Small Excavators 315 GC

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Key Specs

Net Power - ISO 9249
98 HP
73 kW
Operating Weight
34000 lb
15400 kg
Maximum Digging Depth
19.6 ft
5990 mm

Overview

COMPACT WITH LOW OWNING AND OPERATING COSTS

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.

Benefits

UP TO 15% LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION

Two power modes and a new control valve and electro-hydraulic pump minimize fuel use and increase engine efficiency.

UP TO 25% LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS

With extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals, you get more done at a lower cost compared to the previous model.

ENHANCED COMFORT

New, larger cab provides the space and visibility you need to keep you working comfortably and safely all day long.

Product Specifications for 315 GC

Net Power - ISO 9249 98 HP 73 kW
Engine Model Cat C3.6 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
Main System - Maximum Flow 247 L/min (65 gal/min) 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 Speed 11.5 r/min 11.5 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 25815 ft·lbf 35 kN·m
Operating Weight 34000 lb 15400 kg
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
Boom Reach 4.65 m (15'3") Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Stick Reach R3 m (9'10") Reach R3 m (9'10")
Bucket GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³) 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
Maximum Digging Depth 19.6 ft 5990 mm
Boom Reach 4.65 m (15'3") Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Stick Reach R3 m (9'10") Reach R3 m (9'10")
Bucket GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³) 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 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. 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.

315 GC 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 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

315 GC Optional Equipment

NOTE

  • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.

CAB

  • Cat Stick Steer

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
  • VA boom

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
  • 600mm rubber shoe
  • 770 mm TG shoes for long U/C with additional steps

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