315F L Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat® 315F Lexcavator is a productive and highly versatile solution for your medium duty applications. Its compact radius design allows you to work in tight spaces without compromising performance. The powerful hydraulic system increases productivity, making the 315F excavator a top performer in the 15-ton size class.
Not all features are available in all regions. Consult your Cat dealer for specific configurations available in your region.

Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT
Flywheel Power
97 hp
Maximum Drawbar Pull
25400 lbf
Bore
4.1 in

Specs

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C4.4 ACERT
Flywheel Power
97hp
Bore
4.1in
Stroke
5.0in
Displacement
270in3
Gross Power – SAE J1995
74 kW (100 hp/101 PS)
Net Power - SAE J1349/ISO 9249
72 kW (97 hp/98 PS)
Engine Power – ISO 14396
74 kW (100 hp/101 PS)
Note
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 0.858 metric tonnes.
Engine Model
C4.4
Flywheel Power
Bore
4.1in
Stroke
5in
Displacement
270in³
Gross Power - SAE J1995
74 kW (100 hp/101 PS)
Engine Power - ISO 14396
74 kW (100 hp/101 PS)
Note
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 0.858 metric tonnes.
Net Flywheel Power
97HP
Engine Power - ISO 9249
97HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396
100HP
Net Power - ISO 9249
97HP

Drive

Maximum Drawbar Pull
25400lbf
Maximum Travel Speed
3.4mph
Maximum Drawbar Pull
25400lbf
Maximum Travel Speed
3.4mile/h

Hydraulic System

Maximum Pressure – Travel
5080psi
Maximum Pressure – Swing
3340psi
Pilot System – Maximum Flow
4.8gal/min
Pilot System – Maximum Pressure
600psi
Main System – Maximum Flow (total)
67gal/min
Maximum Pressure – Equipment
4420psi
Maximum Pressure - Power Offset Boom - Optional
4340psi
Main System - Maximum Flow - Total
67gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
4420psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
3340psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5080psi
Pilot System - Maximum Flow
4.8gal/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure
600psi
Main System - Maximum Flow
256 l/min (67 gal/min)

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
7.40gal
Swing Drive (each)
0.6gal
Final Drive (each)
0.8gal
Hydraulic System (including tank)
42.3gal
Hydraulic Tank
22.2gal
Engine Oil (with filter)
3.6gal
Fuel Tank Capacity
47.0gal
DEF Tank Capacity
5.0gal
Cooling System
7.4gal (US)
Swing Drive - Each
0.6gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
0.8gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
42.3gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
22.2gal (US)
Engine Oil - With Filter
3.6gal (US)
Fuel Tank Capacity
47gal (US)
DEF Tank Capacity
5gal (US)
Engine Oil
3.6gal (US)
Swing Drive
0.6gal (US)
DEF Tank
5gal (US)

Sound Performance

ISO 6396 – Operator Sound Pressure Level
69dB(A)
ISO 6395 – Exterior Sound Power Level
101dB(A)
ISO 6395 - Exterior Sound Power Level
101dB(A)
ISO 6396 - Operator Sound Pressure Level
69dB(A)

Machine Weight

Operating Weight
37794lb
Maximum Operating Weight
37794lb
Minimum Operating Weight
33296lb

Swing

Swing Torque
22790ft·lbf
Swing Speed
11.5r/min

Machine Weights

Minimum Operating Weight
33296lb

Dimensions*: Reach Boom – 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick

Shipping Height
9.83ft
Tail Swing Radius
5.00ft
Length to Center of Rollers
10.00ft
Track Length
12.33ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Track Gauge
6.50ft
Cab Height
9.25ft
Cab Height with Top Guard
9.67ft
Counterweight Clearance
2.83ft
Note
*With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.

Dimensions* - Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick

Shipping Length - With Blade
26.25ft
Transport Width - 600 mm (24 in) Shoes
8.5ft
Cab Height
9.25ft
Cab Height - With Top Guard
9.67ft
Counterweight Clearance
2.83ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Length - Center of Rollers
10ft
Note
*With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.
Shipping Height
9.83ft
Tail Swing Radius
5ft
Track Gauge
6.5ft
Track Length
12.33ft

Working Ranges*: Reach Boom – 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick

Maximum Digging Depth
19.50ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
28.50ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.67ft
Maximum Loading Height
23.58ft
Minimum Loading Height
6.75ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8'0") Level Bottom
18.92ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.33ft
Note
*With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.

Bucket & Stick Forces*: Reach Boom – 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick; General Duty Bucket

Bucket Digging Force (SAE)
19200lbf
Bucket Digging Force (ISO)
21420lbf
Stick Digging Force (SAE)
12800lbf
Stick Digging Force (ISO)
13130lbf
Note
*With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.

