Tigercat enhances 635H skidder with swing boom system

Tigercat 635H swing boom skidder moving logs on a job site.

The capabilities of the six-wheel drive Tigercat 635H skidder have been enhanced with the integration of a swing boom system—initially introduced on the 635G series skidder.

According to Tigercat, the additional working envelope and ability to position the grapple well outside of the working track of the machine increases productivity in applications where skidder travel is restricted or limited by terrain characteristics.

Also, the integration of Tigercat’s Turnaround 220° seat provides an important advantage advantage for swing boom skidding applications. The ability to lock the seat and operate the machine from any position with full drive controls allows the operator to position the seat at any rearward-facing angle to align the field of view to the working area of the grapple.

The slew system at the base of the boom uses components that are common to Tigercat track machines.

In addition to the increased working envelope, the boom has a more powerful lifting capacity compared with a conventional dual function arch.

For cable assisted applications, the skidder can be factory-equipped for tethering with optimally positioned frame lugs and through-the-blade cable routing. The lugs attach to the frame structure behind the front axle, closer to the payload.