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Product shot of a Tigercat 575 harvesting head, the 575 harvester attachment is productive and reliable in a variety of forestry applications and tree profiles.

575 Harvesting Head

The 575 is a heavy duty harvesting head specifically designed to match the high performance capabilities of Tigercat carriers.

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The 575 harvester head is productive and reliable in a variety of demanding applications and tree profiles, including in-stand harvesting, roadside processing, multi-stem pulpwood and eucalyptus debarking.

With independent knife arms, the 575 harvesting head excels in tough timber with large limbs and poor stem form. Optional timed knives are available for easier picking in roadside processing applications.

Three-two drive: speed and power

With Tigercat’s patented three-two drive system, you no longer have to sacrifice top speed to get powerful feeding. The 575 starts in 3WD, maximizing feed force for faster acceleration and to quickly power through bigger trees. As the load drops, it automatically shifts to 2WD, improving efficiency and increasing feed speed up to 30%. The system shifts back and forth seamlessly with no operator input required. Full manual independent drive control is also available.

575 Harvesting Head Drive Logo: The word 3 written on the left, the word two on the right with two arrows between them pointing at eachother.

Key Benefits

  • Larger diameter hoses and larger capacity valves than similar class heads to match the greater hydraulic flow and power of Tigercat harvester carriers
  • Robust design, high quality components for high duty cycles and long life
  • Precise diameter and length measuring
  • Efficient hydraulics for high performance, efficiency and improved carrier component life


575 harvesting head: mixed stand
Tigercat 575 harvesting head on a Tigercat H855C carrier in a mixed stand in Nova Scotia. E&R Langille Contracting Ltd. owns four 575 heads. The company cites long-term durability and multi-stemming capability as primary advantages. E&R Langille's original 575 was purchased in 2007 and has over 21,000 operating hours. Download in HD Download for mobile  
H855C and 575: Get-R-Done
The roadside processing operation of Get-R-Done in Saskatchewan. Two Tigercat H855C harvesters equipped with 575 harvesting heads processing crooked, limbed poplar. Read all the performance of Rodney Fullerton's H855C harvesters and 575 harvesting heads in the July 2014 issue of Between the Branches, Head Count in Saskatchewan. Download in HD Download for mobile  


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Show measurements as:
KNIVES(3) Delimbing, (2) Fixed; Replaceable blades
FRONT KNIVES minimum diameter (metric)45 mm
FEED WHEEL OPENING (metric)725 mm
RECOMMENDED CARRIERSTigercat H855D carriers 20-25 tonne forestry excavator
WIDTH maximum (metric)1 990 mm
WIDTH minimum (metric)1 625 mm
HEIGHT less rotator/link (metric)2 180 mm
BASE WEIGHT less rotator and link (metric)2 460 kg
OPERATING WEIGHT (metric)2 812 kg
OPERATING PRESSURE recommended310 bar (4,500 psi)
REQUIRED FLOW maximum370 L/min (98 US gpm)
REQUIRED FLOW minimum325 L/min (85 US gpm)
MAIN SAW UNIT standardHultdins Supercut™ 300 with auto-tension, proportional lubrication, saw limiting
MAIN SAW UNIT standard, CHAIN19 mm (0.75 in) pitch
MAIN SAW UNIT standard, BAR standard (metric)910 mm
MAIN SAW UNIT standard, BAR standard, MAXIMUM CUT (metric)730 mm
MAIN SAW UNIT standard, BAR Optional (metric)1 010 mm
MAIN SAW UNIT standard, BAR Optional, MAXIMUM CUT (metric)830 mm
TOP SAW optional, BAR (metric)550 mm
DRIVE SYSTEMIndependent, canted drive arms, auto 3WD/2WD
DRIVE MOTORS(2) 900 cc
DRIVE MOTORS, Optional(2) 1000 cc
FEED WHEELS13 mm (0.5 in) thumbnail
FEED WHEELS, Optional24 mm (0.95 in) thumbnail; Eucalyptus debarking
FEED SPEED standard motors (metric)0 - 5,8 m/s
FEED SPEED optional motors (metric)0-5,5 m/s
STANDARDTigercat D5 Prio
OPTIONALTigercat D5 Prio PC Tigercat D5 Optimization
OPTIONALProcessing knives with mechanical timing link Front knife timing, hydraulic Find-end sensor Computer printer Keyboard, Electronic caliper* Straight stick control handles Colour marking Start-up parts and tool kit

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