318F L Hydraulic Excavator

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Net Power - ISO 9249117 HP (88 kW)
Operating Weight42340 lb (19200 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth20 ft (6090 mm)
Engine ModelC4.4
The Cat® 318F L is a perfect choice for customers who value versatility, reliability, durability, and maximum efficiency.


Net Power - ISO 9249117 HP (88 kW)
Operating Weight42340 lb (19200 kg)
Maximum Digging Depth20 ft (6090 mm)
Engine ModelC4.4
Engine Power - ISO 14396122 HP (91 kW)
Bore4.13 in (105 mm)
Stroke5 in (127 mm)
Displacement269 in³ (4.4 l)
Main System - Maximum Flow300 l/min (79 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Swing3626 psi (25000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Swing Speed8.5 r/min (8.5 r/min)
Maximum Swing Torque37394 ft·lbf (50.7 kN·m)
Fuel Tank Capacity76.61 gal (US) (290 l)
Cooling System6.9 gal (US) (26 l)
Engine Oil3.57 gal (US) (13.5 l)
Swing Drive2.11 gal (US) (8 l)
Final Drive - Each2.11 gal (US) (8 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank31.96 gal (US) (121 l)
Hydraulic Tank28 gal (US) (106 l)
DEF Tank5.4 gal (US) (20.5 l)
BoomReach 5.1 m (16'9")
StickR2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket.91 m³ (1.19 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab10.17 ft (3100 mm)
Shipping Length28.17 ft (8580 mm)
Tail Swing Radius8.25 ft (2520 mm)
Counterweight Clearance3.33 ft (1010 mm)
Ground Clearance1.42 ft (440 mm)
Track Length13.33 ft (4075 mm)
Length to Center of Rollers10.75 ft (3270 mm)
Track Gauge6.5 ft (1990 mm)
Transport Width8.83 ft (2690 mm)
BoomReach 5.1 m (16'9")
StickR2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket.91 m³ (1.19 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level28.83 ft (8780 mm)
Maximum Cutting Height29.25 ft (8920 mm)
Maximum Loading Height20.58 ft (6280 mm)
Minimum Loading Height7.42 ft (2300 mm)
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom20.1 ft (6150 mm)
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth16.17 ft (4950 mm)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO27651 lbf (123 kN)
Stick Digging Force - ISO17984 lbf (80 kN)

Benefits and Features

  • The C4.4 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards. It is powerful and efficient, and it can run on biodiesel up to B20.
  • Advanced control automatically manages pump and engine speed for maximum efficiency.
  • Two power modes, high power and eco mode, help you actively manage fuel consumption.
  • Engine idle shutdown saves fuel, and extends service intervals.

  • Site prep and finishing work are quick and easy with a wide range of Cat work tools.
  • Utility work is fast and flawless with a Cat bucket and compactor.
  • A coupler lets you swap between attachments in seconds without leaving the cab.
  • See the whole money-making attachment line for your machine at www.cat.com/attachments.

  • The roll-over protective structure (ROPS) certified cab is quiet and comfortable.
  • Automatic climate control helps maintain consistent cab temperature.
  • Joystick consoles and armrests are adjustable.
  • Seats are adjustable and feature air suspension (Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) with an optional heater.
  • The LCD monitor is easy to navigate and programmable in 42 languages.

  • Many routine service and maintenance points can be accessed from ground level reducing the time taken to check and service your machine.
  • Wide service doors make for easy access.
  • Filters are grouped to reduce service time.
  • The cooling package is designed to prevent plugging, make blowing off debris easy.

  • Cat technology improves job site efficiency.
  • Optional Cat Grade Control helps you create a level base and precise slope with ease.
  • Product Link™/VisionLink® connects owners to the machine, providing access to location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes.

  • The large swing bearing is secured with elongated bolts to help handle the most swing-intensive work.
  • Robot welded, Caterpillar designed boom and sticks are built for long service.
  • Greased track link between pins and bushings increases undercarriage life and reduces noise.

  • The hydraulic activation lever locks out all hydraulic functions.
  • Handrails, anti-skid plating, and countersunk bolts reduce slipping and tripping.
  • A ground-level engine shutoff switch shuts down the engine in case of emergency.
  • Standard rearview camera and mirrors enhance visibility.
  • The side-view camera enhances visibility on the boom side of the machine to help make operators more effective and efficient (Europe only).