Line maintenance: Tigercat has swapped the Tigercat FPT C87 engine for the N67 to more closely match the duty cycle of this series of harvesters and feller bunchers. Models on offer with the N67 engine will include the 822D, L822D, H822D and LH822D. The machines will be available with Tier2 or Tier 4f engine configurations for sale worldwide. Tigercat will continue to produce the LX830D with the C87 engine and closed loop track drives for the North American market.
The 822D platform has a higher capacity cooling system and a new engine enclosure profile that improves all-important right hand side visibility. A new cab structure with narrower front posts and larger side windows further enhances visibility with improved sight lines and the skylight has been replaced by the SKYVIEW camera system providing the operator with a much wider field of view. The 822D is now standard equipped with LED lighting for improved productivity in night shift operations.
The cab interior is quieter and instrumentation has been thoughtfully placed to optimize ergonomics. The electronic control system interface includes an easy to use seven-inch colour touch screen for machine monitoring and function adjustment. There are also multiple mounting points for additional electronic devices including an auxiliary input port, Bluetooth® audio and hands free calling and two 12 VDC power outlets.
At the push of a button, the powered engine enclosure fully opens with side platforms for easy access to critical components including hydraulic filters, the swing gearbox, cooling system components and both sides of the engine. The redesign also allows for a larger standard fuel tank, which increases capacity to 585 L (155 US gal) and includes ground level fueling.
With tight tuck boom geometry and near zero tail swing, the Tigercat 822D platform is powerful, compact and extremely fuel efficient. It is well suited to selective felling and clear felling in bunching and harvesting applications.