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Tigercat 568 triangulated harvesting head

568 Harvesting Head

The Tigercat 568 is a robust, productive four-wheel drive harvesting head specifically designed to match the high performance capabilities of Tigercat carriers. The 568 is well suited to roadside processing applications.

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Overview

Four-wheel drive with timed wheel arms, timed knife arms and standard top saw, the 568 harvesting head is very well suited to roadside processing applications. With triangulated wheel arms, the 568 can quickly pick from the pile and maintain positive tree contact and control when processing.

Tigercat’s patented Autoshift™ drive system provides extra power when feeding large trees, fast speed in smaller trees, and full manual control when required. The 568 starts in 4WD, maximizing feed force. As the load drops, it automatically shifts to 2WD, improving efficiency and increasing feed speed.

The floating front knife and fixed back knife ensure good quality delimbing. Single or dual-track measuring wheels with a horizontally pivoting trailing-arm design, along with priority-flow length measuring, provide superior length accuracy.

Optimized harvester head hydraulics maximize performance and efficiency, while robust, high quality components provide long term reliability. Large diameter hoses and large capacity valves provide ample strength to match the greater hydraulic flow and power of Tigercat carriers.

Pair the 568 harvesting head with the 850 processor for an all-Tigercat roadside processing solution.


Key Benefits

  • Robust design, high quality components for high duty cycles and long life
  • Optimized hydraulics to match the power of Tigercat harvester carriers
  • Unique Autoshift™ drive for increased performance and efficiency
  • Precise diameter and length measuring
  • Efficient hydraulics for high performance, efficiency and improved carrier component life
  • Timed knife arms and triangulated wheel arms improve timing for fast picking when processing

Videos

850/568 Roadside Processing Video
The highly anticipated 850 processor equipped with the robust 568 harvesting head operating cliffside in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. The 850/568 package provides contractors with an all-Tigercat roadside processing solution. Download in HD

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Show measurements as:
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Imperial
WIDTH maximum1 890 mm
WIDTH minimum1 670 mm
HEIGHT less rotator and link1920 mm
BASE WEIGHT less rotator and link2 660 kg
OPERATING PRESSURE recommended310 bar (4,500 psi)
REQUIRED FLOW maximum370 L/min (98 US gpm)
REQUIRED FLOW minimum325 L/min (85 US gpm)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY17 L (4.5 US gal)
MAIN SAW UNIT standardTigercat 475 with auto-tension, proportional lubrication, saw limiting
CHAIN10 mm (0.404 in) pitch
BAR standard825 mm
MAXIMUM CUT700 m
BAR Optional900 mm
MAXIMUM CUT775 mm
MAIN SAW UNIT optionalTigercat 750 with auto-tension, proportional lubrication, saw limiting
CHAIN19 mm pitch
BAR standard915 mm
MAXIMUM CUT730 mm
BAR optional965 mm
MAXIMUM CUT775 mm
TOP SAWTigercat 475 with auto-tension,
proportional lubrication, saw limiting
CHAIN standard10 mm pitch
BAR standard670 mm
MAXIMUM CUT520 mm
CHAIN optional19 mm pitch
BAR optional660 mm
MAXIMUM CUT500 mm
DRIVE SYSTEMTimed, triangulated wheel arms, Autoshift™ 4WD/2WD with manual control
OptionalLocked 4WD
ARM DRIVE MOTORS(2) 700 cc
Optional(2) 800 cc
PEAK FEEDING SPEED6,4 m/s
With optional motors5,8 m/s
FRAME DRIVE MOTORS(2) 400 cc
Optional(2) 500 cc
(2) 570 cc
FEED WHEELS20 mm (0.8 in) thumbnail
Optional20 mm (0.8 in) alpine
Eucalyptus debarking, double edge
FEED WHEEL maximum opening820 mm (32.3 in)
FEED WHEEL minimum closing55 mm
KNIVES(2) Timed delimbing arms
(1) Fixed
(1) Floating
Replaceable blades
FRONT KNIVES TIP OPENING670 mm
FRONT KNIVES minimum diameter50 mm
SYSTEM LEVELTigercat D5 Prio
OptionalTigercat D5 Prio PC
Tigercat D5 Optimization
RECOMMENDED CARRIERSTigercat H250, 850, H822/LH822,
H845/LH845, H855/LH855
OPTIONALTigercat 310 rotator and link
Tigercat 360 rotator and link or yoke
Find end sensor
Wireless keyboard
Electronic calipers
GeoInfo GPS
OperationMonitor
L-style’ or ‘Straight stick style’ control handles
Single and dual-track measuring wheels
Start-up parts and tool kit
Colour marking

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