324 Compact Excavator
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Bobcat 324 Compact Excavator

Reach farther and dig deeper with the Bobcat® 324 compact excavator (also known as a mini excavator).

With a dig depth of 8 ft. 6 in. and 14 ft. reach, it delivers serious digging capabilities in small areas. Retract the undercarriage to 39 inches to travel through narrow openings, then expand it to 54 inches for a wider footprint when digging.

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  • Performance

    Retractable Undercarriage

    Retract for access through gates and doorways.

    Selectable Control Pattern

    Easily change between “excavator” and “backhoe” control patterns.

    Two-Speed Travel

    Choose between two travel speeds for the most mobility around your jobsite.

    Hydraulic Joystick Control

    For smooth fluid operation and increased efficiency.

    Tight Accessibilities

    You can work in places other machines can't with a retracted width of just 39 in.

    Quick Couplers

    Auxiliary quick couplers are kept in a convenient location on the boom, but out of the trench.

    Watch Attachment Readiness Video

    Retractable Blade

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

  • Comfort


    Optimizes visibility while working in tight areas, reduces unnecessary weight while crossing lawns and is ROPS and TOPS certified.

    Optional Cab

    Work in your machine year-round with an optional cab and heat.

    Large Operator Platform

    Enjoy a wide, spacious operator compartment for easy entry and access.

    Soft Grip Joysticks

    Work longer without fatigue.

    Storage Tray

    Store paperwork, hand tools and other small objects below the seat.

  • Uptime

    Convenient Gauges

    Quickly see fuel levels and engine temperature readouts.

    Automatic Glow Plugs

    Benefit from easier cold-weather starts.

    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.

    Watch Boom Advantages Video

    Hose Routing

    Hoses are protected with more steel tubing, well-designed mounts and minimal fittings.

    Watch Hose Routing Comparison Video

  • Serviceability

    Swing-Open Tailgate and Side Access Hood

    Get access to all major service areas.

    Watch Serviceability Comparison Video

    Grease Bank

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

    Grease Cylinder Fitting

    Tension the track easily.

    Valve & Battery Access

    Easily access the control valve and battery by lifting up the seat.


  • 324
    Engine 324
    Emissions Tier (EPA)Tier 4
    Engine FuelDiesel
    Maximum Governed RPM2500 RPM
    Horsepower13.9 HP
    Turbocharged EngineNo
    Performance 324
    Operating Weight3571 lbs
    Weight Class1.5 t
    Travel Speed - High2.5 mph
    Travel Speed - Low1.5 mph
    Arm Digging Force1778 lbf
    Bucket Digging Force3620 lbf
    Rated Lift Capacity1032 lbs
    Lift Radius118 in
    Boom Swing - Left80 deg
    Boom Swing - Right60 deg
    Maximum Dig Depth8.5 ft
    Max Dump Height8.7 ft
    Maximum Reach at Ground Level14 ft
    Capacities 324
    Fuel Tank6.3 gal
    Hydraulic System 324
    Auxiliary Std Flow7.9 GPM
    Auxiliary Pressure3350 psi
    Dimension 324
    Length153.7 in
    Overall Length in Travel Position153.7 in
    Width38.6 in
    Height85.5 in
    Height with Operator Cab85.5 in
    Features 324
    Air ConditioningX
    Cab EnclosureO
    Cab HeaterO
    Heater Air ConditioningX
    Engine ShutdownX
    Auxiliary HydraulicsCheck
    Secondary Auxiliary HydraulicsX
    Quick Tach SystemX
    Rubber TrackCheck
    Selectable Auxiliary Hydraulic FlowN/A
    Angle BladeX

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

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324 Excavator going through a fence gate 324 Excavator Digging