Tigercat adds to harvester head range

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A new harvester head and smart applications have been added to Tigercat’s harvesting range

Tigercat adds to harvester head range
Tigercat's 568 Harvester Head is designed for tracked carriers, the company says


Tree harvesting systems manufacturer Tigercat has added a new harvester head to its lineup amid a series of tweaks to its product range, adding new features and technology.

Tigercat hopes the additions will encourage customers and contractors to opt for the full package of Tigercat head and base products, arguing that using machines from the one manufacturer simplifies service work and helps reduce lead times and freighting costs.

Updates made in recent months include a web service for Tigercat’s RemoteLog data system and several additions to the company’s LogOn telematics system.

The RemoteLog web option complements updates made to that system late last year, which included a new diagnostics dashboard, with the additions including capacity to generate machine summary reports and tracking how much land has been mulched.

Technological updates to the LogOn system include users now being able to view production, activity timelines and fuel consumption from a mobile device while using Logon at the job site, plus the ability to save data reports to a mobile device.

David Hazell, managing director of Tigercat’s Australian dealer Onetrak, says the recent additions are already reaping benefits for customers.

"Several of the Tigercat heads are now working in Australia in various applications and species," he says.

"We are very encouraged by the feedback from the contractors that are reporting improved production and ease of maintenance."

Tigercat’s range of harvester heads includes three models – the heavy-duty 575, the midrange 570 and the 568, which is the newest of the trio.

Designed for tracked carriers, the 568 is arguably best suited for roadside processing applications, particularly in tall straight softwoods, Tigercat says.

It boasts timed knife arms and triangulated wheel arms, and has a patented 4WD-2WD auto-shift drive system that helps alternate between fast speed and extra power – with full manual control when needed.

Tigercat has also added a new feature to the 570, which is designed for trees with a diameter between 15cm and 50cm, is an integrated valve package to enhance performance and access by requiring fewer hoses and connections.

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