The Caterpillar 315 Excavator was introduced in 1995 and produced in the USA and Japan. The 315 has a 3046 six-cylinder diesel engine providing 99 hp.
Subsequently, Caterpillar has since developed the 315B, 315C, 315D, 315E, 315F, 315GC and since 2020 is the 315 (Next Gen) the latest addition to the 315 series.
At present, the Caterpillar 315 HEX "Next Generation" is the flagship of the 315 family. Powered by a Caterpillar C3.6 ACERT Engine providing 110 hp, an operating weight of 35,700 lb. and a bucket capacity of 0.69 yd3 a serious piece of machinery in the Small Excavators equipment types made by Caterpillar.
Within the 315 Series Excavators, the first Caterpillar 315 scale model finally was released in 2022 with the arrival of the Caterpillar 315 HEX "Next Generation" Excavator in 1:50th scale from Diecast Masters. Follow up comes with a Caterpillar 315 in a Special Black Finish version in 2023. Let's see if anyone also sees possibilities to make a custom model of the first version -).