The Cat C3.6 engine powering the 315 GC meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. - Photo: Caterpillar

The Cat C3.6 engine powering the 315 GC meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Photo: Caterpillar

The Cat 315 GC Next Gen compact radius excavator boasts a new, larger cab design built for operating efficiency, lowers maintenance costs by up to 25%, and reduces fuel consumption by up to 15%. An intuitive-to-operate design allows operators of all skill levels to achieve high production, making this 15-ton excavator the right fit for space-restricted rental, municipal, and general all-around excavating applications.

Delivering high ambient temperature operation capability reaching 125 degrees F, the Cat C3.6 engine powering the 315 GC meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. New Smart Mode operation automatically matches engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, optimizing fuel consumption and machine performance. Combined with ECO mode operation that saves fuel in less demanding applications, the 315 GC Next Gen excavator reduces fuel consumption by up to 15% compared to the predecessor.

The 315 GC features a new main hydraulic control valve that eliminates the need for pilot lines, reduces pressure losses, and lowers fuel consumption. The excavator’s advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency, while providing the control needed for precise digging requirements.

Extended and more synchronized maintenance intervals on the new 315 GC excavator reduces maintenance costs by up to 25% compared to its predecessor. Its new hydraulic oil filter delivers improved filtration and extends filter change intervals to 3,000 operating hours, a 50% increase. New anti-drain valves keep the hydraulic oil clean during filter replacement to improve system longevity.