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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

  • Optimized hydraulics to match the power of Tigercat harvester carriers
  • Unique Autoshift™ drive for increased performance and efficiency
  • Quick picking. Timed knife arms and triangulated wheel arms
  • Optional continuous rotation
  • Precise diameter and length measuring
  • Robust design, high quality components for high duty cycles and long life

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
568 Harvesting Head Walk-around Video
In this video, Tigercat product designer, Geoff Hofsink takes us on a walk-around of the 568 harvesting head. Learn about the key benefits of owning and operating the Tigercat 568 harvesting attachment. Download in HD

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Show measurements as:
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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
Optional Locked 4WD
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
FEED WHEEL minimum closing 55 mm
KNIVES (2) Timed delimbing arms
(1) Fixed
(1) Floating
Replaceable blades
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,
H845/LH845, H855/LH855
OPTIONAL Tigercat 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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