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Overview

The 545C wheel skidder sets the standard for productivity and durability.

Engine

Units:
Net Flywheel Power 219.0 hp 163.0 kW Less
Engine Model Cat® C7 ACERT™ Cat® C7 ACERT™ Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 219.0 hp 163.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 219.0 hp 163.0 kW Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 232.0 hp 173.0 kW Less
Governed Speed at Rated Power 1800.0 RPM 1800.0 RPM Less
Displacement 439.0 in3 7.2 L Less
Bore 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.0 in 127.0 mm Less
Torque Rise 9% at 1400 RPM 9% at 1400 RPM Less
Max Torque @ Rated Speed 951 N-m at 1400 RPM 951 N-m at 1400 RPM Less
Derating Altitude 7900.0 ft 2400.0 m Less
Air Cleaner Dry precleaner Dry precleaner Less
Alternator Serpentine belt driven, brushless Serpentine belt driven, brushless Less
Electrical System 24V Direct Electric 24V Direct Electric Less
Battery - Quantity 2 2 Less
Battery - Volts 12V 12V Less
Battery - Capacity 950 CCA 950 CCA Less
Starting System Direct electric Direct electric Less
Number of Cylinders 6 6 Less
Engine Make DITAC EUI: 4 stroke cycle diesel DITAC EUI: 4 stroke cycle diesel Less

Power Train

Travel Speed - Fwd. 1st 4.0 mph 6.4 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Fwd. 2nd 5.6 mph 9.0 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Fwd. 3rd 6.8 mph 10.9 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Fwd. 4th 9.5 mph 15.3 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Fwd. 5th 17.1 mph 27.5 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Rev. 1st 3.9 mph 6.2 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Rev. 2nd 6.5 mph 10.5 km/h Less
Travel Speed - Rev. 3rd 11.6 mph 18.6 km/h Less
Torque Converter - Type Lock-up clutch Lock-up clutch Less
Transmission 5 fwd / 3 rev countershaft, powershift 5 fwd / 3 rev countershaft, powershift Less
Steering, frame articulation +/- 45° +/- 45° Less
Brakes - Service Type Enclosed wet disc each wheel, full hydraulic Enclosed wet disc each wheel, full hydraulic Less
Brakes - Parking Type Spring applied, hydraulic released, Electro-hydraulic controlled Spring applied, hydraulic released, Electro-hydraulic controlled Less
Transmission Cooler Type Plate Plate Less

Hydraulic System

Circuit Type Closed center, variable flow Closed center, variable flow Less
Pump Type Axial piston Axial piston Less
Pump Output 50.0 gal/min 190.0 L/min Less
Relief Valve Setting 3045.0 psi 21000.0 kPa Less
Reservoir Tank Capacity 14.27 gal 54.0 L Less
Steering Valve Direct link, non-follow Direct link, non-follow Less
Steering Cylinder - Bore 3.5 in 88.9 mm Less
Steering Cylinder - Stroke 17.22 in 437.5 mm Less
Steering Cylinder - Rod Diameter 2.0 in 50.8 mm Less
Dozer Valve Electro-hydraulic Electro-hydraulic Less
Dozer Cylinder - Bore 4.0 in 101.6 mm Less
Dozer Cylinder - Stroke 4.0 in 101.6 mm Less
Dozer Cylinder - Rod Diameter 2.25 in 57.15 mm Less
Grapple Valve 4 or 5 stack, pilot 4 or 5 stack, pilot Less

Grapple

Bunching Capacity 16.6 ft2 1.54 m2 Less
Thinning Capacity 19.0 ft2 1.78 m2 Less
Sorting Capacity 14.4 ft2 1.34 m2 Less
Bunching - Full Open Height 75.0 in 1905.0 mm Less
Bunching - Fully Closed Height 54.0 in 1371.0 mm Less
Bunching - Min. Stem Diameter 7.2 in 183.0 mm Less
Bunching - Tip to Tip Height 83.0 in 2108.0 mm Less
Bunching - Tong Opening 127.0 in 3226.0 mm Less
Thinning - Tip to Tip Height 85.0 in 2159.0 mm Less
Thinning - Tong Opening 135.0 in 3429.0 mm Less
Thinning - Full Open Height 74.0 in 1880.0 mm Less
Thinning - Min. Stem Diameter 9.5 in 241.0 mm Less
Thinning - Fully Closed Height 58.0 in 1473.0 mm Less

