Tiger­cat D-se­ries shovel log­gers for world­wide mar­kets

Australian Forests and Timber - - Steep Slope -

TIGER­CAT HAS ex­tended the re­lease of its D-se­ries shovel log­gers to all mar­kets. The Tiger­cat FPT pow­ered S855D and LS855D can be con­fig­ured for Tier 2 or Tier 4f.

Tiger­cat FPT en­gines of­fer im­proved re­li­a­bil­ity and lower long-term main­te­nance costs. Best of all, the en­gines are fully sup­ported by Tiger­cat and the Tiger­cat dealer net­work.

The S855D se­ries shovel log­gers are a uniquely ver­sa­tile so­lu­tion for steep slope and sen­si­tive site log­ging ap­pli­ca­tions. The LS855D is a nim­ble and pow­er­ful car­rier — well suited to felling, pre-bunch­ing and shovel log­ging on steep ter­rain. The LS855D is com­monly equipped with a feller di­rec­tor boom and the Tiger­cat 5195 di­rec­tional felling head for felling and shovel log­ging.

Al­ter­na­tively the car­ri­ers can be equipped with a live heel boom sys­tem and grap­ple for pure shovel log­ging.

With the pa­tented Tiger­cat ER boom and en­ergy re­cov­ery swing sys­tem, the S855D se­ries shovel log­gers can cost ef­fec­tively for­ward wood to road­side in steep or wet soil con­di­tions up to dis­tances of 80-100 m (260330 ft). A shovel log­ger can be strate­gi­cally lo­cated in chal­leng­ing parts of the cut block to for­ward trees to the skid­der or fell and bunch for a yard­ing sys­tem.

Un­like ex­ca­va­tor-based shovel log­gers with ad­don forestry pack­ages, the S855D and LS855D are pur­pose-built for heavy duty forestry ap­pli­ca­tions. The ef­fi­cient hy­draulic sys­tem is op­ti­mized for shovel log­ging and felling with a di­rec­tional felling head.

The LS855D is equipped with Tiger­cat’s pa­tented lev­el­ling sys­tem, pro­vid­ing ex­cep­tional sta­bil­ity in steep slope ap­pli­ca­tions. It uses two mas­sive hy­draulic cylin­ders and heavy steel sec­tions for a so­lu­tion that is both sim­ple and ro­bust. The unique ge­om­e­try of the lev­el­ling sys­tem pro­motes bal­ance, poise and sta­bil­ity on slopes. In ad­di­tion, the ramped un­der­car­riage al­lows the ma­chines to eas­ily drive up over rocks and stumps.

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