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Overview

538/538 LL Forest Machine

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
Engine Speed - Travel 1500.0 r/min 1500.0 r/min Less
Engine Speed - Travel - Maximum Load 1800.0 HP 1800.0 kW Less
Gross Power - 1,800 rpm 164.0 HP 122.0 kW Less
Number of Cylinders 6 6 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
Engine Crankcase 6.6 gal (US) 25.0 l Less
Final Drive - Each 2.1 gal (US) 8.0 l Less
Fuel Tank - CWT 108.3 gal (US) 410.0 l Less
Hydraulic System - Total 42.0 gal (US) 159.0 l Less

Hydraulic System

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

Operating Specifications

Maximum Drawbar Pull 61148.0 lb 272.0 kN Less
Maximum Speed - Rabbit 2.7 mile/h 4.3 km/h Less
Maximum Speed - Turtle 1.6 mile/h 2.6 km/h Less
Maximum Swing Speed - 538 (GF) 11.0 r/min 11.0 r/min Less
Maximum Swing Speed - 538 LL 11.0 r/min 11.0 r/min Less
Swing Torque - 538 (GF) 54000.0 lb/ft 73.2 Less
Swing Torque - 538 LL 54000.0 lb/ft 73.2 Less

Undercarriage

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

Dimensions - General Forestry - 538 - Boom Stretched Out

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

Dimensions - Log Loader - 538 LL - Boom Stretched Out

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

Efficiency

  • Engine, hydraulics, and work tool integration are optimized to minimize power losses and increase overall machine efficiency
  • Steady state high idle speed and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final technology reduces fuel consumption
  • Larger hydraulic pump allows engine to operate at lower rpm with increased performance to maximize efficiency
  • Component layout and back-to-back main hydraulic control valve reduces oil flow restrictions and aids in greater fuel economy
  • Machine designed for integration and optimization with SATCO® work tools and Cat® grapples
  • Powerful, multi-functioning hydraulics, combined with strong machine performance ensure work tools function quickly and fluidly to complete work faster

Performance

  • Cat C7.1 ACERT™ Tier 4 Final engine with increased horsepower maintains maximum performance under load
  • Strong hydraulic horsepower for efficient implement performance and greater productivity
  • An increase in swing torque of 18 percent, provides added power to move trees, which enables more efficiency and productivity
  • Heavy lift mode features increased lift capacity to handle larger payloads with improved control

Stability

  • Wider undercarriage, by 203 mm (8 in), improves stability for increased lift and swing capabilities
  • Heavy duty counterweight as standard equipment ensures machine platform is stable in varied applications

Application Versatility

  • Boom arrangements and hydraulic systems for specific applications enable more effective road building, loading, processing, shoveling, or millyard stacking
  • New track options meet shovel logging and low ground pressure application requirements
  • Ground saw hydraulics are available for log loader applications
  • Purpose built processor cab that includes 19 mm (0.75 in) front windows

Reliability and Durability

  • Variable pitch, reversing cooling fan maintains optimum fluid temperatures in heavy duty forestry applications
  • Cooling capability increased 12 percent for trouble-free operation
  • High-wide carbody features double-supported carrier rollers, reinforced idler mounts, heavy-duty top hat, extra gussets, and thick doubler plates for structural integrity in severe applications
  • Larger 203 mm (8 in) pitch Positive Pin Retention 2 links (329 HEX) provide greater life in variable forestry working conditions
  • Purpose-built upper frames provide increased life with box section members, thick doubler plates, reinforced swing drive mounts, rugged door components, and 5 mm (0.2 in) sheet metal
  • Linkage configurations incorporate internal baffle plates, large box sections, and thicker plating to increase service life
  • Validated and proven excavator technologies ensure overall machine reliability

Serviceability

  • One-piece engine hood design, with two opening angles, allows easy access to engine and cooling compartments
  • Side-by-side engine and hydraulic coolers provide easy access for cleaning, while reduced cooling fins per inch allows better debris flow-through to reduce clogging potential
  • 0.28 m3 (10 ft3) of storage space at ground level, gives ready access to tools, equipment, and supplies that operators use daily

Operator Comfort and Technology

  • Fully adjustable, air ride cab seat that includes heating and cooling capability for comfort and reduced operator fatigue
  • LED lights increase visibility
  • Cat Product Link™ allows for remote location of a machine and enables tracking of fuel consumption and other events

Work Tools

  • Both machine models are optimized for a wide variety of processing and harvesting heads, grapples, heels, quick couplers, and thumbs