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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.

501 Track Harvester

Equipped with dependable Cat engines, load sensing hydraulics, and factory installed attachments, Caterpillar track harvesters offer the perfect solution for any cut-to-length application.

  • Specification Summary

  • Gross Power117.0 kW
  • Engine ModelCat® C6.6 ACERT
  • Max Reach w/ Head7.08 m
  • Boom Reach5.4 m
  • Ground Clearance610.0 mm

Product Details


Gross Power 117.0 kW
Engine Model Cat® C6.6 ACERT

Operating Specifications

Max Reach w/ Head 7.08 m
Boom Reach 5.4 m
Ground Clearance 610.0 mm
Maximum Drawbar Pull 154.0 kN


Operating Weight w/o Head 15900.0 kg
Est Operating Weight 15875.8 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Hydraulic Oil Reservoir 230.0 L
Fuel Tank 378.0 L


Number of Rollers 8 Lower, 2 Upper
Undercarriage D-4 Track Size w/ 709 C3B Final Drives


Track Length 3632.0 mm
Width 2591.0 mm
Height 3327.0 mm
Ground Clearance 610.0 mm

Hydraulic System

Hydraulic Oil Flow 307.0 L/min
Hydraulic System Pressure 545.0 bar

Power Train

The Cat C6.6 ACERT Tier 3 Engine provides excellent power, fuel economy, serviceability, and durability while meeting Tier 3 emissions standards.

Boom Options

Optional 8.2 m (27’) Telescoping “V” Bottom (5-sided) Harvester Boom. Standard Booms Range from 6.4-7.0 m (21’-23’).

Operator Station

The unique front entry cab allows for easy entry and exit. Debris does not collect on the reverse slope windshield.


The tilt cab feature allows excellent access for service or daily maintenance needs.


The proven x-design carbody and large track system provide strength and durability. Side rails are designed so that debris does not collect. The fully-guarded, forestry-duty high walker undercarriage has integrated welded track guards.

Engineered Productivity

The large heavy-duty swing bearing and high swing torque enhance productivity.

Unobstructed Visibility

The engineered cab forward and rear engine design gives exceptional operator visibility. Better visibility means more production.


A large capacity fuel tank and hydraulic oil tank are integrated into the counterweight design.

Electronic Control System

The IQAN® computer based control system provides precise control of machine and attachment functions through the fully proportional valving system. All gauges are monitored on a single MDL full color screen.


A full line of Prentice processor/harvester heads are available, factory installed. Consult a Prentice Processing Head specification sheet for specific models and carrier application guide.
  • Undercarriage
    •  D-4 Track Size with 709 C3B Final Drives Track System
    •  560 mm (22 in) Double Bar Grouser pads with Mud/Snow Relief Shoes
    •  8 Lower Rollers, 2 Upper Rollers, All interchangeable
    •  Heavy Duty “D” Tow Rings
    •  Relief Sprockets
    •  163 kN (36,600 lb-force) Tractive Effort 2 Speed Track Motor
  • Upper Structure
    •  Full Lighting Package - 10 Cab-mounted Halogen Lights
    •  Radio Ready
    •  Adjustable Shock Cushioned Seat
    •  I-QAN® Hydraulic Control System with MDL full color graphics display screen
    •  Heater/Air Conditioner
  • Boom Systems
    •  6.4 m (21 ft) Main and Stick with Tool Cylinder and Linkage (Reach To Tree)
  • Powertrain
    •  117 kW (157 HP) Cat C6.6 ACERT Tier 3 Engine
    •  Side by Side Water/Hydraulic/Air Cooling Package
    •  12 Volt Electrical System with Master Disconnect, 160 Amp Alternator
    •  378 L (100 gal) Fuel Tank
  • Hydraulics
    •  345 Bar (5000 psi) Variable Displacement Load Sense Hydraulic System
    •  307 L/min (81 gpm) Hydraulic Oil Flow
    •  230 L (60 gal) Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
    •  Electric Hydraulic Oil Fill Pump
    •  Oil Cooler with Thermal Bypass
    •  Fully Proportional Electronic Controls
  • 560 mm (22 in) Single Bar Grouser pads with Mud/Snow Relief Shoes
    • Radio/CD player with XM receiver
      • Heater, Artic package-includes engine, water and hydraulic oil heater
        • Boom Systems
          •  7 m (23 ft, 3 in) XL Main and Stick with Tool Cylinder and Linkage (Reach To Tree)
          •  8.2 m (27 ft) Telescopic V-bottom Boom Configuration (Reach To Tree)
        • 7 m (23 ft, 3 in) XL Main and Stick with Tool Cylinder and Linkage (Reach To Tree)
          • 8.2 m (27 ft) Telescopic V-bottom Boom Configuration (Reach To Tree)

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