The 315 GC Caterpillar excavator is a compact radius model. The 98-horsepower Cat C3.6 diesel can operate in ambient temperatures to 125 F, and Smart Mode automatically matches engine and hydrualic power to digging conditions. ECO mode reduces fuel consumption by 15 percent compared to the F series model.
The Cat 315 Caterpillar excavator offers an array of standard machine control technology.
A new main hydraulic control valve eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses, and lowers fuel consumption.
The cab is larger than the predecessor, and it has larger front, rear, and side windows with narrow cab pillars to provide a 60 percent greater vertical visibility. It has an 8-inch LCD monitor with touchscreen capability for easy navigation and intuitive operation. Rearview and right-hand sideview cameras are standard.
Extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals reduce maintenance costs by up to 25 percent compared to the 315F Caterpillar excavator. A new hydraulic oil filter provides better filtration and extends filter change intervals to 3,000 operating hours. New anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement to improve system longevity.