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Caterpillar 330B Hydraulic Excavator

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Caterpillar 330B L
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The Caterpillar 330B hydraulic excavator was introduced in 1995 in Japan. Production began in the USA and Belgium in 1996, and China in 1999. It replaced the Caterpillar 330.

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The 330B has a Cat 3306 turbocharged, after-cooled, diesel engine producing 222 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with a power and work mode selector with a new user mode, Rexroth pump, high level of operator comfort, integrated seat and console, air conditioner, increased stick and bucket force, modified controllability, and modified serviceability from the ground.

The 330B was manufactured in Japan, with an 8SR, 9HN, 1JS, 2RR, or 8TR serial number prefix; in the USA, with a 6DR prefix; in Belgium, with a 5LS, 3YR, 4RS, or 5LR prefix; and in China, with a 4YW or 3ZZ prefix.

The 5LS, 3YR, 4RS, 1JS, and 6DR units have a heavy-duty upper frame. The 5LS and 4RS units have an air intake heater. The 5LS unit has increased travel speed.

The 5LS, 3YR, 4RS, 5LR, 1JS, 2RR, 8TR, and 6DR units have a long undercarriage.

Production ended in China in 2002.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 12,200 Caterpillar 330B hydraulic excavators have been produced.

Highest Serial #
Belgium
3YR 01825
4RS 00475
5LS 00222
5LR 01607
China
3ZZ N/A
4YW N/A
Japan
1JS 00527
2RR 00589
8SR 00602
8TR 00892
9HN 00510
USA
6DR 05042
Total = 12,291