Comfort and verstility in the M318

M318 Wheeled Excavator

Overview

The Cat® M318 Wheeled Excavator provides top performance with 14 percent more swing torque and features unmatched versatility with full tiltrotator integration and advanced hydraulics. Save time and money with up to 10 percent overall savings in maintenance costs, longer service intervals, and 100 percent daily ground level maintenance. The M318 gives you the power to work longer while keeping money in your pocket.

HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION
  • The Cat engine matches to your performance and production needs. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Travel between sites easier with travel speeds up to 35 kph (21.7 mph).
  • From dirt to asphalt, the excavator matches your needs to get the job done in a timely, efficient manner.
WORK IN COMFORT
  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cab options.
  • The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable, while the Premium seat is heated, cooled, and adjusts automatically.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
  • Feel more comfortable in the cab while you work with reduced cab vibrations from advanced viscous mounts.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
  • Quickly check and service your machine with daily maintenance points accessible from ground level.
  • Check the engine oil level quickly and safely from the ground.
  • Save up to 10 percent in maintenance parts with the new, longer lasting filters.
  • Track your machine's filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab monitor.
SIMPLE TO OPERATE
  • Start the engine with the push-to-start button, a Bluetooth key fob, or the unique operator ID function.
  • Program your power mode and joystick preferences using operator ID; the excavator remembers your settings each time you go to work.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
SAFELY HOME EVERY DAY
  • Access daily maintenance points from ground level.
  • Keep your excavator secure with operator ID. Use your PIN code on the monitor to enable the push-button starting feature.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • Enjoy better visibility into trenches, in each swing direction and behind you, with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design. Rearview and sideview cameras are standard.
HIGH PERFORMANCE WITH LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION
  • The Cat engine matches to your performance and production needs. The engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
  • Travel between sites easier with travel speeds up to 35 kph (21.7 mph).
  • From dirt to asphalt, the excavator matches your needs to get the job done in a timely, efficient manner.
  • The advanced hydraulic system provides the optimum balance of power and efficiency, while giving you the control you need for precise working requirements.
  • With up to 14 percent more swing torque, you can get the job done faster to move on to the next one. The dedicated swing pump provides consistent power for better multitasking capabilities.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options give you the versatility to use a wide range of Cat attachments.
  • Don't let the temperature stop you from working. The excavator has a standard high-ambient temperature capability of 52° C (125° F) and cold start capability of -18° C (0° F).
WORK IN COMFORT
  • Choose between Deluxe and Premium cab options.
  • The Deluxe seat is heated and air adjustable, while the Premium seat is heated, cooled, and adjusts automatically.
  • Get in and out of the cab easier using the tip-up left console.
  • Feel more comfortable in the cab while you work with reduced cab vibrations from advanced viscous mounts.
  • Control the excavator comfortably with easy-to-reach controls.
  • Stow your gear with plenty of in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat, overhead, and in the consoles. A cup holder, bottle holder, and coat hook are also provided.
  • Bluetooth® integrated radio allows for seamless mobile phone connection to listen to music, podcasts, and hands-free calling.
  • Easily adjust to your ideal temperature with the touchscreen monitor or jog dial.
LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS
  • Quickly check and service your machine with daily maintenance points accessible from ground level.
  • Check the engine oil level quickly and safely from the ground.
  • Save up to 10 percent in maintenance parts with the new, longer lasting filters.
  • Track your machine's filter life and maintenance intervals on the in-cab monitor.
  • Two levels of fuel filtration protect the engine from dirty diesel.
  • 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.
  • S•O•S SM ports are located at ground level, simplifying maintenance and allowing for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.
SIMPLE TO OPERATE
  • Start the engine with the push-to-start button, a Bluetooth key fob, or the unique operator ID function.
  • Program your power mode and joystick preferences using operator ID; the excavator remembers your settings each time you go to work.
  • Navigate quickly on the standard high-resolution 254 mm (10 in) touchscreen monitor or with the aid of the jog dial control.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the excavator? Simply access the operator's manual on the touchscreen monitor.
  • The auto axle lock presses the pedal for you to reduce your overall number of actions. The machine automatically detects when the service brake and axle need to be locked or unlocked. It releases automatically when you press the travel pedal.
SAFELY HOME EVERY DAY
  • Access daily maintenance points from ground level.
  • Keep your excavator secure with operator ID. Use your PIN code on the monitor to enable the push-button starting feature.
  • The standard ROPS cab meets ISO 12117-2:2008 requirements.
  • Enjoy better visibility into trenches, in each swing direction and behind you, with the help of smaller cab pillars, larger windows, and a flat engine hood design. Rearview and sideview cameras are standard.
  • The service platform design provides easy, safe, and quick access to the upper service platform; the service platform steps use antiskid punch plate to prevent slipping.
  • The standard hydraulic lockout lever isolates all hydraulic and travel functions in the lowered position.
  • Travel and swing lock prevent front linkage from moving as you travel.
  • Ground level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine when activated and shuts down the machine.

