317 GC Hydraulic Excavator
317 GC Hydraulic Excavator
317 GC Hydraulic Excavator
317 GC Hydraulic Excavator

The Cat® 317 GC Excavator offers job-matched performance and world-class versatility. A large working envelope and expanded work tool offering help you complete your work quickly and efficiently. Combined with fuel-saving features, longer maintenance intervals, and simplified maintenance points, the 317 GC provides the reliability you expect at the low cost-per-hour you need.

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Net Power - ISO 9249 119 HP
Engine Model Cat C3.6
Engine Power - ISO 14396 121 HP
Bore 4 in
Stroke 5 in
Displacement 220 in³
Main System - Maximum Flow 296 L/min (78 gal/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076 psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076 psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3741 psi
Swing Speed 8.7 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 44991 ft·lbf
Operating Weight 38100 lb
Fuel Tank Capacity 71.6 gal (US)
Cooling System 5.8 gal (US)
Engine Oil 2.9 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 1.6 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 24.8 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 23 gal (US)
DEF Tank 5.9 gal (US)
Boom Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Stick Reach R2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket GD 0.76 m³ (0.99 yd³)
Shipping Height - Top of Cab 9.6 ft
Handrail Height 9.6 ft
Shipping Length 28.1 ft
Tail Swing Radius 8.2 ft
Counterweight Clearance 3.3 ft
Ground Clearance 1.4 ft
Track Length 13 ft
Length to Center of Rollers 10.4 ft
Track Gauge 6.5 ft
Transport Width 8.5 ft
Maximum Digging Depth 21 ft
Boom Reach 5.1 m (16'9")
Stick Reach R2.9 m (9'6")
Bucket GD 0.76 m³ (0.99 yd³)
Maximum Reach at Ground Level 29.6 ft
Maximum Cutting Height 29.1 ft
Maximum Loading Height 20.6 ft
Minimum Loading Height 6.5 ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8 ft) Level Bottom 20.2 ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 16.3 ft
Minimum Working Equipment Radius 9.6 ft
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 27650 lbf
Stick Digging Force - ISO 16860 lbf
Air Conditioning The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.9 hg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.287 metric tonnes.

  • Use up to 10 percent less fuel than the 316F to keep you moving and productive on the jobsite.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency while providing the control needed for precise digging requirements.
  • Smart mode meets your power needs by automatically matching engine and hydraulic power to digging conditions.
  • Get higher production in demanding applications, easier penetration into piles, and faster cycle times with Cat Advansys™ bucket tips. Quickly change tips with a simple lug wrench instead of a hammer or special tool, improving safety and uptime.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • The Cat C3.6 engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
  • Product Link™ comes standard so you can remotely monitor machine health, location, hours, and fuel consumption on-demand through the VisionLink® online interface.

  • Expect up to 20 percent less maintenance costs than the 316F.
  • Quickly check and service your machine with all daily maintenance points accessible from ground level.
  • Check the engine oil level quickly and safely from the ground. Fill and check engine oil on top of the machine with a conveniently located second dipstick.
  • The new hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance, anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced, and longer life with a 3,000-hour replacement interval – 50 percent longer than previous filter designs.
  • Track your machine’s filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab monitor.
  • S·O·SSM ports are located at ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

  • Do more with one machine. The 317 GC’s expanded work tool offering helps you tackle your jobsite’s various applications with ease.
  • Work efficiently with the 317 GC's large working envelope. Move more material without having to reposition the machine.
  • Easily move the excavator from jobsite to jobsite. The 317 GC’s weight makes it easily transportable without compromising on the performance you need.

  • Increase operator productivity with an all-new, larger cab.
  • The cab has a wide seat that adjusts for operators of all sizes.
  • Advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls, all located in front of you.
  • Stow your equipment with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

  • Don’t let the temperature stop you from working. The 317 GC has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52°C (125°F) without derate and an optional cold-start capability of -25°C (-13°F).
  • Automatic hydraulic warm-up speeds up hydraulic oil warming in cold temperatures and helps prolong the life of components.
  • Grease sealed between track pins and bushings reduces travel noise and prevents debris from entering to increase undercarriage life.
  • The track guiding guard helps keep the excavator track aligned when traveling and working on slopes.
  • The sloped track frame prevents mud and debris accumulation, helping reduce the risk of track damage.

  • Start the engine with the push of a button, a Bluetooth key fob, smartphone app, or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Program your preferred power mode and joystick settings using your operator ID. The excavator will automatically remember your selections.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  • The Cat PL161 Attachment Locator is a Bluetooth device that makes finding your attachments and other gear quick and easy. The Cat App on your phone will locate the device automatically.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain your machine? Simply access the operator’s manual through the touchscreen monitor.

  • Access all daily maintenance points from ground level – no need for you to climb on top of the machine.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  • A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine when activated.
  • A rearview and right-side-view camera are standard, increasing safety and visibility.
  • New service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to the upper service platform. Prevent slipping with the anti-skid punch plate on the platform steps.
  • Brightly colored seatbelts allow easy recognition of properly utilized safety restraints.