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Overview

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.

Engine

Units:
Engine Model Cat C7.1 ACERT Cat C7.1 ACERT Less
Net Flywheel Power 164.0 HP 122.0 kW Less
Displacement 427.8 r/min 7.01 r/min Less
Engine Speed - Operation 1500.0 r/min 1500.0 r/min Less
Number of Cylinders 6 6 Less
Engine Speed - Travel - Maximum Load 1800.0 HP 1800.0 kW Less
Engine Speed - Travel 1500.0 r/min 1500.0 r/min Less
Gross Power - 1,800 rpm 164.0 HP 122.0 kW Less

Weights

General Forestry - HW 66639.0 lb 30227.0 kg Less
Estimated Operating Weight without Attachment - 538 (General Forestry, Reach) 66639.0 lb 30227.0 kg Less
Estimated Operating Weight without Attachment - 538 LL (Log Loader, U/U) 69573.0 lb 31558.0 kg Less
Estimated Operating Weight without Attachment - 538 LL (Log Loader, O/U) 69401.0 lb 31480.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 7.9 gal (US) 29.8 l Less
Swing Drive 2.1 gal (US) 8.0 l Less
Hydraulic Tank 37.8 gal (US) 143.0 l Less
DEF Tank 7.4 gal (US) 28.0 l Less
Fuel Tank - CWT 108.3 gal (US) 410.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Total 42.0 gal (US) 159.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 2.1 gal (US) 8.0 l Less
Engine Crankcase 6.6 gal (US) 25.0 l Less

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Pump - Grapple Rotate (538) / Power Clam (538 LL) - Maximum Pressure 1499.0 psi 10335.0 kPa Less
Main Pumps - Maximum Flow - Per Pump 56.0 gal/min 212.0 l/min Less
Maximum System Pressure - Implements 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Auxiliary Pump - Grapple Rotate (538) / Power Clam (538 LL) - Pump Drive Gear Ratio 1.28:1 1.28:1 Less
Main Pumps - Maximum Flow - Both Pumps 112.0 gal/min 424.0 l/min Less
Auxiliary Pump - U/U and O/U (538 LL) - Maximum Pressure 1499.0 psi 10335.0 kPa Less
Maximum System Pressure - Travel 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Maximum System Pressure - Heavy Lift Mode 5511.0 psi 38000.0 kPa Less
Maximum System Pressure - Swing 4496.0 psi 31000.0 kPa Less
Auxiliary Pump - U/U and O/U (538 LL) - Maximum Flow 12.0 gal/min 45.0 l/min Less
Auxiliary Pump - Grapple Rotate (538) / Power Clam (538 LL) - Maximum Flow 32.0 gal/min 121.0 l/min Less

Operating Specifications

Maximum Swing Speed - 538 LL 11.0 r/min 11.0 r/min Less
Maximum Swing Speed - 538 (GF) 11.0 r/min 11.0 r/min Less
Maximum Drawbar Pull 61148.0 lb 272.0 kN Less
Maximum Speed - Turtle 1.6 mile/h 2.6 km/h Less
Maximum Speed - Rabbit 2.7 mile/h 4.3 km/h Less

Undercarriage

Track Gauge 109.8 in 2790.0 mm Less
Undercarriage Pitch 8.0 in 202.8 mm Less
Track Length 180.2 in 4576.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 26.0 in 659.5 mm Less

Dimensions - General Forestry - 538 - Boom Stretched Out

Track Length 180.2 in 4576.0 mm Less
Width - With 700 mm (28 in) Shoes 137.4 in 3490.0 mm Less
Overall Length (Processor) 480.0 in 12192.0 mm Less
Height of Tilted Side Entry Cab 127.0 in 3225.0 mm Less
Boom Height 145.6 in 3697.0 mm Less
Overall Height 153.6 in 3901.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance 26.0 in 660.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 109.8 in 2790.0 mm Less
Tail Swing Radius 109.8 in 2789.0 mm Less
Distance Between Idler and Sprocket Centerline 146.7 in 3725.0 mm Less

Dimensions - Log Loader - 538 LL - Boom Stretched Out

Ground Clearance 26.0 in 660.0 mm Less
Height of Tilted Side Entry Cab 123.7 in 3142.0 mm Less
Overall Length (U/U) 530.9 in 13485.0 mm Less
Boom Height 91.5 in 2323.0 mm Less
Overall Height 180.2 in 4578.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 109.8 in 2790.0 mm Less
Track Length 180.2 in 4576.0 mm Less
Distance Between Idler and Sprocket Centerline 146.7 in 3725.0 mm Less
Width - With 700 mm (28 in) Shoes 137.4 in 3490.0 mm Less
Tail Swing Radius 109.8 in 2789.0 mm Less

BUILT TO PERFORM

EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY

BUILT FOR MORE STABILITY

EXPAND YOUR CAPABILITIES

LONG TERM VALUE AND DURABILITY

SAVE ON MAINTENANCE TIME

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