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604E Cable Skidder

The Tigercat 604E cable skidder is a quick, compact and powerful -- well suited to steep slopes, heavy timber and high value selective logging. 

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With high quality components and construction, the 604E is designed for performance, long service life and maximum uptime.

Tigercat power. Tigercat support.

The 604E cable skidder is Tigercat FPT Tier 2 or Tier 4f powered. The Tier 4f engine conforms to the latest emissions standards in North America and Europe.

With the Tier 2 engine option, Tigercat brings the benefits of Tigercat power and support to harvesting professionals around the world.

A truly compact cable skidder

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.

Excellent cab ergonomics, the benefits of hydrostatic drive and 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.


Skidder Seat Operation
This video details the procedure for setting the weight adjustment for the Tigercat skidder seat and also explains all the features, benefits and general operation of the new seat. Download in HD  
The Truth about Tier 4f
Tigercat FPT engines meet stringent Tier 4 emission levels without the need for variable geometry turbochargers, an EGR system, a higher capacity cooling system, an intake throttle body or a diesel particulate filter. The engine series offers improved reliability and lower long-term maintenance costs. Most of the new emission equipment is found in the exhaust or after-treatment system. The key is the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) which converts the harmful components of the exhaust gas stream into water, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. Learn about the advantages of the Tigercat Tier 4f solution in this short but very informative video. Download in HD Download for mobile  


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LENGTH (metric)7 010 mm
WHEELBASE (metric)3 760 mm
WIDTH (metric)3 330 mm
WIDTH narrow offset (metric)3 020 mm
HEIGHT (metric)3 150 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE (metric)635 mm
WEIGHT (metric)12 700 kg
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f 151 kW (203 hp) @ 2200 rpm (rated) 165 kW (221 hp) @ 1900 rpm (peak)
ENGINE Tier 2Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2 159 kW (213 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated) 165 kW (221 hp) @ 1900 rpm (peak)
AIR FILTRATIONPrecleaner and 2-stage engine air cleaner
TOP SPEED (metric)13 mph
FUEL CAPACITY (metric)175 L
DEF CAPACITY Tier 4f (metric)43 L
TRANSMISSIONEHS (efficient high speed) hydrostatic drive Single-speed mechanical Variable speed hydrostatic (2) variable displacement motors
AXLE frontTigercat IB15 wide, inboard planetary, barrel differential +/-15° oscillation
AXLE rearTigercat IB17, inboard planetary, barrel differential Fixed
DIFFERENTIAL LOCKSIndependent front and rear
PUMP, MAIN 1Piston for all machine functions
PUMP, MAIN 2Gear for cooling
FILTRATION(2) spin-on, 7 micron full-flow
CYLINDERS, STEER(2) 85 mm (3.25 in) bore
CYLINDERS, BLADE(2) 90 mm (3.5 in) bore
RESERVOIR (metric)105 L
SECONDARY BRAKESEnclosed, oil cooled
PARK BRAKECaliper Spring applied/hydraulic release
OPTIONAL24.5x32,16 28x26,16 67x34-26,14 73x44-32,16
LINE PULL any engine rpm BARE DRUM (metric)18 140 kg
LINE PULL any engine rpm FULL DRUM (metric)10 885 kg
LINE SPEED at 2475 rpm BARE DRUM (metric)22-46 m per min
LINE SPEED at 2475 rpm FULL DRUM (metric)38-79 m per min
CAPACITY with 19 mm cable (metric)66 m
CAPACITY with 22 mm cable (metric)49 m
CAPACITY with 25 mm cable (metric)41 m
WIDTH (metric)2 285 mm
WIDTH, With optional blade extensions (metric)2 920 mm
BATTERY(2) 12 v
ALTERNATOR80 amp, 24 v
CABInsulated, pressurized and isolation mounted Air conditioner/heater/defroster (2) doors with slide side windows and hinged screens Forward sloping windshield Machine monitoring system with LCD display AM/FM digital stereo CD CB radio
SEATExtreme duty Turnaround, air ride Fully adjustable height, seat back recline, lumbar support and armrests 2-position mechanical lock, 100° rotating for rear-facing drive Heated and cooled
OPERATOR CONTROLSElectronic, joystick for grapple/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
STANDARDAlarm for reverse drive Fuel suction strainer Fire extinguisher Pressurized water system Fenders
OPTIONALHalogen lighting package HID lighting package Cold weather kit RemoteLog™ telematics system