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Forest Machines

538/538 LL Forest Machine

Engine Model Cat C7.1
Net Power - ISO 9249 172 HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396 174 HP
Bore 4.1 in

Move more timber and make more money with superior performance and unmatched operator comfort.

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C7.1
Net Power - ISO 9249
172HP
Engine Power - ISO 14396
174HP
Bore
4.1in
Stroke
5.3in
Displacement
428r/min

Drive

Maximum Travel Speed
3mile/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull
55303lbf

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
124gal/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5076psi
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5511psi
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5076psi
Maximum Pressure - Swing
4351psi

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
11r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
98kN·m

Weights

Operating Weight: Processor
65268lb
Operating Weight: Log Loader - Over/Under
69357lb

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
262gal (US)
Cooling System
5gal (US)
Engine Oil
7gal (US)
Swing Drive
3gal (US)
Final Drive - Each
1gal (US)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
69gal (US)
Hydraulic Tank
38gal (US)
DEF Tank
11gal (US)

Working Ranges

Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Processor
346in
Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Road Builder
387in
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Under/Under
425in
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Over/Under
454in
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Power Clam
381in

Dimensions

Shipping Height - Fixed Riser
144in
Shipping Height - Tilted Cab
130in
Handrail Height
129in
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out
389in
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out
579in
Tail Swing Radius
123in
Counterweight Clearance
51in
Ground Clearance
30in
Track Length
185in
Track Length to Center of Rollers
149in
Track Gauge
110in
Transport Width
137in

Standard Equipment:

  • Cab
    • ROPS Forestry cab with polycarbonate windows
    • 4-point harness seat belt
    • Heated and cooled seat with air-adjustable suspension
    • Integrated joysticks
    • Tilt-up left-side console (side-entry cab only)
    • High-resolution touchscreen monitor
    • Bluetooth integrated radio (including USB, aux port and microphone)
    • 12V DC outlets
    • Keyless push-to-start engine control
    • Automatic bi-level air conditioner
    • LED dome and floor lights
    • Windshield wiper and washer
    • Behind seat storage
    • Retractable sunshade
  • Cat Technologies
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Services capability
  • Electrical System
    • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x4)
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
    • LED chassis, boom, and cab lights
  • Engine
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, Eco
    • Automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine idle shutdown
    • Up to 4600m (15,092 ft) altitude capability
    • 48° C (118° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
    • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
    • Hydraulic reverse fan
    • Two-stage fuel filter system
    • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner
    • Biodiesel capability up to B20
  • Hydraulic System
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Electronic main control valve
    • Automatic hydraulic oil warm up
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • High performance hydraulic return filter
    • Automatic two speed travel
    • Bio hydraulic oil capability
    • High torque swing drive
    • Swing cushion valve
    • Tool control software
  • Safety And Security
    • Caterpillar One Key security system
    • Lockable service doors
    • Lockable external tool/storage box
    • Lockable fuel cap and hydraulic tank
    • Service platforms with anti-skid plate
    • RH handrail and handhold
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Rearview camera
  • Service And Maintenance
    • Side-entry service platform
    • Grouped location for engine oil and fuel filters
    • Ground level dipstick for engine oil
    • S·O·S sampling ports
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • High Wide undercarriage
    • Grease lubricated track with positive pin retention
    • Catwalks
    • Tie down points
    • Counterweight fuel tank
    • Heavy-duty track rollers and frames
    • Heavy-duty travel motor guards
    • Heavy-duty bottom guards
    • Track guiding guards
    • High drawbar final drives
    • Heavy-duty recoil springs
    • Heavy-duty hydraulic swivel
    • Heavy-duty hydraulic swivel guard

Optional Equipment:

  • Booms And Sticks
    • 5.7 m (18'8") Reach boom - General Forestry
    • 5.9 m (19'6") Straight boom - Log Loader
    • 2.9 m (9'6") Reach thumb-ready stick
    • Goose neck stick
    • Under/under stick
    • Over/under stick
    • Power clam
  • Cab
    • Side entry with 165 mm (6.5") fixed riser
    • Side entry with 1219 mm (48") tilting riser
    • Cat Stick Steer
  • Electrical System
    • Premium lighting - General Forestry - 6 additional LED lights
    • Premium lighting - Log Loader - 10 additional LED lights
  • Engine
    • Cold start package with block heaters and ether assist
  • Hydraulic System
    • Medium pressure circuit
  • Safety And Security
    • Right-hand sideview camera
  • Undercarriage And Structures
    • 900 mm (36") triple grouser Tri Link shoes
    • 800 mm (31") triple grouser shoes
    • 700 mm (28") double grouser shoes
    • 600 mm (24") double and single grouser shoes