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Track Harvesters(Non Current)

Caterpillar harvesters are the most versatile on the market. They are built with proven components and are field-tested to ensure the highest level of reliability over the life of the machine.

550 Harvester

The Cat 550 Harvester is best suited for first, second and third thinning, as well as lighter final felling. This is due to its smaller design and lighter weight. Tight thinning conditions are an easy match for this flexible, yet solid machine.

Product Details

Engine

Gross Power 122 kW
Engine Model Cat 3126 DITA
Power, net 115 kW

Weights

Est Operating Weight 13000 kg

Boom and Stick

Reach - max 10.1 m
Lift Capacity, gross - max reach 180 kN

Dimensions

Length 9 mm
Wheelbase - Duals 120 mm
Height - lowered light bracket 400 mm

Harvesters

Caterpillar cut-to-length forestry products provide contractors the results they have come to expect from Cat machines.

Durability

Caterpillar has set the trend for durability over the last 75 years and has a reputation for manufacturing products that withstand the test of time.

Reliability

Caterpillar has been in the forestry business for generations and has a full understanding of forestry applications.

Criteria

Today's logger must consider many different criteria before investing in a harvester.

Models

The harvester line is one of the most recent introductions to the Caterpillar Forest Products Group and includes three models: 550, 570, 580.

Field-Tested

The 550 Harvester is built with proven components that have been field-tested to ensure the highest level of reliability over the life of the machine.

Power

The 550 Harvester is powered by the Caterpillar 3126 engine.

Variety

Caterpillar Harvesters can be used in a wide variety of applications, from first thinning to final felling, and are able to handle a wide range of tree diameters.

Pendulum Arm Suspension

With the pendulum arm suspension technology, the operator can maneuver the machine in the tightest of thinning areas.

Caterpillar 3126 DITA Engine & Transmission

Caterpillar offers a line of some of the most powerful Harvesters for worldwide use.

Transmission

Each Cat Harvester features an all-wheel drive fully hydrostatic transmission.

Standards

The Caterpillar 3126 DITA Engine performs at the full-rated flywheel power, meets all current and proposed worldwide emissions standards up to the year 2002 and is approved for worldwide use.

Torque Rise

The unit-injected fuel system provides a controlled fuel delivery increase as the engine lugs back from rated speed.

Turbocharger

The turbocharger enhances performance and engine efficiency, especially at high altitudes, by packing more air in the cylinders for excellent combustion.

Jacket Water Aftercooler

Jacket Water Aftercooler reduces smoke and emissions by providing a cooler, more efficient combustion.

Unit Injectors

Individual, high-pressure unit injectors atomize fuel efficiently for fast response and increased fuel economy with low emissions.

Fuel Cleanliness

The fuel pre-filter and water separator element combined with two, high-efficiency fuel filters, in series, ensure excellent fuel cleanliness for extended injector and fuel system life.

Camshaft Roller Followers

Camshaft roller followers reduce wear and frictional power losses for excellent fuel economy.

Pistons

Two-piece articulated pistons with forged steel crown and forged aluminum skirt provide durability, low engine sound levels and enhanced fuel efficiency with improved thermal and structural capability.

Chrome Ceramic Surface

The new Chrome Ceramic Surface (CCS) ring package, specifically developed for high load/high temperature applications, significantly improves engine block life.

Crankshaft

The crankshaft is forged and induction hardened for long-term durability and is completely regrindable.

Block Design

Deep skirt engine block design ensures rigidity and reduces vibration.

Operator Station

The Caterpillar line of harvesters is designed for operator comfort, excellent viewing, and ease of operation.

Work Environment

The operator work environment has a suspended design to help ensure a smooth ride and comfort.

Bucking and Measuring System

The computer aided bucking and measuring system is located in direct line-of-sight for easy viewing.

Monitoring System

A digital monitoring system displays all vital machine information and alerts operator of potential hazards that could damage the harvester.

Monitoring System

A digital monitoring system displays all vital machine information and alerts operator of potential hazards that could easily damage the harvester.

Controls

Easy-to-reach controls give the operator full finger tip command.

Ergonomics

Operator ergonomics are improved through an eight-way adjustable seat with seven-way adjustable armrests.

Machine Movement

Machine movement is controlled by floor pedals to free up the operator's hands to maneuver the harvesting head with the boom and stick.

Viewing Area

Excellent viewing area allows the operator a direct view of the harvesting head and the tree.

Directional Traveling

Directional traveling is controlled by a floor pedal for easy changing of forward and reverse.

Harvester Applications

The Caterpillar 550 Harvester is a highly productive thinning machine.

Design

The Caterpillar line of harvesters are designed to withstand rigorous forest conditions by utilizing a rigid design and heavy-duty frame.

Thinning

The 550 Harvester is best-suited for first, second and third thinning, as well as lighter final felling.

Suspension System, Boom and Stick

Caterpillar Harvesters deliver the versatility and tractive ability needed for demanding forestry applications.

Pendulum Arm

The uniquely designed pendulum arm suspension system allows the operator to harvest in the tightest of thinning and toughest of final felling conditions with unlimited access to those hard-to-reach areas.

Suspension Technology

The pendulum arm suspension technology has revolutionized the industry.

Solutions

Caterpillar Harvesters provide customers the solutions needed to operate at the highest levels of production possible.

Boom and Stick

Stick consists of a two-section stick with a box construction design that extends.

Serviceability & Customer Support

Ease of serviceability means less downtime, which translates to more working time.

Servicing Ease

Major components are made as modules.

Ground Level Access

Ground level access provides convenient servicing to most filters and lube points.

Power Hood

Power hood improves the ergonomic conditions for the operator when servicing.

Centrifugal Pre-Cleaner

Centrifugal pre-cleaner removes large debris before it reaches the internal air cleaner to provide significant engine protection.

Filters

Spin-on fuel and engine oil filters provide simplified service.

Pressure Taps

Pressure taps are conveniently located to provide easy access to hydraulic system pressures.

Electrical System

24-volt electrical system delivers increased electrical power for lights, engine cranking, and engine diagnostics.

Support

Cat Dealers offer a wide range of services that can be set up under a customer support agreement when purchasing equipment.

Selection

Make detailed comparisons of the machines being considered before buying.

Purchase

Look past the initial price. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs.

Operation

Improving operating techniques can boost profits.

Maintenance

What is the cost of preventative maintenance? More and more equipment buyers are planning for effective maintenance before buying equipment.

Diagnostic Programs

Diagnostic programs and technical analysis help avoid unscheduled repairs.

Replacement

Repair, rebuild or replace? Cat Dealers can help evaluate the cost involved so the right choice will be made.

Products Support

Nearly all Cat parts can be located at the dealer parts counter.

Remanufactured Parts

A large choice of factory remanufactured parts and dealer proposed repair options increase machine availability and reduce total repair costs.

Harvesting Heads

Whether the need is light weight for thinning or heavy-duty for larger clear cuts, Caterpillar offers a variety of heads for the best application match.

HH45 Harvesting Head

HH45 Harvesting Heads are the ultimate lightweight thinning solution.

Design

The frame of the HH45 Harvesting Head is constructed of high-strength heat-treated steel to provide a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it one of the most durable, light weight heads on the market.

HH55 Harvesting Head

The HH55 Harvesting Head delivers the power and capacity for an effective final cut while utilizing low weight and flexibility for all types of thinning.

HH65 Harvesting Head

The HH65 Harvesting Head has capacity for an effective final fell, low weight and flexibility for thinning.

HH75 Harvesting Head

HH75 Harvesting Head is massive for massive timber.
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