522B Track Harvester

522B Track Harvester

The new B Series track feller bunchers feature smoother hydraulic performance, increased engine HP, a more comfortable operator station and better right side operator visibility. The 522B Series are zero tail swing machines designed for medium to high production clear cut and or select cut on rough terrain. These machines perform in a variety of small through larger tree size applications. The 522B model is a leveling machine for more comfort on steep terrain. A robust undercarriage utilizes proven components, customized for demanding forestry conditions. The unique boom design provides industry leading lift capacity throughout full reach range, a benefit in large timber.

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Power Train

Built for power, reliability, low maintenance, fuel efficiency and low emissions.

Powerful Performance

The Cat C9 electronically controlled ACERT engine delivers power while meeting all current U.S. EPA emission standards. All models contain a fuel/water separator, engine air intake heater and a dual-stage combination air cleaner with precleaner.

High Capacity Cooling System

The side-by-side radiator/oil cooler gives excellent cooling capacity for high production bunching and harvesting. On-demand Flexxaire fan activates only when required and allows the cooling fan to purge debris from the radiator area, keeping a cleaner cooling system. The IQAN control system automatically adjusts the Flexxaire fan blade angle, reducing horsepower demand and lowering fuel consumption. The purge cycle frequency and duration can be set by operator in the cab to suit varying application conditions.

Engine Oil

Cat engine oil is formulated to optimize engine life and performance and is recommended for use in Cat diesel engines. Extended oil change intervals reduce maintenance and machine downtime.

Service

The clamshell style engine compartment provides easy access to all filters, oil dipstick, coolant reservoir, hydraulic fill pump, valves and hoses reducing maintenance time.

Low Exhaust Emissions

The Cat C9 ACERT engine is a low emission engine designed to meet U.S. EPA emission regulations.

Batteries

An optional starting aid for colder climates is available for 522B machine models. This option provides two (2) additional batteries and HD battery cables.

Hydraulic Packages

Powerful hydraulic system combined with a powerful boom and stick maximize productivity.

Electric Hydraulic Oil Fill Pump

An easy accessible service wand allows hydraulic oil to be pumped through the hydraulic filtering system and into the tank. This reduces maintenance downtime and helps to maintain oil cleanliness requirements.

Variable Displacement Pump

522B track feller bunchers are equipped with variable displacement pumps for travel and implement functions. Optional hydraulics for dangle harvesting or processor heads are available for all models.

Cat Hydraulic Oil

Provides maximum protection against mechanical and corrosive wear in all hydraulic systems. Its high zinc content reduces wear and extends pump life. Biodegradable hydraulic oil (HEES) is also available from your Cat dealer and provides an environmentally-sound alternative to mineral based oils.

ToughGuard™ Hoses

Abrasion resistant hoses along the boom and stick provide strength and flexibility. The ToughGuard cover consists of a thin layer of UHMW polyethylene bonded to the rubber cover, providing exceptional abrasion resistance.

Operator Station

Superior comfort and visibility.

Operator Comfort

The operator station is designed with joysticks and an air ride seat, reducing operator fatigue and providing easy operation. An HVAC system with updated air ducts provides better cooling and heating. A large side window with side screen allows fresh air into the cab, and an isolated mounted cab and engine reduces noise levels and vibration. Ergonomically located pedals with side-by-side foot rests provide operator comfort while operating machine travel.

Visibility

The cab design optimizes post structures and window placement to provide excellent operator visibility to front, sides and rear. A large polycarbonate skylight provides excellent upward visibility.

Safety

The standard 32 mm (1.25 in) thick “Margard” front window maximizes operator protection. All purpose built forestry cabs meet FOPS/ROPS/OPS/WCB, OR-OSHA requirements. The skylight provides an alternate escape hatch.

Monitor

The IQAN MD3 display allows the operator to continuously monitor the operating system of the machine. The monitor has been downsized slightly to improve the operator’s line of sight out the right front corner of the cab. The IQAN control system allows the operator to adjust all control parameters.

Electrical System

The B Series track feller bunchers feature dual in-cab 12 volt power points and one 24 volt power point. Power is provided by two 12 volt maintenance free batteries and 95 amp alternator. An optional cold weather starting attachment may be selected to provide two additional batteries and HD starter cables.

Leveling System

Stability and comfort in steep slope conditions.

Tilt Mechanism

With the most robust tilt mechanism in the industry, the 522B tilter has a patented 3-cylinder tilt mechanism with simultaneous forward and side-by-side tilting. Trunnion cylinders are mounted on 51 mm (2 in) steel plates and transfer vertical loads down to the interface of the track frames and carbody, putting the load into the track and ground.

