330D FM

The D-Series Forest Machines are powered with ACERT® Technology and Caterpillar quality from undercarriage to grapple. These rugged, state-of-the-art forest machines provide both reliability and durability for the most demanding logging environments.

Engine Model Cat® C9 ACERT®
Net Flywheel Power 268 hp
ISO 9249 268 hp
J1349 252 hp
EEC 80/1269 268 hp
Bore 4.4 in
Stroke 5.9 in
Displacement 537 in3

General Forestry (HW) 91344 lb
Log Loader (U/U) 100991 lb
Log Loader (O/U) 102005 lb

Swing Mechanism
Swing Torque - General Forestry 84024 lb ft
Swing Torque - Log Loaders 109560 lb ft
Swing Speed - General Forestry 10 RPM
Swing Speed - Log Loaders 6.3 RPM

Maximum Drawbar Pull 71264 lb
Maximum Travel Speed 3 mph

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 158.5 gal
Fuel Tank - Optional Auxiliary Right Front 108.3 gal
Optional Counterweight with Fuel Tank 158.5 gal
Maximum Fuel with all Optional Tanks 425.4 gal
Cooling System 10 gal
Engine Oil 9.5 gal
Swing Drive 5 gal
Hydraulic System (including tank) 108.3 gal
Hydraulic Tank 46.2 gal
Final Drive - Each 2 gal

Brakes SAE J1026 APR90
Cab ROPS/FOGS/OPS/TOPS/FOPS SAE J1356 FEB88 SAE J1084/ISO 8084/ROPS: ISO 3471:1997 Table 1, Section 1/OR-OSHA 437-007-0775/WCB G602, G603, G604, G608

Hydraulic System
Main Implement System - Maximum Flow (2x) 74 gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Implements 5075 psi
Max. pressure - Travel 5075 psi
Max. pressure - Swing 4046 psi
Pilot System - Maximum Flow 9.8 gal/min
Pilot System - Maximum Pressure 595 psi
Boom Cylinder - Bore 5.9 in
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 56.7 in
Stick Cylinder - Bore 6.7 in
Stick Cylinder - Stroke 68.4 in

Excavator Linkage
CB2 Family Bucket Cylinder - Bore 5.9 in
CB2 Family Bucket Cylinder - Stroke 45.3 in

Log Loader Linkage
Boom Cylinder - Bore 6.7 in
Boom Cylinder - Stroke 52.8 in
Stick Cylinder - Bore 7.1 in
Stick Cylinder - Stroke 65.4 in
Under/Under Heel Cylinder - Bore 5.9 in
Under/Under Heel Cylinder - Stroke 45.5 in
Over/Under Heel Cylinder - Bore 6.3 in
Over/Under Heel Cylinder - Stroke 57.7 in

Dimensions - General Forestry
Shipping Height 136.61 in
Shipping Length 438.98 in
Boom Height 148.82 in
Overall Height 164.57 in
Tail Swing Radius 137.4 in
Length to Center of Rollers 158.27 in
Track Length 199.21 in
Ground Clearance 29.92 in
Track Gauge 114.96 in
Transport Width with 700 mm (27.5") Shoes (DG) 143.7 in

Power Train
The Cat® C9 has exceptional power and fuel efficiency unmatched in the industry for consistently high performance in both forestry and millyard applications.

Power Train

The Cat® C9 with ACERT™ Technology gives the 330D FM exceptional power and fuel efficiency unmatched in the industry. The C9 meets U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions requirements. The forestry designed hydraulics give the 330D FM exceptional power, efficiency and controllability unequaled in the industry for consistently high performance in all forestry applications.

The 330D FM, equipped with the C9 engine with ACERT Technology, provides 9% more horsepower as compared to the C9 in the 330D FM.

Automatic Engine Speed Control
The two-stage, one-touch control maximizes fuel efficiency and reduces sound levels.

ADEM™ A4 Engine Controller
The ADEM A4 electronic control module manages fuel delivery to get the best performance per liter of fuel used. The engine management system provides flexible fuel mapping, allowing the engine to respond quickly to varying application needs. It tracks engine and machine conditions while keeping the engine operating at peak efficiency.

Electronic Control Module
The Electronic Control Module (ECM) works as the “brain” of the engine’s control system, responding quickly to operating variables to maximize engine efficiency. Fully integrated with sensors in the engine’s fuel, air, coolant, and exhaust systems, the ECM stores and relays information on conditions such as RPM, fuel consumption, and diagnostic information.