Grapple, CR - Bunching

Grapple capacity 16.6 ft2 1.54 m2 Less
Tip to tip height 83.0 in 2108.0 mm Less
Tong opening 127.0 in 3226.0 mm Less
Full open height 75.0 in 1905.0 mm Less
Minimum stem diameter 7.2 in 183.0 mm Less
Full closed height 54.0 in 1371.0 mm Less

Grapple, CR - Thinning

Grapple capacity 19.0 ft2 1.78 m2 Less
Tip to tip height 85.0 in 2159.0 mm Less
Tong opening 135.0 in 3429.0 mm Less
Full open height 74.0 in 1880.0 mm Less
Minimum stem diameter 9.5 in 241.0 mm Less
Full closed height 58.0 in 1473.0 mm Less

Arch

Dual Function - Lift highest, retracted 110.91 in 2817.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Lift highest, farthest 85.16 in 2163.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Lift max reach 56.81 in 1443.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Lift lowest, retracted 39.92 in 1014.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Lift lowest, farthest 13.19 in 335.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Loaded tire radius 33.19 in 843.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Reach Highest, Retracted 65.08 in 1653.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Reach Lowest, Retracted 69.88 in 1775.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Reach Lowest, Farthest 108.74 in 2762.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Reach Highest, Farthest 117.24 in 2978.0 mm Less
Dual Function - Reach Max 122.87 in 3121.0 mm Less

Arch, Dual Function

CR - Lift highest, retracted 110.91 in 2817.0 mm Less
CR - Lift highest, farthest 85.16 in 2163.0 mm Less
CR - Lift maximum reach 56.81 in 1443.0 mm Less
CR - Lift lowest, retracted 39.92 in 1014.0 mm Less
CR - Lift lowest, farthest 13.19 in 335.0 mm Less
CR - Loaded tire radius 33.19 in 843.0 mm Less
CR - Reach highest, retracted 65.08 in 1653.0 mm Less
CR - Reach lowest, retracted 69.88 in 1775.0 mm Less
CR - Reach lowest, farthest 108.74 in 2762.0 mm Less
CR - Reach highest, farthest 117.24 in 2978.0 mm Less
CR - Reach maximum 122.87 in 3121.0 mm Less

Winch - Grapple Skidder

Max Line Pull - Bare Drum 39342.0 lb 175.0 kN Less
Max Line Speed 132.0 ft/min 40.2 m/min Less
Drum Capacity 19.0mm (3/4in) 154.0 ft 47.0 m Less
Drum Capacity 22.2mm (7/8in) 97.0 ft 30.0 m Less
Drum capacity 25.4mm (1in) 91.0 ft 28.0 m Less
Drum Diameter 9.0 in 229.0 mm Less
Drum Width 11.0 in 279.0 mm Less

Winch - Cable Skidder

Max Line Pull - Bare Drum 45850.0 lb 204.0 kN Less
Max Line Speed 360.0 ft/min 110.0 m/min Less
Drum Capacity 19.0mm (3/4in) 148.0 ft 45.0 m Less
Drum Capacity 22.2mm (7/8in) 105.0 ft 32.0 m Less
Drum capacity 25.4mm (1in) 82.0 ft 25.0 m Less
Drum Diameter 10.0 in 254.0 mm Less
Drum Width 11.0 in 279.0 mm Less

Service Refill

Fuel Tank 99.8 gal 378.0 L Less
Cooling System 15.0 gal 56.7 L Less
Differential, Final Drive - Front 13.7 gal 52.0 L Less
Differential, Final Drive - Rear 19.5 gal 74.0 L Less
Engine Oil 7.1 gal 27.0 L Less
Transmission, Torque Converter 14.2 gal 54.0 L Less
Mechanical Winch 6.5 gal 24.5 L Less
Hydraulic System - Tank 14.3 gal 54.0 L Less
Hydraulic System - Total 29.6 gal 112.0 L Less