Cylinders

A three-cylinder tilt mechanism features simultaneously 21 degree forward tilt and 11 degree side-to-side tilt.

Ground Clearance

The 522B machines have excellent ground clearance of 889 mm (35 in) and open carbody design. This provides increased mobility by eliminating carbody interference with large stumps, rocks or other obstacles.

Undercarriage

Heavy duty forestry undercarriage.

Undercarriage

522B Series machines utilize larger 330 size components providing extended life and reduced O&O costs.

Travel Motor

The proven final drives and travel motors provide up to 34 246 kg (75,500 lb) of tractive effort as standard on the 522B, giving excellent traction and power to the ground. An optional High Drawbar final drive is available on the 522B model providing increased tractive effort of 38 555 kg (85,000 lb). Three (3) travel speed range selections are standard.

Track Guards

All models feature full length track guards to maximize shoe support in all types of terrain.

Carbody

The 522B model features a bolted track frame to carbody design. This provides a narrower gauge width, or allows adjustment to a wider gauge width to improve machine stability, and increase productivity on steep slope applications. The 522B provides maximum ground clearance and a smooth carbody under-surface to resist snagging on debris or large obstacles. The precision welded track frames reduce flexing and increase the durability of rollers and track links throughout the life of the machine.

Carrier Rollers

B Series models offer a choice of either standard single flange carrier rollers for moderate terrain and warm climates or star carrier rollers for severe terrain and cold climate applications. Nine bottom track rollers are used per side.

Boom and Stick

Maximum reach and lift capacity.

Boom and Stick

The track harvester configuration delivers the same high performance with 4000 kg (8,800 lb) of bare pin lift capacity and 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in) of maximum reach.

Sustainability

Maximum efficiency and productivity while conserving natural resources.

The B Series track feller bunchers are designed to maximize efficiency and productivity while conserving natural resources.

  • The C9 ACERT engine meets all current U.S. EPA emission standards.
  • The IQAN control system automatically adjusts the Flexxaire fan blade angle, reducing horsepower demand and lowering fuel consumption.
  • Major structures and components are built to be rebuilt, reducing waste and replacement costs.

Serviceability

Easy servicing and extended service intervals.

Extended Service Intervals

Caterpillar service and maintenance intervals have been extended to reduce machine service time, increase machine availability and reduce operating costs. Hydraulic oil change intervals can be extended from 2,000 hours to 4,000 hours. Engine coolant change intervals are 12,000 hour with Cat Extended Life Coolant/Anti-freeze. Regularly scheduled maintenance extends machine service life and lowers overall operating costs. 500-hour oil change interval reduces overall maintenance costs.

Flexxaire Fan

Standard Flexxaire fan automatically adjusts the fan blade pitch to optimize cooling and reduce fuel consumption. The reversing purge debris cycle frequency and duration can be set by operator in the cab to suit varying application conditions.

Clam-Shell Service Door

The hydraulically actuated clam-shell service door provides easy and quick access, reducing maintenance downtime.

Customer Support

Count on your Cat dealer.

Caterpillar is known the world over for the quality of customer support from its dealer network - the industry’s best. No matter where you are, the expertise of a Cat dealer is always nearby. Your local Cat dealer is your forestry consultant who can recommend the machines, work tools and services to maximize your operation and provide the support to keep you at top productivity.

  • 24-hour parts availability, where and when you need them, to minimize expensive downtime.
  • Remanufactured parts that carry the same warranty as new parts at a reduced cost.
  • Operator training to get the most out of your Cat equipment.
  • Field services to provide on-site help when needed.
  • Timely repair and replacement services.
  • Customer Support Agreements to lower your operating costs.
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic programs, such as S·O·SSM oil analysis, inspection services and trend reporting to help avoid unscheduled repairs.
  • Financing programs for buying, renting or leasing Cat equipment.
  • Cat Access Account, a fast and convenient way to pay for or rent anything offered at any Cat dealer or The Cat Rental Store.
  • Cat Insurance to cover equipment losses from theft, collision, flood, upset or overturn, fire, vandalism and more.
  • Product Link™ to manage your equipment fleet through remote monitoring.
  • Cat Certified Rebuild to get a second life from your equipment.

For more information on Cat products, dealer services and industry solutions, visit www.cat.com.