Fuel Delivery
The Cat C9 ACERT features electronic controls that govern the fuel injection system. Multiple injection fuel delivery involves a high degree of precision. Precisely shaping the combustion cycle lowers combustion chamber temperatures, generating fewer emissions and optimizing fuel combustion. This translates into more work output for your fuel cost.

Cooling System
The cooling fan is directly driven from the engine. An optional programmable reversible fan allows for radiator blowout, to increase service intervals and to maintain engine operational temperatures. The optimum fan speed is calculated based on the target engine speed, coolant temperature, hydraulic oil temperature and actual fan speed. The Cat C9 ACERT delivered a completely new layout that separates the cooling system from the engine compartment.

Air Cleaner
The radial seal air filter features a double-layered filter core for more efficient filtration and is located in a compartment behind the cab. A warning is displayed on the monitor when dust accumulates above a preset level.

Noise Reduction Technologies
The engine mounts are rubber-isolating mounts matched with the engine package. Further noise reduction has been achieved through design changes to the isolated top cover, oil pan, multiple injection strategy, insulated timing cover, sculpted crankcase and gear train refinements.

Cat® hydraulics provide the power and control needed for a variety of applications.


Component Layout
The 330D FM hydraulic system and component locations have been designed to provide a high level of system efficiency. The main pumps, control valves and hydraulic tank are located close together to allow for shorter tubes and lines between components that reduce friction loss and pressure drops in the lines. The layout further provides greater operator comfort by placing the radiator on the cab side of the upper structure. This allows incoming air to enter the engine compartment from the operator side and hot air and corresponding engine sound to exit on the opposite side away from the operator. This reduces engine compartment heat and sound being transmitted to the operator.

Pilot System
The pilot pump is independent from the main pumps and controls the front linkage, swing and travel operations.

Hydraulic Cross Sensing System
The hydraulic cross sensing system improves productivity with faster implement speeds and quicker, stronger pivot turns.

Boom and Stick Regeneration Circuit
Boom and stick regeneration circuit saves energy during boom-down and stick-in operation which increases efficiency, reduces cycle times and pressure loss for higher productivity, lower operating costs and increased fuel efficiency.

Fine Swing Control
Standard fine swing control cushions start and stop for better implement control.

The hydraulic system offers precise control to the 330D FM reducing operator fatigue, improving operator effectiveness and efficiency, which ultimately translates into enhanced performance.

Auxiliary Hydraulic Valve
The auxiliary valve is standard on the 330D FM. Control Circuits are available as attachments, allowing for operation of high and medium pressure tools such as grapples.

Hydraulic Cylinder Snubbers
Snubbers are located at the rod-end of the boom cylinders and both ends of the stick cylinders to cushion shocks, reduce sound and increase cylinder life, increasing uptime and productivity.

Operator Comfort
The purpose built forestry cab interior layout maximizes operator space, provides exceptional comfort, provides excellent sightlines and reduces operator fatigue.

Operator Comfort

Operator Station
The workstation is spacious, quiet and comfortable, assuring high productivity during a long work day. Controls, joysticks and an ergonomically designed seat reduces operator fatigue.

Pre-Start Check
Prior to starting the machine, the system will check for low fluid levels for the engine oil, hydraulic oil and engine coolant and warn the operator through the monitor in the event display area.

The monitor is a full color 400 X 234 pixels Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) graphic display. The monitor angle can be adjusted to minimize sun glare and has the capability of displaying information 27 different languages.

Gauge Display
Three analog gauges, fuel level, hydraulic oil temperature and coolant temperature, are displayed in this area.

Event Display
Machine information is displayed in this area with the icon and language.

Multi-Information Display
This area is reserved for displaying various information which is convenient for the operator. The “Cat” logo is displayed when no information is available to be displayed.

Seat provides a variety of adjustments to suit the operator’s size and weight including fore/aft, height and weight. Wide adjustable armrests and a retractable seat belt are also included.

Joystick Control
Joystick controls have low lever effort and are designed to match the operator’s natural wrist and arm position. The operator can operate joystick controls with an arm on the armrest and the horizontal and vertical strokes have been designed to reduce operator fatigue. Exclusive proportional control and push buttons are programmable to operator personal preferences, allowing maximum productivity.

Hydraulic Activation Control Lever
For added safety, this lever must be in the operate position to activate the machine control functions.

Redesigned consoles feature a simple, functional design to reduce operator fatigue, ease of switch operation and excellent visibility.

An enlarged skylight with sunshade provides excellent upwards visibility.

Cab design optimizes post structures, and scratch-resistant polycarbonate window placement to provide excellent operator visibility to front, sides and rear. Forestry cab is designed with heavy-duty guarding, meeting ROPS/FOPS/OPS/FOGS/TOPS and CB requirements.

