Cat 315 Next Generation Compact Radius Excavator

18 August 2020

Cat® 315 Next Generation Compact Radius Excavators

Cat's new range of compact radius machines will let you take on more challenging projects in tight urban spaces; tasks that demand greater agility, stability, reach, lifting capacity and power.

The new Cat 315 Next Gen excavator features a new powertrain, technology and simplified maintenance to boost performance, efficiency and productivity.

Built with a spacious new cab design, the new excavator delivers a more comfortable working environment than the 315F L models it replaces. The compact design gives operators the confidence to dig, swing and dump in space-restricted jobsites.

A host of standard technologies now available boosts productivity gains by up to 45 per cent compared to traditional grading, making it the most productive Cat excavator ever in the 15-tonne size class.

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The advanced hydraulic system of the 315 excavator provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency to increase productivity by up to 8 per cent over the 315F L.

A 10 per cent higher swing torque makes working on slopes and around the jobsite much more efficient, and the drive system easily navigates tough ground conditions and slopes with 14 per cent more drawbar pull.

The powerful Cat C3.6 engine meets stringent Tier 4 Final and Stage V emission standards and smart mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions to conserve fuel in less demanding applications.


Standard new technology includes Cat Grade with 2D system, and optional Grade with Advanced 2D or 3D. Grade with 2D automatically guides digging depth, slope and horizontal distance to quickly and accurately reach desired grade.

Increasing safety when excavating in confined spaces, the new 2D E-fence keeps the front linkage within a predefined work area to avoid hazards on the jobsite as well as standard cab avoidance.

Standard Cat Payload helps operators to achieve precise load targets and increase efficiency by providing on-the-go weighing and real-time estimates of the payload without swinging.


The new cab is 13 per cent larger and offers 60 per cent greater vertical visibility to increase operating safety. Advanced viscous mounts significantly reduce excavator vibration feedback to the cab, while the tip-up left console allows ease of cab entry and exit.

The new standard radio features USB ports and Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calls. The 315 options include a larger, 10-in (254-mm) high-res touchscreen monitor for easy navigation. Joystick controls are ergonomically located while joystick settings and preferred power mode are quickly set to a specific user ID via the monitor.

Standard rearview and right-side cameras further improve visibility. The available 360-degree camera offers excellent visibility completely around the excavator in a single view. Improved cab sound suppression lowers interior noise levels to improve comfort.

315 cat next generation excavator


Design changes lowers maintenance costs by up to 25 per cent compared to the 315F L. Change intervals for fuel filters are 500 operating hours, while the new hydraulic oil filter improves filtration and increases change intervals by 50 per cent to 3000 hours.

New anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement to improve system longevity. The cab’s new air filter provides two-times longer cleaning interval as the previous model.

Filter life and maintenance intervals are tracked through the in-cab high-resolution monitor. Daily maintenance checkpoints are easily accessible from ground level, and two dipstick locations allow for ground- or top-level checking of the engine oil.

Operating simplicity is key to the design of this new machine. Operators can program and store joystick and power mode settings using an operator ID and navigate quickly and access the operator’s manual using the high-resolution touchscreen monitor.

The new excavator features a key-less push-button engine start, using operator ID codes to limit and track machine access.

Cat 315 Excavator



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