Tigercat's low-wide bunk system for log forwarders is unique to the the industry. The bunks are angled to reduce overall gate height and to eliminate the need for a vertical sliding gate.


1085C forwarder with low-wide bunk system


The low-wide log forwarder bunk system allows easier crane operation and decreases loading and unloading cycle times. In combination with the new series of hooked cranes, the low-wide bunk significantly reduces the chance of crane contact with the gate or bunk stakes. The working envelope of the crane is expanded for reduced machine travel and improved productivity.

Operator visibility and ergonomics are enhanced. The operator enjoys a clear sight line to the top of the load, increasing log placement accuracy and decreasing cycle times. In addition, the grapple stays within the operator’s view through the entire loading cycle for reduced strain.

low-wide logo for Tigercat log forwarder bunk system

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JMG Fillion is proud to own the very first Tigercat 25-tonne 1085B forwarder ever built. BTB followed up with the Fillion family in northern Quebec to see how the new machine was working out for them.


BTB went to Chibougamau in central Quebec in April to visit with Jocelyn Gagné of Forestier 2P Logging and get his first impressions of his new 1085C forwarder.

New low-wide bunk and hooked crane

Tigercat's innovative new low-wide bunk system combined with the reshaped F195T85 hooked crane provides a host of benefits for Tigercat's high capacity forwarders.

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