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.
FUEL SAVING PERFORMANCE MATCHED TO THE JOB
Use up to 15 percent less fuel than the 315F to keep you moving and productive on the jobsite.
Work confidently in space-restricted areas. Dig, swing, and dump within a working space of 3.96 m (12 ft 11 in).
Easily work on slopes and move around the jobsite with 10 percent more swing torque.
The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while providing the control needed for precise digging requirements.
Smart mode meets your power needs by automatically matching engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
Get higher production in demanding applications, easier penetration into piles, and faster cycle times with Cat® Advansys™ bucket tips. Quickly change tips with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
The Cat C3.6 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
Expect up to 25 percent less maintenance costs than the 315F.
Quickly check and service your machine with all daily maintenance points accessible from ground level.
Check the engine oil level quickly and safely from the ground. Fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
The new hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000-hour replacement interval – 50 percent longer than previous filter designs.
Track your machine’s filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab monitor.
S·O·SSM ports are located at ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.
WORK IN COMFORT IN THE ALL-NEW CAB
Increase operator productivity with an all-new, 13 percent larger cab.
The cab has a wide seat that adjusts for operators of all sizes.
Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration.
Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls, all located in front of you.
Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles. A cup holder, document holder, and coat hook are also provided.
Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.
RELIABLE, WHATEVER THE ENVIRONMENT
Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The 315 GC has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) without derate and cold-start capability of -25° C (-13° F).
Auto warm up speeds up hydraulic oil warming in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
Grease sealed between track pins and bushings reduces travel noise and prevents debris from entering to increase undercarriage life.
The track guiding guard helps keep the excavator track aligned when traveling and working on slopes.
The sloped track frame prevents mud and debris accumulation, helping reduce the risk of track damage.
SIMPLE TO OPERATE
Start the engine with the push of a button or the unique Operator ID function.
Program your preferred power mode and joystick settings using your operator ID. The excavator will automatically remember your selections.
Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
The Cat Locator is a Bluetooth device that makes finding your attachments and other gear quick and easy. The available Bluetooth reader or Cat App on your phone will locate the device automatically.
Not sure how a function works or how to maintain your machine? Simply access the operator’s manual through the touchscreen monitor.
Access all daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the machine.
The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
Smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a wider skylight hatch provide 60 percent greater vertical visibility.
The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
A ground-level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine when activated.
A rearview and right-side-view camera are standard, increasing safety and visibility.
New service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to the upper service platform. Prevent slipping with the anti-skid punch plate on the platform steps.
Optional boom and stick lowering check valves prevent reverse flow, keeping your front linkage securely in place should the hydraulic system unexpectedly lose power.