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New carrier fills mill void

The Tigercat AC16 articulated carrier self-propelled carrier gives mill yards more options.


December 7, 2012
By Tigercat

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The AC16 can be mated to a Tigercat 234 or 250 series knuckleboom loader. 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.

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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.

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