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Engine

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

Weights

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

Service Refill Capacities

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

Hydraulic System

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

Operating Specifications

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

Undercarriage

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

Dimensions - General Forestry - 538 - Boom Stretched Out

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

Dimensions - Log Loader - 538 LL - Boom Stretched Out

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

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

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