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  • Specs Summary

559C Knuckleboom Loader

Cat knuckleboom loaders are known for superior multifunction capability, excellent visibility and heavy-duty booms and structures. Now the Cat C Series knuckleboom loaders feature a new more fuel efficient power system, an upgraded hydraulic system for greater reliability and significantly more lift at full reach than previous models.

Standard Equipment


  • 24V system
  • Master disconnect
  • Circuit breaker protection
  • 95 Amp alternator
  • Two (2) 12V maintenance free batteries
  • Standard lighting package: - Two (2) cab mounted halogen light fixtures
  • Electronic engine/machine monitoring system
  • Two (2) 12V power points
  • 20 circuit electric swivel


  • Cab with swing out front window guard (meets SAE J2267)
  • Isolation mountings
  • Dual joystick control (pilot hydraulic actuation) with foot pedal swing
  • Electric stabilizer controls
  • Integrated trailer landing gear control
  • Pilot shut-off button
  • Push button throttle control
  • Reverse slope windshield
  • Skylight
  • Tinted safety glass
  • Sunshade - dual position for front window/skylight
  • High back suspension seat with lumbar support
  • High capacity AC/heater system with outside air intake
  • Defroster fan
  • Windshield wiper/washer
  • Dome light
  • Horn
  • Radio ready - includes speakers and AM/FM antennas
  • CB Radio ready - includes mounting bracket, power and ground wires, antenna cable and antenna mount bracket
  • Product Link ready
  • Cup holder
  • Fire extinguisher mounting bracket
  • Diagnostic port
  • Cell phone storage tray


  • Cat C6.6 ACERT engine meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Interim/EU Stage IIIB emission standards
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Air precleaner
  • 2-stage air cleaner
  • Enlarged cooling package with isolated cores
  • 378 L (100 U.S. gal) fuel tank
  • Fuel water separator
  • Variable speed fan


  • Twin 140 cm3 (8.54 in3) variable displacement pumps
  • Excavator style “Negacon” system
  • Bar slasher/delimber hydraulic package
  • 302 L (80 U.S. gal) hydraulic tank
  • Electric hydraulic oil fill pump


  • Fabricated heavy-duty, extended length center mount subframe
  • Flat top subframe deck with bolt-on skid resistant fenders
  • Bolt-on subframe ladder


  • 9.8 m (32 ft) reach knuckleboom
  • 229 mm (9 in) grapple mounting knuckle


  • 50% concentration extended life coolant

Optional Equipment


  • Non-suspension trailer with hydraulic landing gear
  • Suspension trailer with hydraulic landing gear
  • CTR 320 three-knife delimber
  • CTR 426 four-knife delimber


  • Cat Product Link
  • AM/FM/CD/Satellite radio receiver
  • Long-range front lights on cab
  • Engine compartment lights
  • Additional subframe ladders
  • Auxiliary light package
  • Slasher port adapter fittings
  • Single “V” and double “VV” bolt on heels
  • Single “V” extended and double “VV” extended bolt on heels
  • 305 mm (12 in) grapple mounting knuckle
  • Grapples