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Caterpillar 245 Hydraulic Excavator/Front Shovel

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The Caterpillar 245 hydraulic excavator was introduced in 1974 in the USA. Production began in Belgium a year later.

[edit] Features

The 245 has a 3406 turbocharged, six-cylinder engine producing 325 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with a variable flow hydraulic system, hydrostatic drive, and oil disc brakes.

The 245 was manufactured in the USA, with a 95V serial number; and in Belgium, with a 94L prefix.

[edit] Modifications

In 1976 Caterpillar added a track guarding guide to the Belgian unit, beginning with 94L00219.

In 1977 Cat added a front shovel option to the 245 units with a five yd3 (3.8 m3) front dump and four yd3 (three m3) bottom dump, beginning with 94L00233 and 95V00471.

In 1977 and 1978 Cat introduced two new 245 front shovel units. The American unit was given an 82X prefix; the Belgian unit has an 84X prefix. They come standard with an electric hour meter. The 84X unit has a direct injection engine.

In 1978 the American units received direct injection turbocharged engines, beginning with 82X00475 and 95V00730.

In 1981 and 1982 a modified D9 undercarriage and stronger carbody were added, beginning with 84X00698, 94L00466, 82X00573, and 95V00990. At the same time the 82X unit received a 24-inch (61-cm) double grouser track, while the other units got 30-in (76-cm) double grouser tracks.

In 1982 Cat modified the scroll metering fuel system on the Belgian units, beginning with 84X00686 and 94L00525. Lift capacity was increased on the 95V unit, beginning with 95V01040.

In 1984 Cat modified the operator station, beginning with 95V01096.

In 1985 the line relief valves were modified, beginning with 82X00624 and 95V01164.

Production of 94L and 95V ended in 1986.

In 1986 Rex Roth track motors were added, beginning with 84X00972 and 82X00648.

In 1986 and 1987 Cat added a new sound suppressed cab, beginning with 84X00983 and 82X00689.

In 1987 larger track roller shafts were added, beginning with 82X00726. Cat also added new resilient engine mounts, beginning with 84X01065 and 82X00751.

Production of 245 ended in 1988; it was replaced by the Caterpillar 245B.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 4,000 Caterpillar 245 hydraulic excavators/front shovels have been produced.

Highest Serial #
84X 01121
94L 00817
82X 00841
95V 01241
Total = 4,020