317 GC Hydraulic Excavator

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The Cat® 317 GC Excavator offers job-matched performance and world-class versatility. A large working envelope and expanded work tool offering help you complete your work quickly and efficiently. Combined with fuel-saving features, longer maintenance intervals, and simplified maintenance points, the 317 GC provides the reliability you expect at the low cost-per-hour you need.

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Biodiesel Capability Up to B20¹
Bore 4in
Displacement 220in³
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards
Engine Model Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396 121HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 122hp (metric)
Net Power - ISO 9249 119HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 121hp (metric)
Note (1) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system and alternator with engine speed at 2,400 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time
Note (2) ¹Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO
Stroke 5in
Operating Weight 38000lb
Boom Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Bucket GD 0.76 m³ (0.99 yd³)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 27650lbf
Maximum Cutting Height 29.1ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 20.2ft
Maximum Digging Depth 21ft
Maximum Loading Height 20.6ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 29.6ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 16.3ft
Minimum Loading Height 6.5ft
Minimum Working Equipment Radius 9.6ft
Stick Reach R2.9 m (9'6")
Stick Digging Force - ISO 16860lbf
Main System - Maximum Flow 296 L/min (78 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3741psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076psi
Maximum Swing Torque 44991ft·lbf
Swing Speed 8.7r/min
Cooling System 5.8gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.9gal (US)
Engine Oil 2.9gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 1.6gal (US)
Fuel Tank Capacity 71.6gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 24.8gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 23gal (US)
Boom Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Bucket GD 0.76 m³ (0.99 yd³)
Counterweight Clearance 3.3ft
Ground Clearance 1.4ft
Handrail Height 9.6ft
Length to Center of Rollers 10.4ft
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 9.6ft
Shipping Length 28.1ft
Stick Reach R2.9 m (9'6")
Tail Swing Radius 8.2ft
Track Gauge 6.5ft
Track Length 13ft
Transport Width 8.5ft
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.9 hg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.287 metric tonnes.

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Boom And Sticks
    • 5.1 m (16'9") Reach Boom
  • Cab
    • Rollover protective structure (ROPS)
    • Comfort Cab: mechanical suspension seat, 203 mm (8") LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Cat Technologies
    • VisionLink®
    • Remote Flash
    • Remote Troubleshoot
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance free battery
    • LED chassis light and left-side boom light
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • Engine
    • Cat C3.6 single turbo diesel engine
    • Two selectable modes: Power, Smart
    • Automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine shutdown
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Electric cooling fans
    • Single fuel filtration system with water separator and indicator
    • Sealed double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two-speed travel
    • Electric main control valve
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Boom and stick lowering check valve
    • Element-type main hydraulic filter
    • Single-type electronic main pump
  • Safety And Security
    • Rear and right-side-view cameras
    • Ground-level engine shutoff switch
    • Service platform with anti-skid plate and countersunk bolts
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Hydraulic lock out lever
    • Auto hammer stop
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Side entry to service platform
    • Grouped engine oil and fuel filters
    • Ground-level engine oil dipstick
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S)
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Grease lubricated track link
    • ISO 15818:2017 Tie down points on base frame
    • 2500 mm (8'2") blade
    • 2600 mm (8'6") blade
    • 2700 mm (8'10") blade

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Boom And Sticks
    • 2.6 m (8'6") Reach stick
    • 2.9 m (9'6") Reach stick
    • 2.9 m (9'6") Thumb ready stick
    • 3.1 m (10'2") Reach stick
  • Cat Technologies
    • VisionLink Productivity
  • Electrical System
    • LED chassis light, right-side boom light and cab lights
  • Engine
    • -18°C (-0°F) cold start capability
    • -25°C (-13°F) cold start capability
  • Safety And Security
    • Swing alarm
    • Inspection lighting
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 500 mm (20") triple grouser track shoes
    • 600 mm (24") triple grouser track shoes
    • 600 mm (24") rubber track shoes
    • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser track shoes
    • 790 mm (31") triple grouser track shoes
    • 3.05 mt (6,720 lb) counterweight
    • 3.57 mt (7,870 lb) counterweight