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324 Compact Excavator

324 Compact Excavator

324 Excavator

Reach farther and dig deeper with the 324 compact excavators. Its 8 ft. 6 in. dig depth and 14 ft. reach deliver serious digging possibilities in tight areas, with minimal repositioning. Hydraulically retract the undercarriage to only 39 inches to travel through gates or between homes, and then expand to 54 inches for a wider footprint and greater performance. Equipped with the same hydraulic system as a larger Bobcat excavator, the 324 has impressive cycle times and break-out forces to complete jobs faster. The system’s torque-limiting piston pump is able to sense and react to hydraulic loads, for better utilization of the engine’s torque curve.

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Retractable Undercarriage: Retract for access through gates and doorways.

Selectable Control Pattern: Easily change between “excavator” and “backhoe” control pattern.

Two-speed Travel: Increased mobility around the jobsite.

Hydraulic Joystick Control: For smooth fluid operation and increased efficiency.

Tight Accessibilities: With a retracted width of just 39 inches, the 324 is able to access jobsites where hand labor was the only other option.

Quick Couplers: Keeps auxiliary quick couplers in convenient location on the boom, but out of the trench and out of harm’s way. On some brands, quick couplers aren’t even standard equipment. Learn more in the Bobcat Advantage Attachment Readiness video.

Retractable Blade: No tools are needed for storing the blade extensions. Simply remove the retention pins with the keeper key and store directly on the blade structure.

Canopy: This is a very unique feature for the 324. The canopy optimizes visibility while working in tight areas, reduces unnecessary weight while crossing across lawns, and is ROPS and TOPS certified. An enclosed cab feature is also available.

Climate Control: Work in comfort with air movement, temperature control and greater flexibility in directing air.

Large Operator Platform: Wide, spacious operator compartment for easy entry and access; this feature accommodates even the largest of operators.

Soft Grip Joysticks: “Soft grip” pilot control joysticks.

Convenient Gauges: Fuel and Engine Coolant Temperature Gauges are conveniently located to apprise the operator.

Glow Plug Cold Start Assist: Glow Plug Cold Start Assist helps to warm the fuel mixture within the engine when it’s started in a cooler temperature for longer engine and starter life.

Protected Workgroup Hoses: Routed through the inside of the workgroup for minimal wear and tear.

Top-Mounted Boom Cylinder: Protects from impact in the trench and from jobsite surroundings.

In-Track Swing Frame: Keeps all components within the tracks, allowing you to work in smaller spaces. Learn the benefits of this design by watching the Bobcat Advantage Boom Advantages video.

Hose Routing: Protects hoses with more steel tubing, well-designed mounts and minimal fittings. Compare other brands by watching the Bobcat Advantage Hose Routing Comparison Video.

Swing-Open Tailgate and Side Access Hood: Allows access to all major service areas. Bobcat offers industry-leading maintenance access. See for yourself by watching the Bobcat Advantage Serviceability Comparison video.

Grease Bank: Provides centralized grease access for the slew bearing, slew pinion and swing cylinder.

Grease Cylinder Fitting: Offers easy track tensioning.

Valve & Battery Access: The control valve and battery is located below the seat pan which gives its operator immediate access. An ISO/Std valve is conveniently located within the operator’s reach. A storage “tray” is also in the cab directly below the seat to store any small hand tools, paperwork, etc.

Training Resources: Train operators and technicians in the safe operating and servicing of Bobcat equipment. Operator training courses, safety videos and other training materials are available at your Bobcat dealer’s parts department or by visiting the training resources page.

Engine 324
Emissions Tier (EPA) Tier 4
Engine Fuel Diesel
Maximum Governed RPM 2500 RPM
Horsepower 13.9 HP
Turbocharged Engine No
Performance 324
Operating Weight 3571 lbs
Weight Class 1.5 t
Travel Speed - High 2.5 mph
Travel Speed - Low 1.5 mph
Arm Digging Force 1778 lbf
Bucket Digging Force 3620 lbf
Rated Lift Capacity 1032 lbs
Lift Radius 118 in
Boom Swing - Left 80 deg
Boom Swing - Right 60 deg
Maximum Dig Depth 8.5 ft
Max Dump Height 8.7 ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 14 ft
Capacities 324
Fuel Tank 6.3 gal
Hydraulic System 324
Auxiliary Std Flow 7.9 GPM
Auxiliary Pressure 3350 psi
Dimension 324
Length 153.7 in
Overall Length in Travel Position 153.7 in
Width 38.6 in
Height 85.5 in
Height with Operator Cab 85.5 in
Features 324
Air Conditioning
Cab Enclosure
Cab Heater
Heater Air Conditioning
Engine Shutdown
Auxiliary Hydraulics
Secondary Auxiliary Hydraulics
Quick Tach System
Rubber Track
Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow
Angle Blade

Check - Standard     O - Optional     X - Not Available     - - No Data Available

Factory Installed Options/Accessories:

  • Cab (radio ready) with heat
  • Hydraulic clamp attachment