Weights

Operating Weight
37794lb

Bucket & Stick Forces* - Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick; General Duty Bucket

Bucket Digging Force - ISO
21420lbf
Bucket Digging Force - SAE
19200lbf
Note
*With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.
Stick Digging Force - ISO
13130lbf
Stick Digging Force - SAE
12800lbf

Working Ranges* - Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick

Maximum Cutting Height
31.67ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8'0") Level Bottom
18.92ft
Maximum Digging Depth
19.5ft
Maximum Loading Height
Maximum Reach - Ground Level
28.5ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.33ft
Minimum Loading Height
6.75ft
Note
*With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.

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 0.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 0.858 metric tonnes.

Dimensions

Boom
Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Bucket
GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Stick
R3.0 m (9'10")
Shipping Height
9.83ft
Shipping Length
24.4ft
Tail Swing Radius
5ft
Length - Center of Rollers
10ft
Track Length
12.33ft
Ground Clearance
1.42ft
Track Gauge
6.5ft
Cab Height
2810mm
Cab Height with Top Guard
9.67ft
Counterweight Clearance
2.83ft
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
9.83ft
Shipping Length - with Blade
26.25ft
Length to Center of Rollers
10ft
Transport Width
8.8ft

Dimensions

Transport Width - 600 mm (24") Shoes
8.5ft

Working Ranges

Boom
Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3")
Stick
R3.0 m (9'10")
Bucket
0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3)
Maximum Digging Depth
19.5ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
28.5ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.67ft
Maximum Loading Height
23.58ft
Minimum Loading Height
6.75ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8”0’) Level Bottom
18.92ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.33ft
Bucket Digging Force (SAE)
19200lbf
Stick Digging Force (SAE)
57kN
Bucket Digging Force (ISO)
21420lbf
Stick Digging Force (ISO)
13130lbf

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
11r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
22790ft·lbf

Working Ranges & Forces

Maximum Digging Depth
19.5ft
Boom
Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Stick
R3.0 m (9'10")
Bucket
GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level
28.5ft
Maximum Cutting Height
31.67ft
Maximum Loading Height
23.58ft
Minimum Loading Height
6.75ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom
18.92ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth
17.33ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO
21420lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO
13130lbf

Features

PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY

  • Increase productivity and get the job done with a powerful and efficient negative flow control hydraulic system. Major components are located close together creating less friction, reducing pressure drops, and increasing power to the ground.
  • The Cat C4.4 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.
  • Two power modes - eco and high power - help you manage fuel consumption.
  • Lower your load point and maximize the power built into the boom cylinders. The power link between the stick and bucket, with an integrated lifting eye, is designed for heavy-duty lifting over the long haul.
  • Reduce engine speed and minimize fuel consumption during no-load or light-load conditions with automatic engine speed control (AEC).
  • Optional engine idle shutdown allows you to set intervals so you don’t waste fuel.
  • Work at altitudes up to 2300 m (7,545 ft.) above sea level without de-rating.
  • Save energy and improve fuel efficiency with boom and stick oil regeneration. This feature improves controllability, increases productivity, and reduces operating costs.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. Standard cold start capability is -18°C (0°F) and an optional cold start package of -25°C (-13°F) is also available.
  • Increase productivity and get the job done with a powerful and efficient negative flow control hydraulic system. Major components are located close together creating less friction, reducing pressure drops, and increasing power to the ground.
  • The Cat C4.4 engine can run on biodiesel up to B20 and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards.
  • Two power modes - eco and high power - help you manage fuel consumption.
  • Lower your load point and maximize the power built into the boom cylinders. The power link between the stick and bucket, with an integrated lifting eye, is designed for heavy-duty lifting over the long haul.
  • Reduce engine speed and minimize fuel consumption during no-load or light-load conditions with automatic engine speed control (AEC).
  • Optional engine idle shutdown allows you to set intervals so you don’t waste fuel.
  • Work at altitudes up to 2300 m (7,545 ft.) above sea level without de-rating.
  • Save energy and improve fuel efficiency with boom and stick oil regeneration. This feature improves controllability, increases productivity, and reduces operating costs.
  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. Standard cold start capability is -18°C (0°F) and an optional cold start package of -25°C (-13°F) is also available.

