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The 304 is powered by a 240-HP Cummins QSB8.3 Tier 3 diesel engine with full electronic control and protection. The unit includes an engine-driven fan cooling package and engine block heater as standard equipment.
Dual joysticks provides intuitive control of the hydraulics for lifting, tilting and reaching simultaneously.
Overhead Lift Arm
The unique overhead lift arm design gives the operator full front visibility when lifting, placing or transporting loads. The arms are mounted behind the cab, rather than in front where they would obstruct the forward view.
Unlike other forward-reaching, articulated loaders, the 304 has a heavy-duty, solid steel frame design that allows it to take full loads into sharp turns without sacrificing load capacity or stability.
Wheel base of just 14 feet, 5 inches provides a tight turning radius of 25 feet, 5 inches.
Excellent maneuverability thanks to 4-wheel drive with 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab hydraulic power steering modes.
Hydraulic Frame Sway
Hydraulic frame sway control and side shift stabilize loads by leveling the lifting frame when driving on uneven ground. The sway cylinder moves 5 degrees both right and left of center.
90-Degree Fork Tilt Down
Cary-Lift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks.
The 304 is capable of reaching the forks out an extra 4 feet without having to reposition the machine. It offers a maximum lift height of 14 feet.
95-gallon (360 L) fuel tank capacity allows for longer operating intervals.
A sliding door offers quick access to the comfortable cab, which includes a tilt/telescoping steering column and swiveling, adjustable suspension seat with padded armrests and lumbar support.
Large tinted safety glass windows contribute to better visibility.
|Overall Height||13' 5" (408 cm) - carrying position
19' 10.5" (606 cm) - max raised position
|Fork Length||96" (244 cm)|
|Ground Clearance||26" (66 cm)|
|Wheel Base||14' 5" (439 cm)|
|Overall Length||34' 2.5" (1,043 cm) - carrying position
39' 10" (1,214 cm) - at max reach
|Overall Width||11' 11" (363 cm)|
|Total Operating Weight||77,860 lbs (35,317 kg)|
|Model/Power||240 HP (179 kW) Cummins® QSB8.3|
|Fuel Tank||95 gal. (360 L)|
|Cooling Package||CAC, radiator and transmission|
|Heating||Engine block heater|
|System||Fixed displacement with proportional control|
|Filter||Hydraulic return oil filtration (10 micron)|
|Tank||135 gal. (511 L)|
|Sway Cylinder||5° both right and left of center|
|Max Load Capacity (Retracted)||30,000 lbs (13,608 kg) 36" LC from back of fork
60,000 lbs (27,216 kg) tipping load
|Max Load Capacity (Extended)||15,000 lbs (6,804 kg) 36" LC from back of fork
20,000 lbs (9,072 kg) tipping load
|Maximum Lift Height||14' (427 cm)|
|Below Grade Reach||4.5" (11.4 cm)|
|Maximum Reach from Tires||4' 8" (142 cm) retracted
10' 1" (307 cm) extended, forks parallel 8’ 10" from ground
9' 4" (284 cm) extended, forks parallel at carrying height
|Maximum Travel Speed||3.9 mph (6.3 km/h) 1st gear
7.0 mph (11.3 km/h) 2nd gear
12.5 mph (20.1 km/h) 3rd gear
22.3 mph (35.9 km/h) 4th gear
|Turning Radius||25' 5" (775 cm) 4-wheel steer|
|Transmission||Dana 6000, 4-speed Power-shift
Dana C5000 torque converter
|Axles||AxleTech planetary front & rear; 4-wheel drive|
|Steering||Hydraulic power steering with 2 wheel, 4 wheel and crab steering|
|Service Brakes||4-wheel outboard dry hydraulic disc|
|Parking Brake||Spring applied hydraulic release|
|Tires||29.5 x 29, 34 ply interchangeable|
|Lighting||2 headlights, 2 stop/taillights, 1 reverse light|