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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.

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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 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:
LENGTH6 825 mm
WIDTH2 690 mm
HEIGHT3 120 mm
WEIGHT12 870 kg
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat 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
AIR FILTRATION OPTIONALPrecleaner and 2-stage engine air cleaner
TOP SPEED21 km/h
COOLINGSide-by-side aluminum radiator, oil cooler, charge air cooler, and A/C condenser
FANFixed pitch, blower
OptionalFlexxaire® variable pitch, reversing
TRANSMISSIONEHS (efficient high speed) hydrostatic drive
Single-speed mechanical
Variable speed hydrostatic
(2) Variable displacement motors
AXLE frontTigercat IB15, inboard planetary, barrel differential
AXLE rearTigercat IB15, inboard planetary, barrel differential
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
Spring applied/hydraulic release
STANDARD24.5 x 32, 16
OPTIONAL23.1 x 26, 14
28L x 26, 16
30.5L x 32, 20
WIDTH2 030 mm
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 CD
SEATExtreme 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 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