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Tigercat 630 vs. Cat 545

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by GRUZ PLT, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. GRUZ PLT

    GRUZ PLT Member

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    A picture is worth a thousand words!!!!!!! skidder%20pull.jpg
     
  2. 2004F550

    2004F550 Charter Member

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    man those tigercats are sweet machines, our landclearer uses all tigercat skidders, they are freaking beasts
     
  3. stretch

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    Your guy wouldn't happen to be Rocky Mountain Wood, would it? They had one on our subdivision, it sure got the job done even when the Hydro-Ax was still clearing the road out for it.

    That is one good pic there, sure shows how good of a machine they are. They were sure built to last out in the woods.
     
  4. Cat287B

    Cat287B Well-Known Member

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    That might leave a mark when that Cat looses its grip on the log.
    Pete
     
  5. 2004F550

    2004F550 Charter Member

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    yup rocky mt does our work, they are actually my job right now grinding stumps, the Cat FM excavators they use also some heavy duty units, their newest 330C FM is built like a D8
     
  6. John H

    John H Well-Known Member

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    Thoes TC skidders are nice. But I have a problem with that picture. The arch on the Cat is all the way up as high as it can go. The TCs is down a lot lower. Big leverage diffrence there.
     
  7. biggixxerjim

    biggixxerjim Senior Member

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    Yeah I saw that myself..... hmmmmmm
     
  8. sammt

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    yup good eye

    `yup it l;ook that way to me to good eyes guys
     
  9. Bellboy

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    lets get started on them 1000 words, shall we...
     
  10. JDOFMEMI

    JDOFMEMI Senior Member

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    I bet that picture could have been staged to go either way. Put the Cat arch low, and TC arch high, opposite outcome.

    I want to see the pic a few seconds after that one, as it looks like the Cat grapple is nearly off the end of the log. Hope the operator has his belt tight.
     
  11. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    Cool picture! I'd be willing to bet theres no one in the 525 though.
     
  12. WV_Logger

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    i saw my uncle have a JD cable skidder up in the air like that pulling a tree and then the choker broke... I had no idea that a skidder could bounce that high
     
  13. LOGDODGER

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    And the Cats half turned too, straighten her up and drop the blade a tad and she'll rip that chunk cleen out of the Tigercats grapple!!