Cat® M314F Wheeled Excavator Features Design Enhancements for 2017 Model Year—Including Reduced Fuel Consumption, Increased Work-Tool Versatility, and Advances in Operator Safety and Convenience

For Release in Korea: September 2016
Release Number: 474PR16

The recently released Cat® M314F Wheeled Excavator is designed to meet high standards for initial quality, reliability, low operating costs, operator comfort and safety, simplicity of operation and maintenance, and environmental friendliness. To further enhance overall value for the machine owner, Caterpillar has further refined the M314F's design for the 2017 model year to provide increased fuel efficiency, versatility, and operator safety and convenience. Caterpillar's policy to annually update product design allows the company to bring new features and enhancements to the market more quickly.

Decreased fuel consumption

The M314F uses the Cat C4.4 ACERT™ engine. The C4.4 ACERT features high torque and fast response to load changes, while meeting current emission standards. Emissions technology includes the Cat NOx-reduction system, selective catalytic reduction system, diesel oxidation catalyst, and high-pressure/common-rail fuel system.

New for the M314F is a system that adjusts engine speed to match speed demands during travels. The system provides the exact level of power required for varying roading situations, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and reduced sound levels.

Increased versatility

An integrated tiltrotator-ready package is now available for the M314F and provides a factory-installed, on-board platform for Rototilt® tiltrotator. All modifications required to the cab, electrical, and software systems are incorporated in the package. The system requires no additional monitor; all necessary settings and parameters are integrated directly into the machine monitor. Required with this package are the new advanced joysticks.

The available advanced joystick control system is designed to provide added comfort and functionality. The ergonomic design of the controls and rubberized surfaces allow fingertip control of hydraulic functions, while two sliders and five buttons on each joystick allow integrating additional functions, such as rotation/tilt and lever steering.

An added standard feature for the M314F is extended flexibility for work-tool-function assignment, on joysticks. Operators can now use the joystick buttons/sliders and the left pedal to set up tool control to their liking.

Also standard is the new permanent auxiliary-flow feature that simplifies control of work tools requiring constant rotation, such as mowers and mulchers. Operators can now press the control button once to engage constant flow. The function can be disabled if the operator chooses.

New quick-coupler controls now are operated from a switch, not from the monitor, in order to comply with the new ISO 13031 standard. The quick-coupler control switch is located in place of the previous radio-mute switch, which is relocated to the right console (below the armrest). The new system allows quicker tool changes.

Safety enhancements

The ability to limit travel speed in reverse mode is also a new feature for the M314F, allowing the machine owner to set a safe speed when the machine is swinging and moving in reverse. In addition, a modified swing lock now functions independently from the implement-lockout system. When loading the machine onto a transport truck, for instance, this feature allows for greater maneuverability, offering the ability to adjust implement position, while eliminating the risk of accidentally swinging the upper frame. 

Accommodating operator's environment

A new split-screen monitor for the side-view and rear-view camera displays allows both images to be seen at a glance by the operator. These views are displayed on the M314F's second monitor, which provides a wider screen for enhanced visibility. Also, an added LED light for the side-view camera allows improved visibility from the front right-hand side to the rear of the machine. The new light for this camera, coupled with the current light for the rear camera, ensures optimum visibility for operators.

Also available are electrically adjustable mirrors that allow the operator to position mirrors while seated in an operating position. This capability eliminates the need for operators to climb on machines with a variable-adjustable boom—a plus for safety.

 

M314F Product Specifications

   

Engine

Cat C4.4 ACERT

Net power, kW

105

Operating weight, kg

14 360 – 17 610

Dig depth, max., mm

5 790

Reach @ ground, mm

9 080

Bucket cap., m3

0.2 – 1.0

Max. speed, km/h

37

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