New Tigercat 604 Cable Skidder

PARIS, ON, OCT 6, 2005 – Tigercat has entered into a new market segment for skidders with the release of the first production run of 604 cable skidders. The compact 604 is designed for valuable hardwood selective felling applications. Geographic markets will include the northeastern United States and Ontario. The 604 is also expected to generate interest offshore.

With a 155 hp (115 kW) Cummins QSB5.9 Tier II engine and Tigercat's enhanced hydrostatic drive system with variable speed engine rpm, the 604 is a quick, powerful and fuel-efficient skidder.

The engine house is roomy and uncluttered with convenient access to daily maintenance points. The tilting cab provides access to the hydrostatic pump stack, motors and drive-line. The pre-cleaner is housed inside the engine compartment. The engine house roof profile is smooth and free from obstruction. Visibility is exceptional.

An electronic control system governs machine functions. It is robust and well designed. Benefits include integrated troubleshooting and simplified maintenance and repair. Hydraulic pilot lines are eliminated. Full horsepower can be put to the ground for higher pulling speeds.

The hydrostatic drive system is an operator’s dream; a smooth ride with no gear shifting –- just forward and reverse drive pedals. The operator can set the minimum engine rpm depending on terrain conditions or run at constant rpm for severe terrain conditions. The operator can also limit maximum speed for increased machine control in tough terrain.

The large operator's station provides a clear sight lines along both sides of the engine house and to the rear wheels for easier maneuvering in tight selective cut applications. A large, easily accessed chainsaw and tool storage area is integrated into the rear of the cab weldment.

About Tigercat

Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and Sweden and world-wide distribution. The diverse forestry line includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems.


Tigercat and the Tigercat logo are registered trademarks of Tigercat Industries Inc. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2001-2005 Tigercat Industries Inc.

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Paul Iarocci, Tigercat Industries Inc.
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