Tigercat 630D Skidder Hits the Market

Tigercat has replaced the 630C with the new 630D, the industry's most advanced, highest capacity four-wheel drive skidder.

PARIS ON, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 – The new D-series skidders are the most efficient, high production and operator friendly ever produced by Tigercat. While the 630C was equipped with an 8.3 L engine, the D-series is powered by the 260 hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier III. Improvements to the hydrostatic drive line enable the 630D to get improved performance and superior fuel economy out of the smaller displacement engine.

A variable/reversible pitch Flexxaire® engine mounted fan further contributes to energy efficiency by automatically matching the fan blade pitch to cooling requirements.

Inside the cab, the 630D is equipped with Turnaround™. The revolutionary rotating seat has a two-position mechanical lock providing full rear-facing drive capability. The steering wheel has been replaced with an armrest mounted joystick for improved ergonomics. Drive pedals are located at both the front and rear of the cab. Combined with Tigercat’s hydrostatic driveline, Turnaround™ allows the operator to travel in reverse while comfortably facing the rear. The full speed range is available, whether in forward or reverse.
The next generation IQAN control system has improved functionality and a simpler, more intuitive user interface.

The arch has been redesigned for improved visibility, more powerful arch holding force and quicker cycle time.

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.