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Tigercat 2000 bunching attachment for Feller Bunchers.

2000 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 2000 can be fitted to both drive-to-tree and track feller bunchers.

The 2000 is a fast, high capacity bunching shear best suited to pine and eucalyptus plantation harvesting applications.

Cutting capacity

With standard 160 mm (6.5 in) bore cylinder

Softwood: 510 mm (20 in)

Hardwood: 405 mm (16 in)

Key Benefits

  • Cushioned cylinders for long life
  • The industry’s hardest shear blades; the blades can be switched and flipped to balance wear
  • Twin post design with offset pocket for excellent visibility
  • Improves both feller buncher and skidder productivity by increasing number of cut stems per cycle and by laying down tight, parallel aligned skidder bunchers
  • 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


Tigercat – CBI Blue Gum Chipping
Tigercat - CBI full tree blue gum chipping operation. One Tigercat 855C equipped with a 2000 series shear, one 635D skidder and a CBI flail/chipper equipped with a new Tigercat 215 loader achieves 150 tonnes per hour. Get the full story in the July 2012 issue of Between the Branches, What Bottleneck? 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 900 mm
HEIGHT2 490 mm
DEPTH1 730 mm
ACCUMULATING/CLAMP ARMS(2) 90 mm (3.5 in) bore, cushioned
30° WRIST1-cylinder; 127 mm (5 in) bore
340° WRIST3-motor drive
SHEAR BLADES(2) identical threaded
Hardened steel