The 36,400-pound M316 Caterpillar wheeled excavator has a 148-horsepower Cat C4.4 diesel, and digs to 18 feet 6 inches. Maximum loading height for the Cat wheeled excavator is 23 feet 5 inches. It can travel at speeds up to 21 mph.
Caterpillar has upgraded the hydraulics on its next-generation wheeled excavator with 14 percent more swing torque and auxiliary hydraulic options to handle attachments. A dedicated swing pump provides consistent power to the machine for improved multitasking capabilities over the predecessor.
The Cat M316 can be started with a push-button, via a Bluetooth key fob, or through the unique operator I.D. function. Using the unique I.D., operators can program power mode and joystick configuration to their preferences, and the excavator remembers each operator’s settings on start-up.
Machine controls can be navigated with the new 10-inch touchscreen monitor or with the jog-dial control. Auto axle lock detects when the service brake must be locked or unlocked and releases it automatically when the travel pedal is pressed, reducing the number of actions required by the operator.
Deluxe and premium cab options offer more spacious than the predecessor and have advanced viscous mounts to reduce vibration feedback to the cab by up to 50 percent. The deluxe cab features a seat that is heated and air-adjustable, while the premium seat is heated and cooled, plus it adjusts automatically.
The new M316 excavator delivers improved visibility into the trench, in each swing direction and behind the machine with its
Low-profile engine hood design, large front, rear and side windows, and small cab pillars provide improved visibility into the trench, in each swing direction, and behind the machine. Rearview and sideview cameras are standard.
Maintenance costs can be reduced by up to 10 percent, with all fuel filters moving to a 1,000-hour change interval. Its new hydraulic oil filter delivers improved filtration and a 50 percent longer change interval at 3,000 operating hours. 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.
Product Link technology on the Cat M316 wheeled excavator provides managers critical machine operating data such as location, hours, fuel usage, idle time and diagnostics codes. Machine data is accessed on demand wherever an internet connection is available through VisionLink or the Cat App.
Remote diagnostics tools save service trips to the job site. Cat dealers can remotely perform diagnostics testing without impacting machine productivity with Remote Troubleshoot, and technicians can detect potential issues by analyzing real-time machine data captured by Product Link. Fleet managers can download and install the most current version of on-board software using new Remote Flash technology.