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T234B Loader

The Tigercat powered T234B is a versatile track loader with the tractive effort and flotation for difficult loading and sorting as well as light duty shovel logging applications.

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An all-around loader suited to the vast majority of roadside applications, the T234B can be equipped with a pull-through delimber, bar saw slasher, circle saw slasher or grapple saw for maximum flexibility. The strength-to-weight optimized boom system is designed to withstand the forces of high cycle delimbing and loading.

The efficient load sensing hydraulic system with swing priority and energy recovery delivers simultaneous power to all machine functions for high performance and response, while providing excellent fuel efficiency for reduced cost per tonne. The Tigercat FPT Tier 4 engine is perfectly matched to the duty cycle for added efficiency and high performance of the after treatment system.

The operating environment is quiet and refined with excellent climate control, a heated and cooled seat, window blinds and ergonomic controls.

The Tigercat-built full forest duty undercarriage provides excellent tractive effort for mobility on or between decks.

Key Benefits

  • Tigercat FPT N45 Tier 4 engine – clean, powerful and efficient with simple SCR emission control technology; fully supported by Tigercat
  • Extremely efficient load sensing hydraulic system for high performance and fuel savings
  • 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
  • Dedicated swing pump – quick swing cycles and enhanced performance in delimbing applications
  • Automatic engine idle down for reduced fuel consumption in unsteady wood flow situations
  • Large diameter swing bearing; powerful swing torque with smooth starts and stops.
  • Heavy duty strength-to-weight optimized boom; designed for heavy lifting and tough duty delimbing
  • Heavy duty Tigercat-built F8 forestry undercarriage – excellent stability, ground clearance and tractive effort
  • Durable Tigercat cylinders; no aluminum components
  • Unmatched service access – hydraulic valves are top accessible underneath the deck plate cover
  • Optional (735 mm / 29 in) cab riser for increased visibility in high decking applications.


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Show measurements as:
LENGTH5 260 mm
WIDTH3 430 mm
HEIGHT4 395 mm
HEIGHT transport3 555 mm
WEIGHT24 090 kg
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat FPT N45 Tier 4f
125 kW (168 hp) @ 2200 rpm (rated)
129 kW (173 hp) @ 1900 rpm (peak)
Automatic idle down
COOLINGSide-by-side aluminum radiator, oil cooler, charge air cooler
and A/C condenser
FANFixed pitch, high flow
OptionalFlexxaire® variable pitch, reversing
PUMP, SWINGPiston, pressure compensated
FILTRATION(4) spin-on, 7 micron full-flow
CYLINDER, HOIST165 mm (6.5 in) bore
CYLINDER, STICK140 mm (5.5 in) bore
TRACK FRAMESF6-140 heavy duty forestry
Integral track guides/ramp angles
TRACK CHAINF8/D6D 203 mm (8 in) pitch sealed and greased
FINAL DRIVE(2) Axial piston motors
Infinitely variable speed
GEARBOXTriple reduction planetary type with brake
FRONT IDLERHydraulic track adjuster
Spring shock absorber
ROLLERS, UPPER(2) D6D excavator type
OptionalBolt-on slides
ROLLERS, LOWER(8) D6 single and double flange tractor type
TRACK SHOE760 mm (30 in) triple grouser
Optional915 mm (36 in) triple grouser
915 mm (36 in) triple grouser tri-track
TRACKFriction disc
Automatic spring applied, hydraulic release
SWINGFriction disc
Manual spring applied, hydraulic release
SWING DRIVE9 rpm variable, 360˚ continuous rotation
Swing priority and energy recovery
SWING BEARING1 190 mm (47 in) ball circle diameter
Internal gear teeth
Double reduction planetary gearbox
ENCLOSUREWalk-up platform
Optional2 270 kg
LIFT CAPACITY14 740 kg @ 3,05 m
5 670 kg @ 7,6 m
BATTERY(2) 950 CCA, 12 v
ALTERNATOR80 amp, 24 v
LIGHTINGHalogen, (2) boom mounted, (3) cab mounted, (1) engine house
(1) service, engine house
LIGHTING, OptionalLED lighting package
CABInsulated, pressurized and isolation mounted
Forward sloping, tinted polycarbonate windshield with intermittent wiper
Sliding tinted side windows; Polycarbonate skylight
Window blinds for windshield and skylight
A/C, heater, defroster and pressurizer
3-speed fan; Dome light
Cell phone holder; (2) 12 v power points; CB radio
AM/FM digital stereo with CD player and auxiliary input port
Bluetooth® audio and hands-free calling
Electronic control system with colour LCD display screen for machine monitoring and function adjustment
SEATHeavy duty suspension, fully adjustable, heated and cooled
BOOMElectronic joystick
OptionalHydraulic joystick
SWINGPilot valve, foot operated
TRAVELPilot valve, foot operated
STANDARDLogOn™ local wifi machine monitoring system
760 mm (30 in) cab riser
OPTIONALRemoteLog® telematics system
Tigercat LG4053, LG5057T grapples, continuous rotation
Other grapples available
Live heel
Grapple saw hydraulics
Delimber/slasher hydraulics
Circle saw slasher hydraulics
1 575 mm (62 in) 'mill yard' cab riser
F6-152 undercarriage
RemoteLog™ telematics system