New Cat wheeled excavator delivers improved performance, lowers operating and maintenance costs

The M316 gets the job done faster with up to 14 percent more swing torque, while auxiliary hydraulic options deliver the power and versatility to efficiently use a wide range of Cat attachments. Its dedicated swing pump provides consistent power to the machine for improved multitasking capabilities.

Quickly tackling a range of projects from utility work to general excavating to trenching, this versatile new wheeled excavator efficiently completes tasks, whether in the dirt or on asphalt surfaces. Its high travel speed reaching 35 km/h (21.7 mph) allows this new wheeled excavator to quickly travel between jobsites, so it spends more time working.  

The Cat C4.4 engine enables the new M316 wheeled excavator to efficiently complete tasks in multiple markets with its standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52⁰ C (125⁰ F) and low cold-start capability of -18⁰ C (0⁰ F). The fuel-efficient 110-kW (148-hp) engine meets stringent EU Stage V, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.

Simple, comfortable operation

Started with a push-button, via a Bluetooth key fob or through the unique operator I.D. function, the new M316 simplifies excavator operation. Machine controls are easy to use and navigate with the new large, 240-mm (10-in) touchscreen monitor or with the jog-dial control. 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. 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.

The available deluxe and premium cab designs for the new M316 are more spacious and offer improved entry/exit through the new tip-up left control console and tilting steering column. Advanced viscous mounts reduce vibration feedback to the cab by up to 50 percent to cut down on operator fatigue. 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. Standard rearview and sideview cameras further improve visibility of the operating area.

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