Up­grades for big Tim­berPro lev­eller

New Zealand Logger - - Forest Talk -

A RE­VISED VER­SION OF TIM­BERPRO’S big lev­el­ling har­vester has ar­rived in New Zealand and is now of­fi­cially known as the TL765D.

The big­gest change to the TL765D is to the cab, which has been re­designed to in­cor­po­rate a larger side door for eas­ier en­try and exit, which now ex­tends all the way to the front pil­lar and re­places the cham­fered edges on the two front corners. To­gether with a wider, deeper and taller front screen, this re­design now pro­vides more glass area and in­creases the op­er­a­tor’s ex­te­rior vi­sion.

For im­proved vis­i­bil­ity in the dark, the for­ward-fac­ing light­ing has also been up­graded with high-out­put LED strip lights.

In­side the cab, the squared-off front screen pro­vides more space in the footwell and some of the trim ma­te­ri­als have changed to a lighter grey colour, mak­ing it feel even roomier. Other changes in­clude a dig­i­tal cli­mate con­trol sys­tem to keep the cab tem­per­a­ture steady and com­fort­able, and a hands-free stereo sys­tem, while a rear-view cam­era is now fit­ted as stan­dard.

Me­chan­i­cally, the ex­port ver­sions of the Tim­berPro TL765D re­tain the Cum­mins QSL9 en­gine, but with im­proved power out­put of 255kW (342hp) that makes it among the most pow­er­ful of its size in the for­est.

A few de­tail changes have been made to the hy­draulic sys­tem, no­tably the re­plac­ing of the 145cc vari­able dis­place­ment pis­ton im­ple­ment pump with a larger 165cc model, along with im­prove­ments to the slew sys­tem that have lifted the swing torque to 185,264Nm.

Ex­ter­nally, a teth­ered hitch is now fit­ted to the TL765D as stan­dard for con­trac­tors who wish to use the ma­chine in a win­chas­sist har­vest­ing sys­tem. Plus, Tim­berPro is also mak­ing a longer track frame avail­able as an op­tion, with 10 rollers in place of the stan­dard 9-roller track frame – this ver­sion will sell un­der the TL775D name­plate.

The first of these new Tim­berPro TL765D mod­els has gone to work for Mech­a­nised Ca­ble Har­vest­ing in the Nel­son re­gion.

NZL

The Tim­berPro 765D sports a larger cab and other de­tailed changes.

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