BTB 38: Tigercat Rolls out G-Series Drive-to-Tree Bunchers

As 2014 draws to a close, Tigercat is busy rolling out the G-series drive-to-tree feller bunchers, starting with the 724G that made its formal debut in Starkville, Mississippi in September at the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.
The new 724G in big hardwood.

The new 724G in big hardwood.

This was quickly followed by the first 720G produced in October and the first 726G due to come off the line in December.

The 720G and 724G are powered by the high performance Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f engine at 149 kW (200 hp) and 180 kW (242 hp), respectively. This represents 15% power increase for the 720G and a 12% increase for the 724G.

Both the 720G and 724G feller bunchers have more power, a newly-designed engine enclosure, and improved component layout providing superior access and serviceability. A sloped roof profile enhances rearward visibility.

Other enhancements focusing on the operator experience include an improved interface that provides detailed information, by way of a large colour display screen for accurate engine and machine monitoring. The enclosure access panels and doors have been redesigned for easier access and increased strength. The engine, hydraulic and electrical component layout has also been designed with easy access and serviceability in mind.

Tigercat FPT engines meet Tier 4 fi nal emission standards using the simplest possible technology – no variable geometry turbochargers, no EGR system, no diesel particulate filters, no “regens”. The engines offer improved reliability and lower longterm maintenance costs. The key is the selective catalyst reduction (SCR), which converts the harmful components of the exhaust gas stream into water, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

Tigercat FPT engines are fully supported by Tigercat and the Tigercat dealer network, including all parts, service, warranty and technical support.