318F L Hydraulic Excavator
318F L Hydraulic Excavator
318F L Hydraulic Excavator
318F L Hydraulic Excavator

Advanced engine and hydraulic controls deliver efficiency and power to the Cat® 318F L. Enhanced cab, service access and performance combine to position this mode as a leader in a wide range of excavator applications.

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Net Power - ISO 9249 117 HP
Engine Model C4.4
Engine Power - ISO 14396 122 HP
Bore 4.13 in
Stroke 5 in
Displacement 269 in³
Main System - Maximum Flow 300 l/min (79 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076 psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3626 psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076 psi
Swing Speed 8.5 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 37394 ft·lbf
Operating Weight 42340 lb
Fuel Tank Capacity 76.61 gal (US)
Cooling System 6.9 gal (US)
Engine Oil 3.57 gal (US)
Swing Drive 2.11 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 2.11 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 31.96 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 28 gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.4 gal (US)
Boom Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Stick R2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket .91 m³ (1.19 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 10.17 ft
Shipping Length 28.17 ft
Tail Swing Radius 8.25 ft
Counterweight Clearance 3.33 ft
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
Track Length 13.33 ft
Length to Center of Rollers 10.75 ft
Track Gauge 6.5 ft
Transport Width 8.83 ft
Maximum Digging Depth 20 ft
Boom Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Stick R2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket .91 m³ (1.19 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 28.83 ft
Maximum Cutting Height 29.25 ft
Maximum Loading Height 20.58 ft
Minimum Loading Height 7.42 ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 20.1 ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 16.17 ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 27651 lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO 17984 lbf

  • The C4.4 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standards. It is powerful and efficient, and it can run on biodiesel up to B20.
  • Advanced control automatically manages pump and engine speed for maximum efficiency.
  • Two power modes, high power and eco mode, help you actively manage fuel consumption.
  • Engine idle shutdown saves fuel, and extends service intervals.

  • Site prep and finishing work are quick and easy with a wide range of Cat work tools.
  • Utility work is fast and flawless with a Cat bucket and compactor.
  • A coupler lets you swap between attachments in seconds without leaving the cab.
  • See the whole money-making attachment line for your machine at www.cat.com/attachments.

  • The roll-over protective structure (ROPS) certified cab is quiet and comfortable.
  • Automatic climate control helps maintain consistent cab temperature.
  • Joystick consoles and armrests are adjustable.
  • Seats are adjustable and feature air suspension (Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands) with an optional heater.
  • The LCD monitor is easy to navigate and programmable in 42 languages.

  • Many routine service and maintenance points can be accessed from ground level reducing the time taken to check and service your machine.
  • Wide service doors make for easy access.
  • Filters are grouped to reduce service time.
  • The cooling package is designed to prevent plugging, make blowing off debris easy.

  • Cat technology improves job site efficiency.
  • Optional Cat Grade Control helps you create a level base and precise slope with ease.
  • Product Link™/VisionLink® connects owners to the machine, providing access to location, hours, fuel consumption, idle time, events, and diagnostic codes.

  • The large swing bearing is secured with elongated bolts to help handle the most swing-intensive work.
  • Robot welded, Caterpillar designed boom and sticks are built for long service.
  • Greased track link between pins and bushings increases undercarriage life and reduces noise.

  • The hydraulic activation lever locks out all hydraulic functions.
  • Handrails, anti-skid plating, and countersunk bolts reduce slipping and tripping.
  • A ground-level engine shutoff switch shuts down the engine in case of emergency.
  • Standard rearview camera and mirrors enhance visibility.
  • The side-view camera enhances visibility on the boom side of the machine to help make operators more effective and efficient (Europe only).