1978-02-01

Development of the Caterpillar 215 Excavator 780451

Caterpillar has recently extended their Excavator Line with the addition of the 36,000 lb. 215 Excavator. The development of the versatile 215 and a variety of multi-purpose attachments and their applications are discussed. In addition to general machine specifications, some of the major design features are reviewed including the hydraulic system, the track final drive and the variable gauge undercarriage.

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