315 GC Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat® 315 GC Excavator fits your jobsite and your wallet. Simplified maintenance points, longer maintenance intervals, and fuel-saving features and components keep owning and operating costs low. Combined with its compact radius design and a large, ergonomic cab, the 315 GC keeps you working efficiently and comfortably – all at a low cost-per-hour.

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Bore 4in
Displacement 220in³
Engine Model Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396 100HP
Net Power - ISO 9249 98HP
Stroke 5in
Operating Weight 34000lb
Boom Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Bucket GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 22180lbf
Maximum Cutting Height 31.7ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 19.1ft
Maximum Digging Depth 19.6ft
Maximum Loading Height 23.6ft
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 28.5ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 17ft
Minimum Loading Height 6.8ft
Minimum Working Equipment Radius 7.3ft
Stick Reach R3.0 m (9'10")
Stick Digging Force - ISO 13330lbf
Main System - Maximum Flow 247 L/min (65 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5075psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3770psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5075psi
Maximum Swing Torque 25815ft·lbf
Swing Speed 11.5r/min
Cooling System 4gal (US)
Engine Oil 2.1gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 0.8gal (US)
Fuel Tank Capacity 49.4gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 22.5gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 19gal (US)
Boom Reach 4.65 m (15'3")
Bucket GD 0.53 m³ (0.69 yd³)
Counterweight Clearance 2.9ft
Ground Clearance 1.4ft
Handrail Height 9.4ft
Length to Center of Rollers 10ft
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 9.2ft
Shipping Length 24.6ft
Shipping Length - with Blade 26.5ft
Stick Reach R3.0 m (9'10")
Tail Swing Radius 5.1ft
Track Gauge 6.5ft
Track Length 12.3ft
Transport Width 8.8ft
Air Conditioning 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.

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Boom And Sticks
    • 4.65 M (15'3") Reach boom
  • Cab
    • ROPS, sound suppression
    • Comfort Cab: mechanical suspension seat, 203 mm (8") touch screen monitor
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Product Link
    • Auto hammer stop
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance free battery
    • LED chassis light, left-side/right-side boom lights, cab lights
    • Programmable time-delay LED working lights
  • Engine
    • C3.6 StageV/Tier 4 Final engine
    • Auto engine speed control
    • Auto engine shutdown
    • 52°C (125°F) high-ambient cooling capacity without de-rate
    • -25°C (-13°F) cold start capability
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Variable speed fan
    • Single fuel filtration system
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuit
    • Auto hydraulic warm up
    • Auto two speed travel
    • Electric main control valve
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Single type electronic pump
    • Electric boom snubber
    • Auxiliary line support
  • 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
  • Service And Maintenance
    • 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 tie down points on base frame
    • 3830 kg (8,440 lb) counterweight

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • Cat Stick Steer
  • Boom And Sticks
    • R2.5 m (8'2") stick
    • R2.8 m (9'2") stick
    • R2.8 m (9'2") Thumb Ready stick
    • R3.0 m (9'10") stick
    • VA boom
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick lowering check valves
    • Medium-pressure line
    • High-pressure line
    • Quick coupler line
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes with rubber pad
    • 600 mm (24 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 2500 mm (8'2") blade
    • 2600 mm (8'6") blade
    • 2700 mm (8'10") blade
    • 600mm rubber shoe
    • 770 mm TG shoes for long U/C with additional steps