313F L GC Hydraulic Excavator

313F L GC Hydraulic Excavator

The new 313F L GC excavator is built for those who need dependable performance at a low cost per hour. The machine features an efficient C3.4B engine that’s light on fuel – with no need for diesel exhaust fluid to meet today’s emission standards. It also has a simple hydraulic system you can count on for everyday excavating tasks. Unlike other brands in its size class, the 313F L GC comes equipped with more unique attributes: Robust booms and sticks, strong and stable undercarriage, a quiet and comfortable Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) cab, and easy-to-reach service points are just a few. Bottom line: If you are looking for a dependable, low-cost-per-hour excavator to get your work done – backed by unmatched support from a brand you can trust – look no further than the 313F L GC. It simply makes a great deal of business sense.

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Economical performance you can depend on

A Powerful, Economical Solution

The Cat C3.4B engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards and provides plenty of power for the work you do without consuming a lot of fuel to do it. The engine is equipped with unique yet simple features like a turbo protector and maintenance-free emissions package that enhance service life – all to help keep your owning and operating costs to an absolute minimum.

Fuel-Saving Features

There are built-in features to help you manage how much fuel you use. One-touch low idle lets you reduce engine speed when the machine isn’t working. Engine idle shutdown turns the engine off when it’s been idling for more than the time that you set. Both contribute to saving fuel, reducing emissions, and extending your service intervals.

Proven Technology

Every Tier 4 Final engine is equipped with a combination of proven electronic, fuel, air, and aftertreatment components. Applying these technologies lets us meet your high expectations for productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability, and service life. The right technologies fine tuned for the right applications results in the following:

  • High performance across a variety of applications
  • Maximized uptime and reduced cost with world-class support from the Cat dealer network
  • Minimized impact of emission systems – designed to be transparent to the operator without requiring interaction
  • Durable designs with long life to overhaul
  • Less fuel consumption with minimized maintenance costs while providing the same great power and response


Plenty of power for your line of work

A Simple, Reliable System

The 313F L GC’s hydraulic system is simple and reliable. The system uses a load-sense pump and a control valve that calculate required hydraulic flow so you can meet your daily job requirements quickly and efficiently.

A Logical Layout

Like all Cat excavators, hydraulic components on the 313F L GC are located close together in order to minimize the length of hydraulic lines. This logical layout leads to less pressure drops and more machine power for the work you need to do.

Maximum Versatility

When it comes to doing a variety of work, the machine’s available high-pressure auxiliary and quick coupler circuits give you plenty of capability. An optional medium-pressure circuit (available from your local Cat dealer) adds more versatility. You can maximize that capability when you put Cat Work Tools out front. They will help you dig, load, break, and cut with confidence.

Less Components, Less Maintenance

The simple hydraulic system helps make the machine easier to maintain. The addition of a pilot manifold in the valve block means there is no need for a pilot pump, filter, or lines. Fewer components equal less maintenance and lower owning and operating costs for you.

Operator Station

Comfort and convenience to keep you productive

A Safe, Quiet Cab

The Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) certified cab is not only a safety feature, but it is also a sound suppressor due to its special sealing and insulation. With the door and windows closed, you will experience a machine that’s as quiet as the truck you drive to work.

A Great View

Ample glass gives you great views out front and to the side. A large rear window, aided by a low-profile engine, gives you excellent visibility out back. A large skylight provides great overhead visibility; it also serves as an emergency exit.

A Cool and Warm Environment

The automatic climate control system features multiple air outlets with filtered ventilation. Air flows on the floor, behind the seat, and in front of you to make your work in either hot or cold weather much more pleasant and productive.

Ample Storage and Auxiliary Power

Storage spaces are located in the front, rear, and side consoles of the cab. A drink holder accommodates a large mug, and a shelf behind the seat stores large lunch or toolboxes. Power supply sockets are available for charging your electronic devices like an MP3 player, a cell phone, or even a tablet.

A Comfortable Seat

The standard mechanical suspension seat includes a reclining back, upper and lower slide adjustments, and height and tilt angle adjustments to meet your needs for maximum comfort.

Controls Just For You

The right and left joystick consoles can be adjusted to improve your comfort and productivity during the course of a day. The right joystick features a button that will reduce engine speed when you are not working to help save fuel. Touch it once and speed reduces; touch it again and speed increases for normal operation.

An Easy-To-Use Monitor

The monitor displays critical information you need to operate efficiently. Not only can it memorize up to 10 different work tools, it’s also programmable in up to 42 languages to meet today’s diverse workforce.

Structures and Undercarriage

Designed for your tough applications

Robust Frames

The 313F L GC is a well-built machine that’s designed to give you a long service life and excellent resale value. The upper frame includes special mountings made specially to support the heavy-duty cab; the lower frame is reinforced to enhance component durability so you can count on the machine doing the tough work you need to get done.

Durable Undercarriage

The machine’s long undercarriage works extremely well in various work applications and conditions. Plus its track shoes, links, rollers, idlers, and final drives are all built with high-tensile-strength steel for long-term durability.

