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.Find a Dealer
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.
- 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
See below related files that you can download.
- Harvesting head brochure
- Harvesting Head Brochure – Limited Accessibility (5.12 Mb)
- D5 control system brochure
- Tigercat D5 control system brochure (18.87 Mb)
News & Articles
Tigercat continues to expand its range of harvesting heads with the new 568, a robust, productive four-wheel drive harvesting head for roadside processing.
Talented processor operator Rachel Brink impresses with her drive, work ethic, and positive attitude.
BTB catches up with Sunshine Logging Ltd. after the Kaslo, British Columbia based company purchased two Tigercat 850 processors, each equipped with the Tigercat 568 processing head.
Tigercat representatives along with an Australian customer group made the trek to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in August to have a look at the prototype 568 harvesting head purchased and currently being tested by Brander Enterprises.
|WIDTH maximum||1 890 mm|
|WIDTH minimum||1 670 mm|
|HEIGHT less rotator and link||1920 mm|
|BASE WEIGHT less rotator and link||2 660 kg|
|OPERATING PRESSURE recommended||310 bar (4,500 psi)|
|REQUIRED FLOW maximum||370 L/min (98 US gpm)|
|REQUIRED FLOW minimum||325 L/min (85 US gpm)|
|CHAIN OIL CAPACITY||17 L (4.5 US gal)|
|MAIN SAW UNIT standard||Tigercat 475 with auto-tension, proportional lubrication, saw limiting
|CHAIN||10 mm (0.404 in) pitch|
|BAR standard||825 mm
|MAXIMUM CUT||700 m|
|BAR Optional||900 mm|
|MAXIMUM CUT||775 mm|
|MAIN SAW UNIT optional||Tigercat 750 with auto-tension, proportional lubrication, saw limiting
|CHAIN||19 mm pitch|
|BAR standard||915 mm|
|MAXIMUM CUT||730 mm|
|BAR optional||965 mm|
|MAXIMUM CUT||775 mm|
|TOP SAW||Tigercat 475 with auto-tension,
proportional lubrication, saw limiting
|CHAIN standard||10 mm pitch|
|BAR standard||670 mm|
|MAXIMUM CUT||520 mm|
|CHAIN optional||19 mm pitch|
|BAR optional||660 mm|
|MAXIMUM CUT||500 mm|
|DRIVE SYSTEM||Timed, triangulated wheel arms, Autoshift™ 4WD/2WD with manual control
|ARM DRIVE MOTORS||(2) 700 cc|
|Optional||(2) 800 cc
|PEAK FEEDING SPEED||6,4 m/s|
|With optional motors||5,8 m/s
|FRAME DRIVE MOTORS||(2) 400 cc|
|Optional||(2) 500 cc
(2) 570 cc
|FEED WHEELS||20 mm (0.8 in) thumbnail|
|Optional||20 mm (0.8 in) alpine
Eucalyptus debarking, double edge
|FEED WHEEL maximum opening||820 mm (32.3 in)|
|FEED WHEEL minimum closing||55 mm|
|KNIVES||(2) Timed delimbing arms
|FRONT KNIVES TIP OPENING||670 mm|
|FRONT KNIVES minimum diameter||50 mm|
|SYSTEM LEVEL||Tigercat D5 Prio|
|Optional||Tigercat D5 Prio PC
Tigercat D5 Optimization
|RECOMMENDED CARRIERS||Tigercat H250, 850, H822/LH822,
|OPTIONAL||Tigercat 310 rotator and link
Tigercat 360 rotator and link or yoke
Find end sensor
L-style’ or ‘Straight stick style’ control handles
Single and dual-track measuring wheels
Start-up parts and tool kit