A Cat C4.4 engine enables the M316 wheeled excavator to efficiently complete tasks in multiple markets. - Photo: Caterpillar

A Cat C4.4 engine enables the M316 wheeled excavator to efficiently complete tasks in multiple markets.

Photo: Caterpillar

The new Cat M316 Next Generation wheeled excavator features advanced hydraulics that provide the optimum balance of power and efficiency. The M316 gets the job done faster with up to 14% more swing torque, while auxiliary hydraulic options deliver the power and versatility to efficiently use a wide range of Cat attachments. Its dedicated swing pump provides consistent power to the machine for improved multitasking capabilities.

The excavator can tackle a range of projects from utility work to general excavating to trenching, whether in the dirt or on asphalt surfaces. Its high travel speed reaching 21.7 mph allows this wheeled excavator to quickly travel between jobsites so it spends more time working. 

A Cat C4.4 engine enables the M316 wheeled excavator to efficiently complete tasks in multiple markets with its standard high-ambient temperature capability of 125 degrees F and low cold-start capability of 0 degrees F. The fuel-efficient 148-hp engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Design upgrades allow the M316 wheeled excavator to provide up to 10% savings in maintenance compared to its predecessor. All fuel filters have a synchronized, 1,000-hour change interval, doubling the filter life. Its hydraulic oil filter delivers improved filtration and a 50% longer change interval at 3,000 operating hours for reduced maintenance. Two-level fuel filtration helps to better protect diesel fuel purity to improve machine uptime reliability. The operator tracks filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab touchscreen monitor, aiding in machine maintenance planning.

A ground-level shut-off switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine, enhancing servicing safety. All daily maintenance checkpoints are made from ground level, improving convenience and safety for service technicians. Further simplifying maintenance, Cat S∙O∙SSM ports are also accessed from ground level for sample fluid extraction, simplifying maintenance. Anti-skid punch plate stairs provide access to the upper-level service platform and to help prevent slipping.