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1085C Forwarder

The extreme duty 25-tonne Tigercat 1085C is a high capacity forwarder specially designed to excel in steep terrain applications.

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Tigercat forwarders are built for tough applications and long term durability and uptime with strong frames, oversize pins and high quality cylinders. The heavy duty centre section is equipped with tapered roller bearings in the articulation and oscillation joints.

Stable and powerful with extreme duty wide-spread bogie axles, the 1085C 25 tonne forwarder is ideally suited to high production forwarding operations in extreme terrain and steep slopes.

Tigercat power. Tigercat support.

The 1085C forwarder is Tigercat FPT Tier 2 or Tier 4f powered. Tier 4f conforms to the latest emissions standards in North America and Europe.

With the Tier 2 engine option, Tigercat brings the benefits of Tigercat power and support to harvesting professionals around the world.


Compared with a conventional tw0-speed forwarder transmission, the infinitely variable WideRange® drive provides extremely high tractive effort while permitting quicker working travel speeds.

Excellent component layout and easy access to service points makes for quick and painless daily maintenance routines. The operating environment is expansive and comfortable with optimized sight lines and ergonomics.

In-cabin sound levels are under 66 db at full 2,200 rpm engine speed. Lighting, operator controls and interface and the climate control systems are well engineered, contributing to high productivity and reduced operator fatigue during long shifts.

Key Benefits

  • Heavy duty Tigercat construction for demanding forwarding applications
  • Extreme duty wide-spread bogie axles for high performance on steep terrain and low ground pressure when equipped with tracks
  • Low-wide™ bunk system for improved visibility and decreased load/unload cycles
  • Tigercat hooked cranes are easier to operate and increase the working envelope
  • High capacity Tigercat FG43 and FG53 grapples
  • Long life centre section is equipped with tapered roller bearings in the articulation and oscillation joints
  • Comfortable, ergonomic cab design with excellent all-around visibility and automotive style finish
  • ‘Next generation’ control technology to govern machine functions
  • Excellent access to engine and hydraulic components through tilting engine enclosure and tilt cab


1085C forwarder in Quebec
A 1085C forwarder belonging to Jocelyn Gagne of MULTI 2P Inc., near Chibougamau, Quebec. Read about his first impressions of the machine in Between the Branches, July 2017. Download in HD
Forwarder walk-around
The Tigercat forwarder walk-around provides a quick overview of the benefits and advantages of owning and operating a Tigercat forwarder. This video covers the 1055, 1075 and 1085 series forwarders and also discusses how operators can improve productivity with the innovative low-wide bunk system hooked crane. Download in HD Download for mobile


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Show measurements as:
LENGTH (metric)11 412 mm
WIDTH wide offset (metric)3 345 mm
WIDTH minimum (metric)3 315 mm
HEIGHT (metric)3 848 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE (metric)725 mm
WEIGHT (metric)27 325 kg
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f 222 kW (298 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated) 230 kW (308 hp) @ 2000 rpm (peak)
ENGINE Tier 2Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2 205 kW (275 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated) 230 kW (308 hp) @ 2000 rpm (peak)
AIR FILTRATION2-stage engine air cleaner
COOLINGSide-by-side aluminum radiator, oil cooler, charge air cooler
FANHydraulically driven Automatic variable speed with manual reversing cycle
FUEL CAPACITY (metric)225 L
FUEL CAPACITY, Optional (metric)370 L
DEF CAPACITY Tier 4f (metric)43 L
TRANSMISSIONWideRange® drive Variable speed hydrostatic (2) piston motors, infinitely variable
AXLES25 t (27.5 tn) Tigercat ROB17 bogie, outboard planetary, barrel differential
DIFFERENTIAL LOCKSIndependent front and rear, friction clutch style Engage while travelling
WIDERANGE (metric)0-7,9 km/h
PUMP, DRIVEPiston, closed loop
FILTRATION(5) spin-on, 7 micron full flow
CYLINDERS, STEER(2) 100 mm (4 in) bore
CYLINDERS, BLADE(2) 90 mm (3.5 in) bore
RESERVOIR (metric)128 L
SECONDARY BRAKESEnclosed, oil cooled
PARK BRAKESpring applied Enclosed
SERVICE BRAKEHydrostatic Enclosed, oil cooled
STANDARDTigercat F195T85 with telescopic stick
STANDARD, REACH (metric)8 500 mm
STANDARD, LIFT TORQUE gross (metric)195 kN-m
ROTATORTigercat heavy duty
CAPACITY (metric)25 000 kg
LOAD LENGTH (metric)5 560 mm
LOAD LENGTH, Optional (metric)4 400 mm
MINIMUM (WIDTH/LOAD AREA) (metric)3 105 mm / 5,6 m²
MID POSITION (WIDTH/LOAD AREA) (metric)3 500 mm / 6,3 m²
MAXIMUM (WIDTH/LOAD AREA) (metric)4 200 mm / 7,6 m²
MINIMUM (WIDTH/LOAD AREA) (metric)3 455 mm / 5,75 m²
MID POSITION (WIDTH/LOAD AREA) (metric)3 795 mm / 6,25 m²
MAXIMUM (WIDTH/LOAD AREA) (metric)4 530 mm / 7,50 m²
TRANSPORT WIDTH (metric)3 090 mm
BATTERY(2) 950 CCA, 12 v
ALTERNATOR140 amp, 24 v
CABPressurized, insulated and isolation mounted with constant temperature A/C and heater Reverse sloping windshield Extended side and rear windows (2) exits Computerized machine monitoring system Stereo radio/cd player
SEATAir ride, extreme duty, fully adjustable Rotating with lumbar support and armrests
OPERATOR CONTROLSElectronic for all functions Mini-joystick for steering Electronic control system with colour LCD display screen for machine monitoring and function adjustment
OPTIONALSnow blade Brush guard Block heater Fuel heater Coolant heater Window blinds Side window wipers Road lights Boarding platform 25T Pintle hitch Bunk slides Dual screen rearview camera system 600 mm (24 in) tail extension RemoteLog™ telematics system

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