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The 495B-CRL tracked loader is powered by a fuel-efficient Tier 4 diesel engine. Pilot operated controls contribute to intuitive operation and superior productivity for any logging operation.


The 495B is powered by a 173-HP Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 diesel engine with SCR aftertreatment.

Heavy-Duty Crawler

Offering 66% gradeability and 52,300 foot-pounds of tractive effort, the loader features a heavy-duty D6 carbody, sealed track, and 28-inch (710 mm) triple grouser pads with 22-mm track bolts.

Hydraulic Control System

The 495B features a pilot-operated control system, in conjunction with IQAN electronic controls, to provide a more natural feel for the operator. The system can be configured as necessary, and maintenance can be performed simply without a specialist.

Load Sensing Hydraulics

Unlike open loop systems that waste fuel, Barko’s efficient load sensing system delivers power only when needed. Load sensing valves and pump deliver excellent metering by matching pressure and flow. Adaptable to most attachments, the system runs cool. Efficient and precise grapple functions reduce operator fatigue.

Joystick Controls

Multi-functional dual joystick controls are ergonomically designed to provide enhanced comfort and productivity.

Boom Construction

Wider, all-welded boom construction with fabricated box type design includes engineered sweeping curves for added strength and increased fatigue resistance.

360-Degree Rotation

Rotary manifold allows for 360-degree continuous boom rotation and provides electrical and hydraulic power to the lower frame.

Swing Torque

Dual motors and planetary gearboxes produce 44,000 foot-pounds of swing torque, while improving machine balance.


Standard 7,000-pound cast steel counterweight provides extra stability.

Zinc Plated Pins

Extra large zinc plated pins and bolts provide added durability in high-stress areas.

Centralized Valves

Centralized hydraulic control valves are easily accessible outside cab door.

Bolt-On Cylinder Glands

Bolt-on cylinder glands make on-site service easy, while piston rings extend product life. Cylinders are made of heavy-duty steel tubing, and heavy chrome cylinder rods are heat-treated for added strength.


Centralized turntable greasing system and removable service panels simplify maintenance tasks.

Operator Cab

Vibration-isolated “floating cab” provides a smoother ride. Weather sealed, insulated and climate controlled, the cab includes a suspension seat with armrests, foot swing controls and halogen lights.

Instrument Panel

Digital display provides enhanced monitoring of all machine functions.


Tinted windows, including roof and sliding side windows, provide excellent visibility for safer operation.

Fuel Tank

120-gallon (454 L) fuel tank capacity allows for longer operating intervals.



Optional 10,000-pound cast steel counterweight for larger loads.

Grouser Pads

810 mm triple grouser pads
900 mm triple grouser pads


Log & pulp grapples
Grapple saw
Bar slasher/de-limber hydraulics package
Circle saw hydraulics package


32-foot straight or live heel boom.

Cab Risers

23″ or 48″ hydraulic tilt cab riser
23″, 36″ or 48″ fixed cab riser


Guarding package
12-volt hydraulic transfer pump
119 GPM (450 LPM) tandem variable displacement load sense hydraulic piston pump
Engine block heater
Hydraulic tank heater
Hydraulic thermal bypass
Automatic greasing system
Boom lights
Detachable heel bar (standard/offset, single/double vee)
10 or 15 kW magnet generator package
Alternate hand/foot control configurations (consult factory)