8000 – Small Dragline

8000 – Small Dragline

The Cat small dragline series offers the latest in dragline technology and innovation, providing the highest levels of productivity and reliability and lowest total cost of ownership.

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Bucket Capability
24 to 34 m3 (31 to 44 yd3)
Boom Length
75 to 101 m (246 to 331 ft)
Working Weight - Approximate
1 770 000 to 1 988 000 kg (3,902,000 to 4,382,000 lb)

Dimensions - Working Ranges

Rated Suspended Load
71 000 to 102 100 kg (156,500 to 225,000 lb)
Bucket Capabilities
46-61 m3 (60-80 yd3)
Boom Lengths
75 to 101 m (246 to 331 ft)

A Century of Leadership

More than 1,100 of these draglines have been produced and delivered to every major continent over the past century­ - more than any other mining dragline manufacturer. Today, Caterpillar continues to lead the way in the evolution of these excavators and maintains the expertise to keep them operating reliably.


We will accomplish this goal through coordinated efforts and accountability at all levels of our organization. Cat draglines improve the safety of mine operations in many ways, such as reducing the amount of personnel necessary to move massive amounts of material and providing a safe, environmentally-controlled operator cabin.

Global Dragline Service & Support

At Caterpillar, the connection between machine uptime and customer profitability is well understood. In order to ensure that a customer's dragline investment provides the highest level of performance, productivity and financial return, we offer a stable of top-quality, globally-available service and support resources.

Application Engineering

Our application engineers work collaboratively with existing and potential dragline customers, considering factors such as digging environment, mine life, mine plan and annual production targets, among others, to determine the proper dragline configuration for each customer's mine site.

Mechanical Upgrades

Cat mechanical upgrade solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Major dragline structure repair/replacement for improved reliability and productivity enhancement
  • Boom modifications to optimize Rated Suspended Load (RSL), operating radius, digging depth and dumping height    
  • Re-engineered components for improved performance

Electrical Upgrades

Cat electric upgrade solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive System upgrades for enhanced performance (AC & DC)
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) & Human Machine Interface (HMI) upgrades for enhanced safety and availability
  • Production Monitoring System for optimized productivity
  • Onboard troubleshooting & remote diagnostics for improved reliability

Dragline Relocation & Field Assembly

The ability to offer a turn-key solution of OEM dragline parts, dragline service expertise and local resources positions Caterpillar as an industry-leading provider of dragline relocation and field assembly solutions. Likewise, the unmatched institutional knowledge of current and legacy dragline models enables informed upgrade recommendations, leading to more productive and reliable operations following relocation.

Customized Training

Caterpillar product trainers have years of experience with hands-on and classroom training, offering the necessary skills to implement changes on all aspects of operation, machine management and maintenance. In addition, Caterpillar utilizes cutting-edge technologies to improve knowledge retention, increase training efficiency and create a safer learning environment via machine simulation. Around the world, Caterpillar provides total training solutions and support.

Multiple Specifications Available

Standard Configuration
  • Bucket capabilities: 24 to 34 m3 (31 to 45 yd3)
  • Boom length options: 75 to 101 m (246 to 330 ft)
  • Rated Suspended Load (RSL) capabilities: 71 000 to 102 100 kg (156,500 to 225,000 lb)
  • Approximate working weight range: 1 770 000 to 1 988 000 kg (3,902,000 to 4,382,000 lb)
  • Provides environmentally friendly means of overburden removal: consumes less power, produces less heat and noise, and emits fewer greenhouse gases than other methods of overburden removal