BTB 36: Tigercat 5195

Building on the successful introduction of the 5185 fixed bar saw, Tigercat has developed and released the 5195 directional felling head.

 

Metsakone’s LS855C with the 5195 in a post-forest fire stand near Arauco, Chile.

Metsakone’s LS855C with the 5195 in a post-forest fire stand near Arauco, Chile.

Both the fixed wrist and directional version of the Tigercat bar saw head follow a design philosophy of simplicity, durability and high performance. The versatile 5195 can fell, buck, bunch and shovel log. It has a 1 145 mm (45 in) saw bar, heavy-duty construction and a continuous rotation high torque rotary manifold for excellent performance and control in big wood applications.BTB 36: Tigercat 5195

The 5195 will typically be paired with the S855C or LS855C shovel logger for use in steep slope or oversized timber applications in South America, Australia and New Zealand. A new stick boom has been developed specifically for the application with full integrated hose guarding. The first two units have been sold into Chile and a third unit has been purchased by Heslop Logging in Nelson, New Zealand.

BTB 36: Tigercat 5195

To see the new felling head in action click on the video below: