Forest Machines 538

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Key Specs

Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Cat C7.1
Net Power - ISO 9249
172 HP
128 kW
Engine Power - ISO 14396
174 HP
129 kW

Overview

MOVE MORE TIMBER

Move more timber, make more money with superior performance and unmatched operator comfort.

Benefits

improved comfort and safety

The Certified Forestry cab gives you 25% more room with 50% greater visibility.

Up To 10% more productivity

Do more work with increased swing torque, higher ground clearance, and faster travel speed.

Up To 15% lower maintenance cost

Save money and time using less oil and better filters with extended service intervals.

Product Specifications for 538

Engine Model Cat C7.1 Cat C7.1
Net Power - ISO 9249 172 HP 128 kW
Engine Power - ISO 14396 174 HP 129 kW
Bore 4.1 in 105 mm
Stroke 5.3 in 135 mm
Displacement 428 r/min 7 r/min
Maximum Travel Speed 3 mile/h 4.9 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull 55303 lbf 246 kN
Main System - Maximum Flow 124 gal/min 468 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 4351 psi 30000 kPa
Swing Speed 11 r/min 11 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque 98 kN·m 72281 lb/ft
Operating Weight: Processor 65268 lb 29600 kg
Operating Weight: Log Loader - Over/Under 69357 lb 31460 kg
Fuel Tank 262 gal (US) 990 l
Cooling System 5 gal (US) 17.5 l
Engine Oil 7 gal (US) 25 l
Swing Drive 3 gal (US) 11.5 l
Final Drive - Each 1 gal (US) 4.5 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 69 gal (US) 262 l
Hydraulic Tank 38 gal (US) 143 l
DEF Tank 11 gal (US) 41 l
Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Processor 346 in 8800 mm
Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Road Builder 387 in 9820 mm
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Under/Under 425 in 10790 mm
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Over/Under 454 in 11540 mm
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Power Clam 381 in 9680 mm
Shipping Height - Fixed Riser 144 in 3670 mm
Shipping Height - Tilted Cab 130 in 3310 mm
Handrail Height 129 in 3265 mm
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out 389 in 9870 mm
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out 579 in 14710 mm
Tail Swing Radius 123 in 3135 mm
Counterweight Clearance 51 in 1300 mm
Ground Clearance 30 in 758 mm
Track Length 185 in 4695 mm
Track Length to Center of Rollers 149 in 3795 mm
Track Gauge 110 in 2790 mm
Transport Width 137 in 3490 mm

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
  • Cat Stick Steer

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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