EXPAND YOUR CAPABILITIES

  • Work confidently in space-restricted areas. Dig, swing, and dump within a working space of 3.8 m (12’5”).
  • Reduce the front swing radius and increase lift capacity with the boom positioned toward the center of the machine.
  • Increase productivity while working in narrow and restricted spaces with an optional power offset boom which allows you to load and dump from the same position.
  • Transition quickly between attachments with optional auxiliary hydraulics.
  • Expand your work capabilities with attachments for a variety of applications including breaking rock in quarries, preparing trenches, taking down bridge pillars and reinforced concrete on road jobs, and moving and handling brush, rock, and debris.
  • Cat dealers can install hydraulic kits to properly operate attachments, maximizing machine uptime and profits.
  • Work confidently in space-restricted areas. Dig, swing, and dump within a working space of 3.8 m (12’5”).
  • Reduce the front swing radius and increase lift capacity with the boom positioned toward the center of the machine.
  • Increase productivity while working in narrow and restricted spaces with an optional power offset boom which allows you to load and dump from the same position.
  • Transition quickly between attachments with optional auxiliary hydraulics.
  • Expand your work capabilities with attachments for a variety of applications including breaking rock in quarries, preparing trenches, taking down bridge pillars and reinforced concrete on road jobs, and moving and handling brush, rock, and debris.
  • Cat dealers can install hydraulic kits to properly operate attachments, maximizing machine uptime and profits.

BUILT FOR LONG TERM PRODUCTION

  • Count on your machine to withstand wear throughout the years. Boom, sticks, and other high-stress areas are reinforced with thick multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings to ensure quality and reliability.
  • Thick chrome plating used on the front linkage pins provides high wear and corrosion resistance. The long pins distribute load weight to elongate pin, boom, and stick life.
  • Protect your moving parts with the Grease Lubricated Track (GLT) undercarriage. Keep water, dust, and debris out and grease sealed in while prolonging wear life and reducing travel noise.
  • Bottom guards protect machine components that may be damaged while swinging.
  • Maintain track alignment and improve overall performance while traveling or working on slopes with guide guards.
  • The upper frame uses specially designed mountings to support the heavy-duty cab and the lower frame is reinforced to enhance component durability.
  • You are supported. The Cat Dealer Network is there to provide assistance when you need it.
  • Count on your machine to withstand wear throughout the years. Boom, sticks, and other high-stress areas are reinforced with thick multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings to ensure quality and reliability.
  • Thick chrome plating used on the front linkage pins provides high wear and corrosion resistance. The long pins distribute load weight to elongate pin, boom, and stick life.
  • Protect your moving parts with the Grease Lubricated Track (GLT) undercarriage. Keep water, dust, and debris out and grease sealed in while prolonging wear life and reducing travel noise.
  • Bottom guards protect machine components that may be damaged while swinging.
  • Maintain track alignment and improve overall performance while traveling or working on slopes with guide guards.
  • The upper frame uses specially designed mountings to support the heavy-duty cab and the lower frame is reinforced to enhance component durability.
  • You are supported. The Cat Dealer Network is there to provide assistance when you need it.

REDUCED MAINTENANCE TIME

  • Check coolant, hydraulic oil, and engine oil levels from the comfort of the cab with a pre-start monitoring system.
  • Easily reach and quickly replace the protected fresh air filter located on the side of the cab. The door can only be locked and unlocked using the engine key.
  • Check and service your machine faster with many ground-level routine service and maintenance points. Grouped filters and wide service doors allow easy access to the radiator, pump, air cleaner, and engine compartments.
  • Change your oil without the use of tools with the incorporated engine oil drain valve.
  • Eliminate manual priming and reduce the risk of fuel contamination with an electric fuel priming pump. The pump prevents unfiltered fuel from being backfilled during filter changes.
  • Blowing out debris is easy with wide clearance between the radiator, oil cooler, and air conditioning condenser.
  • Check coolant, hydraulic oil, and engine oil levels from the comfort of the cab with a pre-start monitoring system.
  • Easily reach and quickly replace the protected fresh air filter located on the side of the cab. The door can only be locked and unlocked using the engine key.
  • Check and service your machine faster with many ground-level routine service and maintenance points. Grouped filters and wide service doors allow easy access to the radiator, pump, air cleaner, and engine compartments.
  • Change your oil without the use of tools with the incorporated engine oil drain valve.
  • Eliminate manual priming and reduce the risk of fuel contamination with an electric fuel priming pump. The pump prevents unfiltered fuel from being backfilled during filter changes.
  • Blowing out debris is easy with wide clearance between the radiator, oil cooler, and air conditioning condenser.

TECHNOLOGY THAT GETS WORK DONE

  • Product Link™ collects data automatically and accurately from your 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.
  • Boost productivity with optional Cat Grade Control 2D Depth and Slope. Real-time bucket tip positioning and cut and fill data on the cab monitor to guide you to grade, saving money on fuel and materials.
  • Product Link™ collects data automatically and accurately from your 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.
  • Boost productivity with optional Cat Grade Control 2D Depth and Slope. Real-time bucket tip positioning and cut and fill data on the cab monitor to guide you to grade, saving money on fuel and materials.

