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1800 Bunching Shear

Tigercat's innovative line of patented bunching shears significantly improves system productivity in high volume pulpwood plantation applications.

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Tigercat bunching shears increase the productivity of the entire harvesting system while reducing cost per tonne. Feller buncher productivity and efficiency improves because more trees are cut per cycle, reducing unnecessary machine travel. Skidder productivity and efficiency improves because the bunches are large, well aligned and easy to pick up.

For pulpwood applications, the bunching shear is a simple, low maintenance, low cost alternative to disc saw felling heads and preferable in rocky or abrasive soil conditions. The 1800 can be fitted to both drive-to-tree and track feller bunchers.

The 1800 is a fast, high capacity bunching shear best suited to small diameter pulpwood and biomass harvesting applications. The optional high pressure smaller bore cylinder provides even quicker shear cycles.

Cutting capacity:

With standard 150 mm (6 in) bore cylinder

Softwood: 460 mm (18 in) Hardwood: 380 mm (15 in)

With optional 115 mm (4.5 in) bore cylinder

Softwood: 355 mm (14 in) Hardwood: 305 mm (12 in)

and efficiency

Key Benefits

  • Cushioned cylinders for long life
  • The industry’s hardest shear blades; the blades can be switched and flipped to balance wear
  • Improves both feller buncher and skidder productivity by increasing number of cut stems per cycle and by laying down tight, parallel aligned skidder bunchers
  • Twin post design with offset pocket for excellent visibility
  • Deep accumulating pocket places the load closer to the machine for improved stability
  • More cutting and less machine travel; the unique two-arm design allows more trees to be stored before stopping to dump the accumulated bunch


2000 bunching shear – Boland Timber
Tigercat 2000 shear in north Florida on the operation of Boland Timber Co. For a brief history of the Tigercat bunching shear and why it is such a hot commodity in the Florida Gulf Coast, read the Between the Branches article, July 2014, Fast and Efficient. Download in HD Download for mobile
2000 bunching shear – Williams Timber
The high speed Tigercat 2000 series shear on a 720E feller buncher in a very sandy north Florida pine plantation. The highly productive shear is a low maintenance alternative to a disc saw felling head. Advantages include improved feller buncher fuel economy and lower operating cost, especially in rocky or abrasive conditions. Learn more about the Tigercat bunching shear in the July 2014 issue of Between the Branches, Fast and Efficient. Download in HD Download for mobile


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Show measurements as:
WIDTH1 420 mm
HEIGHT2 490 mm
DEPTH1 730 mm
350 mm diameter, softwood
ACCUMULATING/CLAMP ARMS(2) 90 mm (3.5 in) bore, cushioned
SHEAR, Optional fast-cycle115 mm (4.5 in) bore
30° WRIST1-cylinder
127 mm (5 in) bore
340° WRIST3-motor drive
SHEAR BLADES(2) identical threaded
Hardened steel