BTB 33: Enhanced 5702 Felling Saw
Published on: Friday 1st March 2013
Tigercat has recently made a number of design enhancements to the 5702 felling saw aimed at increasing versatility and performance in a wider variety of felling conditions.
Although the 5702 is well known and widely used throughout the world for big timber felling applications, the next generation 5702 features an all-new accumulating arm design. The arms are longer with a revised profile to improve accumulation of small trees, increased accumulating capacity while reducing the incidence of crossed trees in the accumulation pocket. (For contractors wanting to upgrade older model heads, a complete set of arms will fit earlier heads using the same link.)
Also in a move to increase accumulating capacity and performance, the front saw motor cover which formerly protruded into the accumulating area is now a flat cover. This increases the accumulating area and allows trees to move into the pocket more easily.
The left ski and saw housing exit have been modified to improve chip exhaust and to reduce plugging when felling large trees or when operating in deep snow or heavy undergrowth. Service access and hose routings have also been improved.