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For years, Cat® knuckleboom loaders have been known for superior hydraulic performance in tough logging applications, heavy-duty boom and structures that are built to last, and fuel efficient engines that provide impressive torque characteristics. A complete factory installed delimber slasher (DS) package ensures you have the right grapple, delimber, and trailer combination for any job.

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Gross Power 173.0 HP 129.3 kW
Engine Model Cat C4.4 ACERT Cat C4.4 ACERT
Gross Power - 1,800 rpm 173.0 HP 129.3 kW

Performance

  • The Cat® C4.4 ACERT™ U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final engine provides equivalent power (129.3 kW/173 hp) and optimized performance compared to C Series while minimizing overall fluid consumption
  • Advanced controls manage pump and engine interface to optimize performance and fuel efficiency
  • Leading hydraulic multi-functioning capability enables operator to lift, swing, and rotate grapple simultaneously without impairing performance

Efficiency

  • Auto idle minimizes fuel consumption when machine is on and not actively working
  • High capacity cooling system only pulls in cool external air to maximize efficiency
  • Electrically controlled variable speed fan is modulated to provide cooling only as required, reducing fluid consumption

Comfort

  • Smooth hydraulic controls and superior balance provide market leading comfort and controllability
  • High capacity HVAC system provides dependable cooling and heating for maximum comfort
  • Improved stabilizer controls to equalize stabilizer actuation resulting in optimized uniformity of footing in varying ground conditions

Safety

  • Stabilizer movement alarm alerts bystanders of stabilizer movement
  • Pilot enable alarm alerts bystanders when pilot function is engaged
  • Ground level access of engine, fuel, pilot, and case drain filters as well as electrical service box

Durability

  • Reinforced fabricated booms with optimized cross sections designed to withstand heavy side-to-side delimbing applications and maximize lift capability
  • Field proven cooling system keeps engine and robust hydraulic system cool, extending component life
  • Larger diameter pins feature heavy-duty plating for improved durability and excluder seals to retain grease and keep free of SP contaminant

Serviceability

  • Single cylinder main boom has fewer parts to service than traditional dual cylinder lift system
  • Standard electric fill pump for hydraulic oil is at ground level for safe, easy service
  • Hinged doors provide industry-leading access to core components, daily check points, and service locations

Cat Work Tools

  • Optimized Cat XT™-6 ToughGuard™ hose routings on GLK Series grapple designed to minimize loosening of fittings and improve hose life
  • Larger GLK Series cylinder pins and bushings reduce bearing stress by 25 percent
  • Available now in both a TW “Tapered Wide” and SN “Straight Narrow,” the GLK Series grapple is suitable for additional applications
  • Standard hold valves on GLK Series log grapples improve log retention
  • GLK Series grapples feature optional three port swivel which allows mounting of grapple saw
  • DLK426 delimber knives now have larger diameter pins that reduce bearing stress by 12 percent