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LS855E Shovel Logger

The Tigercat LS855E shovel logger is a multi-purpose machine designed to improve the efficiency and productivity of the entire harvesting system.

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The LS855E shovel logger is a quick, nimble and powerful carrier suited to felling, pre-bunching and shovel logging in steep terrain. The LS855E can be equipped with a grapple or the Tigercat 5195 directional felling head for felling or shovel logging with one machine.

The LS855E can cost effectively forward wood to roadside in steep or wet soil up to distances of 80-100 m. It can be strategically located in challenging parts of the cut block to forward trees to the skidder or fell and bunch for a yarding system. It can also organize stems and decks for the processor at roadside, improving both skidder and processor productivity.

Unlike excavator-based shovel loggers with add-on forestry packages, the LS855E is purpose-built for heavy duty forestry applications. The efficient hydraulic system is optimized for shovel logging and felling with a bar saw head.

Key Benefits

  • ER boom technology® improves fuel efficiency, reduces operator fatigue and increases productivity
  • ER on/off switch to increase increase stick boom out force when required
  • Energy recovery swing system – closed loop drive feeds power back to the engine as swing decelerates, reducing heat and fuel consumption and recovering energy for other machine functions
  • Tigercat FPT N67 engine with Tier 2 or Tier 4f emissions compliance – clean, powerful and efficient; fully supported by Tigercat
  • Dedicated swing pump – reserves all main hydraulic pump flow for boom and attachment functions, increasing speed and productivity
  • Very high tractive effort (367 kN / 82,600 lbf) for excellent performance in extreme terrain
  • Super-duty Tigercat-built FH400 forestry undercarriage 
  • Extreme duty leveling system – massive pins and cylinders and thick steel plate throughout
  • Clamshell-style roof enclosure with swing-out doors on both sides for excellent access to major components and daily service points
  • Hydraulic components are compartmentalized, separate from the engine and cooling system
  • Large front-entry cab – floor to ceiling front windshield with side door access to expansive area behind the seat


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Show measurements as:
LENGTH less boom (metric)5 280 mm
WIDTH (metric)3 430 mm
HEIGHT (metric)3 710 mm
GROUND CLEARANCE (metric)710 mm
WEIGHT less attachment (metric)36 970 kg
TAIL SWING RADIUS (metric)3073 mm
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f 210 kW (282 hp) @ 2200 rpm (rated) 210 kW (282 hp) @ 2200 rpm (peak)
ENGINE Tier 2Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2 205 kW (275 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated) 210 kW (282 hp) @ 2000 rpm (peak)
AIR FILTRATIONPrecleaner and 2-stage engine air cleaner
COOLINGAluminum side-by-side radiator, oil cooler and charge air cooler Removable intake debris screen
FANHydraulically driven, automatic variable speed, reversible
FUEL CAPACITY (metric)800 L
DEF CAPACITY Tier 4f (metric)80 L
PUMP, SWINGPiston, closed loop, energy recovery
FILTRATION(5) spin-on, 7 micron full flow (1) Water absorbing
CYLINDERS, HOIST(2) 120 mm (4.7 in) bore
CYLINDERS, STICK(2) 120 mm (4.7 in) bore
CYLINDER, LIVE HEEL110 mm (4.3 in) bore
CYLINDERS, LEVELING(2) 180 mm (7 in) bore
HORSEPOWER CONTROLElectronic speed sensing; All-speed antistall
RESERVOIR (metric)225 L
TRACK FRAMESR7-163L super-duty forestry leveling Integral track guides/ramp angles
TRACK CHAINFH400 215 mm (8.5 in) pitch
FINAL DRIVE(2) piston motors with brake valves Infinitely variable speed
TRACTIVE EFFORT (metric)367 kN
TRACKFriction disc; Automatic spring applied, hydraulic release
SWINGFriction disc; Manual spring applied, hydraulic release
SWING DRIVE8 rpm variable speed 360° continuous rotation Double reduction, twin swing drive planetary gearboxes Twin piston swing motors
SWING BEARING1190 mm (47 in) ball circle diameter
ENCLOSUREPerforated plate on doors for ventilation Hydraulic operated engine enclosure with manual back-up Vandal protection Smooth exterior Rear air intake for cooling
MAXIMUM REACH (metric)10 870 mm
MINIMUM REACH (metric)3 775 mm
BARE PIN LIFT minimum reach (metric)10 525 kg
BARE PIN LIFT at 6,01 m (20 ft) (metric)6 990 kg
BARE PIN LIFT at 7,62 m (25 ft) (metric)5 760 kg
BARE PIN LIFT at 9,14 m (30 ft) (metric)4 650 kg
BARE PIN LIFT full reach (metric)3 460 kg
MAXIMUM REACH (metric)9 700 mm
MINIMUM REACH (metric)3 580 mm
BARE PIN LIFT minimum reach (metric)12 270 kg
BARE PIN LIFT at 6,01 m (metric)7 725 kg
BARE PIN LIFT at 7,62 m (metric)6 500 kg
BARE PIN LIFT at 9,14 m (metric)5 260 kg
BARE PIN LIFT full reach (metric)5 125 kg
LEVELING20° forward; 6° rear; +/-17° side
BATTERY(2) AGM, 12 v
ALTERNATOR110 amp, 24 v
LIGHTING(14) LED (5) LED service lights, engine enclosure
CABInsulated, pressurized and isolation mounted A/C, heater, defroster SkyVIEW and RearVIEW camera systems Full length polycarbonate windshield/entry door Polycarbonate right and left side windows One-piece polycarbonate side door window with steel guarded upper sliding section for ventilation AM/FM digital stereo and auxiliary input port Bluetooth® audio and hands-free calling (2) power points
SEATFull suspension air ride, fully adjustable, angled mounting Armrest mounted Tigercat joysticks
OPERATOR CONTROLSHydraulic proportional for boom/travel/swing with electronic travel speed control limiter Electronic for leveling Electric switch for swing brake and 3-way ER Auto-leveling Electronic control system with colour LCD display screen for machine monitoring and function adjustment
STANDARDFlexible hydraulic system to accept grapples and directional felling heads
STANDARDFuel suction strainer Alarm for track movement
OPTIONALBolt-on tool box Cold weather kit Electric hydraulic oil fill pump RemoteLog™ telematics system