315F L (2017)

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

Engine Model Cat C4.4 ACERT
Flywheel Power 97 HP
Bore 4.1 in
Stroke 5 in
Displacement 270 in³
Gross Power - SAE J1995 74 kW (100 hp/101 PS)
Net Power - SAE J1349/ISO 9249 72 kW (97 hp/98 PS)

Operating Weight 37794 lb

Swing Speed 11.5 r/min
Swing Torque 22790 ft·lbf

Maximum Drawbar Pull 25400 lbf
Maximum Travel Speed 3.4 mile/h

Hydraulic System
Main System - Maximum Flow - Total 67 gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 4420 psi
Maximum Pressure - Power Offset Boom - Optional 4340 psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3340 psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5080 psi
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 4.8 gal/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 600 psi

Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 7.4 gal (US)
Swing Drive - Each 0.6 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 0.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 42.3 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 22.2 gal (US)
Engine Oil - With Filter 3.6 gal (US)
Fuel Tank Capacity 47 gal (US)

Sound Performance
ISO 6395 - Exterior Sound Power Level 101 dB(A)
ISO 6396 - Operator Sound Pressure Level 69 dB(A)

Bucket & Stick Forces* - Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick; General Duty Bucket
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 21420 lbf
Bucket Digging Force - SAE 19200 lbf
Note *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.
Stick Digging Force - ISO 13130 lbf
Stick Digging Force - SAE 12800 lbf

Dimensions* - Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick
Cab Height 9.25 ft
Cab Height - With Top Guard 9.67 ft
Counterweight Clearance 2.83 ft
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
Length - Center of Rollers 10 ft
Note *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.
Shipping Height 9.83 ft
Shipping Length - With Blade 26.25 ft
Tail Swing Radius 5 ft
Track Gauge 6.5 ft
Track Length 12.33 ft
Transport Width - 600 mm (24 in) Shoes 8.5 ft

Engine Power - ISO 14396 74 kW (100 hp/101 PS)
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.

Machine Weight
Maximum Operating Weight 37794 lb
Minimum Operating Weight 33296 lb

Service Refill Capacities
DEF Tank Capacity 5 gal (US)

Working Ranges* - Reach Boom - 4.65 m (15'3"); R3.0 m (9'10") Stick
Maximum Cutting Height 31.67 ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8'0") Level Bottom 18.92 ft
Maximum Digging Depth 19.5 ft
Maximum Loading Height 23.58 ft
Maximum Reach - Ground Level 28.5 ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 17.33 ft
Minimum Loading Height 6.75 ft
Note *With 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3), 900 mm (36") bucket.


  • 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.
  • See the whole money-making attachment line for your machine at www.cat.com/attachments.


  • 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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