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630E Skidder

The 630E is a high production four-wheel drive grapple skidder suited to the toughest jobs, the most demanding terrain, heavy loads and around-the-clock operations.

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Tigercat builds the most advanced, efficient and refined skidders. The 630E is a powerful grapple skidder with ergonomic controls and clear operator sightless to all four wheel and the load. Tigercat’s exclusive EHS technology provides high tractive effort and quick travel speeds where the travelling blade-forward or grapple forward.

Tigercat power. Tigercat support.

The 630E 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.

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 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
  • Optional EHS® drive system – extremely fuel efficient and capable of higher speeds in forward and reverse
  • Electronic controlled hydrostatic drive – depress the pedal and go
  • Smooth, precise, responsive command of machine functions with advanced, robust electronic control system
  • 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
  • Advanced ergonomics – grapple, arch and steer functions are all controlled with armrest mounted joysticks
  • High performance, excellent traction and minimal wheel spin in adverse terrain
  • High capacity Tigercat dual cylinder grapple options with wide tip-to-tip opening to easily gather scattered bunches
  • Excellent visibility in every direction and clear sightline to all tires


630E skidder video: Dickinson Logging
Watch a Tigercat Tier 4f powered 630E skidder owned by Dickinson Logging operating in western Alberta. The operator makes excellent use of Turnaround. Download in HD Download for mobile
E-series skidder walk-around
The Tigercat E-series skidder walk-around provides a quick overview of the benefits and advantages of owning and operating a Tigercat E-series skidder. This video covers the Tigercat FPT Tier 4f powered 610E, 615E, 620E, 630E and 635E skidders. Most of the benefits and advantages also apply to the C-series and D-series Tier 3 powered skidders. Download the E-series walk-around video in HD


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LENGTH7 620 mm
WIDTH3 330 mm
WIDTH narrow offset3 020 mm
HEIGHT3 150 mm
WEIGHT20 638 kg
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f
195 kW (262 hp) @ 2200 rpm (rated)
201 kW (270 hp) @ 2000 rpm (peak)
ENGINE Tier 2Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2
198 kW (266 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated)
201 kW (270 hp) @ 2000 rpm (peak)
AIR FILTRATIONPrecleaner and 2-stage engine air cleaner
TOP SPEED19 km/h
COOLINGSide-by-side aluminum radiator, oil cooler, charge air cooler and A/C condenser
FANFlexxaire® variable pitch, reversing
Optional430 L
TRANSMISSIONSingle-speed mechanical
Variable speed hydrostatic
(2) variable displacement motors
TRANSMISSION OptionalEHS® (efficient high speed) drive
Single-speed mechanical
Variable speed hydrostatic
(2) variable displacement motors
AXLE frontTigercat OB17, outboard planetary, barrel differential
+/-15° oscillation
AXLE rearTigercat OB17, outboard planetary, barrel differential
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, ARCH(2) 100 mm (4 in) bore (single function)
(4) 100 mm (4 in) bore (dual function)
CYLINDERS, STEER(2) 85 mm (3.25 in) bore
CYLINDERS, BLADE(2) 90 mm (3.5 in) bore
SECONDARY BRAKESEnclosed, oil cooled
Spring applied, hydraulic release
STANDARDSingle function, continuous rotate
OPTIONALDual function, continuous rotate
STANDARDTigercat 1,58 m² (17 ft²)
2-cylinder, plate or box tong
OPTIONALTigercat 1,76 m² (19 ft²)
2-cylinder, plate or box tong
WIDTH2 285 mm
With optional blade extensions2 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
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 arch/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
OPTIONALHydraulic winch
LED lighting package
High output LED lighting package
Cold weather kit
CB radio
RemoteLog™ telematics system
30.5Lx32 (narrow)Overall width: 3 020 mm
Turn radius: 6 450 mm
30.5Lx32 (wide)Overall width: 3 330 mm
Turn radius: 6 600 mm
35.5Lx32 (narrow)Overall width: 3 280 mm
Turn radius: 6 500 mm
35.5Lx32 (wide)Overall width: 3 580 mm
Turn radius: 6 650 mm
73x44-32 (narrow)Overall width: 3 610 mm
Turn radius: 6 580 mm
73x44-32 (wide)Overall width: 3 940 mm
Turn radius: 6 760 mm