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Mini man
02-17-2010, 07:39 PM
What is the maximum slope in degrees I can run my Cat 315 on safely ? Thanks:canadaflag:

flairland
02-17-2010, 08:22 PM
Giver a whirl! You'll find out soon enough what you're comfortable with..

Scag48
02-17-2010, 09:00 PM
2:1 can be done if the slope isn't slick. I've done some small runs of 1:1 but I don't prefer it.

Dirtman2007
02-17-2010, 10:03 PM
Its not steep enough until you have to put your feet on the windshield to keep from falling out of the seat!

Scag48
02-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Its not steep enough until you have to put your feet on the windshield to keep from falling out of the seat!

Exactly. haha. Go until your gut pleads you to get off the slope or the hoe won't stick anymore.

Gravel Rat
02-17-2010, 11:16 PM
All you can do is try it and hope you don't leave some brown streaks in your shorts :laugh:

Mini man
02-18-2010, 05:55 PM
I don't care how steep it is for my comfort...just wanting to know about oil starvation etc

Justin
02-18-2010, 07:11 PM
I think 35% slope is the off level oil capacity for the 315

hvy 1ton
02-18-2010, 07:14 PM
people tie excavators with single bar grousers off to bulldozers to work on pipelines. If anyone would have problems with the machines handling the angles it would be them. As far as i know they can work a 100% slope without any detriment to the machines.

Ozz
02-18-2010, 07:27 PM
Depends,Got any winches?:rolleyes:

Gravel Rat
02-18-2010, 09:45 PM
Working on any slope for a long period of time isn't good for the engine it isn't good for the swing gear or the turn table bearing etc. Not good for the final drives.