538 - 2016, Tier 4 Final, NACD Forest Machine

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538 – 2016, Tier 4 Final, NACD

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.

The 538 – 2016, Tier 4 Final, NACD is a Caterpillar® forestry machine that is made for efficiency, reliability, durability, performance, safety and versatility. With strong hydraulic horsepower, you’ll enjoy greater productivity and performance, and the heavy lift mode helps to increase its lift capacity, enabling it to handle larger payloads while maintaining or improving the amount of control you have. You can use a wide variety of harvesting and processing heads with this machine, including grappels, quick couplers, heels and thumbs. Learn more when you contact us today about our CAT equipment.

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Specs

Overview

Long Name:
538/538 LL Forest Machine
Name:
538
Brand:
Caterpillar
Status:
Current

Engine

Engine Power - ISO 9249:
164 HP / 122 kW
Engine Model:
Cat C7.1
Engine Power - ISO 14396:
166 HP / 123 kW
Bore:
4.1 in / 105 mm
Stroke:
5.3 in / 105 mm
Number of Cylinders:
6
Displacement:
427.8 in³ / 7.01 l
Emissions:
Tier 4 Final / EU Stage IV

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:
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum System Pressure - Heavy Lift Mode:
5511 psi / 38000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel:
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing:
4496 psi / 31000 kPa
Auxiliary System Maximum Flow: Log Loader - Heel/Grapple:
45 L/min (12 gpm)
Auxiliary System Maximum Pressure: Log Loader - Heel/Grapple:
1499 psi / 10335 kPa
Auxiliary System Maximum Flow: Log Loader - Power Clam:
Rotate: 121 L/min (32 gpm)
Auxiliary System Maximum Pressure: Log Loader - Power Clam:
1499 psi / 10335 kPa

Swing Mechanism

Swing Torque - Log Loader:
54000 ft·lbf / 73.2 kN·m
Swing Speed - Log Loaders:
11 r/min / 11 r/min
Swing Torque - General Forestry:
54000 ft·lbf / 73.2 kN·m
Swing Speed - General Forestry:
11 r/min / 11 r/min

Track

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

Weights

Operating Weight: Log Loader - Over/Under:
69401 lb / 31480 kg
Note (1):
Heel only, no grapple installed, 770 mm (28") track shoes
Operating Weight: Log Loader - Under/Under:
69574 lb / 31558 kg
Note (2):
Heel only, no grapple installed, 770 mm (28") track shoes

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank:
108.3 gal (US) / 410 l
Cooling System:
7.9 gal (US) / 29.8 l
Engine Oil:
6.6 gal (US) / 25 l
Swing Drive:
2.1 gal (US) / 8 l
Final Drive - Each:
2.1 gal (US) / 8 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank:
42 gal (US) / 159 l
Hydraulic Tank:
37.8 gal (US) / 143 l
DEF Tank:
7.4 gal (US) / 28 l

Operating Specifications

Maximum Drawbar Pull:
61148 lb / 272 kN
Maximum Speed - Rabbit:
2.7 mile/h / 4.3 km/h
Maximum Speed - Turtle:
1.6 mile/h / 2.6 km/h

Dimensions

Log Loader Boom:
Log Loader Boom and Stick
Shipping Height - Tilted Cab:
179.4 in / 4558 mm
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out:
530.9 in / 13485 mm
Length: Log Loader - Boom and Stick Retracted:
379.6 in / 9643 mm
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:
3901 mm / 153.6 in
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out:
480 in / 12192 mm
Length: General Forestry - Boom and Stick Retracted:
373.7 in / 9492 mm
Note (2):
Dimensionss measured with Goose Neck Front, .48 m (18 in) cab riser
Transport Width:
137.4 in / 3490 mm
Note (3):
700 mm (28 in) Double Grouser track shoes
Ground Clearance:
26 in / 660 mm
Tail Swing Radius:
109.8 in / 2789 mm
Track Length:
180.2 in / 4578 mm
Track Gauge:
109.8 in / 2790 mm
Track Length to Center of Rollers:
146.7 in / 3725 mm
Undercarriage Pitch:
8 in / 202.8 mm

Working Ranges and Forces: Log Loader - Over/Under

Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - O/U:
461 in / 11710 mm
Note (1):
GLL 52 Grapple installed
Max Level Log Height - O/U:
324 in / 8240 mm
Reach at Max Height - O/U:
206 in / 5220 mm
Max Load - O/U:
28947 lb / 13128 kg

Working Ranges and Forces: Log Loader - Under/Under

Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - U/U:
432 in / 10970 mm
Note (1):
Cat GLL 52 Grapple installed
Max Level Log Height - U/U:
319 in / 8100 mm
Reach at Max Height - U/U:
125 in / 3180 mm
Max Load - U/U:
30793 lb / 13965 kg

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:
355 in / 9020 mm
Max Weight at Stick Nose in Max Reach Position:
8465 kg / 3839 lb

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