Tigercat releases D-Series 822 track carrier
October 22, 2015 - Tigercat has recently released the D-series 822 track feller buncher to the North American market. The new D-series 822 takes the carrier to the next level with a number of improvements aimed at service access, operator ergonomics and hydraulic efficiency.
The new 822D features the Tigercat FPT C87 tier 4f engine running at 232 kW (310 hp), a higher capacity cooling system and a new engine enclosure profile that improves all-important right hand side visibility.
At the push of a button, the powered engine enclosure fully opens with side platforms for easy access to critical components including hydraulic filters, the swing gearbox, cooling system components and both sides of the engine. The redesign also allows for a larger standard fuel tank, which increases capacity to 585 L (155 U.S. gal) and includes ground level fuelling.
A new cab structure with narrower front posts and larger side windows enhances visibility with improved sight lines and the skylight has been replaced by a camera system providing the operator with a much wider field of view. The 822D is now standard equipped with LED lighting for improved productivity in night shift operations.
The cab interior is quieter and instrumentation has been thoughtfully placed to optimize ergonomics. The electronic control system interface includes an easy to use seven-inch colour touch screen for machine monitoring and function adjustment. There are also multiple mounting points for additional electronic devices including an auxiliary input port, Bluetooth audio and hands free calling and two 12 VDC power outlets.
With tight tuck boom geometry and near zero tail swing, the Tigercat 822D track feller buncher is a powerful, yet compact machine well suited to selective felling and clear fell applications.
*The 822C series machine still remains available in non-Tier 4 markets.