Tigercat, a Canadian manufacturer of premium forestry machines, has introduced two new machines and a new on-board information system. The company also announced a new dealership serving California and Nevada.
The Tigercat 850 processor is a purpose–built roadside processor that delivers outstanding performance and impressive fuel economy. Designed for high volume roadside processing, the Tigercat 850 offers many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, higher cooling capacity and processor head optimized hydraulics. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine provides 213 hp (159 kW) at 2,100 rpm for Tier 2 and Tier 4f emission compliance.
The Tigercat 850 processor features an efficient load-sensing hydraulic system that allows simultaneous machine and head functionality. The combination of high horsepower and harvester head optimized hydraulics provide responsive control, quick feed speed, and powerful delimbing capability for high productivity. A high-capacity swing system with dual swing drives provides ample torque and speed for high performance processing. The powerful, strength-to-weight optimized boom is designed specifically for processing and high stacking.
The Tigercat 850 processor features a quiet, comfortable, ergonomically-designed cab. The hooked boom design and narrow side posts provide excellent right-hand side visibility. An integrated cab riser and the rearVIEW camera system contributes to all-around visibility for the operator. Optimally positioned controls and a large touch screen display improve ergonomics and machine monitoring. Reduced noise levels help the operator enjoy the auxiliary audio input port, Bluetooth® audio and hands-free calling.
The operator can step down into the center of the machine for clear, unobstructed access to the engine and daily service points, and large enclosure doors and a service platform provide easy access to other service points.
The Tigercat 602 grapple skidder is a compact, quick, fuel efficient model for high value select logging in tight or challenging terrain. Its size and agility make it ideal for selective felling applications. The machine can access high value timber in steep terrain while minimizing damage to the residual stand. With a fixed front axle with an oscillating center section, the Tigercat 602 has a narrow overall width of only 106 inches.
The Tigercat FPT N45 Tier 4f engine delivers 168 hp (125 kW) at 2,200 rpm while conforming to emissions standards for North America and Europe. Performance in tough terrain is excellent with no gear shifting required. Full tractive effort is available at any engine speed, minimizing wheel spin and improving breakout performance.
Tigercat’s load-sensing hydraulic system maximizes fuel efficiency. Electronic control technology combined with Tigercat’s unique hydrostatic drive system allows the skidder to operate at variable engine rpm, automatically increasing engine speed when additional horsepower is required.
Tigercat’s Tier 4 engine solution is packaged into a physically smaller engine compartment, providing clear operator sight lines. Other benefits for the operator include excellent cab ergonomics, the Tigercat Turnaround® two-position rotating seat, and easy maintenance routines.
Tigercat has launched LogOn, a powerful onboard information system to optimize machine performance and reduce downtime. It enables access to detailed machine data and diagnostics tools at the worksite, including mechanical parameters, fuel economy, performance metrics, service codes, service manuals and more. Users also can access detailed fault codes and important troubleshooting information onsite to help ensure the correct fix the first time.
“LogOn is a valuable new tool that allows you to access vital machine data onsite,” said Irfan Zardadkhan, Tigercat telematics project manager. “Users can easily access the system through the Tigercat mobile app when they are within a few meters of the machine.”
Users open the Tigercat Mobile App on their smartphone, select the LogOn™ icon, and connect to the secure Wi-Fi hotspot to enter the system. From there, users have access to detailed activity charts, stem count and production volume, important failure cause and repair information, along with operator and service manuals. No electronic tools or cables are required.
The LogOn system, now standard on all 2020 Tigercat machines, collects data automatically and provides extensive built-in reporting and analytics. No operator training is required. Data is displayed with an easy-to-use mobile interface. No cellular coverage is needed; an optional satellite modem allows access in the world’s most remote locations.
Tigercat has named Bejac Corporation an authorized dealer for California and Nevada. Headquartered in Placentia, Calif., Bejac distributes equipment for the construction, demolition, forestry, and recycling industries.
“We are looking forward to introducing our customers to the Tigercat line of equipment,” said Ron Barlet, president of Bejac. “Their specialized forestry machines are excellent quality and a perfect complement to our other equipment lines. We are confident that Tigercat equipment will be extremely helpful to increase efficiencies.”
With 10 locations, Bejac serves customers throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Bejac also distributes forestry equipment for TimberPro, Log Max and Southstar as well as heavy equipment for Liebherr, Link-Belt, Genesis, Epiroc, Komptech, and Diamond Z. (For more information about Bejac, visit www.bejac.com.)
Tigercat specializes in equipment for forestry applications and machines designed specifically for severe duty off-road logging and harvesting jobs like tracked loggers, material handlers, and wheel harvesters. It offers both tree-length and cut-to-length options for timber harvesting. For more information, visit www.tigercat.com.