New carrier fills mill void
The Tigercat AC16 articulated carrier self-propelled carrier gives mill yards more options.
According to the company, a void in the marketplace existed, as equipment manufacturers have for the most part stopped producing and supporting steering axle equipped self-propelled loaders for mill yard applications.
The AC16 can be mated to a Tigercat 234 or 250 series knuckleboom loader.
The AC16 is four-wheel drive with powerful tractive effort for towing applications and tough terrain log yard conditions. The durable carrier is competely fabricated by Tigercat and uses robust, forest-duty components that are standard equipment on many Tigercat machines. The axles, brakes and transmission are common to Tigercat drive-to-tree feller bunchers.
Optional circle saw slasher hydraulics are available and Tigercat will also be offering an optional log bunk. The loader can be separated from the carrier if required.
The prototype unit was purchased by Verso Paper Corp and has been operating successfully in a wood yard in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine since mid-2012.