TIGERCAT has introduced its new LSX870D shovel logger, which is optimised for steep-slope forestry applications including shovel logging, felling and harvesting.

Based on the LX870D series track carrier platform, the machine is designed for extreme-duty logging. With the choice of attachments including the new Tigercat BG13 grapple with a live heel boom or the SC08 shovel clam grapple, the LSX870D is suited to pre-bunching and shovel logging in challenging terrain.

The addition of the LSX870D to the Tigercat line-up provides a higher-power, closed-loop-drive alternative to the LS855E, the manufacturer said. Where the LS855E provides higher swing speed and lower ground pressure, the LSX870D allows for improved multi-functioning ability and quicker, more responsive travel speed.

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The Tigercat FPT C87 engine supplies 245 kW (330 hp), which, combined with the dedicated attachment pump, provides plenty of multi-functioning power. Lift and reach capabilities for the LS855E and the LSX870D are identical.

Tigercat’s super-duty levelling undercarriage is longer and wider, providing exceptional stability on steep slopes. The patented levelling design uses two massive hydraulic cylinders and heavy steel sections for a solution that is simple, robust and reliable.

Unlike competing systems, the Tigercat levelling system leans into the hill when levelling to the side which is said to further improve machine stability and operator comfort.

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