New CAT M315D2/M317D2 Wheel Excavators for Africa, Middle East & Latin America


C10081483Designed and manufactured to meet the specific demands of Africa,  Middle East and Latin America,  the new M315D2 and M317D2, with operating weights of 15 and 17 metric tons (with heavy counterweight), build on the proven strengths of existing models but with design refinements that include added operator comfort, improved visibility, production-enhancing features (such as the SmartBoom), and time-saving serviceability features.

Operator environment

New for the M315D2 and M317D2 is an operator's station that adds increased comfort and visibility, while maintaining the same sound levels, space and ergonomic layout of controls.  The seat options are  fully adjustable and with lumbar support and weight compensation It adds to operator comfort, as does the automatic climate control and filtered-air ventilation.

A large easy-to-read coluor LCD monitor keeps the operator informed of machine condition (in the local language), and the monitor's easy-to-navigate menus include an optional tool-select feature that allows pre-setting parameters for up to ten hydraulic attachments, speeding tool changes.

Joystick steering, available for the M315D2, allows the operator to keep both hands on the control levers when simultaneously engaging implements and positioning the machine.

The new models provide improved visibility with a standard rearview camera (displayed on the monitor), a new windshield, and a larger skylight that allows convenient upward visibility in such applications as truck loading.

Adding to overall visibility, are halogen working lights, a rain protector, and wipers that cover the entire windshield, the upper section of which can be easily released and stored overhead. Handrails and anti-skid steps ensure safe, convenient cab ingress/egress.

Attachment versatility

Versatility begins with a choice of two boom and four stick options. The One-Piece boom allows for substantial reach and digging depth and is well-suited for most excavating and truck-loading applications.

The Variable Adjustable (VA) Boom is designed for use when the machine frequently works in tight quarters or lifts heavy loads; added benefits of the VA Boom include improved right-side visibility and enhanced machine balance during travel.

The SmartBoom option for the new models reduces stress on linkage components in applications such as rock scrapping, hammer work, and truck loading.

The M315D2 and M317D2, with top speeds of 37 and 34 kph (21 and 23 mph), respectively, reduce the time and cost associated with moving from site to site, as well as with moving material within the site.

Available Ride Control (M315D2), which uses accumulators to dampen machine bouncing during travel, allows fast, safe, comfortable speeds on varied surfaces.

The new models are designed to work on both dirt and prepared surfaces, and both can be equipped with a blade for dozing applications and/or outriggers for increased stability.

Both models offer more versatility with available couplers and a range of work tools, including specialized buckets, hammers, grapples, and vibratory plate compactors.

Serviceability, machine management

The new wheeled excavators are designed for easy routine maintenance, feature safe, ground-level access to all daily service points, which are centralized to reduce downtimes.

Grease points are grouped and accessible for hard-to-reach locations, and two large storage boxes allow tools and supplies to be kept close at hand. The new models also reduce costs with an extended-interval maintenance schedule.

The M315D2 and M317D2 also incorporate a redesigned, high-capacity fuel-filtration system that functions in conjunction with a water separator to allow working at optimum performance in areas with poorer fuel quality. In addition, a time-saving refueling pump is available.

The new models also can be equipped with the Cat Product Link system, which is deeply integrated into machine systems and provides timely information.

Machine Specifications

M315D2 M317D2
Engine Cat C4.4 Cat C4.4
Net power (kW) 102 108
Max. Oper. Weight (kg) 13,500–15,200 15300-17500
Max. dig depth (mm) 5,750 6,070
Max. bucket cap (m³) 0.76 0.91
Max. speed (kph) 37 34

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