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Caterpillar 245D Hydraulic Excavator

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Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavators

The Caterpillar 245D hydraulic excavator was introduced in 1992 in the USA and Belgium. It replaced the Caterpillar 245B II.

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The 245D has a 3406 engine producing 385 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with a reduced engine speed of 1,800 revolutions per minute (RPM), increased power, a radiator resiliently mounted to a strengthened upper frame, spray lube added to the pump drive, two new buckets, and 23,000-pound (10,350-kg) counterweight.

The 245D was manufactured in the USA, with a 4LK serial number prefix; and in Belgium, with a 7ZJ prefix.

The American unit also has a radio mount, fuel gauge, and an air conditioner.

The Belgian unit also has increased swing speed.

Production ended in the USA in 1993, and Belgium in 1994.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 400 Caterpillar 245D hydraulic excavators have been produced.

Highest Serial #
Belgium
72J 00375
USA
4LK 00071
Total = 446