WORK IN COMFORT

  • Work comfortably in the spacious, quiet cab with automatic climate control; an adjustable, heated seat increases comfort and reduces operator fatigue.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy to access controls and switches.
  • Adjust the joystick consoles and armrests to a comfortable position.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard LCD monitor which is programmable in 44 languages.
  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage in the front, rear, and side consoles of the cab. A cup holder, document holder, and coat hook are also provided.
  • Keep your personal devices conveniently charged using the standard 12V-5A power port.
  • Work comfortably in the spacious, quiet cab with automatic climate control; an adjustable, heated seat increases comfort and reduces operator fatigue.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy to access controls and switches.
  • Adjust the joystick consoles and armrests to a comfortable position.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard LCD monitor which is programmable in 44 languages.
  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage in the front, rear, and side consoles of the cab. A cup holder, document holder, and coat hook are also provided.
  • Keep your personal devices conveniently charged using the standard 12V-5A power port.

SAFELY HOME EVERY DAY

  • Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS)-certified cab provides a safe work environment.
  • A bucket-to-cab avoidance feature helps keeps you safe when working in narrow and restricted spaces.
  • Enter and exit the cab and walk on the upper structure safely with multiple large steps, extended handrails and anti-skid plating which are meant to reduce slipping and tripping.
  • Increase visibility with a standard rear-view camera and mirrors. The camera is integrated into the counterweight to protect against damage.
  • Stay safe in an emergency situation. The skylight and 70/30 front window function as emergency exits.
  • The hydraulic activation lever lock cuts the pilot pressure for the control levers, preventing the operator from starting the engine when in a locked position.
  • Shut the engine down quickly and easily in the event of an emergency with a secondary engine shutoff switch.
  • Protect yourself from overhead impact with the optional Falling Objects Guarding System (FOGS) and other attachments available from your Cat dealer.
  • Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS)-certified cab provides a safe work environment.
  • A bucket-to-cab avoidance feature helps keeps you safe when working in narrow and restricted spaces.
  • Enter and exit the cab and walk on the upper structure safely with multiple large steps, extended handrails and anti-skid plating which are meant to reduce slipping and tripping.
  • Increase visibility with a standard rear-view camera and mirrors. The camera is integrated into the counterweight to protect against damage.
  • Stay safe in an emergency situation. The skylight and 70/30 front window function as emergency exits.
  • The hydraulic activation lever lock cuts the pilot pressure for the control levers, preventing the operator from starting the engine when in a locked position.
  • Shut the engine down quickly and easily in the event of an emergency with a secondary engine shutoff switch.
  • Protect yourself from overhead impact with the optional Falling Objects Guarding System (FOGS) and other attachments available from your Cat dealer.

Standard Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • ROPS, standard sound suppression
    • Adjustable seat, armrest, and console
    • Color LCD display
    • Auto climate control
    • AM/FM Radio
    • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Cat Connect Technology
    • Cat Product Link
  • Electrical System
    • 12V, 5A power supply
    • Time delay function for boom and cab light
  • Engine
    • C4.4 Tier 4 Final, EU Stage IV diesel engine
    • Biodiesel capable up to B20
    • 2,300 m (7,500 ft.) altitude capability
    • Electric priming pump
    • Auto engine speed control
    • Side-by-side cooling system
    • -18°C (0°F) cold start capability
    • Block heater capability
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
    • Auto swing brake
    • High-performance hydraulic return filter
  • Safety And Security
    • One key security system
    • Door and cap locks
    • Lockable external tool/storage box
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Travel alarm
    • Secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Emergency boom down
    • Openable skylight as emergency exit
    • Rearview camera
    • Mirrors, rearview (frame - right)
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 3.56 mt (7,850 lbs) counterweight
    • Towing eye for diagonal lashing on base frame
    • Grease lubricated track (GLT) with resin seal
    • Center track guiding guard

Optional Equipment

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Boom And Sticks
    • 4.65m (15'3") reach boom
    • Variable angle boom
    • Power offset Boom for 2.13m (7') stick
    • R3.0 m (9'10") stick
    • R2.8 m (9'2") stick
    • R2.5 m (8'2") stick
    • 2.13m (7') stick
    • R2.1 m (6'11") stick
  • Cat Connect Technology
    • Cat Grade Control - Depth and Slope
  • Electrical System
    • Right-side boom light
    • Premium surround lighting package
  • Engine
    • -25°C (-13°F) cold start capability
    • Engine idle shutdown function
  • Hydraulic System
    • Fine swing control
    • Auxiliary hydraulics
    • Quick coupler line
    • Boom lowering control device
    • Stick lowering check device
    • Two-way control pattern changer
    • Medium-pressure line
    • High-pressure line
  • Safety And Security
    • Bolt-on FOGS
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser shoes
    • Rubber pad for 500 mm (20in) triple grouser shoes
    • 2500 mm (8'2") blade with replaceable cutting edge with lever control
    • 2600 mm (8'6") blade with replaceable cutting edge with lever control
    • 2700 mm (8'10") blade with replaceable cutting edge with lever control