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cat 345 front shoval

Post #1 by ruston bucyrus » Thu May 06, 2010 12:47 am

i thougth this exsist but i have nerver seen one even in pics just heard about it

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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #2 by Site Admin » Thu May 06, 2010 9:20 am

Hi Ruston Bucyrus!
I am almost sure 345CL is offered in a Front Shovel configuration. Machines as small as the 325 have been offered in FS configuration in the past.
I think FS are offered from the 325 up to the 385.
Anyone having more/correct info and/or pictures?
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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #3 by Site Admin » Thu May 06, 2010 9:22 am

I also found the 321 as FS:
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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #4 by Site Admin » Thu May 06, 2010 9:25 am

And here is the Cat 245B FS
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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #5 by IBH » Thu May 06, 2010 5:08 pm

The 321CLCR is proably modified for tunnelling.

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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #6 by Joes1989 » Thu May 06, 2010 9:53 pm

I personally have never seen a 345CL FS, Have one ever seen the Coal Shovels that are normally 325's and then the larger face shovels that are 365 and 385!

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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #7 by Shovelman » Sat May 08, 2010 1:16 am

I have never seen a Caterpillar 345 offered with front shovel attachment directly since the 345B. This is not my photo, and I do not know who to credit it to.

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URL of the original image: http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2172/345biifs017.jpg

I do find it interesting that the 345 does not incorporate the "equalization" cylinder attached to the boom. Perhaps it was Cat commisioning an outside source for the shovel front?

If a front shovel arrangement was available on the "C" or "D" iterations, I am not aware of it. I would love to be educated in this respect.


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Re: cat 345 front shoval

Post #8 by ruston bucyrus » Sun May 09, 2010 6:50 pm

i think the 345b is a coal shoval not built buy cat


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