Drive

Maximum Travel Speed
21.7mile/h

Air Conditioning System

Note
The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 0.85 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 1.216 metric tonnes.

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
9.4r/min
Maximum Swing Speed
32560ft·lbf

Working Ranges and Forces

Cutting Height
33.7ft
Stick Forces (ISO)
16861lbf
Bucket Forces (ISO)
26752lbf
Note (1)
Range values are with dual pneumatic tires (10.00-20). Range values are calculated with a GD bucket (CW) and CW-30 quick coupler with a tip radius of 1484 mm (4'10"). Force values are calculated with heavy lift on, a GD bucket (pin-on), and a tip radius o
Reach at Ground Level
30.2ft
Vertical Wall Digging Depth
15.1ft
Stick
2.5 m (8' 2")
Digging Height
19.3ft
Bucket
0.91 m³ GD (1.19 yd³)
Boom Type
VA Boom

Dimensions

Wheel Base
8.9ft
Tail Swing Radius
7.7ft
Support Point
11.5ft
Ground Clearance
1.1ft
Shipping Length
27.8ft
Counterweight Clearance
4.3ft
Stick
2.5 m (8' 2")
Shipping Height - Top of Cab
11ft
Bucket
0.91 m³ GD (1.19 yd³)
Boom
5205 mm (17'1")

Service Refill

Engine Oil
2.9gal (US)

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
92.5gal (US)
Final Drive
0.7gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
31.7gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
68.7gal (US)
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
5.3gal (US)
Cooling System
8.5gal (US)

Machine Weight

Note (2)
Typical configurations include 2500 mm (8'2") medium stick and 3700 kg (8,157 lb) counterweight.
Note (1)
Operating weight includes full fuel tank, operator, bucket 610 kg (1,340 lb), and dual pneumatic tires. Weight varies depending on configuration.
Operating Weight Minimum
38580lb
Operating Weight Maximum
43980lb

Hydraulic System

Maximum Pressure - Travel
5076gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Swing
5149gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5366psi
Main System - Maximum Flow - Implement
67gal/min

Engine

Engine Power - Maximum Gross - ISO 14396 - Metric
131 kW (176 hp) (PS)
Note (4)
Rated speed 2,200 rpm.
Note (3)
Recommended for use up to 3000 m (9,843 ft) altitude with engine power derate above 3000 m (9,843 ft).
Note (2)
Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when engine is equipped with fan, air cleaner, CEM exhaust gas aftertreatment, alternator, and cooling fan running at intermediate speed.
Stroke
5in
Note (1)
Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, and Korea Tier 4 Final emission standards.
Displacement
285.5in³
Engine Model
C4.4
Bore
4in
Engine Power - ISO 14396
174HP

Standard/Optional Features

Standard Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • ROPS, sound suppression
    • High-resolution 254 mm (10 in) LCD touchscreen monitor
    • Product Link
    • Remote flash/troubleshoot capability
  • Engine
    • Power mode selector
    • One-touch low idle with auto engine speed control
    • Auto Engine Idle Shutdown
    • 52° C (125° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
    • Cold start capability -18° C (0° F)
    • Double element air filter with integrated precleaner
    • Biodiesel capability up to B20
    • Electric priming pump
  • Hydraulic System
    • Automatic swing brake
    • Auto hydraulic oil warmup
    • Electronic main control valve
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valves
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • Automatic brake/axle lock
    • All-wheel drive
  • Electrical System
    • LED lights on boom and cab
    • Roading and indicator lights, front and rear
    • Maintenance free batteries
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Sampling ports for Scheduled Oil Sampling (S-O-S)
    • Ground-level and platform-level engine oil dipsticks
  • Safety And Security
    • Rearview and right-side view cameras
    • Wide angle mirrors
    • Ground level engine shutoff switch
    • Anti-skid plate
    • Signaling/warning horn

Optional Equipment:

  • Note
    • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
  • Cab
    • Deluxe cab
    • Premium cab
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom/stick lowering check valves
    • SmartBoom
    • Ride control
    • Cat TRS support
    • Joystick steering
    • Slider joysticks (2 types)
    • Combined flow/high-pressure auxiliary circuit
    • Quick coupler circuit
  • Boom And Sticks
    • 5205 mm (17'1") variable adjustable boom
    • 2200 mm (7'3") stick
    • 2500 mm (8'2") stick
    • 2900 mm (9'6") stick
    • 5100 mm (16'9") One-piece boom
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 10.00-20 16 PR, dual tires
    • 315/70R22.5, no gap dual tires
    • 445/70R 19.5, single tires
    • 3700 kg (8,157 lb) counterweight
    • 4200 kg (9,259 lb) counterweight
  • Electrical System
    • LED lights on chassis (left-hand, right-hand) and counterweight
    • Electrical refueling pump
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Automatic lubrication system for implement and swing system
  • Safety And Security
    • 360° visibility
    • Rotating beacon

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