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538/538 LL Forest Machine

Performance in forestry work is delivered by the Cat® 538 Forest Machine. Offering increased swing torque, a powerful yet fuel efficient engine and high-performance hydraulics, the 538 excels at the needs of your forestry processing needs. Available models optimize the machines for general forestry work, or for log loading.

Weights

Operating Weight: Log Loader - Over/Under 69401lb
Note (1) Heel only, no grapple installed, 770 mm (28") track shoes
Operating Weight: Log Loader - Under/Under 69574lb
Note (2) Heel only, no grapple installed, 770 mm (28") track shoes

Engine

Engine Power - ISO 9249 164HP
Engine Model Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396 166HP
Bore 4.1in
Stroke 5.3in
Displacement 427.8in³
Number of Cylinders 6
Emissions Tier 4 Final / EU Stage IV

Working Ranges and Forces: Log Loader - Over/Under

Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - O/U 461in
Note (1) GLL 52 Grapple installed
Max Level Log Height - O/U 324in
Reach at Max Height - O/U 206in
Max Load - O/U 28947lb

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow at Operation 2 pumps X 212 L/min (56 gpm) each = 424 L/min (112 gpm) Total
Maximum Pressure - Equipment 5076psi
Maximum System Pressure - Heavy Lift Mode 5511psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel 5076psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing 4496psi
Auxiliary System Maximum Flow: Log Loader - Heel/Grapple 45 L/min (12 gpm)
Auxiliary System Maximum Pressure: Log Loader - Heel/Grapple 1499psi
Auxiliary System Maximum Flow: Log Loader - Power Clam Rotate: 121 L/min (32 gpm)
Auxiliary System Maximum Pressure: Log Loader - Power Clam 1499psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Torque - Log Loader 54000ft·lbf
Swing Speed - Log Loaders 11r/min
Swing Torque - General Forestry 54000ft·lbf
Swing Speed - General Forestry 11r/min

Track

Number of Track Rollers - Each Side 8
Number of Carrier Rollers - Each Side 2

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank 108.3gal (US)
Cooling System 7.9gal (US)
Engine Oil 6.6gal (US)
Swing Drive 2.1gal (US)
Final Drive - Each 2.1gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank 42gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank 37.8gal (US)
DEF Tank 7.4gal (US)

Operating Specifications

Maximum Drawbar Pull 61148lb
Maximum Speed - Rabbit 2.7mile/h
Maximum Speed - Turtle 1.6mile/h

Dimensions

Log Loader Boom Log Loader Boom and Stick
Shipping Height - Tilted Cab 179.4in
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out 530.9in
Length: Log Loader - Boom and Stick Retracted 379.6in
Note (1) Dimensions measured with Under/Under Heel, 1.2 m (48 in) cab riser
General Forestry Boom 5.68 m (118.6 in)
General Forestry - Drop Nose Stick 3.71 m (146 in)
General Forestry Stick - Bucket Thumb-Ready 2.92 m (115 in)
General Forestry - Bucket 1.4 m3 (1.8 yd3)
Shipping Height - Fixed Riser 3901mm
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out 480in
Length: General Forestry - Boom and Stick Retracted 373.7in
Note (2) Dimensionss measured with Goose Neck Front, .48 m (18 in) cab riser
Transport Width 137.4in
Note (3) 700 mm (28 in) Double Grouser track shoes
Ground Clearance 26in
Tail Swing Radius 109.8in
Track Length 180.2in
Track Gauge 109.8in
Track Length to Center of Rollers 146.7in
Undercarriage Pitch 8in

Working Ranges and Forces: Log Loader - Under/Under

Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - U/U 432in
Note (1) Cat GLL 52 Grapple installed
Max Level Log Height - U/U 319in
Reach at Max Height - U/U 125in
Max Load - U/U 30793lb

Working Ranges and Forces: General Forestry - Processor

Note (1) Weights measured at stick nose (no processor installed) in maximum reach position
Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level 355in
Max Weight at Stick Nose in Max Reach Position 8465kg

Working Ranges and Forces: General Forestry - Road Builder

Bucket Type 1.4 m3 (1.8 yd3) General Duty bucket
Boom 5.68 m (18 ft 7 in) Reach
Stick 2.92 m (9 ft 7") Reach

Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment