548 Forest Machine

548 Forest Machine

The 548 features ultimate machine efficiency coupled with enhanced performance. Cat® components, purpose built upper and lower frames, and application specific linkage configurations increase machine up time and ...
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Efficiency

        

  • Engine, hydraulics, and work tool integration are optimized to minimize power losses and increase overall machine efficiency
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  • Steady state high idle speed and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final technology reduce fuel consumption
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  • Larger hydraulic pumps allow engine to operate at lower rpms with increased performance to maximize efficiency
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  • Component layout and back-to-back main hydraulic control valve reduce oil flow restrictions and aid in greater fuel economy
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  • Machine designed for integration and optimization with Cat grapples
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  • Powerful, multi-functioning hydraulics, combined with strong machine performance ensure work tools function quickly and smoothly to complete work faster

Performance

        

  • Cat 152 kW (204 hp) C7.1 ACERT™ Tier 4 Final engine with increased horsepower maintains maximum performance under load
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  • Strong hydraulic horsepower for efficient implement performance and greater productivity
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  • An increase in swing torque of 19 percent on General Forestry models and 18 percent on Log Loader models, provides added power to move trees, which enables more efficiency and productivity
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  • Heavy lift mode features increased lift capacity to handle larger payloads with improved control
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  • 989 L (261 gal) counterweight fuel tank for extended machine operation and maximum uptime
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  • Machine width and track length designed for stability in varied logging applications

Application Versatility

        

  • Boom arrangements and hydraulic systems for specific applications enable more effective road building, loading, processing, shoveling, or millyard stacking
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  • New track options meet shovel logging and low ground pressure application requirements
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  • Ground saw hydraulics are available for log loader applications
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  • Two premium rear entry cab choices, available on the Log Loader, include a 1219 mm (48 in) or a 1829 mm (72 in) cab forward riser
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  • Purpose built processor cab option that includes 19 mm (0.75 in) front windows

Reliability and Durability

        

  • Variable pitch, reversing cooling fan maintains optimum fluid temperature in heavy duty forestry applications
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  • Cooling capability increased 12 percent for trouble-free operation
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  • Purpose built upper frame, high-wide carbody, robust linkage configurations, and heavy-duty enclosures are reinforced with thick doubler plates, extra gussets, and other reinforcements for structural integrity in severe applications
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  • Large, 216 mm (8.5 in) pitch (336 HEX), grease lubricated tracks, provide excellent life in variable forestry working conditions
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  • 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
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  • Side-by-side engine and hydraulic coolers are easy to access for cleaning, while reduced cooling fins per inch allows better debris flow-through and reduced clogging potential
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  • 0.56 m3 (19.8 ft3) of storage space at ground level, provides ready access to tools, equipment, and supplies that operators use daily

Operator Comfort and Technology

        

  • Premium fit and finishes to maximize operator experience
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  • Fully adjustable, air ride cab seat that includes heating and cooling capability for comfort and reduced operator fatigue
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  • LED lights increase visibility
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  • Rear entry cab option provides improved access on a fully lit platform through the use of a key FOB
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  • Rear entry cab window design improves visibility for shovel logging and other applications
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  • Rear entry cab includes a new innovative cab lock down system that minimizes transport time and improves uptime
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  • Tool control software as standard equipment for swapping and selecting tools quickly and efficiently
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  • Cat Product Link™ allows for remote location of a machine and enables tracking of fuel consumption and other events

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