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Product Profiles for March 2001 TimberLine
By Staff Writer
Date Posted: 3/1/2001
Tigercat Clambunk Skidder Designed for Shovel Logging
The Tigercat C640 clambunk skidder incorporates all the 630 B series changes, including a 240 hp Cummins after-cooled engine and the all new cross-flow heat exchanger arrangement.
The high capacity cooling system orients the radiator and oil cooler perpendicular to conventional systems; air flows sideways, passing unobstructed over the coolers. Air flow is accomplished with a hydrostatic powered, variable speed, reversible fan.
The hydrostatic drive, combined with Tigercatís single-ratio transfer case, allows infinitely variable speed control from 0-9 mph. Maximum horsepower is always available regardless of wheel speed. Gear shifting is eliminated, and the operator uses one pedal to go forward and another to travel in reverse. Smooth starts and stops minimize wheel spin and cause less stress on driveline components.
The isolation mounted, tilting cab is quiet and spacious with air conditioning, adjustable suspension seat, and one low-effort joy stick controlling the clamís independent tong operations and differential lock functions. The seat and controls are rotated 40 degrees to the right for reduced neck strain, an arrangement that offers an advantage in shovel logging because it is often not possible to turn the machine around on the mat.
The Tigercat C640 clambunk skidder can pull two to three times as much wood per load as conventional skidders because the large capacity clam elevates the load for less resistance.
For more information, contact Tigercat at (519) 442-1000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Web at www.tigercat.com, or contact your Tigercat dealer.
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