On-Site Magazine


Cat’s new 395 twice as durable, delivers 10 per cent more production

Print this page

March 17, 2020 by On-Site Staff


Weighing in at over 200,000 pounds, the new Next Generation Cat 395 excavator is reinforced to take on a lifetime of tough work.

Delivering 10 per cent more production, requiring about 20 per cent less maintenance and offering twice the durability of its predecessor, the new excavator is capable of using larger buckets to up productivity, according to Brian Abbott, worldwide product manager for Caterpillar large excavators.

Another key feature of the improved performance is a new dedicated hydrostatic swing circuit.

“The circuit enables the excavator to regenerate swing brake energy and independently manage cylinder oil flow,” Abbott said. “What that means for owners and operators is greater fuel efficiency along with smoother, more predictable performance when multitasking with the machine.”

A suite of factory-installed technology helps contractors get the most out of their machine. Cat Payload and Cat Grade with 2D (along with additional upgrade options), Lift Assist, Cat Product Link and Auto Hammer Stop are among the long list of tech systems.

Extended and synchronized maintenance help save on downtime and the machine’s long-term costs. The air filter, for instance, has twice the dust-holding capacity of previous designs. The hydraulic return filter needs to be changed over only half as often and the fuel system filters have twice the lifespans of previous filters.

Customers can pick between a Deluxe and Premium Cab and cab amenities such as a tilt-up console, Bluetooth, automatic climate control and programmable joystick buttons.

Print this page