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315 Hydraulic Excavator

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SPECS SUMMARY

Net Power - ISO 9249108 HP (80.9 kW)
Operating Weight34000 lb (15400 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth19.6 ft (5990 mm)
Engine ModelCat C3.6
The Cat® 315 excavator offers superior performance in a compact design. Standard, easy-to-use Cat technologies boost operator efficiencies and improve jobsite productivity while a large, ergonomic cab provides a comfortable working environment. Combined with simplified maintenance points, the 315 keeps you working, quickly and efficiently.

Specifications

Net Power - ISO 9249108 HP (80.9 kW)
Operating Weight34000 lb (15400 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth19.6 ft (5990 mm)
Engine ModelCat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396110 HP (82 kW)
Bore4 in (98 mm)
Stroke5 in (120 mm)
Displacement220 in³ (3.6 l)
Main System - Maximum Flow276 l/min (65 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment5075 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5075 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Swing3770 psi (26000 kPa)
Swing Speed12 r/min (12 r/min)
Maximum Swing Torque25815 ft·lbf (35 kN·m)
Fuel Tank Capacity49 gal (US) (187 l)
Cooling System4 gal (US) (15 l)
Engine Oil2 gal (US) (8 l)
Final Drive - Each1 gal (US) (3 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank36 gal (US) (138 l)
Hydraulic Tank19 gal (US) (72 l)
DEF Tank6 gal (US) (21 l)
BoomReach 4.65 m (15'3")
StickReach R3.0 m (9'8")
BucketGD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab9.2 ft (2810 mm)
Handrail Height9.3 ft (2860 mm)
Shipping Length24.7 ft (7530 mm)
Shipping Length - with Blade26.5 ft (8090 mm)
Tail Swing Radius5.1 ft (1570 mm)
Counterweight Clearance2.8 ft (880 mm)
Ground Clearance1.4 ft (440 mm)
Track Length12.3 ft (3750 mm)
Length to Center of Rollers9.9 ft (3040 mm)
Track Gauge6.5 ft (1990 mm)
Transport Width8.1 ft (2490 mm)
BoomReach 4.65 m (15'3")
StickReach R3.0 m (9'8")
BucketGD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level28.5 ft (8690 mm)
Maximum Cutting Height31.7 ft (9690 mm)
Maximum Loading Height23.6 ft (7220 mm)
Minimum Loading Height6.8 ft (2080 mm)
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom19 ft (5810 mm)
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth16.9 ft (5180 mm)
Minimum Working Equipment Radius7.3 ft (2240 mm)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO22180 lbf (98.67 kN)
Stick Digging Force - ISO13330 lbf (59.29 kN)
Air ConditioningThe air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.8 hg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.144 metric tonnes.

Benefits and Features

  • Increase productivity by up to eight percent over the 315F.
  • Work confidently in space-restricted areas. Dig, swing, and dump within a working space of 3.96 m (12 ft 11 in).
  • Easily work on slopes and move around your jobsite with 10 percent more swing torque and 14 percent more drawbar pull.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
  • Smart mode meets your power needs by automatically matching engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
  • Get higher production in demanding applications, easier penetration into piles, and faster cycle times with Cat® Advansys™ bucket tips. Quickly change tips with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • The Cat C3.6 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 (Tier 4 Final) emission standards.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The 315 has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) without de-rate and cold-start capability of -25° C (-13° F).

  • Boost productivity up to 45 percent versus traditional grading with the standard Cat GRADE with 2D system ̶ includes indicate-only and laser capability.
  • Dig with guidance to depth, slope, and horizontal distance to grade. You can set up to four different depth and slope targets to help save time and money.
  • Standard 2D E-fence prevents your machine from moving outside operator-defined parameters.
  • Achieve precise load targets and increase loading efficiency with standard Cat PAYLOAD which provides on-the-go weighing and real-time estimates of your payload without swinging.
  • Combine Payload with VisionLink® and remotely manage your production targets.
  • Upgrade to Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D to create and edit grade designs with ease on a second, high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor.
  • Upgrade to Cat GRADE with 3D to create and edit designs with ease and see the front linkage’s full range of motion on a second high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touch screen monitor. Use the machine’s onboard cell technology to quickly connect to 3D services like TCC or VRS.
  • Standard Product Link™ automatically and accurately collects data from your connected assets – any type and any brand. Information such as location, hours, fuel usage, productivity, idle time, maintenance alerts, diagnostic codes, and machine health can be viewed online through web and mobile applications.
  • Improve your accuracy and safety – Add a new Cat Tiltrotator system upgrade with factory-fit joysticks. The system allows a Tiltrotator to work with standard Cat 2D Grade and E-Fence; it uses the standard cab monitor to display the tool and engage its SecureLock™ so you don’t need spend money on an extra monitor.
  • All Cat Grade systems are compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica. Already invested in a grade infrastructure? You can install grade systems from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica onto the machine.

