John Deere Expands Compact Track Loader Line With CT315

March 2009 Vol. 64 No. 3

John Deere has added the small frame CT315 to its compact track loader line, a 45-horsepower unit that already meets interim Tier 4 emissions standards.

The CT315 becomes Deere’s first radial lift compact track loader, as well as its smallest, with a 12.6-inch-wide track and a narrow overall machine width of just over 60 inches.

With a 1,500-pound rated operating capacity, the CT315’s cushioned bucket and lift cylinders provide smooth deceleration at the end of the boom-lower position and also cushion the bucket when curling and dumping a load.

The CT315 offers a 360-degree view – the operator can also see the tracks and the ground around the machine with the boom in the resting position. The low-sloped rear hood allows unmatched rear visibility, rare for a radial lift-style machine, as there are no tall rear towers to block key sight lines necessary while operating in reverse.

Under the hood, the Deere PowerTech 4024T 4-cylinder 2.4-L engine provides engine lugging capability while working heavy loads.

Track loader-specific boom and bucket breakout forces make the CT315 a superior digging machine, while less than five pounds of ground pressure per square inch make it ideal for work on turf. The planetary drive system gives the unit best-in-class pushing power in grading applications.

The CT315 also takes a wide variety of Deere Worksite Pro attachments, further enhancing jobsite productivity. 309.765.8000, www.johndeere.com