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tigercats new skidder
« on: July 25, 2017, 09:14:19 pm »
the not so local tigercat salesman stopped in this evening and was tellin me about the new small grapple skidder they got comin out. its a touch bigger than deeres 548 g111. you can get a cable machine or a grapple with either a dual arch OR a SWING boom. he seemed pretty pumped up about it (go figure). I have no experience with tigercat but ive heard good things only about them. its called a 602 and they will have one at the paul bunyan show. its nice to see that someone cares about the small loggers in this part of the world  ;)

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 10:02:15 pm »
Im trying to go see one myself, I live pretty close to where they are made .

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 10:47:31 pm »
The TC 602 is likely to be what is called a pre-production prototype. TC would be displaying the skidder to gauge the level of interest in a smaller skidder before committing to build it as a production model.
http://www.tigercat.com/602-skidder/ (two prototype602s were displayed at Les Cognees in France)



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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 06:45:49 am »
I still wish they would build a new skidder with out front wheel pivot I hate that

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 07:16:10 am »
I still wish they would build a new skidder with out front wheel pivot I hate that

that is an option. either front axle pivot or the oscillating frame like the old franklins. u might as well get on ordered coxy ;). no excuses now  ;D they have fiat motors in them that are branded tigercat. not sure about them. they have only been usin them since 2015. he said as far as tier 4 motors they are the simplest
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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 07:58:36 am »
fiat!!?? ??? ??? I have never heard any good about fiat. do they have a industrial line where they make bigger engines??

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 08:24:04 am »
Fiat or fpt owns new Holland case and more. Iveco is also there's . There are a few fpt. Marine engines up this way. They also worked with cummins on the 5.9 and 6.7. I was told Ford has a 31 % ownership of fiat. And that the class 8 Ford trucks in Europe are iveco Ford. I have an iveco motor. Very nice motor

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 08:24:49 am »
Fpt= fiat power train

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 09:24:49 am »
          Fiat owns chrysler (spelling?)  or part of ?
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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 11:33:57 am »
Some Fiat farm tractors like the 100-90 are labeled as some of the very best tractors ever made.  Just some food for thought.  Little known mechanical gems.
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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 12:36:44 pm »
I still wish they would build a new skidder with out front wheel pivot I hate that

that is an option. either front axle pivot or the oscillating frame like the old franklins. u might as well get on ordered coxy ;). no excuses now  ;D they have fiat motors in them that are branded tigercat. not sure about them. they have only been usin them since 2015. he said as far as tier 4 motors they are the simplest
I would buy one but I don't like the color and don't like being in an enclosed cab so I wont be able to order one  ;D 8)

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 06:03:04 pm »
My wish list just got a lot more expensive  ;D. Wonder if they will price it right for the smaller loggers.

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 06:08:35 pm »
they have fiat motors in them that are branded tigercat.

I am sure they take " fiat " money for it.  :D
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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 08:07:40 pm »
Fiat PowerTrain Technologies (FPT industrial) make around 3 million engines a year.  FPT Industrial are a subsidiary of CNH Industrial.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNH_Industrial
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Powertrain_Technologies

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 09:45:03 pm »

[/quote]I would buy one but I don't like the color and don't like being in an enclosed cab so I wont be able to order one  ;D 8)
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you can take the windows out AND they might paint it any color u want...for the right price.  :D  now you HAVE to order one!! I have the salesmans number if u  need it  ;D
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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2017, 11:12:39 pm »
I want one. !! :D
What's the price on one of these bad boys now. ?
Might have to mortgage the farm to own one.  8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2017, 12:28:18 am »
Ive always been quite confident that our current push towards computerized soft touch fancy pants automated bigger faster quiter more efficient and insanely expensive equipment is not enjoyed by everyone, particularly the cost and complexity of repair at 15k hours.  Im sure that a significant demand could exist for a small winch + DA grapple machine with a 4bt or 6bt, basic spicer/new process/dana/eaton manual tranny and off the shelf manual spool hydraulics with plain old S cam air brakes that actually hold on a hill. Something you can haul on a backhoe trailer with a dually and get parts/hoses at napa.   Maybe even on tractor rubber that doesnt cost $2k per corner. 

  I know load sensing and closed center hydraulics is the cats meow but troubleshooting that stuff is over most guys heads and i sure dont want to be at the whim of the one shop who can source that exclusive obsolute part some day. 

Grapple blade ftw.

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2017, 06:43:03 am »
OH logger  going to the logger fest next month I'm shur cj logging will have one ill tell them to send the skidder to roscoe and the payment book to you that way its a win win for both of us  I can show people the skidder and you can show them the thick payment book  ;D

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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2017, 07:50:58 am »
The new small JD and Cat wheel skidders start at 37K lb and 40 K lbs.
What other new 'small wheel skidders are there? What does it take to end an old wheel skidder?

Awassos MD80 11-12K lb - 80 hp skidder.
http://www.awassos.com/md80.php  (Roxton Falls, Quebec , Canada)


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Re: tigercats new skidder
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2017, 08:45:37 am »
I'll take one of those too ! 8)
Nice videos Riwaka.