  • Increase operator productivity with an all-new, 13 percent larger cab. Comfort, Deluxe, and Premium cab options vary by region.
  • The Comfort cab is equipped with a mechanical suspension seat. The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable while the Premium seat is heated and cooled and adjusts automatically.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console available in the deluxe and premium cabs.
  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls all located in front of you.
  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles. A cup holder, document holder, and coat hook are also provided.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

  • Start the engine with the push of a button, a Bluetooth key fob, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Program your preferred power mode and joystick settings using your operator ID. The excavator will automatically remember your selections.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  • The Cat Locator is a Bluetooth device that makes finding your attachments and other gear quick and easy. The excavator’s onboard Bluetooth reader or Cat App on your phone will locate the device automatically.
  • Save time and energy with work tool recognition. A simple shake of the attached tool confirms its identity ensuring all attachment settings are correct, so you can get to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain your machine? Simply access the operator’s manual through the touch screen monitor.
  • Make moving the excavator much easier with Cat Stick Steer. Simply push a button and use one hand to travel and turn instead of both hands or feet on levers or pedals.

  • Expect up to 30 percent less maintenance costs than the 315F.
  • Quickly check and service your machine with all daily maintenance points accessible from ground level.
  • Check the engine oil level quickly and safely from the ground. Fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
  • Track your machine’s filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab monitor.
  • The new hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000-hour replacement interval – 50 percent longer than previous filter designs.
  • S·O·SSM ports are located at ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

  • Access all daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the machine.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • Smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a wider skylight hatch provide 60 percent greater vertical visibility.
  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  • A ground-level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine when activated.
  • A rearview and right-side-view camera are standard. Upgrade to 360° visibility to easily see objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
  • New service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to the upper service platform. Prevent slipping with the anti-skid punch plate on the platform steps.
  • Optional boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose power.
  • Brightly colored seatbelts allow easy recognition of properly utilized safety restraints.
  • Cat Detect - People Detection helps protect the most valuable asset on any jobsite – people. The system uses smart cameras with depth sensors to provide the operator with visual and auditory alerts so he or she can take immediate action when a person is too close to the excavator.

Standard Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cat Product Link
  • Cat GRADE with 2D
  • Cat PAYLOAD
  • 2D E-Fence
  • Remote troubleshoot capability
  • Auto hammer stop
  • Maintenance free battery
  • LED chassis light, left-side/right-side boom lights, cab lights
  • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
  • ROPS, sound suppression
  • Deluxe Cab: air suspension heated seat, 10" touch screen monitor
  • Cat Stick Steer
  • C3.6 StageV/Tier 4 Final engine
  • One-touch low idle with auto engine speed control
  • Auto engine shutdown
  • 52°C (125°F) high-ambient cooling capacity without de-rate
  • -25°C (-13°F) cold start capability
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Variable speed fan
  • Single fuel filtration system
  • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
  • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
  • Auto hydraulic warm up
  • Auto two speed travel
  • Electric main control valve
  • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
  • Electric boom snubber
  • Auxiliary line support
  • Rear and right-side-view cameras
  • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
  • Service platform with anti-skid plate and countersunk bolts
  • Signaling/warning horn
  • Grouped engine oil and fuel filters
  • Ground-level engine oil dipstick
  • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S)
  • Grease lubricated track link
  • Tie down points on base frame
  • 3830 kg (8,440 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • One-piece boom
  • Variable angle boom
  • R2.2 m (7'3") stick
  • R2.5 m (8'2") stick
  • R2.8 m (9'2") stick
  • R3.0 m (9'8") stick
  • Premium Cab: air suspension heated and cooled seat, 10" touch screen monitor
  • Cat GRADE with Advanced 2D
  • Cat GRADE with 3D
  • Premium surround lighting package
  • 360° lighting
  • Boom and stick lowering check valves
  • Medium-pressure line
  • High-pressure line
  • Quick coupler line
  • 360° visibility
  • Cat Detect People Detection
  • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes
  • 600 mm (24 in) triple grouser shoes
  • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser shoes
  • 2500 mm (8'2") blade
  • 2600 mm (8'6") blade
  • 2700 mm (8'10") blade