Engine

Gross Power
303.0hp

Operating Specifications

Max Reach w/ Head
32.5ft

Weights

Operating Weight w/o Head
70532.0lb

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System
10.8gal
Engine Oil
10.3gal
Hydraulic System
118.0gal
Swing Drive
2.6gal
Fuel Capacity
226.0gal

Undercarriage

Pitch
8.5in
Size
330 EX (D7)

Hydraulic System

Pumps
Dedicated variable displacement pump for travel circuit - 200 cc
Pumps
Dedicated variable displacement pump for boom and implement functions - 200 cc
Pumps
Electric hydraulic oil fill pump

Track Gauge

522B
2591 mm-2870 mm (102 in-113 in)

Standards

Cab
Cab meets FOPS/OPS/ROPS/WCB/OR-OSHA requirements

Power Train

Displacement
537.0in3
Engine Model
Cat® C9 ACERT™
Gross Power
303.0hp
Gross Power @ 1,800 rpm
303.0hp
Rated Power @ 2,100 rpm
282.0hp

Boom System

Track Harvester Configuration - Lift over front of tracks: Bare Pin Lift @ Maximum Reach (without head)
4000 kg @ 9.8 m (8,800 lb @ 32 ft 5 in)
Track Harvester Configuration - Lift over front of tracks: Maximum Reach (with head)
32.5ft

Ground Clearance

Ground Clearance
35.0in

Track Length

Track Length
191.1in

Operating Weights (without heads, standard counterweight)

Track Harvester Configuration - 522B
70532.0lb

Tractive Effort

522B
75500.0lb
522B Optional High Drawbar
85000.0lb

Standard Equipment

  • Electrical
    • 24 volt electrical system
    • Two 12 volt maintenance free batteries with 950 CCA
    • 95 Amp alternator
    • IQAN programmable controls
    • MD3 monitor display screen
  • Guards
    • Hydraulically actuated hinged engine enclosure with warning alarm
    • Engine fan guard
    • Bottom guards
    • Isolation mounted cab and engine
    • Heavy duty radiator guard door
  • Operator Environment
    • OPS/FOPS/ROPS/WCB/OR-OSHA certified cab
    • Dual joystick control
    • Reverse slope windshield
    • Air ride seat
    • Skylight - alternate escape hatch
    • Top escape hatch
    • 76.2 mm (3 in) retractable seat belt
    • DIN mount radio ready with speakers
    • Operator sound suppression to standards
    • Travel alarm
    • Cup holders (2)
    • Two 12 volt and one 24 volt power outlets
    • Front window, 32 mm (1.25 in) thick Margard
    • Positive filtered ventilation, pressurized cab with bi-level air conditioner, heater and defroster with manual control
    • Left side fresh air window with screen
    • Forced air fan
    • Washable floor mat
    • Neutral lever (lockout) for all controls
  • Power Train
    • C9 ACERT engine meets U.S. EPA emission standards
    • Variable travel speed (3 ranges)
    • Under hood primary air filter
    • 43° C (109° F) degree ambient temperature cooling package: - Aluminum core ATAAC and side-by-side radiator and oil cooler - Removable debris screen - Swing out A/C condenser
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Fuel water separator
  • Undercarriage
    • Track roller guards with access holes
    • Hydraulic track adjusters
    • Double flange track rollers
    • GFT80 Lohmann final drives
    • Cat 330 size undercarriage components
    • Nine (9) track rollers and two (2) carrier rollers per side
    • Bolted, variable gauge leveling carbody with three cylinder tilt mechanism
  • Hydraulics
    • Dedicated fixed displacement pilot pump
    • Dedicated variable displacement pumps for track and implement functions
    • 325 EX swing drive and swing motor
    • Electric hydraulic oil fill pump
    • 265 L (70 gal) hydraulic tank
  • Antifreeze
    • 50% concentration extended life coolant
  • Other Standard Equipment
    • Heavy duty hood enclosure
    • Flexxaire fan
    • Vandalism protection
    • Spare hose storage area
    • Grease gun bracket and storage area
    • 856 L (226 gal) fuel tank

Optional Equipment

  • Linkages
    • Harvester Long
    • Omission - Linkage
  • Hydraulics
    • Harvester
  • Track Systems
    • 610 mm (24 in) SG pads, clipped corners, with mud/snow reliefs
    • 711 mm (28 in) SG pads, clipped corners, with mud/snow reliefs
    • Star Carrier Rollers
    • Standard Carrier Rollers
  • Other Equipment
    • Lighting Gp-HID, replaces certain standard lights
    • High Drawbar final drives
    • Heavy Counterweight
    • Starting Aid, Cold Weather - includes two additional batteries
    • Starting Aid, Arctic - includes engine and hydraulic oil Arctic heater
  • Field Installed Attachments
    • Skylight, peaked, removable