FM568 GF/FM568 LL

Forest Machines FM568 GF/FM568 LL

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Key Specs

Engine Model
Cat C9.3B
Cat C9.3B
Net Power - ISO 9249
346 HP
257.9 kW
Engine Power - ISO 14396
347 HP
259 kW

Overview

Makes Big Timber Work Simpler, Safer and More Satisfying

The Cat® FM568 is the ultimate forestry & shovel logging weapon. With incredible swing torque, track power, lift, and stability, you can reliably produce more loads daily and increase production and profit while counting on outstanding service and support for your business.

Benefits

Improve Fuel Efficiency Up to 5%

The Cat® C9.3B engine and electrohydraulic control system work in sync to help you move big timber without burning truckloads of fuel. Precise engine speed powering a large hydraulic pump gets you maximum production out of each fuel unit.

Boost Production Up to 10%

Move heavy logs easily with more engine power, more swing power and more travel power. Engaging heavy lift mode automatically increases pressure when you need an additional boost for bigger timber.

Reduce Maintenance Costs Up to 15%

Experience increased uptime and reduced costs with new longer-life fuel and hydraulic oil filters. Cat® fuel filters have double the life of the previous filters, and the hydraulic oil return filter provides up to 50% more service life.

Product Specifications for FM568 GF/FM568 LL

Engine Model Cat C9.3B Cat C9.3B
Net Power - ISO 9249 346 HP 257.9 kW
Engine Power - ISO 14396 347 HP 259 kW
Net Power - ISO 9249 (DIN) 351 hp (metric) 351 hp (metric)
Engine Power - ISO 14396 (DIN) 352 hp (metric) 352 hp (metric)
Bore 4.53 in 115 mm
Stroke 5.87 in 149 mm
Displacement 567.5 r/min 9.3 r/min
Biodiesel Capability Up to B20¹ Up to B20¹
Emissions Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards. Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage V emission standards.
Note (1) Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator with engine speed at 1,900 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture. Net power advertised is the power available at the flywheel when the engine is equipped with fan, air intake system, exhaust system, and alternator with engine speed at 1,900 rpm. Advertised power is tested per the specified standard in effect at the time of manufacture.
Note (2) ¹Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer). **Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels. ¹Cat diesel engines are required to use ULSD (ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel with 15 ppm of sulfur or less) or ULSD blended with the following lower-carbon intensity fuels** up to: 20% biodiesel FAME (fatty acid methyl ester)* or 100% renewable diesel, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and GTL (gas-to-liquid) fuels. Refer to guidelines for successful application. Please consult your Cat dealer or “Caterpillar Machine Fluids Recommendations” (SEBU6250) for details. *Engines with no aftertreatment devices can use higher blends, up to 100% biodiesel (for use of blends higher than 20% biodiesel, consult your Cat dealer). **Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions from lower-carbon intensity fuels are essentially the same as traditional fuels.
Maximum Travel Speed 2.7 mile/h 4.3 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull 84978 lbf 378 kN
Main System - Maximum Flow 153 gal/min 581 l/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076 psi 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode 5511 psi 38000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076 psi 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing 4119 psi 28400 kPa
Swing Speed 6.1 r/min 6.1 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 120222 lb/ft 163 kN·m
General Forestry 106920 lb 48500 kg
Log Loader (U/U) 108690 lb 49300 kg
Fuel Tank 262 gal (US) 990 l
Cooling System 5 gal (US) 20 l
Engine Oil 8 gal (US) 32 l
Swing Drive 3 gal (US) 10.5 l
Final Drive - Each 3 gal (US) 9.5 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 101 gal (US) 383 l
Hydraulic Tank 49 gal (US) 185 l
DEF Tank 21 gal (US) 80 l
Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Road Builder 460 in 11690 mm
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Under/Under 509 in 12930 mm
Note (1) General Forestry General Forestry
Shipping Height - Tilted Cab 159 in 4030 mm
Handrail Height 138 in 3510 mm
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out 607 in 15430 mm
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out 667 in 16930 mm
Tail Swing Radius 149 in 3790 mm
Counterweight Clearance 59 in 1500 mm
Ground Clearance 30 in 760 mm
Track Length 216 in 5490 mm
Track Length to Center of Rollers 175 in 4450 mm
Track Gauge 115 in 2920 mm
Transport Width 144 in 3650 mm
Note (1) The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 2.1 (22"/48" Riser CAB)/2.2 (72" Riser CAB) kg of refrigerant, which as a CO2 equivalent of 3.003/3.146 metric tonnes. The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 2.1 (22"/48" Riser CAB)/2.2 (72" Riser CAB) kg of refrigerant, which as a CO2 equivalent of 3.003/3.146 metric tonnes.

