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317 Hydraulic Excavator

317 Market Ready Geometry

DESCRIPTION

The 317 Hydraulic Excavator boosts productivity on your jobsite. Standard, easy-to-use Cat® technologies, performance upgrades, and low fuel and maintenance costs allow you to move material all day with speed and precision while keeping more money in your pocket.

Latest Features

  • 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: 07C

317 Latest Features
317 Truck Loading

High Performance and Productivity

  • Increased breakout forces and hydraulic power increase productivity by up to eight percent over the previous model.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements.
  • Reduce fuel consumption by up to five percent over the previous model.
  • Match your machine to the job with power modes. Let Smart mode automatically match engine and hydraulic power to working conditions. Power mode constantly provides maximum productivity, and ECO mode minimizes fuel consumption in less-demanding applications.
  • 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 C4.4 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The 317 has an optional 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.
  • Standard Grade Assist keeps you on grade – simply and effortlessly – with single-level digging.
  • Set your desired bucket angle and let Bucket Assist automatically maintain the angle in slope, leveling, fine grading, and trenching applications.
  • Keep the tracks on the ground in lifting and hard digging applications with Boom Assist.
  • Automatically stop excavator swing at the operator-defined set points in truck loading and trenching applications with Swing Assist, saving you effort and fuel.
  • 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.
  • Know the excavator’s exact position relative to GPS and GLONASS systems. The machine automatically compensates for excavator pitch and roll caused by sloping ground conditions.
  • Use the excavator’s onboard cell technology to quickly connect to 3D services like Trimble Connected Community or Virtual Reference Station.
  • Remote Troubleshoot connects you to a dealer service pro to help solve your problem and quickly get you to work.
  • Remote Flash works around your schedule to ensure your machine’s software is up to date for optimal performance.
  • The Cat App helps you manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules; it also alerts you for required maintenance and even allows you to request service from your local Cat dealer
  • 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.
  • 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.

317 Trenching
317 New Cab

Work in Comfort in the All-New Cab

  • Increase operator productivity with an all-new, larger cab.
  • 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.

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 PL161 Attachment 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.

317 Push to Start
317 Checking Oil

Lower Maintenance Costs

  • Expect up to 20 percent less maintenance costs over the previous model.
  • 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.
  • A ground-level shutoff 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-skidpunch 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.
  • Antennas have theft-prevention bolts; a special tool makes them easy to remove at the end of a shift.
  • 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.

317 Entering The Cab
317 Hydraulic Excavator

Sustainability

  • The Cat® C4.4 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Japan 2014 emission standards.
  • The 317 emits up to 5% less CO2 than the previous 316F*.
  • 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 (hydrotreated 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 316F. 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. 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 (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer).

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • BOOM AND STICKS
    • 5.1 m (16'9") Reach Boom
  • CAB
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
    • Deluxe Cab: air suspension heated seat, 10" touch screen monitor
  • CAT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
    • Cat Grade with 2D
    • Cat Assist
    • Cat Payload
    • 2D E-Fence
    • Work tool recognition
    • Work tool tracking
    • 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
  • ENGINE
    • Cat C4.4 single turbo diesel engine
    • One-touch low idle with automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine shutdown
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Two-stage fuel filtration system with water separator and indicator
    • Sealed double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Electric cooling fans
    • 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
    • Element-type main hydraulic filter
    • Single-type electronic main pump
  • 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
    • Hydraulic lock out lever
  • SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
    • Side entry to service platform
    • 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

Optional Equipment

  • NOTE
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • BOOM AND STICKS
    • 2.6 m (8'6") Reach stick
    • 2.9 m (9'6") Reach stick
    • 2.9 m (9'6") Thumb Ready stick
    • 3.1 m (10'2") Reach stick
  • CAB
    • 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
  • ENGINE
    • -18°C (-0°F) cold start capability
    • -25°C (-13°F) cold start capability
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • 360° visibility
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
    • Integrated vehicle health management
  • UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
    • 600 mm (24 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24 in) rubber track shoes
    • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 3.05 mt (6,720 lb) counterweight
    • 3.57 mt (7,870 lb) counterweight

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
317 Hydraulic Excavator
Name:
317
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
130 HP / 97 kW
Engine Model
Cat C4.4
Engine Power - ISO 14396
131 HP / 98 kW
Bore
4 in / 105 mm
Stroke
5 in / 127 mm
Displacement
269 in³ / 4.4 l

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
296 L/min (78 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing
3741 psi / 25800 kPa

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
8.7 r/min / 8.7 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
44990 ft·lbf / 64 kN·m

Weights

Operating Weight
40200 lb / 18200 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
71.6 gal (US) / 271 l
Cooling System
7.4 gal (US) / 28 l
Engine Oil
4 gal (US) / 15 l
Final Drive - Each
1.6 gal (US) / 6 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
24.8 gal (US) / 94 l
Hydraulic Tank
23 gal (US) / 87 l
DEF Tank
5.9 gal (US) / 22 l

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Stick
Reach R2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket
GD 0.76 m³ (0.99 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
9.6 ft / 2930 mm
Handrail Height
9.6 ft / 2940 mm
Shipping Length
28.1 ft / 8570 mm
Tail Swing Radius
8.2 ft / 2500 mm
Counterweight Clearance
3.3 ft / 1010 mm
Ground Clearance
1.4 ft / 430 mm
Track Length
13 ft / 3970 mm
Length to Center of Rollers
10.4 ft / 3170 mm
Track Gauge
6.5 ft / 1990 mm
Transport Width
8.8 ft / 2690 mm

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
21 ft / 6400 mm
Boom
Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Stick
Reach R2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket
GD 0.76 m³ (0.99 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
29.6 ft / 9010 mm
Maximum Cutting Height
29.1 ft / 8900 mm
Maximum Loading Height
20.6 ft / 6280 mm
Minimum Loading Height
6.5 ft / 1990 mm
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
20.2 ft / 6170 mm
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
16.3 ft / 4960 mm
Minimum Working Equipment Radius
9.6 ft / 2940 mm
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
27650 lbf / 123 kN
Stick Digging Force - ISO
16860 lbf / 75 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 0.9 hg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.287 metric tonnes.