Tigercat releases 1085B forwarder
May 7, 2015 - With the new 25-tonne capacity 1085B severe duty forwarder, Tigercat has entered a new forwarder class.
The 1085B is designed for severe duty applications, such as long-distance forwarding and is well matched to steep slopes. The 1085B is equipped with Tigercat bogies that are well proven in severe duty six-wheel drive skidder applications. The company’’s unique WideRange transmission allows travel at speeds up to 7.0 km/hr (4.6 mph) with tractive effort sufficient to carry 20 tonne (22 ton) loads up 60 per cent slopes.
The 1085B’s low-wide bunk system combined with the hooked crane improves reliability and decreases loading and unloading times. By angling the load down toward the front and reducing the gate height, the low-wide bunk reduces the chance of contact with the crane and provides maximum load capacity without the need for a vertical slider.
The low-wide bunk system expands up to 7.5 m² (81 ft²). The 1085B comes standard with Tigercat’s unique hooked F195T85 crane and the Tigercat FG43 grapple, with a larger FG53 grapple as an option.
The 1085B centre section is based on Tigercat skidder design, which ensures long life through the use of pre-loaded, tapered roller bearings in the articulation and oscillation joints.
As with all Tigercat products, components are laid out for easy access to service points, making for quick and painless daily maintenance routines. The operator station is large and comfortable with optimized sightlines and ergonomics. Sound levels are under 66 db at full 2,200 rpm engine speed. Lighting, operator controls and interface and the climate control system are carefully engineered, contributing to high productivity and reduced operator fatigue during long shifts.
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.