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Cat 315 on slope

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Mini man, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    What is the maximum slope in degrees I can run my Cat 315 on safely ? Thanks:canadaflag:
  2. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Giver a whirl! You'll find out soon enough what you're comfortable with..
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    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.
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Its not steep enough until you have to put your feet on the windshield to keep from falling out of the seat!
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

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

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    All you can do is try it and hope you don't leave some brown streaks in your shorts :laugh:
  7. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    I don't care how steep it is for my comfort...just wanting to know about oil starvation etc
  8. Justin

    Justin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I think 35% slope is the off level oil capacity for the 315
  9. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    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.
  10. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    Depends,Got any winches?:rolleyes:

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