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Power to move more trees, dirt, and most forest debris with speed and precision

Operator Station

Comfort and convenience to keep people productive


Reduced emissions, economical and reliable performance

Structures and Undercarriage

Built to work in rugged forestry environments

Front Linkage

Made for high stress and long service life

Work Tools

Grapple, Dig, and Thumb with confidence

Integrated Technologies

Solutions that make work easier and more efficient


Fast, easy and safe access built in


Features to help protect people

Complete Customer Care

Service you can count on


Generations ahead in every way

568 Standard Equipment

  • Cat® C9.3 ATAAC engine
  • Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim emissions standards
  • Bio Diesel capable
  • 2300 m (7,500 ft) altitude capability
  • Electric priming fuel pump
  • 2×4 micron main filters and 1×10 micron primary filter in fuel line
  • 24-volt electric starting
  • Air intake heater
  • Automatic engine speed control with one touch low idle
  • Water separator in fuel line
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Easy clean cooling system with full screens
  • Muffler
  • Flexxaire auto reversing fan
  • High ambient cooling capacity, 48° C (118° F)
  • Side by side cores
  • Starting aid cold weather starting package with two additional batteries, HD starter, ether and block heater

  • Regeneration circuit for boom and stick
  • Reverse swing dampening valve
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • High performance hydraulic return filter
  • Capability of installing HP stackable valve and medium and QC valve
  • Standard auxiliary pump adjustable to 108 L/min (28.5 gal/min)
  • Capability of installing boom lowering control device and stick lowering check valve
  • Capability of installing Cat Bio hydraulic oil

  • Straddle mounted carrier rollers
  • Heavy duty track motor guard
  • Heavy duty track rollers (10 per side)
  • Heavy duty recoil mechanism
  • 345 HD, GLT4 Track
  • Idler track guiding guards
  • Full length track shoe support
  • GFT80 high drawbar FD
  • Towing eye on base frame

  • 80 ampere alternator
  • 4 front working lights cab top mounted
  • 1 left side working light
  • 2 right front working lights
  • 2 riser mounted lights
  • 1 rear working light
  • Horn
  • Pre-start monitoring system (engine oil, coolant hydraulic oil)

  • Purpose built forestry cab with scratch resistant polycarbonate windows, ISO 8084 and SAE 1084 certified OPS, ISO 8083 and SAE J231 certified FOPS, and SAE J1356 certified FOGS, OR-OSHA code 437-0775 TOPS and WCB G602/G603/G604/G608
  • ROPS: ISO 3471:1997 Table 1, Section 1
  • Seat KAP 527P, air suspension, heated seat, retractable seatbelt and headrest
  • Integrated seat, console and joystick type controls
  • Language display monitor with gauges, Warning information, filter/fluid change information, machine condition, error code and tool mode setting information, start up level check for hydraulic oil and engine coolant
  • Full time clock on monitor (2 weeks)
  • Seat mounted joystick with extra functions for grapple
  • Fixed polycarbonate skylight with retractable sun shade, meeting SAE J1084
  • Interior lighting
  • Lower and upper windshield wipers and washer
  • Positive filtered ventilation, pressurized cab with bi-level air conditioner, heater and defroster with manual control
  • Forced air fan
  • Behind seat storage tray with tie down points
  • 2 CB radio mounts
  • 1 fire extinguisher mount
  • 1 attachment computer control mount
  • Secondary roof exit openable from inside and outside
  • 2 coat hooks
  • Ashtray with lighter
  • Literature holder
  • Cup holder
  • Neutral lever (lockout) for all controls
  • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Washable floor mat
  • Radio/CD player (12V)
  • 1 converter/2 sockets - 12V-10A power supply

  • Antifreeze
  • Includes 50% concentration with protection of -34° C (-30° F)

  • Heavy duty upper frame with catwalks
  • Heavy duty bottom guard
  • Heavy duty side doors
  • Core hydraulic lines and controls with standard main valves on upper structures
  • Door and cover locks with Cat one key security system
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Fully pressurized hydraulic system
  • Fine swing control travel alarm
  • Counterweight with lifting eye
  • Right front corner guard
  • Right front corner fuel tank and standard fuel tank
  • 321SR Product Link

568 Optional Equipment

  • Front Linkage
  • Grapples
  • Heels

  • Thumb control

  • Boom Lines
  • Stick Lines

  • Straight travel pedal
  • Auxiliary drive
  • International - ISO films

  • Antifreeze

  • Kit, AEM cab installation
  • Kit, Butt-N-Top installation

  • Domestic
  • Miscellaneous
  • Order Change Charges



Engine Model Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC) Cat® C9.3 (ATAAC) Less
Net Flywheel Power 291.0 hp 217.0 kW Less
Gross Power 319.0 hp 238.0 kW Less
Bore 4.53 in 115.0 mm Less
Stroke 5.87 in 149.0 mm Less
Displacement 567.5 in3 9.3 L Less
Maximum Torque 1051.7 ft-lb 1426.0 N·m Less
Number of Cylinders 6 6 Less
Rated Power 296.0 hp 221.0 kW Less
Rated Speed 1800.0 RPM 1800.0 RPM Less


