Trust John Deere PowerTech 4.5L engines to provide high power and torque rise that are proven, integrated, simple, and supported, for the muscle needed to power through any workday.
Standard John Deere PowerShift transmission provides on-the-go gear changes. AutoShift that automatically shifts the transmission to the appropriate gear based on engine rpm and ground speed is standard.
New powered sideshift option for the 315SL enables smooth side-to-side shifts in under six seconds, for more precise backhoe repositioning. Its design includes a series of two hydraulic cylinders used to shift the backhoe, eliminating the need for a chain-drive or pulley system. It’s easily unlocked and controlled via the combination in-cab switch on the main control panel.
Powered sideshift option allows operators to take full advantage of the 315SL’s narrow footprint with vertical stabilizers. This is particularly valuable in applications such as street repair; underground utility work in congested urban areas; constructing square trench boxes; and digging next to buildings, walls, or other structures.
Limited-slip differential combined with mechanical-front-wheel drive (MFWD) provides true 4x4 performance and excellent traction in any ground conditions by delivering up to 65 percent of the available power to the wheel with the best traction.
Spring-type rear coupler is designed to increase productivity and uptime. Operators need to leave the cab only once to switch attachments. And the handy control rod provided with the coupler is conveniently sized to fit in the standard toolbox, getting operators back to work faster and more effortlessly than with traditional manual couplers.
L-Series pilot towers optimize legroom and space for transitioning between loader and backhoe operation. Palm-on-top loader-control grip is comfortable and easy to use. Control of clutch disconnect, transmission quick-shift, auxiliary proportional roller, and momentary mechanical-front-wheel drive is at your fingertips.