Upgrades for big TimberPro leveller
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.
The TimberPro 765D sports a larger cab and other detailed changes.