325C Excavator Boom/Stick/Bucket Combinations Caterpillar


Boom/Stick/Bucket Combinations
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This machine can be equipped with a large variety of boom-stick-bucket combinations in order to meet the needs of various applications.

Buckets are grouped into different families by capacity. As a general rule, use a bucket with a smaller capacity when you are using a longer stick and/or a longer boom. Conversely, use a bucket with a larger capacity when you are using a shorter stick and/or a shorter boom. This rule ensures better machine stability and protection against structural machine damage.

Each stick is designed to match a specific family of buckets. It is not possible to attach buckets of a different family to a given stick.

The following tables show various compatible boom-stick-bucket combinations. Select an optimum combination according to the working conditions and according to the type of work that is being done.

Table 1
325C L    
Application     Capacity of Bucket     Width of the Bucket     Family of Bucket     Reach Boom
6.15 m (20 ft 2 inch)    
Mass Boom
5.55 m (18 ft 3 inch)    
R2.0D Stick

2.0 m (6 ft 7 inch)
R2.7C Stick

2.7 m (8 ft 10 inch)    
R3.2C Stick

3.2 m (10 ft 6 inch)    
M2.0D Stick

2.0 m (6 ft 7 inch)    
M2.5D Stick

2.5 m (8 ft 4 inch)    
Excavation    
1.35 m3 (1.48 yd3)    

1300 mm (4 ft 3 inch)    
C          (1)      (1)            

1.4 m3 (1.53 yd3)

1400 mm (4 ft 7 inch)    
 (1)      (1)            

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1500 mm (4 ft 11 inch)    
 (1)      (1)            

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1800 mm (5 ft 11 inch)    
 (1)      (2)            

1.0 m3 (1.09 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
D      (1)              (1)      (1)    

1.3 m3 (1.53 yd3)

1150 mm (3 ft 9 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.45 m3 (1.59 yd3)

1300 mm (4 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1350 mm (4 ft 5 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1500 mm (4 ft 11 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.9 m3 (2.08 yd3)

1650 mm (5 ft 5 inch)    
 (2)          (1)      (1)    
Extreme Service Excavation    
0.630 m3 (0.69 yd3)    

750 mm (2 ft 6 inch)    
C          (1)      (1)            

0.950 m3 (1.04 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)      (1)            

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1450 mm (4 ft 9 inch)    
 (1)      (1)            

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1800 mm (5 ft 11 inch)    
 (1)      (2)            

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

750 mm (2 ft 6 inch)    
D      (1)              (1)      (1)    

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    
( 1 ) above 1800 kg per m3
( 2 ) 1500 kg per m3

Table 2
325C L N    
Application     Capacity of Bucket     Width of the Bucket     Family of Bucket     Reach Boom
6.15 m (20 ft 2 inch)    
Mass Boom
5.55 m (18 ft 3 inch)    
R2.0D Stick

2.0 m (6 ft 7 inch)
R2.7C Stick

2.7 m (8 ft 10 inch)    
R3.2C Stick

3.2 m (10 ft 6 inch)    
M2.0D Stick

2.0 m (6 ft 7 inch)    
M2.5D Stick

2.5 m (8 ft 4 inch)    
Excavation    
1.35 m3 (1.48 yd3)    

1300 mm (4 ft 3 inch)    
C          (1)      (2)            

1.4 m3 (1.53 yd3)

1400 mm (4 ft 7 inch)    
 (1)      (2)            

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1500 mm (4 ft 11 inch)    
 (2)      (2)            

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1800 mm (5 ft 11 inch)    
 (2)      (3)            

1.0 m3 (1.09 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
D      (1)              (1)      (1)    

1.3 m3 (1.53 yd3)

1150 mm (3 ft 9 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.45 m3 (1.59 yd3)

1300 mm (4 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1350 mm (4 ft 5 inch)    
 (1)          (1)      (1)    

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1500 mm (4 ft 11 inch)    
 (2)          (1)      (2)    

1.9 m3 (2.08 yd3)

1650 mm (5 ft 5 inch)    
 (3)          (2)      (2)    
Extreme Service Excavation    
0.630 m3 (0.69 yd3)    

750 mm (2 ft 6 inch)    
C          (1)      (1)            

0.950 m3 (1.04 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)      (1)            

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1450 mm (4 ft 9 inch)    
 (2)      (2)            

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1800 mm (5 ft 11 inch)    
 (2)      (3)            

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

750 mm (2 ft 6 inch)    
D      (1)              (1)      (1)    

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
 (2)          (1)      (2)    
( 1 ) above 1800 kg per m3
( 2 ) 1500 kg per m3
( 3 ) 1200 kg per m3

Table 3
325C L and 325C L N    
Application     Capacity of Bucket     Width of the Bucket     Family of Bucket     VA Boom
5.85 m (19 ft 2 inch)    
325C L 325C L N    
R2.0D Stick

2.0 m (6 ft 7 inch)
M2.5D Stick

2.5 m (8 ft 4 inch)    
R2.0D Stick

2.0 m (6 ft 7 inch)    
M2.5D Stick

2.5 m (8 ft 4 inch)    
Excavation    
1.35 m3 (1.48 yd3)    

1300 mm (4 ft 3 inch)    
C                    

1.4 m3 (1.53 yd3)

1400 mm (4 ft 7 inch)    
           

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1500 mm (4 ft 11 inch)    
           

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1800 mm (5 ft 11 inch)    
           

1.0 m3 (1.09 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
D      (1)      (1)      (1)      (1)    

1.3 m3 (1.53 yd3)

1150 mm (3 ft 9 inch)    
 (1)  (1)      (1)      (1)    

1.45 m3 (1.59 yd3)

1300 mm (4 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)  (1)      (1)      (2)    

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1350 mm (4 ft 5 inch)    
 (1)  (1)      (1)      (2)    

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1500 mm (4 ft 11 inch)    
 (1)  (2)      (2)      (3)    

1.9 m3 (2.08 yd3)

1650 mm (5 ft 5 inch)    
 (2)  (3)      (3)        
Extreme Service Excavation    
0.630 m3 (0.69 yd3)    

750 mm (2 ft 6 inch)    
C                    

0.950 m3 (1.04 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
           

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

1450 mm (4 ft 9 inch)    
           

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1800 mm (5 ft 11 inch)    
           

1.5 m3 (1.64 yd3)

750 mm (2 ft 6 inch)    
D      (1)      (1)      (1)      (2)    

1.7 m3 (1.86 yd3)

1000 mm (3 ft 3 inch)    
 (1)  (2)      (2)      (3)    
( 1 ) above 1800 kg per m3
( 2 ) 1500 kg per m3
( 3 ) 1200 kg per m3

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