315F L (2017)


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The Cat® 315F L is a perfect choice for customers who value versatility, reliability, durability, and maximum efficiency.


Engine Model Cat C4.4 ACERT Cat C4.4 ACERT Less
Flywheel Power 97.0 hp 72.0 kW Less
Bore 4.1 in 105.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Displacement 270.0 in3 4.4 L Less
Gross Power – SAE J1995 74 kW (100 hp/101 PS) 74 kW (100 hp/101 PS) Less
Net Power – SAE J1349/ISO 9249 72 kW (97 hp/98 PS) 72 kW (97 hp/98 PS) Less
Engine Power – ISO 14396 74 kW (100 hp/101 PS) 74 kW (100 hp/101 PS) Less
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. 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. Less


Operating Weight 37794.0 lb 17140.0 kg Less


Swing Torque 22790.0 lbf-ft 30.9 kN·m Less
Swing Speed 11.5 rpm 11.5 rpm Less


Maximum Drawbar Pull 25400.0 lbf 113.0 kN Less
Maximum Travel Speed 3.4 mph 5.5 km/h Less

Hydraulic System

Maximum Pressure – Travel 5080.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure – Swing 3340.0 psi 23000.0 kPa Less
Pilot System – Maximum Flow 4.8 gal/min 21.9 L/min Less
Pilot System – Maximum Pressure 600.0 psi 4120.0 kPa Less
Main System – Maximum Flow (total) 67.0 gal/min 256.0 L/min Less
Maximum Pressure – Equipment 4420.0 psi 30500.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure – Power Offset Boom (optional) 4340.0 psi 29900.0 kPa Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 7.4 gal 28.0 L Less
Swing Drive (each) 0.6 gal 2.4 L Less
Final Drive (each) 0.8 gal 3.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (including tank) 42.3 gal 160.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 22.2 gal 84.0 L Less
Engine Oil (with filter) 3.6 gal 13.5 L Less
Fuel Tank Capacity 47.0 gal 178.0 L Less
DEF Tank Capacity 5.0 gal 19.0 L Less

Sound Performance

ISO 6396 – Operator Sound Pressure Level 69.0 dB(A) 69.0 dB(A) Less
ISO 6395 – Exterior Sound Power Level 101.0 dB(A) 101.0 dB(A) Less

Machine Weights

Minimum Operating Weight 33296.0 lb 15100.0 kg Less
Maximum Operating Weight 37794.0 lb 17140.0 kg Less

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

Shipping Height 9.83 ft 3000.0 mm Less
Shipping Length with Blade 26.25 ft 8010.0 mm Less
Tail Swing Radius 5.0 ft 1530.0 mm Less
Length to Center of Rollers 10.0 ft 3040.0 mm Less
Track Length 12.33 ft 3750.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft 440.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 6.5 ft 1990.0 mm Less
Transport Width – 600 mm (24") Shoes 8.5 ft 2590.0 mm Less
Cab Height 9.25 ft 2810.0 mm Less
Cab Height with Top Guard 9.67 ft 2950.0 mm Less
Counterweight Clearance 2.83 ft 860.0 mm Less
Note *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket. *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket. Less

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

Maximum Digging Depth 19.5 ft 5950.0 mm Less
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 28.5 ft 8680.0 mm Less
Maximum Cutting Height 31.67 ft 9640.0 mm Less
Maximum Loading Height 23.58 ft 7190.0 mm Less
Minimum Loading Height 6.75 ft 2060.0 mm Less
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8'0") Level Bottom 18.92 ft 5770.0 mm Less
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 17.33 ft 5280.0 mm Less
Note *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket. *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket. Less

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

Bucket Digging Force (SAE) 19200.0 lbf 85.0 kN Less
Bucket Digging Force (ISO) 21420.0 lbf 95.3 kN Less
Stick Digging Force (SAE) 12800.0 lbf 57.0 kN Less
Stick Digging Force (ISO) 13130.0 lbf 58.4 kN Less
Note *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket. *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket. Less


  • The C4.4 ACERT™ U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV engine is powerful and efficient, and it can run on biodiesel up to B20.
  • Advanced control automatically manages pump and engine speed for maximum efficiency.
  • Two power modes, high power and eco mode, help you actively manage fuel consumption.
  • Engine idle shutdown to saves fuel, reduces emissions, and extends service intervals.


  • Site prep and finishing work are quick and easy with a wide range of Cat work tools.
  • Utility work is fast and flawless with a Cat bucket and compactor.
  • A coupler lets you swap between attachments in seconds without leaving the cab.
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  • The roll-over protective structure (ROPS) certified cab is quiet and comfortable.
  • Automatic climate control helps maintain consistent cab temperature.
  • Joystick consoles and armrests are adjustable.
  • Seats are adjustable and feature air suspension with an optional heater (Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands).
  • The LCD monitor is easy to navigate and programmable in 42 languages.


  • Many routine service and maintenance points can be accessed from ground level reducing the time taken to check and service your machine.
  • Wide service doors make for easy access.
  • Filters are grouped to reduce service time.
  • The cooling package is designed to prevent plugging, make blowing off debris easy.


  • Cat Connect technology improves job site efficiency.
  • Optional Cat Grade Control helps you create a level base and precise slope with ease.
  • Product Link™/VisionLink® connects owners to the machine, providing access to location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes.


  • Robot welded, Caterpillar designed boom and sticks are built for long service.
  • Greased track link between pins and bushings increases undercarriage life and reduces noise.


  • The hydraulic activation lever locks out all hydraulic functions.
  • Handrails, anti-skid plating, and countersunk bolts reduce slipping and tripping.
  • A ground-level engine shutoff switch shuts down the engine in case of emergency.
  • Optional rearview camera and mirrors enhance visibility.
  • The side-view camera enhances visibility on the boom side of the machine to help make operators more effective and efficient (Europe only).

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