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Engine ModelCat C9.3B
Net Power - ISO 9249346 HP (257.9 kW)
Engine Power - ISO 14396347 HP (259 kW)
Bore4.53 in (115 mm)
Move big timber with unmatched production, comfort, and safety.


Engine ModelCat C9.3B
Net Power - ISO 9249346 HP (257.9 kW)
Engine Power - ISO 14396347 HP (259 kW)
Bore4.53 in (115 mm)
Stroke5.87 in (149 mm)
Displacement567.5 r/min (9.3 r/min)
Maximum Travel Speed2.7 mile/h (4.3 km/h)
Maximum Drawbar Pull84978 lbf (378 kN)
Main System - Maximum Flow153 gal/min (581 l/min)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode5511 psi (38000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Travel5076 psi (35000 kPa)
Maximum Pressure - Swing4119 psi (28400 kPa)
Swing Speed6.1 r/min (6.1 r/min)
Maximum Swing Torque163 kN·m (120222 lb/ft)
General Forestry104280 lb (47300 kg)
Log Loader (U/U)105380 lb (47800 kg)
Fuel Tank262 gal (US) (990 l)
Cooling System5 gal (US) (20 l)
Engine Oil8 gal (US) (32 l)
Swing Drive3 gal (US) (10.5 l)
Final Drive - Each3 gal (US) (9.5 l)
Hydraulic System - Including Tank101 gal (US) (383 l)
Hydraulic Tank49 gal (US) (185 l)
DEF Tank21 gal (US) (80 l)
Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Road Builder460 in (11690 mm)
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Under/Under509 in (12930 mm)
Shipping Height - Tilted Cab159 in (4030 mm)
Note (1)General Forestry
Handrail Height138 in (3510 mm)
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out607 in (15430 mm)
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out667 in (16930 mm)
Tail Swing Radius149 in (3790 mm)
Counterweight Clearance59 in (1500 mm)
Ground Clearance30 in (760 mm)
Track Length216 in (5490 mm)
Track Length to Center of Rollers175 in (4450 mm)
Track Gauge115 in (2920 mm)
Transport Width144 in (3650 mm)

Benefits and Features

  • The Cat® C9.3B engine is 9 percent more powerful and can run on biodiesel up to B20.
  • Smart mode helps reduce fuel consumption by 5 percent by automatically matching engine and hydraulic power to working conditions.
  • Pick and place logs with precision and power with the all-new electrohydraulic control system and on-demand Heavy Lift mode.
  • Move heavy logs more confidently with 10 percent greater swing torque and 14 percent greater drawbar pull.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options let you use Cat grapples and a variety of other attachments.
  • Work in extreme environments with standard high-ambient capability of 52° C (126° F) and cold start capability of -32° C (-25° F).
All percentages compared to 2020 model year 568.

  • Get in and out of the machine easier with a choice of rear-entry or side-entry cab with tilt-up console.
  • Enjoy the all-new Certified Forestry cab’s 25 percent larger space with wider and taller door.
  • Special roof lining and window and door sealing reduce noise, making the interior as quiet as today's top work trucks.
  • The new dual HVAC system keeps operators comfortable in either cold or warm weather.
  • A wider heated and cooled air-suspension seat makes year-round work more pleasant.
  • All controls are in front of you within easy reach to reduce twisting and turning and keep you focused on the work area.
  • Tilting cab risers – 559 mm (22"), 1219 mm (48”), and 1829 mm (72") – are available to meet your work needs.
  • Stow your gear with in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat and in the consoles.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Use Operator ID to quickly program your attachment functions, joystick response, and engine power mode; it will remember you each time you go to work.
  • The engine’s passive regeneration system functions automatically with no operator input or interruption to work.
  • Navigate easily on the high-resolution touchscreen monitor.
  • The available Cat PL161 Attachment Locator helps you find tools you need up to a range of 60 m (200') – even if it’s hidden beneath overgrowth or debris.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the machine? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.

  • General Forestry configuration is available with boom, stick, and hydraulic options so you can equip it for road building, grapple work, or processing.
  • Log Loader configuration is ideal for shovel logging, Butt-n-Top loading, power clam applications, and millyard work.
  • Rugged, reliable, simple-to-service Cat forestry grapples range in size from 1320 mm (52”) to 1524 mm (60”).

  • Expect up to 15 percent less maintenance cost compared to the previous 568. (Savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours.)
  • The diesel particulate filter requires no maintenance.
  • Replace fuel filters at 1,000 hours – twice the interval from the previous filters.
  • Get improved filtration and longer 3,000 hour service life with the new hydraulic oil return filter – 50 percent longer service than previous filter designs.
  • The high-efficiency cooling fan runs only when needed; program intervals so the fan automatically reverses to keep cores clean without interrupting your work.
  • S·O·SSM ports simplify maintenance and allow for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

  • The cab meets the following standards: ROPS/FOPS/OPS/TOPS,ISO 8082-2:2011, ISO 8083:2006 11,600J,ISO 10262:1998 Level II, ISO 8084:2003,SAE J1356 MAR2013, WCB G603 March 1990, and OR-OSHA 437-007-775(14).
  • Access most routine maintenance points at ground level.
  • New right-hand steps provide easy, safe, and quick access to upper service platform; the steps and service platform use anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.
  • Larger 32 mm (11/4” ) polycarbonate front window, smaller cab pillars, and a flat engine hood improve visibility by 50 percent.
  • Standard rearview camera enhances jobsite visibility; sideview camera is optional.
  • The monitor’s slope and grade indicator helps enhance stability
    and lift.

Standard Equipment

  • 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 Product Link
  • Remote Services capability
  • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x4)
  • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
  • LED chassis, boom (GF), stick (LL) and cab lights
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, Eco
  • Automatic engine speed control
  • Automatic engine idle shutdown
  • Up to 4500m (14,764 ft) altitude capability
  • 52° C (126° 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
  • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
  • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
  • Electronic main control valve
  • Automatic hydraulic oil warmup
  • 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
  • Caterpillar One Key security system
  • Lockable service doors
  • Lockable external tool/storage box
  • Lockable fuel caps and hydraulic tank
  • Service platforms with anti-skid plate and countersunk bolts
  • RH handrail and handhold
  • Signaling/warning horn
  • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
  • Rearview camera
  • Side-entry service platform
  • Left/Right-side fuel fill locations
  • Grouped location for engine oil and fuel filters
  • S·O·S sampling ports
  • High Wide undercarriage
  • Grease lubricated track with positive pin retention
  • Catwalks
  • Tie down points
  • Counterweight fuel tank
  • Heavy-duty track rollers
  • 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

  • 6.5 m (21'4") Reach boom - General Forestry
  • 7.09 m (23'3") Straight boom - Log Loader
  • 3.9 m (12'10") Reach stick
  • 4.73 m (15'6") Over/Under stick
  • 4.73 m (15'6") Under/Under Power Clam stick
  • Side entry with 559 mm (22") hydraulic tilting riser
  • Rear entry with 1219 mm (48") hydraulic tilting riser
  • Rear entry with 1829 mm (72") hydraulic tilting riser
  • CB radio mounts
  • Premium lighting - General Forestry - 6 additional LED lights
  • Premium lighting - Log Loader - 10 additional LED lights
  • Cold start package with block heater and ether assist
  • Medium pressure circuit
  • Right-hand sideview camera
  • 850 mm (33") triple grouser shoes
  • 700 mm (28") double and single grouser shoes