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The CL215 is the 15 tonne (16.53 ton) heavy-lift LHD and utility vehicle in the Cat range. Like the CL210, it can be used as a shield mover in combination with the SH150 trailer, allowing for the LHD to become a true utility vehicle with multifunction capabilities.


Height 2056 mm/80.9 in (and above) 2056 mm/80.9 in (and above) Less
Load Capacity 15 tonnes/16.5 tons (max) 15 tonnes/16.5 tons (max) Less
Power Type Diesel Diesel Less


Bucket Payload 26455.0 lb 12000.0 kg Less
Maximum Braked Trailer Mass Consult Caterpillar Consult Caterpillar Less
Maximum Un-braked Trailer Mass 33069.0 lb 15000.0 kg Less
RAS Belt Reeler 26455.0 lb 12000.0 kg Less
RAS Fixed Jib Maximum Payload 22046.0 lb 10000.0 kg Less
RAS Forks, Maximum Payload 33069.0 lb 15000.0 kg Less
RAS Slewing Jib, Maximum Payload 17636.0 lb 8000.0 kg Less

Standard Ejector Bucket

Heaped Capacity (SAE) 5.9 yd3 4.5 m3 Less
Struck Capacity 4.6 yd3 3.5 m3 Less


Maximum Laden 97003.0 lb 44000.0 kg Less
Operating with Bucket Only 63933.0 lb 29000.0 kg Less
Operating without Bucket 58422.0 lb 26500.0 kg Less


Cooling Fan Hydraulic Driven Fan Hydraulic Driven Fan Less
Cooling System Water Based Radiator Water Based Radiator Less
Displacement 439.3 in3 7.2 L Less
Engine Make/Model Cat 3126 Cat 3126 Less
Maximum Power 172 kW (230 hp) @ 2,200 rpm 172 kW (230 hp) @ 2,200 rpm Less
Maximum Torque 720 N·m (531 lb-ft) @ 1,400 rpm 720 N·m (531 lb-ft) @ 1,400 rpm Less
Type Diesel, Turbocharged, 4 Cycle Diesel, Turbocharged, 4 Cycle Less

Engine Speeds

Governed 2600.0 RPM 2600.0 RPM Less
High Idle 2700.0 RPM 2700.0 RPM Less
Low Idle 800.0 RPM 800.0 RPM Less

Fuel Consumption

At Full Power 9.9 Gal/hr 37.5 L/hr Less
Average Mine Duty 8-30 L/hr (2.1-7.9 gal/hr) 8-30 L/hr (2.1-7.9 gal/hr) Less

Start System

Starter Motor Type Air Turbine Type Air Turbine Type Less

Intake Air Cleaner

Intake Flame Trap Spiral Wound Type Spiral Wound Type Less
Type/Make Dry Dual Element/Caterpillar Dry Dual Element/Caterpillar Less

Exhaust Conditioner

Aftertreatment Catalytic Exhaust Purifier Catalytic Exhaust Purifier Less
Exhaust Filter Replaceable Element Except China Replaceable Element Except China Less
Exhaust Flame Trap Replaceable China and RSA Replaceable China and RSA Less
Make Caterpillar Caterpillar Less
Type Flameproof Wet Flameproof Wet Less


Speeds, Forward and Reverse 4 4 Less
Type Power Shift with Forward/Reverse Power Shift with Forward/Reverse Less

Axles Standard

Front Axle Fixed Fixed Less
Rear Axle Trunnion Mount Trunnion Mount Less
Type Outboard Planetary Outboard Planetary Less


Make/Model 5 Pieces (Heavy Duty) 5 Pieces (Heavy Duty) Less

Tires - Standard

Inflation Media Air Air Less
Inflation Pressure - Front 110.0 psi 760.0 kPa Less
Inflation Pressure - Rear 110.0 psi 760.0 kPa Less
Ply Rating Radial Radial Less
Size 20.5 × R25 20.5 × R25 Less
Type XKA Tires XKA Tires Less

Hydraulic Filtration

Bucket System Return 10 Micron; Replaceable with Bypass Return 10 Micron; Replaceable with Bypass Less
Steer/Brake System Pressure 10 Micron; Replaceable with Bypass Pressure 10 Micron; Replaceable with Bypass Less


Degrees of Turn Either Side 43 Degree 43 Degree Less


Degrees Up and Down from Horizon 7.5 Degree 7.5 Degree Less

Seating (Driver)

Type Cross-seated Cross-seated Less


ROPS/FOPS Optional Optional Less
Type Protective Device MDG1 MDG1 Less

Electrical System

Polarity Floating Chassis Floating Chassis Less
Type Approved Flameproof Approved Flameproof Less
Voltage 12.0 volts 12.0 volts Less