Great Weight

The rigid 2.45 mt (5,400 lb) counterweight matches the machine’s overall sleek appearance, and it provides plenty of balance for all of your work needs.

Front Linkage

Ideal for your up-close and far-out work

Boom and Stick

The 313F L GC is offered with a 4.65 m (15'3") boom and a 3.0 m (9'10") stick. This combination gives you plenty of reach for general excavating applications.

Built To Last

Cat booms and sticks are built with internal baffle plates for added durability, and all undergo ultrasound inspection to ensure weld quality and reliability. Large box-section structures with thick multi-plate fabrications, castings, and forgings are used in high-stress areas such as the boom nose, boom foot, boom cylinder, and stick foot to improve durability. Also, the front linkage pins’ inner bearing surfaces are welded with a self-lubricated bearing to extend service intervals and increase uptime.


Tools to make you productive and profitable

Get The Most Out Of One Machine

The 313F L GC is a versatile machine that packs a lot of performance into a small package. You can easily expand that performance by utilizing a variety of attachments offered by Cat Work Tools.

Change Jobs Quickly

A quick coupler brings the ability to quickly change attachments and switch from job to job. The Cat Pin Grabber coupler is the secure way to decrease downtime and increase job site flexibility and overall productivity.

Dig, Finish and Break

A range of buckets dig everything from top soil to abrasive material. For finishing and grading work, compact and shallow ditch cleaning buckets fit the need. A hydraulic hammer equips the machine for breaking sidewalks, driveways, and pavement.

Move All Sorts Of Material

Choose a thumb to work with your bucket and gain instant ability to move brush, rocks, and debris at your construction site.

Set Up Your Machine For Maximum Profitability

Your Cat dealer can install hydraulic kits to properly operate all Cat Work Tool attachments, maximizing the machine’s uptime and your profits.

Simple Technologies

Solutions that make your work efficient

Link Technologies

This optional system is integrated into the machine monitoring system and is designed to help customers improve their overall fleet management effectiveness. Events and diagnostic codes as well as hours, fuel consumption, idle time, machine location, and other detailed information are transmitted to a secure web application called VisionLink®, which uses powerful tools to communicate to users and dealers.


Designed to make your maintenance quick and simple

Easy To Maintain

The 313F L GC is a simple, compact, easy-to-maintain machine. You can reach most routine maintenance items like fluid taps and grease points from the safety and convenience of ground level. Wide service doors provide excellent access to the radiator, pump, air cleaner, and engine compartments; doors latch in place to make your service work simpler.

Room To Move

What’s behind the doors – and what isn’t – contributes to the 313F L GC’s ease of service. For example, the diesel particulate filter used to capture emissions is compact and maintenance free. No air-to-air aftercooler is needed, so that means more room to make cleaning cores easy. Also, the use of an easy-to-reach manual priming pump reduces the number of filters the machine needs. All of this leads to less complexity and lower owning and operating costs for you.

More Service Benefits

The fuel tank features a remote drain tube located in the pump compartment to make it easy for you to remove water and sediment during routine maintenance. It also has an engine oil drain tube to make oil changes easy without any tools.


Sized to make getting to work quick and efficient

Easy To Move

Not only is the 313F L GC ideal for many everyday utility jobs, but it’s also easy to get there because of its small size. Simply load it on tag trailer and go to work.


Features to help you day in and day out

A Safe, Quiet Cab

The ROPS-certified cab provides you with a safe working environment. It also contributes to your comfort because it’s attached to a reinforced frame with special viscous mounts that limit vibration and unnecessary sound. Add in special roof lining and sealing and you have a cab that’s as quiet as any of today’s top pickup trucks.

Great Views

Ample glass gives you great views out front and to the side. A large rear window, aided by a low-profile engine, gives you excellent visibility out back. The split-configuration windshield features an upper window equipped with handles so you can slide it to store in the ceiling, and a large skylight provides great overhead visibility; it also serves as an emergency exit.

Smart Lights

The 313F L GC has three working lights that provide all the illumination you will need. Plus the cab and chassis lights have a time-delay function that can be set to stay on up to five minutes after the engine has been turned off to help you safely exit the machine.

Secure Contacts

The surface of the upper structure and the top of the storage box area are covered with anti-skid plates to help prevent you from slipping during maintenance. Steps on the track frame and storage box along with extended hand and guard rails to the upper deck enable you to securely work on the machine.

Complete Customer Care

Service you can count on

Worldwide Parts Availability

Cat dealers utilize a worldwide parts network to maximize your machines’ uptime. Plus they can help you save money with remanufactured Cat components.

Advice You Can Trust

What are the job requirements and machine attachments? What production is needed? Your Cat dealer can provide recommendations to help you make the right machine choices.

Financial Options Just For You

Consider financing options and day-to‑day operating costs. Look at dealer services that can be included in the machine’s cost to yield lower owning and operating costs over time.

Support Agreements To Fit Your Needs

Cat dealers offer a variety of customer support agreements and work with you to develop a plan to meet your specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect your investment.

