303 kW ( 406 HP )

Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN)

412 hp (metric) ( 412 hp (metric) )

Engine - Bore

130 mm ( 5 in )

Engine - Stroke

157 mm ( 6 in )

Engine - Displacement

12.5 l ( 763 in³ )

Engine - Biodiesel Capability

Up to B20¹

Engine - Emissions

Emits equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA.

Engine - Note (1)
Engine - Note (2)
Hydraulic System - Main System - Maximum Flow

779 l/min (206 gal/min)

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Equipment

35000 kPa ( 5076 psi )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode

38000 kPa ( 5511 psi )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Travel

35000 kPa ( 5076 psi )

Hydraulic System - Maximum Pressure - Swing

26000 kPa ( 3771 psi )

Swing Mechanism - Swing Speed

8.3 r/min ( 8.3 r/min )

Swing Mechanism - Maximum Swing Torque

189 kN·m ( 139000 ft·lbf )

Weights - Operating Weight

52500 kg ( 115700 lb )

Service Refill Capacities - Fuel Tank Capacity

715 l ( 188.9 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Cooling System

52 l ( 13.7 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Engine Oil

40 l ( 10.6 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Swing Drive

10.5 l ( 2.8 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Final Drive - Each

9.5 l ( 2.5 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic System - Including Tank

550 l ( 145.3 gal (US) )

Service Refill Capacities - Hydraulic Tank

217 l ( 57.3 gal (US) )

Dimensions - Boom

Mass Boom 6.55 m (21'6")

Dimensions - Stick

Mass Stick M3.0 m (9'10")

Dimensions - Bucket

SD 3.5 m³ (4.58 yd³)

Dimensions - Shipping Height - Top of Cab

3230 mm ( 10.7 ft )

Dimensions - Handrail Height

3370 mm ( 11.1 ft )

Dimensions - Shipping Length

11600 mm ( 38.1 ft )

Dimensions - Tail Swing Radius

3760 mm ( 12.4 ft )

Dimensions - Counterweight Clearance

1435 mm ( 4.7 ft )

Dimensions - Ground Clearance

710 mm ( 2.3 ft )

Dimensions - Track Length

5350 mm ( 17.7 ft )

Dimensions - Track Length to Center of Rollers

4340 mm ( 14.3 ft )

Dimensions - Track Gauge

2390 mm ( 7.8 ft )

Dimensions - Transport Width

3020 mm ( 9.9 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Maximum Digging Depth

7140 mm ( 23.4 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Boom

Mass Boom 6.55 m (21'6")

Working Ranges & Forces - Stick

Mass Stick M3.0 m (9'10")

Working Ranges & Forces - Bucket

SD 3.5 m³ (4.58 yd³)

Working Ranges & Forces - Maximum Reach at Ground Level

11230 mm ( 36.9 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Maximum Cutting Height

10450 mm ( 34.3 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Maximum Loading Height

6910 mm ( 22.7 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Minimum Loading Height

2740 mm ( 9 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom

6990 mm ( 22.9 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth

4520 mm ( 14.9 ft )

Working Ranges & Forces - Bucket Digging Force - ISO

292 kN ( 65600 lbf )

Working Ranges & Forces - Stick Digging Force - ISO

211 kN ( 47400 lbf )

Air Conditioning System - Air Conditioning
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