Purpose-built forest applications with reinforced carbody, rugged swing bearing, heavy doors and extra guarding.


Rugged main frame design maximizes durability
  • Outer frame utilizes curved side rails, which are di-formed for excellent uniformity and strength.
  • Box-section channels improve upper frame rigidity under the cab.
  • Inverted U-channels span the width of the main frame and are formed, rather than fabricated, for superior strength and reduced weight.
  • Boom tower and main rails are constructed of solid, high-tensile strength, steel plates.
  • Boom foot and engine mount areas are reinforced for additional strength.
  • Sheet metal supporting structure is improved by integrating the mounting into the upper frame structure.

Carbody Design
Advanced, reinforced, purpose-built carbody design stands up in the toughest forest applications.

Carbody Structure
Wide, tall, and thick carbody structure provides operating stability and durability while improving operation’s effectiveness.
  • Upper structure weight and stresses are distributed evenly across the full length of the track roller frame.
  • Smooth transitions and long welds help reduce stresses at the carbody-to-roller frame junctions for excellent durability.
  • Robot welding helps ensure consistent, high-quality welds throughout the manufacturing process.

Cat guarding protects your forestry machine investment.


Shoe Support Guards
Standard full length track shoe support guards help protect rollers and provide increased rigidity to track links in rough underfoot conditions.

Factory Forestry Cab
Caterpillar factory forestry designed and built FOPS cab has options for windshield guard and window guards to meet local guarding requirements. The right side and rear windows are made from impact resistant polycarbonate.

Heavy-Duty Access Doors
Heavy-duty access doors are standard on the 330D FM and are made from 6 mm (0.24 in), high-strength, low alloy steel. Positive locking latch stays closed in forestry applications. Hinges have larger diameter pins over standard doors. The smooth door profile enhances machine appearance.

Durable undercarriage absorbs stresses and provides excellent stability.

Heavy-Duty Top Rollers
Track rollers with dual supports replace carrier rollers to assure superior endurance.

Heavy-Duty Track Rollers
Heavy-duty track rollers stand up to the toughest forest applications. Features include greater sealability, higher resistance to deformation and greater load carrying capacity.

Heavy-Duty Grease Lubricated Track
The 345 HD Track Link with 216 mm (8.5 inch) pitch and 9 bottom rollers is standard on the 330D FM.

1) Grease Lubricated Track
  • Extends internal bushing wear life
  • Reduces noise
  • Provides more usable horsepower because of decreased internal friction
  • Reduces chance for frozen track joints

2) 10% Larger Bushing Diameter
• Extends external bushing wear life

3) Greased Pin and Larger Bushing Combined
  • Extends system life
  • Reduces sprocket wear because the system stays matched longer
  • Improves balance in component wear life

4) 15% Increase in Link Height
• Increases link wear life

5) 36% Wider Bushing Strap
• Improves bushing-to-link retention

6) Unique Pin Retention System
• Locks the pin to the link

A wide selection of Forest Machine configurations meet diverse forestry applications and improve your productivity.


The Cat Log Loader is Purpose Built
The Cat log loader is purpose built for forest applications. Completely assembled, heel-type log loaders (including grapple) are available from the factory.

The Cat Heel-Type Loader Arrangements
The Cat heel-type loader arrangements fit a wide variety of log handling and loading applications in the woods and millyards. Heel booms are especially well-suited for use with large diameter sawlogs and tree length loads.

Cat Roadbuilders
Cat Roadbuilders can be equipped with buckets, thumbs, clamshells and clearing grapples to fit a wide range of forest road jobs.

Applications Include
Moving right-of-way logs, stumping, pioneering, stripping organic material, excavating shot rock, truck loading, back sloping, ditching, finish grading and slash piling.

The 330D FM can be shipped from the factory with an optional hydraulic arrangement and controls for AEM Butt-N-Top grapple installation, and a 11.3 m (37 foot) front ready for AEM installed rear entry cab.

Cat Grapples
Cat Forest Machines combined with Cat Log Loading Grapples mean optimal performance, reliability and on-the-job productivity.

Cat Grapples

Cat 360 Degree Continuous Rotating Log Loader Grapples
Cat 360 Degree Continuous Rotating Log Loading Grapples for Forestry Machines are high capacity tools, built for endurance in high-volume logging applications. GLL grapple legs are made of high-strength alloy steel with unique leg profiles for maximum performance in picking/sorting, bunching/loading or shoveling applications. Large bunches of stems or single large logs are easily handled by the wide grapple opening 1524 mm (60 inch), while interlocking legs close down to 127 mm (5 inch) for picking and sorting. Cat grapples have bolt-on access panels allowing for easy serviceability and are backed by the world-class Cat dealer network.

