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T250D Loader

The 250D series loaders are an excellent choice on the deck or in the mill yard. The T250D is designed and built for high production logging operations, heavy timber, tough duty cycle delimbing applications and light duty shovel logging.

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A high performance, heavy lifting loader, the T250D is suited to delimbing, merchandising and loading heavy, tree-length logs. The T250D 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 tough duty 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-built full forest duty undercarriage provides excellent tractive effort for mobility on or between decks.

Tigercat power. Tigercat support.

The T250D track loader is Tigercat FPT Tier 2 or Tier 4f powered. Tier 4f conforms to the latest emissions standards in North America and Europe. With the Tier 2 engine configuration, Tigercat brings the benefits of Tigercat power and support to harvesting professionals around the world.

Key Benefits

  • Tigercat FPT N67 engine with Tier 2 or Tier 4f emissions compliance – clean, powerful and efficient; 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
  • Large diameter swing bearing; powerful swing torque with smooth starts and stops.
  • Automatic engine idle down for reduced fuel consumption in unsteady wood flow situations
  • Heavy duty Tigercat-built F8 forestry undercarriage – excellent stability, ground clearance and tractive effort
  • High capacity cooling system
  • Heavy duty strength-to-weight optimized boom; designed for heavy lifting and tough duty delimbing
  • 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.
  • Optional (1575 mm / 62 in) cab riser for mill yard applications


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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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Show measurements as:
LENGTH less boom and steps5 260 mm
WIDTH3 430 mm
HEIGHT4 320 mm
HEIGHT transport3 530 mm
WEIGHT less attachment25 445 kg
ENGINE Tier 4fTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f
151 kW (203 hp) @ 2200 rpm (rated)
165 kW (221 hp) @ 1900 rpm (peak)
Automatic idle down
ENGINE Tier 2Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 2
159 kW (213 hp) @ 2100 rpm (rated)
165 kW (221 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, HOIST178 mm (7 in) diameter
CYLINDER, STICK152 mm (6 in) diameter
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 DRIVE8 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
Optional3 630 kg
4 535 kg
MAXIMUM REACH SD package9 980 kg @ 4,57 m
LIFT CAPACITY SD package5 445 kg @ 7,62 m
STANDARDLogOn™ local wifi machine monitoring system
OPTIONALRemoteLog® telematics system
Tigercat LG4053, LG5057T grapples, continuous rotation
Butt-n-top, power clam grapples
Other grapples available
Live Heel
Cylinder lock valves
Grapple saw hydraulics
Delimber/bar saw slasher hydraulics
1 575 mm (62 in) ‘mill yard’ cab riser
SuperDuty (SD) package: 11 m (36 ft) boom with live heel F6-152 undercarriage