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Superior Performance
Unmatched Operator Comfort
Simple Operation
Versatile Configurations
Easy Maintenance
Enhanced Safety

Product Specifications for 538

Engine

Drive

Hydraulic System

Swing Mechanism

Weights

Service Refill Capacities

Working Ranges

Dimensions

538 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

  • Cat Product Link
  • Remote Services capability

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x4)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED chassis, boom, and cab lights

ENGINE

  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, Eco
  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Automatic engine idle shutdown
  • Up to 4600m (15,092 ft) altitude capability
  • 48° C (118° 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
  • Biodiesel capability up to B20

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
  • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up
  • 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 cap and hydraulic tank
  • Service platforms with anti-skid plate
  • RH handrail and handhold
  • Signaling/warning horn
  • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Rearview camera

SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE

  • Side-entry service platform
  • Grouped location for engine oil and fuel filters
  • Ground level dipstick for engine oil
  • S·O·S sampling 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 and frames
  • 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

538 Optional Equipment

BOOMS AND STICKS

  • 5.7 m (18'8") Reach boom - General Forestry
  • 5.9 m (19'6") Straight boom - Log Loader
  • 2.9 m (9'6") Reach thumb-ready stick
  • Goose neck stick
  • Under/under stick
  • Over/under stick
  • Power clam

CAB

  • Side entry with 165 mm (6.5") fixed riser
  • Side entry with 1219 mm (48") tilting riser

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

ENGINE

  • Cold start package with block heaters and ether assist

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

  • Medium pressure circuit

SAFETY AND SECURITY

  • Right-hand sideview camera

UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES

  • 900 mm (36") triple grouser Tri Link shoes
  • 800 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
  • 700 mm (28") double grouser shoes
  • 600 mm (24") double and single grouser shoes

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