Shutdown System

Optional Shutdowns • High Methane • Low Hydraulic Oil • Exhaust Scrubber Temperature • High Methane • Low Hydraulic Oil • Exhaust Scrubber Temperature Less
Standard Shutdowns • Low Engine Oil Pressure • Exhaust Temperature • Engine Coolant Level • Engine Coolant Temperature • Low Engine Oil Pressure • Exhaust Temperature • Engine Coolant Level • Engine Coolant Temperature Less
Standard Shutdowns (cont'd.) • Turbo Temperature • Scrubber Level 1 • Scrubber Level 2 • Turbo Temperature • Scrubber Level 1 • Scrubber Level 2 Less
System Type DCS Electronic; Intrinsically Safe Approved DCS Electronic; Intrinsically Safe Approved Less


Number/Location 2 Front, 2 Rear; Approved Flameproof 2 Front, 2 Rear; Approved Flameproof Less


Drive Hydraulic Hydraulic Less
Type Approved Flameproof Approved Flameproof Less

Pneumatic System

Air Flow 0.340 m3/min (12 ft3/min) @ 1,500 rpm 0.340 m3/min (12 ft3/min) @ 1,500 rpm Less
Air Receiver Volume 2.8 ft3 80.0 L Less
Compressor Type Piston Engine Gear Driven Piston Engine Gear Driven Less
Governed Pressure 116.0 psi 800.0 kPa Less
Relief Pressure 120.0 psi 830.0 kPa Less

Vehicle Speeds

1st Gear 1.9 mph 3.1 km/h Less
2nd Gear 4.6 mph 7.4 km/h Less
3rd Gear 8.1 mph 13.0 km/h Less
4th Gear 14.2 mph 23.0 km/h Less

Grade Ability

Front to Rear 1:4 1:4 Less
Side to Side 1:8 1:8 Less
Side to Side (Empty) 1:4 1:4 Less

Service Capacities

Axle Oil (Each) 18.7 gal 71.0 L Less
Engine Cooling System Water 19.0 gal 72.0 L Less
Engine Crankcase Oil (with Filter) 5.8 gal 22.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 78.3 gal 300.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 78.3 gal 300.0 L Less
Main Air Receiver 2.8 ft3 80.0 L Less
Transmission/Converter Oil 10.6 gal 40.0 L Less
Water Make Up Tank 118.9 gal 450.0 L Less

High Reliability, Low Cost

To ensure low life-cycle costs and high availability, all vehicles use tried-and-tested, commercially available powertrain components that offer high reliability and availability with high fuel economy.


Space is at a premium in underground roadways, so the vehicles are designed to be compact, with a minimal profile and roadway presence.


The Rapid Attach System (RAS) allows a range of accessories to be fitted, thus enhancing the flexibility of the vehicles in operation.


Compliance to regional regulations and guidelines is achieved by using a variety of engine and exhaust con­ditioner packages.

Operator Safety and Comfort

The cockpit design features ergonomic, intuitive controls and optimum visibility and safety. This means that operators already trained on one machine can quickly learn to use the others in the range.


All machines can be supplied with various diesel engine packages suited to the customer’s requirements. Like all components, our engines are industry-recognized and accepted.

Exhaust Systems

Caterpillar can offer the underground mining industry the choice of either a wet exhaust scrubber system or a dry particulate filter system. Both the wet and dry exhaust scrubbers employ a particulate filtration system with an inline purifier and catalytic converter.

Cooling Systems

Caterpillar offers radiator units in either vertical or horizontal configurations.

Electrical Systems

The base specification LHD electrics consist of four flameproof lights powered by a flameproof Cat alternator and a DCS intrinsically safe engine monitoring and shutdown system.

Ease of Service

All Cat LHD machines can have their operation safety checks per­formed by the operator in minutes at the beginning of the shift.

Rapid Attach System (RAS)

The RAS system makes an accessory change a safe, one-man operation, allowing a broad range of accessories to be fitted in moments without removing the backing plate or the operator having to leave the cab.

Work Tool Attachments

Do more job with one machine.

CL215 Standard Equipment

The Cat CL215 comes standard with the Rapid Attachment System (RAS) for rapid pick up and release of attachments.

CL215 Optional Equipment

Filled Tires - Insert or Foam

Fire Suppression System

15 000 kg (33,069 lb) Forks with Side Shift

8000 kg (17,636 lb) Slewing Jib Crane

Elevating Work Platform

Fuel and Lubrication Pod

Concrete Hopper Attachment

Alternative Approved Electrical Components (Lights, Alternators, Hour Meters, etc.)

Load Indication Gauge System

Tow Chains

Auto Lubrication System

10 000 kg (22,064 lb) Belt/Cable Reeler

5.5 m3 (7.2 yd3) Bucket

Trailer Towing Adapter (CHT-50)

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