Dimensions

Wheelbase 155.1 in 3939.0 mm Less
Length 316.06 in 8028.0 mm Less
Overall width 133.7 in 3397.0 mm Less
Height 125.4 in 3184.4 mm Less
Ground Clearance 21.0 in 533.0 mm Less
Boom height - max, standard 169.4 in 4302.0 mm Less
Top roller height (cable) 109.0 in 2771.0 mm Less
Axle height 33.2 in 843.0 mm Less
Rear axle to pin 86.7 in 2203.0 mm Less
Length - overall, grapple, dual 316.0 in 8028.0 mm Less
Length, overall, cable 295.8 in 7514.0 mm Less
Decking blade lift height 54.4 in 1381.0 mm Less
Decking blade dig depth 17.9 in 456.0 mm Less
Height - top of cab 125.4 in 3184.4 mm Less
Decking blade width 123.5 in 3138.0 mm Less
Tread width 103.2 in 2622.0 mm Less
Turning radius over tires 252.0 in 6400.0 mm Less

Weights

Est Operating Weight 42325.0 lb 19198.0 kg Less

MSC Comments

Spec Date 5/06 5/06 Less

Engine

The Cat® power train delivers top performance, power, and durability.


Power Train

The integrated Cat power train delivers dependable, relentless pulling power.


Hydraulics

State-of-the-art hydraulic system provides dependable power and maximum efficiency.


Structures

The 545C mainframe, hitch and decking blade are designed and built to surpass the expectations of the logging industry.


Operator Station

Easy to operate, fingertip controls, less fatigue


Work Tools

Move more wood with powerful, flexible Cat grapples and winches.


Serviceability

Ease of service increases productivity.


Customer Support

Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.


545C Standard Equipment

Electrical
  • 24V electrical system
  • Alarm, back-up
  • Alternator, 80 amp
  • Batteries, maintenance free (2-1000 CCA)
  • Lighting system, exterior lights (4 total)
  • Main disconnect switch
  • Starter, electric, heavy duty
  • Starting and charging system
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Horn, warning

Operator Environment
  • 12V accessory power port
  • Seat, air suspension
  • Beverage holder
  • Cab, ROPS/FOPS certified
  • Computerized Monitoring System

Power Train
  • Air cleaner, 2-stage with precleaner
  • Brakes
  • Differential locks (front, rear)
  • Driveline slipjoint, lubed for life
  • Engine, Cat C7, ACERT™ Technology, ATAAC
  • Fan, blower
  • Filters, fuel/engine air, primary/secondary
  • Final drives, inboard planetary
  • Fuel transfer pump (electric)
  • Fuel tank, high capacity
  • Lock-up torque converter
  • Muffler
  • Radiator with clean-out doors
  • Steering, variable flow-modulated 1/4 turn
  • Transmission, countershaft powershift (5F/3R)
  • Universal joints, lubed for life

Hydraulics
  • Closed center-load sensing system
  • Hitch hoses, Caterpillar ToughGuard™
  • Line filter, full flow return
  • Hydraulic oil cooler, Spin-on filters
  • Variable displacement piston pump, 50 gpm (227.3 L/min)

Other standard equipment
  • Articulation lock link
  • Axle, high performance heavy-duty
  • Debris baffles
  • Brush sweeps, front
  • Decking blade with replaceable bolt-on cutting edge
  • Ecology drains (engine, hyd tank, axles, transmission)
  • Engine enclosures, hinged
  • Guards, hinged - bottom and radiator
  • S•O•SSM sampling ports
  • Vandalism protection, lockable doors and cap locks

545C Optional Equipment

Arch
  • Dual function
  • Cable skidding
  • Industrial arrangement

Cab, enclosed, with window screens
  • ROPS, open
  • ROPS, enclosed with heat/AC
  • Window screens
  • Wipers, front and rear

Electrical
  • Converter, high capacity 12V, 10A continuous, 15A peak
  • Jump start receptacle

Fenders, heavy duty

Grapples - Cat Continuous Rotation
  • Bunching
  • Thinning

Lights
  • Additional 8 (2 front, 2 rear, 2 per side)

Pre-cleaner, turbine

Starting aid package, cold weather

Steering, secondary

Tires and Tubes, set of four, logger (LS-2)
  • 30.5L-32, 26PR
  • 35.5L-32, 20PR
  • 35.5L-32, 26PR
  • Dual ring capable
  • Narrow overall width options

Water tank

Winch
  • Grapple
  • Cable skidding

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