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315 Hydraulic Excavator

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.

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DESCRIPTION

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.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.

Latest Features

  • New Cat Detect - People Detection helps the operator avoid personnel on the jobsite with visual and auditory alerts (see image).
  • Cat Command remote control allows you to work outside of the cab to help avoid potential hazards.
  • The new integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.        
  • New single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) gives you visual and auditory guidance to grade.
  • New auxiliary relay powers on and turns off CB radios, beacon lights, and other attachments without you taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Enhanced software integration enables tiltrotator attachments to work seamlessly with Cat Grade and Payload technologies.
  • 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 Latest Features
315 Compact Radius

High Performance and Productivity

  • 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 Efficiency and Productivity with Cat Technologies

  • 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.
  • Cat Payload helps you achieve precise load targets to improve your operating efficiency. Pick up a load of material--with a bucket and thumb combination or grapple and clamshell attachments--and get a real-time weight estimate 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.
  • Want a 3D system to improve your digging results? Caterpillar's new single antenna global navigation satellite system (GNSS) makes it easy by giving you visual and auditory guidance to grade. Plus you can create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job. If your application calls for a dual antenna system, it’s easy to upgrade.
  • Upgrade to our dual antenna GNSS for maximum grading efficiency. The system lets you create and edit designs on the touchscreen monitor while you’re on the job, or you can have the plan design sent to the excavator to make your work easier. Plus you get added benefits of avoidance zones, cut and fill mapping, lane guidance, and augmented reality along with advanced positioning capability.
  • 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.

315 3D Grade
315 Operator in Cab

Work in Comfort in the All-New Cab

  • 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.

Simple to Operate

  • 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.
  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. Additional auxiliary relays allow you to power on or turn off a CB radio, beacon light, and even a dust suppression watering system without taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Tiltrotator attachments--ours or other brands--work seamlessly with Cat 2D Grade, Assist, Payload, and E-Fence . With no additional hardware required, all you have to do is simply select "Third Party Tiltrotator System Installation" in the monitor, do the calibration, and get to work.

315 Push to Start
315 Cooling Compartment

Lower Maintenance Costs

  • 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.
  • 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.

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. Upgrade to 360° visibility to easily see objects and personnel around the excavator in a single view.
  • 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.
  • 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 by adding Cat Command to your fleet. The remote control system comes with everything you need like WIFI radio, cameras, and microphone so you can work outside of the cab and avoid potential hazards.
  • 2D E-Fence prevents the excavator from moving outside of operator-defined set points; the system works with thumb and bucket combinations along with hammer, grapple, and clamshell attachments.
  • 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.
  • Enhance jobsite safety. Add a swing alarm to alert people when you're rotating from trench to stockpile and back again.

315 anti-skid plate
315 Hydraulic Excavator

Sustainability

  • The Cat® C3.6 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • The 315 emits up to 8% less CO2 than the previous 315F*.
  • Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) ** or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details.
  • Cat Grade technologies combine advanced guidance with optional automated machine control helping you reach grading targets while reducing fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by improving efficiency, job site productivity, and accuracy.
  • Auto Engine Speed Control reduces unnecessary fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions by allowing the engine to automatically go into idle mode when the machine is not working.
  • Cat® Payload for excavators provides on-the-go material weighing which helps reduce fuel burn by improving loading efficiency, job site productivity, and eliminating trips to the scale.
  • Cat® 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards such as traffic - not only helping keep personnel safe but also helps you avoid repairs, downtime, and costly job site fines.
  • Extended maintenance intervals not only reduce downtime but decrease the amount of fluid and filters that are replaced over the life of the machine.
  • Cat VisionLink® displays the CO2 emissions for monitored assets, calculated by fuel type for the Runtime Fuel Burned each day in a selected date range.
  • Remote Flash minimizes downtime and maintenance time while keeping your asset running with maximum efficiency. Alerts for machine updates are sent virtually from your Cat dealer and updates can be deployed without a dealer technician needing to be onsite.
  • Remote Troubleshoot decreases maintenance time and keeps your machine running with maximum efficiency by allowing your Cat dealer to virtually test the machine while working. Once a problem is identified, a technician can fix it the first time, saving time and money.
*All comparisons to 315F. Productivity, fuel and CO2 emissions vary by application. CO2 emissions calculations based on a reference work cycle using 2.2 U.S. gallons per hour of #2 U.S. diesel fuel based. Applies IPCC2006 methodology using U.S. EPA Emissions Hub emission factors. Includes DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) related CO2. Fuel measurements are at 15°C. Estimated average fuel consumption improvements are based on tests or Product Link® data where available. Productivity improvements are based on test data.
**Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • CAB
    • Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS)
  • CAT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade with 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
    • 2D E-Fence
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • Maintenance free battery
    • LED chassis light, left-side/right-side boom lights, cab lights
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
  • ENGINE
    • Cat C3.6 single turbo diesel 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
  • 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
    • Electric boom snubber
    • 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
    • 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
    • 4.65 m (15'3") Reach boom
    • 2.4 m (7'8") stub + 2.44 (8'0") fore Variable Angle boom
    • 4.27 m (14'4") Power Offset boom
    • 2.2 m (7'3") Reach stick
    • 2.5 m (8'2") Reach stick
    • 2.8 m (9'2") Reach stick
    • 2.8 m (9'2") Thumb Ready stick
    • 3.0 m (9'10") Reach stick
  • CAB
    • Deluxe cab: air suspension heated seat, 254 mm (10") touchscreen monitor
    • Premium cab: air suspension heated and cooled seat, 10" touchscreen monitor
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • CAT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Cat Grade with Advanced 2D
    • Cat Grade with 3D single GNSS
    • Cat Grade with 3D dual GNSS
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • 360° lighting
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • Cat Detect - People Detection
    • Cat Command remote control
    • 360° visibility
    • 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") rubber track shoes
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes with rubber pad
    • 600 mm (24 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") rubber track shoes
    • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 770 mm (30 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 2500 mm (8'2") blade
    • 2600 mm (8'6") blade
    • 2700 mm (8'10") blade

Specs

Overview

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

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
108 HP / 80.9 kW
Engine Model
Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396
110 HP / 82 kW
Bore
4 in / 98 mm
Stroke
5 in / 120 mm
Displacement
220 in³ / 3.6 l

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
276 l/min (73 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
12 r/min / 12 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 gal (US) / 187 l
Cooling System
4 gal (US) / 15 l
Engine Oil
2 gal (US) / 8 l
Final Drive - Each
1 gal (US) / 3 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
22.5 gal (US) / 85 l
Hydraulic Tank
19 gal (US) / 72 l
DEF Tank
6 gal (US) / 21 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
9.3 ft / 2860 mm
Shipping Length
24.7 ft / 7530 mm
Shipping Length - with Blade
26.5 ft / 8090 mm
Tail Swing Radius
5.1 ft / 1570 mm
Counterweight Clearance
2.8 ft / 880 mm
Ground Clearance
1.4 ft / 440 mm
Track Length
12.3 ft / 3750 mm
Length to Center of Rollers
9.9 ft / 3040 mm
Track Gauge
6.5 ft / 1990 mm
Transport Width
8.1 ft / 2490 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 ft / 5810 mm
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
16.9 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 / 59.29 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.

Sustainability

Recyclability
95%