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602 Cable Skidder

The 602 is Tigercat's most compact skidder platform. The 602 cable skidder is ideal for high value selective logging and mountain skidding applications.

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The 602 skidder platform is customizable for various niche applications. The 602 cable skidder can be equipped with single and dual drum winches or a swing boom.

Tigercat power. Tigercat support.

The 602 cable skidder is powered by the four-cylinder Tigercat FPT N45 Tier 4f engine. The Tier 4f engine conforms to the latest emissions standards in North America and Europe.

A truly compact skidder platform

Tigercat’s superior Tier 4 solution is packaged into a physically smaller engine compartment than competing machines, leading to clear operator sightlines and a compact design.  To achieve a narrow overall width, the 602 is configured with a fixed front axle and centre joint oscillation.

Operator friendly

Excellent cab ergonomics, Turnaround® and the benefits that come with hydrostatic drive, along with painless maintenance routines, make Tigercat skidders a top choice among operators.

The difference is in the drive…

Hydrostatic drive offers many advantages. Performance in tough terrain is excellent because full tractive effort is available at any engine speed, minimizing wheel spin and improving breakout performance. The operator appreciates simplified drive control with no gear shifting.

Electronic control technology combined with Tigercat’s unique hydrostatic drive system allows the skidder to operate at variable engine rpm, automatically increasing engine speed when additional horsepower is demanded. The result is improved fuel economy.

Key Benefits

  • Turnaround® equipped. Two-position rotating seat with full grapple-facing machine control
  • Fixed front axle combined with centre joint oscillation for narrow overall width
  • Electronic controlled hydrostatic drive. Fuel efficient and easy to operate
  • Maximum tractive effort always available. High breakout performance, minimized wheel spin
  • Excellent component layout, clear engine access, painless maintenance routines
  • Long-life centre section constructed with thick steel plate, large diameter pins and tapered roller bearings


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LENGTH 6 825 mm
WHEELBASE 3 750 mm
WIDTH 2 690 mm
HEIGHT 3 120 mm
WEIGHT 12 870 kg
ENGINE Tier 4f Tigercat FPT N45 Tier 4f
125 kW (168 hp) @ 2,200 rpm (rated)
129 kW (173 hp) @ 1,900 rpm (peak)
ENGINE Non-certified Tigercat FPT N45 Non-certified
125 kW (168 hp) @ 2,200 rpm (rated)
AIR FILTRATION Rain cap and 2-stage engine air cleaner
AIR FILTRATION OPTIONAL Precleaner and 2-stage engine air cleaner
TOP SPEED 21 km/h
COOLING Side-by-side aluminum radiator, oil cooler, charge air cooler, and A/C condenser
FAN Fixed pitch, blower
Optional Flexxaire® variable pitch, reversing
TRANSMISSION EHS (efficient high speed) hydrostatic drive
Single-speed mechanical
Variable speed hydrostatic
(2) Variable displacement motors
AXLE front Tigercat IB15, inboard planetary, barrel differential
AXLE rear Tigercat IB15, inboard planetary, barrel differential
DIFFERENTIAL LOCKS Independent front and rear
PUMP, MAIN Piston for all machine functions
PUMP, MAIN 2 Gear for cooling
FILTRATION (3) spin-on, 7 micron full-flow
CYLINDERS, STEER (2) 85 mm (3.25 in) bore
CYLINDERS, BLADE (2) 90 mm (3.5 in)
SECONDARY BRAKES Enclosed, oil cooled
Spring applied/hydraulic release
STANDARD 24.5 x 32, 16
OPTIONAL 23.1 x 26, 14
28L x 26, 16
30.5L x 32, 20
LINE PULL any engine rpm BARE DRUM 18 140 kg
CAPACITY with 19 mm cable 84 m
CAPACITY with 22 mm cable 61 m
CAPACITY with 25 mm cable 51 m
WIDTH 2 030 mm
With optional blade extensions 2 665 mm
BATTERY (2) 12 v
ALTERNATOR 80 amp, 24 v
CAB Insulated, pressurized and isolation mounted
Air conditioner/heater/defroster
(2) doors with sliding side windows and hinged screens
Forward sloping windshield
AM/FM digital stereo CD
SEAT Extreme duty Turnaround®, air ride
Fully adjustable height, seatback recline, lumbar support and armrests
2-position mechanical lock, 100° rotating for rear-facing drive, heated and cooled
OPERATOR CONTROLS Electronic, joystick for blade/steering
Electronic, foot pedal, front and rear with forward/reverse selector switch for drive
Electronic control system with colour display screen interface for machine monitoring and function adjustment
BLADE Width 2 030 mm (80 in)
STANDARD Alarm for reverse drive
Fire extinguisher
OPTIONAL RemoteLog™ telematics system
Hydraulic winch
LED lighting package
High output LED lighting package
Cold weather kit
CB radio
Slope indicators