This is one very ver­sa­tile and re­li­able per­former!

Australian Forests and Timber - - LOG LOADERS -

CATER­PIL­LAR OF­FERS a com­plete line of pur­pose-built forestry equip­ment for ef­fi­cient and prof­itable tim­ber har­vest­ing op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing ma­chines for load­ing and han­dling logs. The Cat® For­est Ma­chine (FM) is a ver­sa­tile per­former that is con­fig­urable for log load­ing as well as a wide range of other ap­pli­ca­tions.

There are four mod­els of the Cat For­est Ma­chine line. Th­ese track ma­chines can per­form log han­dling and load­ing tasks in the woods or mill yard while other ap­pli­ca­tions in­clude tim­ber har­vest­ing and pro­cess­ing, shovel log­ging, stump re­moval, road build­ing, and more.

The line of For­est Ma­chines in­cludes the 147 hp (110 kW) Cat 320D2 FM, 188 hp (140 kW) Cat 324D FM, and the 204 hp (152 kW) Cat 325D FM. The most pow­er­ful model, the Cat 568 FM, is equipped with the 319 hp (238 kW) C9.3 en­gine.— more than com­pet­i­tive ma­chines in the same class.

The Cat For­est Ma­chine line con­sists of rugged, pow­er­ful, in­dus­try lead­ers in re­li­a­bil­ity and dura­bil­ity and are known for their strength and sta­bil­ity work­ing in any forestry ap­pli­ca­tion. All mod­els are pow­ered by Cat ACERT™ en­gines, which pro­vide high per­for­mance, ex­cep­tional power, and un­matched fuel ef­fi­ciency. Large side-by-side cool­ing pack­ages and stan­dard re­vers­ing fan al­low the ma­chines to work in high am­bi­ent tem­per­a­ture en­vi­ron­ments while main­tain­ing op­ti­mum fluid work­ing tem­per­a­tures. The hy­draulic sys­tem pro­vides ef­fi­cient power and smooth con­trol to op­er­ate a large va­ri­ety of forestry work tools, and Cater­pil­lar of­fers a se­lec­tion of boom, stick and heel at­tach­ments and a full line of heavy-duty log­ging grap­ples.

The Cat For­est Ma­chine fea­tures up­per and lower frame de­signs us­ing up-sized swing drive and un­der­car­riage com­po­nents that re­duce down­time and op­er­at­ing costs. The largest swing bear­ing di­am­e­ters in the in­dus­try and unique bear­ing de­sign ex­tend swing sys­tem and up­per frame life. Swing power and per­for­mance are en­hanced for mov­ing large pay­loads quickly and ef­fi­ciently. Lower track frame is a high, wide de­sign, max­i­miz­ing sta­bil­ity when swing­ing large loads at longer reach dis­tances. Pos­i­tive Pin Re­ten­tion (PPR2) track link as­sem­blies, used on most mod­els, elim­i­nate pin walking, keep­ing joints tight, seal­ing in grease lu­bri­ca­tion and keep­ing de­bris out.

All Cat For­est Ma­chine mod­els fea­ture pur­pose-built forestry cabs that re­duce op­er­a­tor fa­tigue with max­i­mum space, ex­cep­tional com­fort, and ex­cel­lent sight lines. Cabs are cer­ti­fied for ROPS, FOPS, OPS, WCB, and OR-OSHA stan­dards.

Prod­uct Link™ is stan­dard on all Cat For­est Ma­chine mod­els, which helps log­gers to track hours, fuel con­sump­tion, lo­ca­tion, fault codes and per­for­mance, and to man­age op­er­at­ing costs and pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Cater­pil­lar also of­fers a wide range of other ma­chines for lift­ing and load­ing in the mill yard, in­clud­ing four elec­tric sta­tion­ary mount load­ers, wheel load­ers, and ma­te­rial han­dlers.

Cater­pil­lar forestry equip­ment is de­signed and built for easy main­te­nance and ser­vice, and cus­tomers are sup­ported by the in­dus­try’s largest net­work of deal­ers who will keep them up and run­ning with parts avail­abil­ity, field ser­vices, state-of-the art di­ag­nos­tic pro­grams, re­mote mon­i­tor­ing, and more.

The Cat 568FM does just about every­thing.

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