360-Degree Continuous Rotation
High torque hydraulic motor positions the grapple precisely for rapid sorting and loading.

Hydraulic Cylinders
Heavy-duty wall construction delivers durability and maximum closing power move the maximum amount of wood per pass.

Built with high-strength alloy steel for maximum durability. Optimized profile performs equally well whether sorting, bunching or shoveling.

Induction-hardened alloy pins float, decreasing wear.

Bolt-on access panels protect the grapples internal components, while providing easy access. Long service intervals and infield servicing result in more uptime and lower operating costs.

Owning and Operating Costs
Cat Forest Machines provide the best value for your forestry and millyard applications.

Owning and Operating Costs

ACERT™ Technology Fuel Economy
Based on Caterpillar testing, the fuel economy of Cat engines with ACERT echnology is 3 to 5 percent better than current competing technologies. This fuel economy is directly related to the complete combustion of fuel due to the integration between the electronic control that monitors conditions, the air management system that controls air volume and the fuel injection system that delivers just the right amount of fuel as needed.

Radiator Compartment
The radial air filter has a double layered filter core for more efficient filtration and is located in a compartment behind the cab. Easy access doors allows for easy, faster cleanout minimizing down time. Heavy-duty screen filters assembled on the door keep debris away from the radiator compartment, extending service intervals.

Simplified service and maintenance features save you time and money.


Ground Level Service
The design and layout of the 330D FM was made with the service technician in mind. Many service locations are easily accessible at ground level allowing critical maintenance to get done quickly and efficiently.

Air Filter Compartment
The air filter features a double-element construction for superior cleaning efficiency. When the air cleaner plugs, a warning is displayed on the monitor screen inside the cab. Pump Compartment. A service door on the right side of the upper structure allows ground-level access to the pump and pilot filter.

Radiator Compartment
The left rear service door allows easy access to the engine radiator, oil cooler and air-to-air aftercooler. A reserve tank and drain cock are attached to the radiator for simplified maintenance.

Grease Lubricated Track
Grease lubricated seals protect the track link and deliver long track pin and bushing inner wear life.

Capsule Filter
The hydraulic return filter, a capsule filter, is situated outside the hydraulic tank. This filter prevents contaminants from entering the system when hydraulic oil is changed and keeps the operation clean.

Fan Guard
Engine radiator fan is completely enclosed by fine wire mesh, reducing the risk of an accident.

Anti-Skid Plate
Anti-skid plate covers top of storage box and upper structure to prevent slipping during maintenance.

Diagnostics and Monitoring
The 330D FM is equipped with S•O•SSM sampling ports and hydraulic test ports for the hydraulic system, engine oil, and for coolant. A test connection for the Cat Electronic Technician (Cat ET) service tool is located in the cab.

Extended Service Interval
330D FM service and maintenance intervals have been extended to reduce machine service time and increase machine availability.

Customer Focus
Cat dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

Customer Focus

Product Support
You will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter. Cat dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine down time. Save money with remanufactured components.

Machine Selection
Make detailed comparisons of the machines you are considering before you buy. What are the job requirements, machine attachments and operating hours? What production is needed? Your Cat dealer can provide recommendations.

Customer Support Agreements
Cat dealers offer a variety of product support agreements, and work with customers to develop a plan the best meets specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect the customer’s investment.

Improving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has videotapes, literature and other ideas to help you increase productivity, and Caterpillar offers certified operator training classes to help maximize the return on your investment.

Maintenance Services
Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as Scheduled Oil Sampling, Coolant Sampling and Technical Analysis help you avoid unscheduled repairs. Replacement. Repair, rebuild, or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.

