Tigercat 724 and 726 Feller Bunchers Move to E-Series

Many product enhancements are designed into the new 724E drive-to-tree feller buncher

PARIS ON, MAY 18, 2006 – Premium logging equipment manufacturer, Tigercat has commenced production of the E-series Tier III drive-to-tree feller bunchers. The first two models to get the E-series designation are the 724 and 726. The 724E has undergone extensive redevelopment to incorporate the design features introduced on the 726D model. With an upgraded Cummins QSC8.3, 230 hp Tier III engine, the 726 also gets the E-series designation.

Like the 726E, The 724E now has a compartmentalized rear frame with separate sections for the engine, cross-flow cooling system and hydraulic components. The engine air precleaner is also housed in its own separate compartment, distinct from the engine house. The other major change is the upgraded Cummins QSB6.7 Tier III engine, making 220 hp at 2,200 rpm.

The 724E could be the most versatile wheel feller buncher on the market, combining high horsepower and excellent stability with a tight turn radius and the visibility-promoting sloping engine house roof. The front chassis, heavy duty boom system and high capacity front axle are designed to withstand the stresses caused by felling and carrying large trees. The result is high performance when operating in challenging terrain or felling tall, heavy, large diameter timber while retaining the agility, maneuverability and rear visibility to operate in row thinning and selective cut applications when required. This is a big advantage, allowing contractors to work in varying applications with a single machine.

The high capacity cross-flow cooling system ensures that the machine runs cool even in extremely hot ambient temperatures. Hydraulically driven with automatic variable speed, the fan always operates at optimal rpm -- when full fan speed is not required, fuel consumption is reduced. The reversing feature allows the operator to purge debris from the coolers at the touch of the button. The operator is not required to exit the cab and stop production in order to remove pine needles and other debris that can clog the heat exchangers and reduce cooling capacity.

Two transmission options are available depending on the application and operator preference: the standard two-speed gearbox or Tigercat's wide range infinitely variable transmission.

About Tigercat

Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and Sweden and worldwide 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) 2001-2006 Tigercat Industries Inc.

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Paul Iarocci, Tigercat Industries Inc.
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