538/538 LL Forest Machine

538/538 LL Forest Machine

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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 ...
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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
Number of Cylinders
6
Displacement
427.8in³
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

BUILT TO PERFORM

  • 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

EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY

  • Cat C7.1 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

BUILT FOR MORE 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

EXPAND YOUR CAPABILITIES

  • 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

LONG TERM VALUE 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

SAVE ON MAINTENANCE TIME

  • 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

DESIGNED FOR OPERATORS

  • 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.