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Caterpillar 315 Hydraulic Excavator

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Caterpillar Hydraulic Excavators
Caterpillar 315
Caterpillar 315
The Caterpillar 315 hydraulic excavator was introduced in 1994 in Japan and France.

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The 315 has two different engine configurations: Japanese units have a Cat 3046 turbocharged engine, while French units have a Cat 3054 turbo engine. Both produce 99 flywheel horsepower (FWHP). It comes standard with a variable flow hydraulic system with a work and power mode selector, pilot operated control system, horsepower summation control, high stick and bucket force, and a modified X-shape carbody.

The 315 was manufactured in Japan, with a 4YM, 6XM, or 6YM serial number prefix; and in France, with a 3ZM prefix.

The 6YM unit has a long undercarriage.

Production ended in Japan in 1997; it was replaced by the Caterpillar 315B.

Based on data from the sales database of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, it is estimated that more than 4,200 Caterpillar 315 hydraulic excavators have been produced.

Highest Serial #
France
3ZM 00446
Japan
4YM 00291
6XM 00974
6YM 02554
Total = 4,265