Tigercat’s two-position rotating seat
All Tigercat skidders are equipped with a revolutionary cab design. Turnaround, the two-position rotating seat, is standard equipment on the 602, 604E and 610E models.
With Turnaround, forward and reverse have become meaningless terminologies. Tigercat’s Turnaround seat swivels effortlessly, locking in either the forward or rear-facing position. Once facing rear, the operator has full control of all machine functions including drive controls. Instead of a wheel, the steer function is controlled with an armrest-mounted joystick that places the operator in a more secure, less extended, ergonomically-correct seating position.
The H-series skidders are equipped with a completely redesigned operator’s cabin that accommodates a new and improved Turnaround system. A new super duty rotator offers the operator 220° of rotation with the ability to lock the seat in any position within the range, allowing the operator to exit either side of the machine.
Effortless pushbutton control locks and unlock the seat. A clever re-think of operator controls and ergonomics allows access to all machine functions including full drive controls from any seating position.
Thanks to Tigercat’s advanced hydrostatic drive technology, the operator can drive comfortably with the full speed range available either blade-forward or grapple-forward. The operator has control of all machine functions in either seating position.
Benefits of Turnaround
Reduced neck strain
Perform decking duties with ease
Bumping over tough terrain, with your neck turned to the rear invites injury. With Turnaround, the spine is aligned correctly and impacts on the body are easier to absorb. Operators who use Turnaround routinely tell us that they feel better at the end of the day.
Negotiate tough terrain more easily
Quicker turns and reduced fuel consumption
Rather than perform a wide U-turn or 3-point turn, the operator simply shuttles back and forth from the deck to the cut block without ever turning the machine around.
Pick up multiple bunches more quickly
An asset in wet terrain shovel logging applications where the machine is confined to a mat or thinning applications where the skidder must travel down a narrow corridor. Both of these skidding duties require long trips in reverse.
Used to its full potential, Turnaround expands the capabilities of the skidder. Imagine what Turnaround can do for you.
The Larson family has been working in the forests of British Columbia since at least 1929, when Ivar and Lance’s grandfather started his first logging business.