Log Loader (U/U) 106128.0 lb 48139.0 kg Less
Log Loader (O/U) 106479.0 lb 48298.0 kg Less
General Forestry 95204.0 lb 43184.0 kg Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 14.8 gal 56.0 L Less
Engine Oil 8.1 gal 30.5 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 46.2 gal 175.0 L Less
Final Drive - Each 2.1 gal 8.0 L Less
Fuel Tank Capacity - Main 163.8 gal 620.0 L Less
Fuel Tank Capacity - RF 153.2 gal 580.0 L Less
Fuel Tank Capacity - Total 317.0 gal 1200.0 L Less
Hydraulic System - Total 100.4 gal 380.0 L Less
Swing Drive (General Forestry) 5.0 gal 19.0 L Less
Swing Drive (Log Loader 2x) 5.3 gal 20.0 L Less


Brakes ISO 10265:1998 ISO 11512:1995 ISO 10265:1998 ISO 11512:1995 Less
ROPS/FOPS/OPS/TOPS ISO 8083:1989 LEVEL I ISO 8083:1989 LEVEL II* ISO 8083:1989 LEVEL I ISO 8083:1989 LEVEL II* Less

Hydraulic System

Maximum Pressure - Implements 5076.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 6.87 gal/min 26.0 L/min Less
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 595.0 psi 4100.0 kPa Less
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Flow - Capacity 28.5 gal/min 108.0 L/min Less
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Flow - Factory Setting 13.5 gal/min 51.0 L/min Less
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Pressure - Capacity 3626.0 psi 25000.0 kPa Less
Auxiliary Pump - Maximum Pressure - Factory Setting 1500.0 psi 10350.0 kPa Less
General Forestry - Boom Cylinder - Bore 5.9 in 150.0 mm Less
General Forestry - Boom Cylinder - Stroke 56.7 in 1440.0 mm Less
General Forestry - Bucket Cylinder - Bore 5.9 in 150.0 mm Less
General Forestry - Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 45.3 in 1151.0 mm Less
General Forestry - Stick Cylinder - Bore 6.7 in 170.0 mm Less
General Forestry - Stick Cylinder - Stroke 68.4 in 1738.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Boom Cylinder - Bore 6.7 in 170.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Boom Cylinder - Stroke 52.8 in 1340.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Bottom Heel Cylinder - Bore 5.9 in 150.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Bottom Heel Cylinder - Stroke 45.5 in 1155.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Stick Cylinder - Bore 7.1 in 180.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Stick Cylinder - Stroke 65.4 in 1661.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Top Heel Cylinder - Bore 6.3 in 160.0 mm Less
Log Loader - Top Heel Cylinder - Stroke 57.7 in 1465.0 mm Less
Main Pump System - Maximum Flow (2x) 76.3 gal/min 289.0 L/min Less
Maximum Pressure - Swing (dual) 4550.0 psi 31400.0 kPa Less
Maximum Pressure - Swing (single) 4061.0 psi 28000.0 kPa Less


Maximum Drawbar Pull 71264.0 lb 317.0 kN Less
Maximum Travel Speed 3.0 mph 4.8 km/h Less


Number of Carrier Rollers (each side) 2 2 Less
Number of Shoes (each side) 52 52 Less
Number of Track Rollers (each side) 10 10 Less

Operating Specifications

Maximum Drawbar Pull 71264.0 lb 317.0 kN Less
Maximum Speed High Range 3.0 mph 4.8 km/h Less
Maximum Swing Speed - General Forestry 10.0 RPM 10.0 RPM Less
Maximum Swing Speed - Log Loader 6.3 RPM 6.3 RPM Less
Operator Height from Ground (eye level) - General Forestry Cab 0.48 m (18 in) Riser 135.0 in 3.4 m Less
Operator Height from Ground (eye level) - Log Loader Cab 1.2 m (48 in) Riser 165.0 in 4.2 m Less
Swing Torque - General Forestry 84024.0 lb ft 113.9 kN·m Less
Swing Torque - Log Loader 109560.0 lb ft 148.5 kN·m Less


Ground Clearance 30.0 in 760.0 mm Less
Track Gauge 115.0 in 2920.0 mm Less
Track Length 212.0 in 5390.0 mm Less
Undercarriage Pitch 8.5 in 215.9 mm Less
Undercarriage Size 345HD 345HD Less
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