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602 Skidder

The 602 is Tigercat's most compact skidder platform. The 602 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 can be equipped with single and dual drum winches or a swing boom.

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The 602 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 sight lines 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

  • Tigercat FPT N45 Tier 4 engine – clean, powerful and efficient with simple SCR emission control technology; fully supported by Tigercat
  • EHS® equipped – extremely fuel efficient and capable of higher speeds in forward and reverse
  • Quick, compact and manoeuvrable
  • Turnaround® equipped – the unique two-position rotating seat with full rear facing machine control
  • Maximum tractive effort is always available, regardless of engine speed; high breakout performance with minimal wheel spin
  • Automatic variable engine speed contributes to excellent fuel economy
  • Super-durable, long-life centre section is constructed with thick steel plate, large diameter pins and tapered roller bearings
  • Excellent component layout, clear engine access, painless maintenance routines
  • Excellent visibility in every direction and clear sightline to all tires
  • Advanced ergonomics – grapple, arch and steer functions are all controlled with armrest mounted joysticks


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Show measurements as:
LENGTH (metric)6 825 mm
WHEELBASE (metric)3 750 mm
WIDTH (metric)2 690 mm
HEIGHT (metric)3 120 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE (metric)570 mm
WEIGHT (metric)12 870 kg
ENGINETigercat FPT N45 Tier 4f 125 kW (168 hp) @ 2,200 rpm (rated) 129 kW (173 hp) @ 1,900 rpm (peak)
AIR FILTRATIONRain cap and 2-stage engine air cleaner (optional precleaner)
TOP SPEED (metric)21 km/h
FUEL CAPACITY (metric)190 L
DEF CAPACITY Tier 4f (metric)30 L
TRANSMISSIONEHS (efficient high speed) hydrostatic drive Single-speed mechanical Variable speed hydrostatic (2) Variable displacement motors
AXLE frontTigercat IB15, inboard planetary, barrel differential; fixed
AXLE rearTigercat IB15, inboard planetary, barrel differential; fixed
DIFFERENTIAL LOCKSIndependent front and rear
PUMP, MAINPiston for all machine functions
PUMP, MAIN 2Gear 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 BRAKESEnclosed, oil cooled
PARK BRAKECaliper Spring applied/hydraulic release
STANDARD24.5 x 32, 16
OPTIONAL23.1 x 26, 14 28L x 26, 16 30.5L x 32, 20
BATTERY(2) 12 v
ALTERNATOR80 amp, 24 v
CABInsulated, pressurized and isolation mounted Air conditioner/heater/defroster; (2) doors with sliding side windows and hinged screens Forward sloping windshield AM/FM digital stereo
SEATExtreme duty Turnaround®, air ride; Fully adjustable height Seat back recline, lumbar support and armrests 2-position mechanical lock, 100° rotating for rear facig drive Heated and cooled
OPERATOR CONTROLSElectronic, 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
BLADEWidth 2 030 mm (80 in)
STANDARDAlarm for reverse drive; Fire extinguisher
OPTIONALHydraulic winch; LED lighting package High output LED lighting package; Cold weather kit CB radio; RemoteLog telematics system