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Weight: 15,400kg
Height: 2,810mm
Width: 2,690mm
Length: 3,750mm
Net power (ISO 9249) 73kW
Max digging depth 5,990mm
Max reach 8,690mm
Zero tail swing
Max travel speed 5.4km/h

Hire a Cat315 GC Next Generation excavator

Hire a Cat 315 GC Next Generation excavator. This 15t digger comes with a true full-size cab and 15% lower fuel consumption versus the previous model. Thus, making it a winner for project budgets and staff comfort.

Key Features of the Cat 315 GC Next Generation excavator

  • Compact Radius
  • C3.6 Tier 4 Final/ Stage V diesel engine
  • 700mm pads
  • 3m stick
  • Two-way hammer lines
  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Two power modes- Power mode and Smart mode to help manage fuel consumption
  • Automatic engine shutdown
  • Keyless push-button engine start with operator ID codes for added security
  • All buckets compatible across the models
  • Rear and right-side view cameras
  • Daily walk around check done at ground level
  • Full-Size ISO-certified ROPS Cab
  • Enlarged windows for great visibility
  • Tip-up left console to allow ease of access to the cab
  • 8inch monitor- showing fuel and oil levels
  • Customizable joysticks
  • Wide seat
  • Easy to reach controls
  • VISION LINK enabled
  • Climate Control
  • Powerful LED lights including programmable time-delay LED working lights
  • Ground-level engine shutoff switch

View pdf product specification sheet for full details or ask our knowledgeable staff if you have a need for a specific function.

Engine and design

The Cat C3.6 Tier 4 Final/ Stage V diesel engine meets EU Stage V emission standards. Therefore, helping to support your environmental targets on-site.

With two power modes available to the operator- Power mode and Smart mode- the engine allows your operators to work more efficiently. Thus, allowing you to achieve up to 15% fuel saving versus previous models, supporting your on-site budgetary requirements.

The engine and hydraulics balance, along with the compact radius design, ensures that this machine has the power to complete most medium-sized construction jobs, with the ability to fit into confined spaces. Therefore you can work confidently in road construction jobs with lane closures and next to buildings and other structures.


The Cat 315 GC digger advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while giving you the control you need for precise digging requirements. Operate in Smart mode, to automatically match the engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions, for smooth operation and fuel efficiency.

In addition, this digger comes with auto hydraulic warmup and auto two-speed travel. Once again, supporting a smooth operational environment.

Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments. Buckets are compatible across the models.

Operator Comfort

According to Cat this Next Generation cab ‘takes the hard out of work’ and it’s easy to see why. It has been ergonomically designed for optimum operator comfort. Providing:

  • a nice wide seat, adjustable to fit all operator sizes,
  • easy access in and out of the cab with the tip-up left console,
  • wide spacing between the consoles for ease of use,
  • a 8inch monitor from which you can control the majority of the machine settings,
  • bluetooth connectivity,
  • storage
  • cup and bottle holders
  • and climate control.

In addition, the Cat 315 GC Next Generation excavator boats a keyless push-button engine start. Thus, adding additional security and traceability of use whilst on-site. It manages this through the use of Operator ID codes to limit and track machine access.

By using Operator ID codes, the joystick function can be customized to match the operator’s preferences, therefore making the transition into the working day smoother.

All pictures are for illustration purposes only. Hence, machines may vary depending on the specification ordered.

What does Cat say about their Cat315 GC Next Generation excavator…?

How to hire?

Hire a Cat 315 GC Next Generation excavator by contacting our hire desks today or click the ‘Get a Quote’ button to receive an online quotation.

Fun fact: ASHBROOK were the 1st in the UK to receive these models.

If you’re looking for a larger model we also have Cat 320 (Next Generation) excavators available to hire.  Need something smaller? Then the Cat 313GC Next Gen is for you.