Tigercat introduces 610E skidder
March 12, 2015 – Tigercat recently released its latest Tier 4 equipped offering, the 610E skidder, which is built for tight spaces, soft soil conditions and selective logging applications.
By Andrew Snook
The skidder’s Tigercat FPT Tier 4f engine offers 203 hp at 2,200 rpm. The engine features SCR emission control technology, automatic variable engine speed and an operator-controlled maximum speed setting. The vehicle has a top speed of 21 km per hour.
The 610E comes standard with Tigercat’s efficient high-speed (EHS) hydrostatic drive system. The EHS system features minimal wheel spin in adverse terrain and is capable of high speeds in forward and reverse. It has the option of taking one of the drive motors offline when high tractive effort is not required. In this case, all pump flow is directed to one hydraulic motor, increasing both travel speed and motor efficiency.
The skidder also features a two-position turnaround seat with ergonomic joystick steering and full rear-facing drive controls. It has grapple and arch functions controlled by one joystick and offers visibility to the sides of the engine house.
The vehicle’s high capacity cooling system has an automatic variable pitch fan for reduced fuel consumption in cold climates and a reversing airflow to keep the heat exchangers clean.
Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and worldwide distribution. The diverse product range includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems, a growing line of land clearing and vegetation management equipment and specialized off-road industrial and material handling machinery.