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Unfortunately, these machines are often called "grey market" as they were not designed for US markets.
While it may look like a 305 CAT it is usually very different. Parts sizing will not always match the US 305 model.
You can try aftermarket brands to fit some of the track parts. Your CAT dealer can also help locate some brands other than CAT to help you with the cost. Some used parts divisions of the CAT dealers are helping with the "off" brand undercarriage parts as well.
It has been my experience that none of the wiring will match anything in the US market so, you will not find any books or manuals to help you.
As far as the machine shutting off, this is not normally designed into these machines. They may reduce power but, for safety reasons, shutdown systems are not used. It is the operator's decision as WHERE a safe place to stop the machine would be best.
I would look for lost electrical power from a weak or failed alternator and/or poor connections on battery or power connections to the starter, alternator and fuses/breakers. Also check the keyswitch for loose wires.
I do not have anyway to tell what non-US models are nor any information about parts cross reference for something that old.
CAT did not plan on these machine being in any market other than Japan and still do not print and translated material for them. Some late B and C models have a cross-reference to US models but, CAT notes that they are not liable for any differences or repair concerns.
Equipment brokers either bypass laws or found a way around them to import these machines. The only one I know of is in VA, Joe Gomer Equipment Sales. He has even had some luck identifying parts that can match these machines.
Undercarriage parts are usually sourced at their own sales branches. You could do any internet search and find some close to you that may help. Just remember this machine's status as an import may cause problems.
I have seen one control similar to that one but it was only for a payload limiter. If it was used, the machine would not lift anything. The guy that had it told me they never touch it and the machine would work fine. It is something that has never been used in the US machines.