Malaysia’s Ponterosso Technics takes delivery of Cat 352 and 333 excavators

Tractors Malaysia recently hosted a day of celebration for its customer, Ponterosso Technics Sdn Bhd, who bought seven excavator models from the Cat 352 and Cat 333 range.

The event took place in November 2023 in Dungun, Terengganu. Tractors Malaysia said this celebration focused on showing appreciation towards its customers, alongside building new relationships with the local business community.

The Next Generation Cat 352 hydraulic excavator with a variable gauge undercarriage offers contractors up to 45% more operating efficiency, up to 10% more fuel efficiency, and up to 15% less maintenance costs compared to the model it replaces, the 352F.

Meanwhile, the new Cat 333 hydraulic excavator is built for tough applications. The machine has an increased bucket size, up to 10% more bucket force and up to 15% more stick force than the Cat 330 to maximise performance. In addition to its 15% more digging force, the 333 excavator boasts wide track gauge and reinforced structures for increased stability and durability. Extended maintenance intervals combine with a fuel-efficient hydraulic system and two engine power mode options to lower cost-per-hour operation.

The 333 excavator delivers reliable operation and increased productivity when working in challenging applications. Reinforced linkage, sticks and booms help to provide higher digging forces when excavating tough materials. Further increasing durability, the frame of the machine is reinforced to ensure a long service life while performing at a higher capacity.

Powered by a 260-hp Cat 7.1 engine, the 333 excavator features two engine operating modes – Power and Smart – to match the machine to jobsite conditions. The Power mode delivers maximum power to meet the most demanding tasks, while the Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, offering up to 10% fuel savings.

Combined with higher digging forces, the 333 excavator’s large bucket capacity efficiently moves more material in fewer passes to improve productivity. This versatile machine has auxiliary hydraulic options to power a wide range of Cat attachments, including buckets, grapples, hydraulic hammers, pulverisers, sheers, vibratory plate compactors and multi-processors.

Furthermore, the 333 excavator has two levels of fuel filtration that provides enhanced engine protection from diesel contaminants. A double element air intake filter with integrated pre-cleaner features high dust capacity. Lowering fuel consumption, a high-efficiency hydraulic fan cools the engine on demand and offers an optional reverse function to keep the cores clean. 

Featuring a sloped design, the track frame of the 333 excavator prevents mud and debris accumulation to reduce the risk of track damage. Grease sealed between track pins and bushings reduces travel noise and prevents debris infiltration to increase undercarriage life.