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Caterpillar E240/EL240 Hydraulic Excavator

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Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavators
Caterpillar EL240
Caterpillar EL240
The Caterpillar E240/EL240 hydraulic excavator was introduced in 1985. It was manufactured in Japan only.

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The E240/EL240 has Mitsubishi GDA5T, 6D15T, or Cat 3304 direct injection turbocharged engine producing 148 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with a variable flow hydraulic system.

The E240 was manufactured in Japan, with a 1FG or 2HF serial number prefix.

The EL240 was manufactured in Japan, with a 4KF, 4JF, or 4MF prefix. They all have a long undercarriage.

The 4KF, 1FG, and 4JF units have pilot operated joystick controls.

The 2HF and 4MF units have mechanical controls.

Production of 4KF ended in 1988; 4JF and 4MF ended in 1989; and 1FG and 2HF ended in 1990.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 27,000 Caterpillar E240/EL240 hydraulic excavators have been produced.

Highest Serial #
Japan
1FG 00200
2HF 08190
4JF 09137
4KF 09086
4MF 00445
Total = 27,058