Caterpillar Announces New Cat 315 GC Next Gen Features

Caterpillar designed the Cat 315 GC Next Gen compact radius excavator with a larger cab, lower maintenance cost, and reduced fuel consumption.

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The Cat 315 GC Next Gen compact radius excavator features a new larger cab design built for operating efficiency, lowers maintenance costs by up to 25 percent, and reduces fuel consumption by up to 15 percent, according to the manufacturer. The new 15-ton excavator is designed for space-restricted rental, municipal, and general all-around excavating applications.

Delivering high ambient temperature operation capability reaching 125° F, the new fuel-efficient Cat C3.6 engine powering the 315 GC meets Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V 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 is designed to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent compared to the 315F.

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.

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