Unprecedented visibility and comfortThe operator station is designed with comfort in mind. The spacious cab features a large, fully adjustable suspension seat with lumbar support. Fold-up armrests are fully adjustable to allow adjustment of the joystick controls to match the operator for ease of operation and increased performance. Excellent visibility of the work area is provided through large tinted cab windows. Overhead visibility is maximized through the large, tinted Lexan skylight. Operator protection is afforded through the front guard. This swing-out guard is designed for quick and simple access to allow cleaning of the front window.
Factory installed hydraulic packages increase job site performance and versatilityCat knuckleboom loader hydraulic systems are designed to satisfy the productivity demands of loggers. The 529 is equipped with a simple open-center hydraulic system with a triple section gear pump supplying the flow. This system is time tested and provides good performance and provides many different types of option packages, such as carrier hydraulics for millyard mobility. The 529 features a unique “flow-on-demand” hydraulic system for the subframe hydraulic components like the stabilizers, slasher or delimber. This system directs flow and pressure to the subframe systems only when required for activating a function. This results in improved hydraulic efficiency, reduced heat and lower overall system horsepower demand when compared to a standard open-center system.
A complete factory installed timber merchandising systemThe Delimber/Slasher (DS) package is a complete factory installed timber merchandising system consisting of a knuckleboom loader and grapple, trailer with trailer-mounted delimber and an optional ground saw slasher and is available with all delimbing capable loaders - the 529, 559B, 569 and 579. The structural design on these loaders is proven to provide long life in punishing, pull-through delimbing applications. A three-knife CTR 320 is standard on the package, or a four-knife CTR 426 pull-through delimber is available as an option. These delimbers are designed to allow quick, easy loading of trees and produce clean, delimbed stems in a flash. These delimbers also have central lubrication banks and ground-level oil fill for quick, easy service. An automatic chain tensioner simplifies maintenance and extends bar and chain life. The standard delimbing trailer is built with structural reinforcing in critical areas for durability. This trailer features a roll-up gear for transport and a swing down delimbing foot for operation. The optional delimbing trailer features a hydraulically adjustable landing gear that is adjustable from in cab controls. This feature allows the operator to quickly position the loader in a proper operating position, providing more production capability. Knuckleboom Loader grapples are available in a wide variety of rotator types, jaw sizes and jaw configurations to suit a variety of material handling applications. The CTR 107 Slasher is optional for the DS package. A load-sensing saw feed system delivers smooth, fast cutting cycles. This slasher is available in multiple bunk styles and can be customized for specific log-lengths.
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Product SupportCat dealers utilize a worldwide parts network to minimize machine downtime. Plus you can save money with Cat remanufactured components.
Machine SelectionMake detailed comparisons of machines you are considering. What are the job requirements and machine attachments? What production is needed? Your Cat dealer can provide recommendations.
PurchaseConsider financing options and day-to-day operating costs. Look at dealer services that can be included in the machine’s cost to yield lower owning and operating costs over time.
Customer Support AgreementsCat dealers offer a variety of customer support agreements and work with you to develop a plan to meet specific needs. These plans can cover the entire machine, including attachments, to help protect your investment.
OperationImproving operating techniques can boost your profits. Your Cat dealer has videos, literature, and other ideas to help you increase productivity. Caterpillar also offers simulators and certified operator training to help maximize the return on your investment.
ReplacementRepair, rebuild, or replace? Your Cat dealer can help you evaluate the cost involved so you can make the right choice.