FM568 GF/FM568 LL Standard Equipment

CAB

  • ROPS Forestry cab with polycarbonate windows
  • 4-point harness seat belt
  • Heated and cooled seat with air-adjustable suspension
  • Integrated joysticks
  • Tilt-up left-side console (side-entry cab only)
  • High-resolution touchscreen monitor
  • Bluetooth integrated radio (including USB, aux port and microphone)
  • 12V DC outlets
  • Keyless push-to-start engine control
  • Automatic bi-level air conditioner
  • LED dome and floor lights
  • Windshield wiper and washer
  • Behind seat storage
  • Retractable sunshade

CAT TECHNOLOGIES

  • VisionLink
  • Remote Services Capability

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x4)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED chassis, boom (GF), stick (LL) and cab lights
  • 115 Amp. alternator
  • 24-volt electric starting
  • Horn and travel alarm
  • Pre-start monitoring system
  • Tool control software
  • Secondary engine shut off switch

ENGINE

  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, Eco
  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Automatic engine idle shutdown
  • Up to 4500m (14,764 ft) altitude capability
  • 52° C (126° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
  • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
  • Hydraulic reverse fan
  • Two-stage fuel filter system
  • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
  • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warmup
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • High performance hydraulic return filter
  • Automatic two speed travel
  • Bio hydraulic oil capability
  • High torque swing drive
  • Swing cushion valve
  • Tool control software

SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Caterpillar One Key security system
  • Lockable service doors
  • Lockable external tool/storage box
  • Lockable fuel caps and hydraulic tank
  • Service platforms with anti-skid plate and countersunk bolts
  • Right-hand handrail and handhold
  • Signaling/warning horn
  • Travel alarm
  • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Rearview camera

SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE

  • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • Side-entry service platform
  • Left/Right-side fuel fill locations
  • Grouped location for engine oil and fuel filters
  • Scheduled Oil Sampling (S·O·S) ports

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES

  • High Wide undercarriage
  • Grease lubricated track with positive pin retention
  • Catwalks
  • Tie down points
  • Counterweight fuel tank
  • Heavy-duty track rollers
  • Heavy-duty travel motor guards
  • Heavy-duty bottom guards
  • Track guiding guards
  • High drawbar final drives
  • Heavy-duty recoil springs
  • Heavy-duty hydraulic swivel
  • Heavy-duty hydraulic swivel guard

FM568 GF/FM568 LL Optional Equipment

BOOMS AND STICKS

  • 6.5 m (21'4") Reach boom - General Forestry
  • 7.09 m (23'3") Straight boom - Log Loader
  • 3.9 m (12'10") Reach stick
  • 4.73 m (15'6") Over/Under stick
  • 4.73 m (15'6") Power Clam stick
  • DB family bucket linkage

CAB

  • Rear entry
  • Side entry
  • 559 mm (22") tilting riser
  • 1219 mm (48") tilting riser
  • 1829 mm (72") tilting riser
  • CB radio mounts
  • Cat Stick Steer
  • Auxiliary relay

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Premium lighting - General Forestry - 6 additional LED lights - 14 total
  • Premium lighting - Log Loader - 10 additional LED lights - 18 total

ENGINE

  • Cold start package with block heater and ether assist

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Medium pressure circuit

SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Easy lock cab tilting system
  • Cab riser light
  • Inspection lighting
  • Swing alarm
  • Right-hand-sideview camera

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES

  • 700 mm (28") double and single grouser shoes
  • 850 mm (33") triple grouser shoes

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