Tiger­cat's big, new 1185 har­vester on show at Elmia

Australian Forests and Timber - - Harvesters -

TIGER­CAT UN­VEILED its eight-wheel drive 1185 har­vester at Swe­den’s Elmia Wood in June. The 34-tonne ma­chine is a ro­bust, pow­er­ful, high pro­duc­tion har­vester well suited to ex­treme duty clear fell ap­pli­ca­tions, steep slopes and tough ter­rain.

The 1185 is am­ply pow­ered by the Tiger­cat FPT N67 Tier 4f engine, rated at (230 kW) 308 hp. The driv­e­train com­po­nents — in­clud­ing the the pump drive, trans­mis­sion and the hy­drauli­cally bal­anced bo­gie axles — are en­gi­neered and built by Tiger­cat for ex­treme for­est duty, long life and high up­time.

Tiger­cat’s unique WideRange® drive sys­tem in­creases work­ing travel speed while de­liv­er­ing ex­tremely pow­er­ful trac­tive ef­fort for high per­for­mance in steep ter­rain and quick in-stand travel on good ground.

The 1185 blends high per­for­mance with fuel ef­fi­ciency through the use of ad­vanced hy­draulic cir­cuits. Ded­i­cated pumps power the drive, har­vest­ing head, crane, fan and cool­ing cir­cuit func­tions. In ad­di­tion, a closed loop drive sys­tem pro­vides ex­cel­lent per­for­mance and re­sponse on steep slopes. A pres­sure and flow con­trolled pis­ton pump drives the cool­ing fan, main­tain­ing op­ti­mal op­er­at­ing tem­per­a­tures at the low­est pos­si­ble fan speed.

The crane fea­tures Tiger­cat’s ef­fi­cient and op­er­a­tor-friendly ER® tech­nol­ogy. The hooked pro­file of the main boom pro­motes ex­cel­lent right-side vis­i­bil­ity. Not only is the crane ef­fi­cient but also sim­ple in de­sign, without ex­ter­nal par­al­lel link­ages. There are two stick boom op­tions — fixed or tele­scopic.

With an ex­treme duty slew sys­tem and 360° con­tin­u­ous ro­ta­tion, the cabin ro­tates with the crane. The cabin is spa­cious with ex­cel­lent vis­i­bil­ity and clear line-of-sight to the wheels. The curved wind­shield af­fords ex­cel­lent up­ward vis­i­bil­ity along with patent pend­ing pro­tec­tive tech­nol­ogy. Oper­a­tors will find all the crea­ture com­forts in­clud­ing a com­fort­able and highly ad­justable cli­mate con­trolled seat with a four­point har­ness and full Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity.

The Tiger­cat 1185 is a heavy duty, pre­mium qual­ity har­vester de­signed for high pro­duc­tion ap­pli­ca­tions, ex­treme ter­rain and de­mand­ing op­er­at­ing con­di­tions.

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