Cat 316F L Hydraulic Excavator

Small Excavators

About the Cat 316F L Hydraulic Excavator


The Cat® 316F L is a perfect choice for customers who value versatility, reliability, durability, and maximum efficiency.


Engine Model Cat C4.4 ACERT
Flywheel Power 117 HP
Bore 4.13 in
Stroke 5 in
Displacement 269 in³
Gross Power - SAE J1995 91 kW (122 hp/123 PS)
Net Power - SAE J1349/ISO 9249 88 kW (117 hp/118 PS)
Net Power - ISO 14396 91 kW (122 hp/123 PS)
Note The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.43 metric tonnes.
Operating Weight 39029 lb
Swing Speed 8.9 r/min
Swing Torque 36582 ft·lbf
Maximum Drawbar Pull 35070 lbf
Maximum Travel Speed 3.3 mile/h
Hydraulic System
Main System - Maximum Flow - Total 79 gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076 psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 3626 psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076 psi
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 6.6 gal/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 598 psi
Service Refill Capacities
Cooling System 6.9 gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 2.11 gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 31.96 gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 28 gal (US)
Engine Oil - With Filter 3.57 gal (US)
Fuel Tank Capacity 76.61 gal (US)
Swing Drive 2.11 gal (US)
DEF Tank Capacity 5.4 gal (US)
Sound Performance
Exterior Sound Power Level 102 dB(A)
ISO 6396 - Operator Sound Pressure Level 71 dB(A)
Bucket & Stick Forces* - Reach Boom - 5.1 m (16'9"); R2.6 m (8'6") Stick; General Duty Bucket
Bucket Digging Force - ISO 25000 lbf
Bucket Digging Force - SAE 22000 lbf
Note *With a 0.76 m3 (1.00 yd3), 900 mm (41") bucket.
Stick Digging Force - ISO 18000 lbf
Stick Digging Force - SAE 17310 lbf
Dimensions* - Reach Boom - 5.1 m (16'9"); R2.6 m (8'6") Stick
Cab Height 9.5 ft
Cab Height - With Top Guard 10.17 ft
Counterweight Clearance 3.33 ft
Ground Clearance 1.42 ft
Length - Center of Rollers 10 ft
Note *With a 0.76 m3 (1.00 yd3), 900 mm (41") bucket.
Shipping Height 10.17 ft
Shipping Length 28.08 ft
Tail Swing Radius 8.17 ft
Track Gauge 6.5 ft
Track Length 13 ft
Transport Width - 700 mm (28 in) Shoes 8.83 ft
Machine Weight
Note *5.1 m (16'9") reach boom, 2.6 m (8'6") stick and 700 mm (28") track shoes, with 0.76 m3 (0.99 yd3) GD bucket.
Operating Weight* 39029 lb
Working Ranges* - Reach Boom - 5.1 m (16'9"); R2.6 m (8'6") Stick
Maximum Cutting Height 29.25 ft
Maximum Depth Cut for 2440 mm (8'0") Level Bottom 19.33 ft
Maximum Digging Depth 20 ft
Maximum Loading Height 20.58 ft
Maximum Reach - Ground Level 28.83 ft
Maximum Vertical Wall Digging Depth 16.25 ft
Minimum Loading Height 7.5 ft
Note *With a 0.76 m3 (1.00 yd3), 900 mm (41") bucket.



  • The C4.4 ACERT™ U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV engine 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, reduces emissions, 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.
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  • 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 with an optional heater in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
  • 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 Connect 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.

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