The Tigercat 615E is a quick, compact six-wheel drive skidder best suited to extremely soft or steep terrain, selective felling, oversized logs and other challenging applications.Find a Dealer
Six wheel drive skidder
Tigercat builds the most advanced, efficient and refined skidders. The 615E is a fast, light weight six wheel drive skidder. It is ideal in applications where soil compaction is an overriding concern. When lower volumes or tight spaces limit the productivity of the larger 635E, the 615E skidder is the right choice.
The 615E skidder is Tigercat FPT Tier 2 or Tier 4f powered. With the Tier 2 engine option, Tigercat brings the benefits of the E-series skidders to more forest harvesting professionals in Australia and New Zealand.
Tier 4f conforms to the latest emissions standards in North America and Europe. Tigercat’s superior Tier 4 solution is packaged into a physically smaller engine compartment than competing machines, leading to clear operator sight lines.
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.
- Tigercat FPT N67 engine with Tier 2 or Tier 4f emissions compliance – clean, powerful and efficient; fully supported by Tigercat
- 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
- EHS® equipped – extremely fuel efficient and capable of higher speeds in forward and reverse
- 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
- Advanced ergonomics – grapple, arch and steer functions are all controlled with armrest mounted joysticks
- Excellent visibility in every direction and clear sightline to all tires
- High capacity Tigercat dual cylinder grapple options with wide tip-to-tip opening to easily gather scattered bunches
- Heavy duty rear bogie axle – low ground pressure, a smooth ride and outstanding performance and stability in the worst terrain conditions
See below related files that you can download.
- Six-wheel skidder brochure
- 6-Wheel Skidder Brochure (12.16 Mb)
- 6-Wheel Skidder Brochure (quick download) (2.07 Mb)
- The truth about Tier 4
- The truth about Tier 4 (385.56 Kb)
News & Articles
The Tigercat E-series skidders get an option for the Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2 engine bringing the benefits of Tigercat power to more harvesting professionals worldwide.
Treeline’s Brian Souers talks about business, changing equipment requirements and his quest for parts commonality.
José Hidalgo talks about his company, Mecharv, and how a serendipitous walk in the British Columbia bush led to the purchase of 30 Tigercat machines.
Tigercat debuts 615C skidder at successful DEMO International.
|LENGTH (metric)||7 950 mm|
|WHEELBASE (metric)||4 165 mm|
|WIDTH (metric)||3 350 mm|
|HEIGHT (metric)||3 150 mm|
|GROUND CLEARANCE (metric)||635 mm|
|WEIGHT (metric)||19 500 kg|
|ENGINE Tier 4f||Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f 151 kW (203 hp) @ 2,200 rpm (rated) 165 kW (221 hp) @ 1,900 rpm (peak)|
|ENGINE Tier 2||Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2 168 kW (226 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated) 172 kW (231 hp) @ 1900 rpm (peak)|
|AIR FILTRATION||Precleaner and 2-stage engine air cleaner|
|TOP SPEED (metric)||23 km/h|
|FUEL CAPACITY (metric)||305 L|
|FUEL CAPACITY, Optional (metric)||430 L|
|DEF CAPACITY Tier 4f (metric)||43 L|
|TRANSMISSION||EHS® (efficient high speed) hydrostatic drive Single speed mechanical, variable speed hydrostatic (2) Piston motors, infinitely variable|
|AXLE front||Tigercat IB17, inboard planetary, barrel differential 15° oscillating|
|AXLE front, Optional||Tigercat OB17, outboard planetary, barrel differential 15° oscillating|
|AXLE rear||Tigercat ROB17 bogie, 14 hole pattern, outboard planetary, barrel differential|
|AXLE rear, Optional||Tigercat ROB17 bogie, 18 hole pattern, outboard planetary, barrel differential|
|DIFFERENTIAL LOCKS||Independent front and rear|
|PUMP, MAIN 1||Piston for all machine functions|
|PUMP, MAIN 2||Gear for cooling|
|FILTRATION||(2) Spin-on, 7 micron full flow|
|CYLINDERS, ARCH||(4) 90 mm (3.5 in) bore (dual function)|
|CYLINDERS, STEER||(2) 85 mm (3.25 in) bore|
|CYLINDERS, BLADE||(2) 75 mm (3 in) bore|
|RESERVOIR (metric)||105 L|
|SECONDARY BRAKES||Enclosed, oil cooled|
|PARK BRAKE||Caliper Spring applied, hydraulic release|
|STANDARD||Dual function, continuous rotate|
|STANDARD||Tigercat 1,58 m² (17 ft²) 2-cylinder, plate or box tong|
|STANDARD, MAXIMUM OPENING (metric)||3 630 mm|
|OPTIONAL, MAXIMUM OPENING (metric)||3 710 mm|
|WIDTH (metric)||2 285 mm|
|WIDTH, With optional blade extensions (metric)||2 920 mm|
|BATTERY||(2) 12 v|
|ALTERNATOR||80 amp, 24 v|
|SYSTEM VOLTAGE||24 v|
|CAB||Insulated, pressurized and isolation mounted air conditioner/heater/defroster (2) doors with sliding side windows and hinged screens Forward sloping windshield Machine monitoring system with LCD display AM/FM digital stereo CD, CB radio|
|SEAT||Extreme 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 CONTROLS||Electronic, joystick for arch/grapple/blade/steering Electronic, foot pedal, front and rear with forward/reverse selector switch for drive Electronic control system with colour LCD display screen for machine monitoring and function adjustment|
|STANDARD||Alarm for reverse drive Fire extinguisher Fuel suction strainer Pressurized water system|
|OPTIONAL||Hydraulic winch Halogen lighting package HID lighting package Cold weather kit RemoteLog™ telematics system|
|(2) 30.5Lx32 (4) 780/55-26.5 (narrow) (metric)||Overall width: 3 480 mm Turn radius: 6 780 mm|
|(2) 30.5Lx32 (4) 780/55-26.5 (wide) (metric)||Overall width: 3 560 mm Turn radius: 6 810 mm|