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315 GC Hydraulic Excavator

Net Power - ISO 9249 98 HP
Engine Model Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396 100 HP
Bore 4 in

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.

Engine

Net Power - ISO 9249
98HP
Engine Model
Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396
100HP
Bore
4in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
220in³

Hydraulic System

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

Swing Mechanism

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

Weights

Operating Weight
34000lb

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
49.4gal (US)
Cooling System
4gal (US)
Engine Oil
2.1gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
0.8gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
36.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
19gal (US)

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
9.2ft
Handrail Height
9.4ft
Shipping Length
24.6ft
Shipping Length - with Blade
26.5ft
Tail Swing Radius
5.1ft
Counterweight Clearance
2.9ft
Ground Clearance
1.4ft
Track Length
12.3ft
Length to Center of Rollers
10ft
Track Gauge
6.5ft
Transport Width
8.8ft

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
19.6ft
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
28.5ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.7ft
Maximum Loading Height
23.6ft
Minimum Loading Height
6.8ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
19.1ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17ft
Minimum Working Equipment Radius
7.3ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
22180lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
13330lbf

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.

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
    • ROPS, sound suppression
    • Comfort Cab: mechanical suspension seat, 203 mm (8") touch screen monitor
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Product Link
    • 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
    • C3.6 StageV/Tier 4 Final engine
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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 engie 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
    • R2.5 m (8'2") stick
    • R2.8 m (9'2") stick
    • R2.8 m (9'2") Thumb Ready stick
    • R3.0 m (9'10") stick
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
    • Medium-pressure line
    • High-pressure line
    • Quick coupler line
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes with rubber pad
    • 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