Standard Equipment

  • 80 Ampere alternator
  • 4 Front working lights, cab top mounted
  • 2 Front working lights, riser mounted
  • 1 Left side working light, cab mounted
  • 1 Rear working light, cab mounted
  • Horn
Operator Environment
  • Purpose built forestry cab with 8 lights and all scratch resistant polycarbonate windows
  • Seat, four-way adjustable suspension seat with adjustable armrest, retractable seatbelt, headrest and lumbar support
  • Integrated seat, console and joystick type controls
  • Language display monitor with gauges
  • Warning information • Filter/fluid change information • working hour information • machine condition • error code and tool mode setting information • start up level check for hydraulic oil, engine 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
  • 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
  • 2 post mounted fresh air vents
  • 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 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
Power Train
  • Cat C9 with ACERT™ Technology U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions compliant with 24-volt electric starting and air intake heater
  • Automatic engine speed control with one touch low idle
  • Water separator in fuel line
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Easy clean swing out radiator
  • Muffler
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Track type undercarriage with grease lubricated seals
  • Idler and full-length track shoe support
Other Standard Equipment
  • Heavy-duty upper frame with catwalks, bottom guards, heavy duty side doors
  • Core hydraulic lines and controls with standard main valves on upper structures
  • Door locks, cap locks and Cat one key security system
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Travel alarm
  • Counterweight with lifting eye
  • Right front corner guard
330D FM General Forestry Arrangement also includes:
  • Forestry cab, hydraulic tilt 457 mm (18 inch) riser
  • High-wide undercarriage
  • High drawbar
  • Heavy-Duty recoil springs
  • Heavy-Duty track roller frame
  • Heavy-Duty travel motor covers
  • Heavy-Duty swivel grapple/rotator hydraulic arrangement
  • Heavy-Duty swivel guard
  • Forestry Heavy-Duty upper frame with catwalk
  • Heavy-Duty bottom guard
  • Heavy-Duty side doors
  • Right front corner guard
  • Travel alarm and full length shoe support
330D FM Log Loader Arrangement also includes:
  • Forestry cab
  • Hydraulic tilt 1219 mm (48 inch) riser
  • High-wide undercarriage
  • High drawbar
  • Heavy-Duty recoil springs
  • Heavy-Duty track roller frame
  • Heavy-Duty travel motor covers
  • Heavy-Duty swivel grapple/rotator hydraulic arrangement
  • Heavy-Duty swivel guard
  • Forestry Heavy-Duty upper frame with catwalk
  • Heavy-Duty bottom guard
  • Heavy-Duty side doors
  • Right front corner guard
  • Travel alarm and full length shoe support
330D FM Log Loader Arrangement for AEM Cab also includes:
  • AEM cab platform
  • High-wide undercarriage
  • High drawbar
  • Heavy-Duty recoil springs
  • Heavy-Duty track roller frame
  • Heavy-Duty travel motor covers
  • Standard excavator hydraulic arrangement
  • Heavy-Duty swivel grapple/rotator hydraulic arrangement
  • Heavy-Duty swivel guard
  • Forestry Heavy-Duty upper frame with catwalk
  • Heavy-Duty bottom guard
  • Heavy-Duty side doors
  • Right front corner guard
  • Travel alarm
  • Full length shoe support
  • Counterweight with removable segments fuel tank

Optional Equipment

Front Linkage: For General Forestry
  • Reach Boom 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Reach DB Stick 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
  • Reach DB Stick 3.9 m (12 ft 10 in)
  • Mass Boom 6.2 m (20 ft 3 in)
  • Mass DB Stick 3.5 m (11 ft 7 in)
  • Bucket Linkage DB Family
  • Boom lowering Control Device
Front Linkage: For Log Loader
  • Over/Under Boom/Stick/Heel linkage 12.8 m (42 ft 0 in)
  • Under/Under Boom/Stick/Heel linkage 12.2 m (40 ft 0 in)
  • Butt-n-Top Boom/Stick linkage 11.3 m (37 ft 0 in)
  • Stick Cylinder Guard
Hydraulic Arrangements: For General Forestry
  • Rotating Grapple
  • Butt-n-Top Grapple (also available on Log Loader)
  • Thumb
Auxiliary Hydraulic Lines: For General Forestry
  • Auxiliary lines HP & MP, Reach and Mass Boom
  • Auxiliary lines HP & MP, Reach and Mass Stick
Engine/Power Train
  • Auto Reverse Fan
  • Prefilter, air
  • Cold Weather Starting Aid
  • Extended Life Cooling with 50% concentration of protection -34° C (-30º F)
Undercarriage (Track Shoes)
  • 700 mm (28 in) Double Grouser Shoes with Trap Holes
  • 850 mm (34 in) Heavy-Duty Triple Grouser Shoes with Trap Holes
  • Product Link (PL 321 SR)
General Optional Equipment
  • Auxiliary Pump Driver (for additional pump)
  • Right Front Corner Fuel Tank (additional 409 L - 108 gal)
  • Counterweight with Fuel Tank Adds (602 L - 159 gal)
  • Heavy Counterweight (additional 2960 kg - 4,620 lb). For General Forestry (Standard on Log Loader).
  • GLL and GLLS Family Grapples. For General Log Loader.



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