Operating Techniques To Boost Your Profits

Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has videos, literature, and other ideas to help you increase productivity. Caterpillar also offers simulators and certified operator training to help maximize the return on your investment.

What’s Best For You Today … And Tomorrow

Repair, rebuild, or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the best choice for your business.


Generations ahead in every way

  • The C3.4B engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • The engine is fuel efficient and does not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), which means less resource consumption.
  • The engine runs on ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur that meets ASTM 6751 standards.


Engine Model
Cat® C3.4B
Flywheel Power
Gross Power – SAE J1995
Net Power – SAE J1349
Engine rpm – Operation
Engine rpm – Travel


Operating Weight
Maximum Operating Weight
Minimum Operating Weight
Long Undercarriage, Reach Boom, R3.0 (9'10") Stick, GD 0.53 m3 (0.69 yd3) Bucket and 500 mm (20 in) Shoes.


Maximum Drawbar Pull
Maximum Travel Speed

Hydraulic System

Pilot System – Maximum Pressure
Boom Cylinder – Bore
Boom Cylinder – Stroke
Stick Cylinder – Bore
Stick Cylinder – Stroke
Bucket Cylinder – Bore
Bucket Cylinder – Stroke
Main System – Maximum Flow (total)
Maximum Pressure – Equipment
Maximum Pressure – Swing
Maximum Pressure – Travel

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
Swing Drive
Final Drive
Hydraulic System (including tank)
Hydraulic Tank
Engine Oil
Fuel Tank Capacity


ISO 6395 (external)
ISO 6396 (inside cab)


Number of Shoes (each side) – Long Undercarriage
46 pieces
Number of Track Rollers (each side) – Long Undercarriage
7 pieces
Number of Carrier Rollers (each side)
1 piece

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
Swing Torque


ISO 10265
ISO 12117-2:2008
Cab OPG (Operator Protective Guards)
ISO 10262:1998 Level 2 SAE J1356 MAR2013


Blade Height
Maximum Lowering Depth from Ground
Maximum Raising Height above Ground
Approach Angle
23.3 degrees

Standard Equipment

  • Engine
    • C3.4B Tier 4 Final diesel engine
    • 2300 m (7,500 ft) altitude capability
    • Manual priming pump
    • Automatic engine speed control
    • Two-speed travel
    • Side-by-side cooling system
    • Radial seal air filter
    • Primary filter with water separator and water separator indicator
    • Secondary filter
    • Standard battery –18° C (0° F)
  • Hydraulic System
    • Regeneration circuit for boom and stick
    • Reverse swing dampening valve
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • High-performance hydraulic return filter
    • HP stackable valve and medium and QC valve capability
    • Additional auxiliary pump and circuit capability
  • Cab
    • Pressurized operator station with positive filtration
    • Sliding upper door window
    • Removable lower windshield with storage bracket
    • Coat hook
    • Beverage holder
    • Literature holder
    • Two 12V stereo speakers
    • Storage shelf
    • Color LCD display
    • Adjustable armrest
    • Adjustable joystick consoles
    • Neutral lever for all controls
    • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
    • 7 amp power outlet
    • Laminated glass front upper window
    • Tempered glass lower, sides, and rear windows
    • Windshield wiper
  • Undercarriage
    • Center track guiding guard
    • Grease Lubricated Track GLT2 with resin seal
    • Towing eye on base frame
    • Standard bottom guard
  • Counterweight
    • 2.45 mt (2.7 t)
  • Electrical
    • 50 amp alternator
    • Circuit breaker
    • Beacon capability
  • Lights
    • Cab light with time delay
    • Halogen boom light with time delay
    • Exterior light integrated into storage box
  • Security
    • Cat one key security system
    • Door locks
    • Cap locks on fuel tanks
    • Lockable external tool/storage box
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Openable skylight
    • Rearview camera-ready
    • Rear window for emergency exit

Optional Equipment

  • Engine
    • Electric refueling pump
    • Cold weather battery –25° C (–13° F)
  • Hydraulic System
    • Auxiliary hydraulics
    • High-pressure line
    • Medium-pressure line
    • Quick coupler line
    • Boom lowering and stick lowering control valve
    • Boom drift and stick drift reduction valve
    • Two-way control pattern changer
  • Cab
    • Rear window for secondary exit
    • High-back air suspension seat
    • High-back mechanical suspension seat
    • Rain protector
    • Cab mirror
    • Travel alarm
    • AM/FM radio with MP3 auxiliary audio port
  • Undercarriage
    • 500 mm (20 in) triple grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28 in) triple grouser shoes
    • Rubber pad for 500 mm triple grouser shoes
    • Segmented (2 piece) track guiding guard
    • 2500 mm (8'2") blade with replaceable cutting edge
    • 2700 mm (8'10") blade with replaceable cutting edge
    • Swivel guard
  • Front Linkage
    • Quick coupler
    • Bucket linkage
    • 2.5 m (8'2") stick
  • Lights
    • Halogen boom light (right side)
  • Security
    • FOGS
    • Security system
    • Rearview camera
  • Technology
    • Product Link