315 GC

315 GC Hydraulic Excavator

315 GC Hydraulic Excavator

DESCRIPTION

The Cat® 315 GC Excavator fits your jobsite and your wallet. Simplified maintenance points, longer maintenance intervals, and fuel-saving features and components keep owning and operating costs low. Combined with its compact radius design and a large, ergonomic cab, the 315 GC keeps you working efficiently and comfortably – all at a low cost-per-hour.

LATEST FEATURES

  • The new integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.
  • Enhance visibility to make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting.
  • Make the jobsite safer with an optional swing alarm.
Not all features are available in all regions. Please check with your local Cat dealer for specific offering availability in your area.
Build Number: 07D

315 GC Latest Features
315 GC Truck Loading

FUEL SAVING PERFORMANCE MATCHED TO THE JOB

  • Use up to 15 percent less fuel than the 315F to keep you moving and productive on the jobsite.
  • 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 the jobsite with 10 percent more swing torque.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while providing the control needed 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 and EU Stage V emission standards.

LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS

  • Expect up to 25 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.
  • 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.
  • Track your machine’s filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab monitor.
  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. The new Integrated Vehicle Health Management system alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance along with parts needed so you don't experience any unnecessary downtime.
  • S·O·SSM ports are located at ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

315 GC Filter Maintenance
315 GC Cab

WORK IN COMFORT IN THE ALL-NEW CAB

  • Increase operator productivity with an all-new, 13 percent larger cab.
  • The cab has a wide seat that adjusts for operators of all sizes.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
  • 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.

RELIABLE, WHATEVER THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The 315 GC has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) without derate and cold-start capability of -25° C (-13° F).
  • Auto warm up speeds up hydraulic oil warming in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
  • Grease sealed between track pins and bushings reduces travel noise and prevents debris from entering to increase undercarriage life.
  • The track guiding guard helps keep the excavator track aligned when traveling and working on slopes.
  • The sloped track frame prevents mud and debris accumulation, helping reduce the risk of track damage.

315 GC Boom and Stick
315 GC Push to Start

SIMPLE TO OPERATE

  • Start the engine with the push of a button 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 available Bluetooth reader or Cat App on your phone will locate the device automatically.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain your machine? Simply access the operator’s manual through the touchscreen monitor.

SAFETY

  • 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, increasing safety and visibility.
  • 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.
  • Enhance jobsite safety. Add a swing alarm to alert people when you're rotating from trench to stockpile and back again.
  • Make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting. With the flip of a switch, lights will illuminate the engine, pump, battery, and radiator compartments to enhance visibility.

315 GC Service Platform Steps
  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • BOOM AND STICKS
    • 4.65 m (15'3") Reach boom
  • CAB
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
    • Comfort Cab: mechanical suspension seat, 203 mm (8") touch screen monitor
  • CAT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Auto hammer stop
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • Maintenance free battery
    • LED chassis light, left-side/right-side boom lights, cab lights
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • ENGINE
    • Cat C3.6 single turbo diesel engine
    • Auto engine speed control
    • Engine idle 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
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two speed travel
    • Electric main control valve
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Single type electronic pump
    • Auxiliary line support
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • Rear and right-side-view cameras
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Service platform with anti-skid plate and countersunk bolts
    • Signaling/warning horn
  • SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
    • Grouped engine oil and fuel filters
    • Ground-level engine oil dipstick
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S)
  • UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
    • Grease lubricated track link
    • ISO 15818 tie down points on base frame
    • 3830 kg (8,440 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • BOOM AND STICKS
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
    • 2.8 m (9'2") Reach stick
    • 2.8 m (9'2") Thumb Ready Reach stick
    • 3.0 m (9'10") Reach stick
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
    • Medium-pressure line
    • High-pressure line
    • Quick coupler line
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes with rubber pad
    • 500 mm (20") rubber track shoes
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") rubber track shoes
    • 700 mm (28") triple grouser shoes
    • 770 mm (30") triple grouser shoes
    • 2,500 mm (8'2") blade
    • 2,600 mm (8'6") blade
    • 2,700 mm (8'10") blade

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
315 GC Hydraulic Excavator
Name:
315 GC
Brand:
Cat
Status:
Current

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
98 HP / 73 kW
Engine Model
Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396
100 HP / 74 kW
Bore
4 in / 98 mm
Stroke
5 in / 120 mm
Displacement
220 in³ / 3.6 l

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
247 L/min (65 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5075 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5075 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing
3770 psi / 26000 kPa

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
11.5 r/min / 11.5 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
25815 ft·lbf / 35 kN·m

Weights

Operating Weight
34000 lb / 15400 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
49.4 gal (US) / 187 l
Cooling System
4 gal (US) / 15 l
Engine Oil
2.1 gal (US) / 8 l
Final Drive - Each
0.8 gal (US) / 3 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
22.5 gal (US) / 85 l
Hydraulic Tank
19 gal (US) / 72 l

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Stick
Reach R3.0 m (9'10")
Bucket
GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
9.2 ft / 2810 mm
Handrail Height
9.4 ft / 2860 mm
Shipping Length
24.6 ft / 7530 mm
Shipping Length - with Blade
26.5 ft / 8090 mm
Tail Swing Radius
5.1 ft / 1570 mm
Counterweight Clearance
2.9 ft / 880 mm
Ground Clearance
1.4 ft / 440 mm
Track Length
12.3 ft / 3750 mm
Length to Center of Rollers
10 ft / 3040 mm
Track Gauge
6.5 ft / 1990 mm
Transport Width
8.8 ft / 2690 mm

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
19.6 ft / 5990 mm
Boom
Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Stick
Reach R3.0 m (9'10")
Bucket
GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
28.5 ft / 8690 mm
Maximum Cutting Height
31.7 ft / 9690 mm
Maximum Loading Height
23.6 ft / 7220 mm
Minimum Loading Height
6.8 ft / 2080 mm
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
19.1 ft / 5810 mm
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17 ft / 5180 mm
Minimum Working Equipment Radius
7.3 ft / 2240 mm
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
22180 lbf / 98.67 kN
Stick Digging Force - ISO
13330 lbf / 59.27 kN

Air Conditioning System

Air Conditioning
The 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.