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538/538 LL Forest Machine

Performance in forestry work is delivered by the Cat® 538 Forest Machine. Offering increased swing torque, a powerful yet fuel efficient engine and high-performance hydraulics, the 538 excels at the needs of your forestry processing needs. Available models optimize the machines for general forestry work, or for log loading.

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    Product Specs

    Engine

    Engine Power - ISO 9249 164 HP
    Engine Model Cat C7.1
    Engine Power - ISO 14396 166 HP
    Bore 4.1 in
    Stroke 5.3 in
    Number of Cylinders 6
    Displacement 427.8 in³
    Emissions Tier 4 Final / EU Stage IV

    Hydraulic System

    Main System - Maximum Flow at Operation 2 pumps X 212 L/min (56 gpm) each = 424 L/min (112 gpm) Total
    Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076 psi
    Maximum System Pressure - Heavy Lift Mode 5511 psi
    Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076 psi
    Maximum Pressure - Swing 4496 psi
    Auxiliary System Maximum Flow: Log Loader - Heel/Grapple 45 L/min (12 gpm)
    Auxiliary System Maximum Pressure: Log Loader - Heel/Grapple 1499 psi
    Auxiliary System Maximum Flow: Log Loader - Power Clam Rotate: 121 L/min (32 gpm)
    Auxiliary System Maximum Pressure: Log Loader - Power Clam 1499 psi

    Swing Mechanism

    Swing Torque - Log Loader 54000 ft·lbf
    Swing Speed - Log Loaders 11 r/min
    Swing Torque - General Forestry 54000 ft·lbf
    Swing Speed - General Forestry 11 r/min

    Track

    Number of Track Rollers - Each Side 8
    Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side 2

    Weights

    Operating Weight: Log Loader - Over/Under 69401 lb
    Note (1) Heel only, no grapple installed, 770 mm (28") track shoes
    Operating Weight: Log Loader - Under/Under 69574 lb
    Note (2) Heel only, no grapple installed, 770 mm (28") track shoes

    Service Refill Capacities

    Fuel Tank 108.3 gal (US)
    Cooling System 7.9 gal (US)
    Engine Oil 6.6 gal (US)
    Swing Drive 2.1 gal (US)
    Final Drive - Each 2.1 gal (US)
    Hydraulic System - Including Tank 42 gal (US)
    Hydraulic Tank 37.8 gal (US)
    DEF Tank 7.4 gal (US)

    Operating Specifications

    Maximum Drawbar Pull 61148 lb
    Maximum Speed - Rabbit 2.7 mile/h
    Maximum Speed - Turtle 1.6 mile/h

    Dimensions

    Log Loader Boom Log Loader Boom and Stick
    Shipping Height - Tilted Cab 179.4 in
    Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out 530.9 in
    Length: Log Loader - Boom and Stick Retracted 379.6 in
    Note (1) Dimensions measured with Under/Under Heel, 1.2 m (48 in) cab riser
    General Forestry Boom 5.68 m (118.6 in)
    General Forestry - Drop Nose Stick 3.71 m (146 in)
    General Forestry Stick - Bucket Thumb-Ready 2.92 m (115 in)
    General Forestry - Bucket 1.4 m3 (1.8 yd3)
    Shipping Height - Fixed Riser 3901 mm
    Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out 480 in
    Length: General Forestry - Boom and Stick Retracted 373.7 in
    Note (2) Dimensionss measured with Goose Neck Front, .48 m (18 in) cab riser
    Transport Width 137.4 in
    Note (3) 700 mm (28 in) Double Grouser track shoes
    Ground Clearance 26 in
    Tail Swing Radius 109.8 in
    Track Length 180.2 in
    Track Gauge 109.8 in
    Track Length to Center of Rollers 146.7 in
    Undercarriage Pitch 8 in

    Working Ranges and Forces: Log Loader - Over/Under

    Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - O/U 461 in
    Note (1) GLL 52 Grapple installed
    Max Level Log Height - O/U 324 in
    Reach at Max Height - O/U 206 in
    Max Load - O/U 28947 lb

    Working Ranges and Forces: Log Loader - Under/Under

    Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - U/U 432 in
    Note (1) Cat GLL 52 Grapple installed
    Max Level Log Height - U/U 319 in
    Reach at Max Height - U/U 125 in
    Max Load - U/U 30793 lb

    Working Ranges and Forces: General Forestry - Processor

    Note (1) Weights measured at stick nose (no processor installed) in maximum reach position
    Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level 355 in
    Max Weight at Stick Nose in Max Reach Position 8465 kg

    Working Ranges and Forces: General Forestry - Road Builder

    Bucket Type 1.4 m3 (1.8 yd3) General Duty bucket
    Boom 5.68 m (18 ft 7 in) Reach
    Stick 2.92 m (9 ft 7") Reach