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Tigercat 630c problems

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Madill 124, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Madill 124

    Madill 124 Member

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    hi, i bought a 2005 tigercat 630c. the front differential died in it about 2 weeks after i bought it. the diff was built by axeltech. i was told they are junk. i have found out this was the first tigercat skidder built with these diffs and not many were made. i have had problems finding parts or a used diff. the parts have to be built in Asia and will take 2-3 months, and will cost a fortune. if anyone has some input it would be appreciated.
     
  2. cubanator

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  3. Madill 124

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    Hi thanks for the reply. I already tried Wally he doesn't have anything for a C model.
     
  4. Muffler Bearing

    Muffler Bearing Senior Member

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    Is Tiger Cat not offering the part? or you just want to go aftermarket?
     
  5. Madill 124

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    It's a odball diff that only a few tigercat 630c were made with. The carrier/housing for the spider gears and for the crown gear bolt to are chewed up, beyond repair. There is no carriers in North America so they have to be built in Asia and will take 2-3 months to be built.
     
  6. cubanator

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    Ok. I texted them but didn't hear back. Buddy had to get some parts for an EU excavator he bought, same deal. They literally reverse engineered the parts and cast and machined them and shipped from China. Surprisingly they were not bad quality. Only down about a month.
     
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  8. Vetech63

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    Pettibone used Axletech axles forever until around 2010. We had to get away from them because the parts availability for them was atrocious. Now here is what I do when I run into needing Axletech parts. ………...on the diff housing, there should be an Axletech metal tag. Get ALL the numbers from the tag (should be a model #, S#, date of manufacture, and an OS#) ………...You can contact Axletech, or even better an Axletech distributor, give them those numbers...…...and ask for a bill of materials for THAT axle. When you receive it, find the part #'s of what you need (in the AXLETECH part #'s) and do an internet search. You wont find anything using a Tigercat part #. Its a long shot, but 90% of the time, I have been able to find what I need in used, overstock, etc....
    Axletech used to be good about stamping their part numbers on each part...…..might clean it up real good and look (That was in the earlier days when Rockwell sold that division to Axletech)
     
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  9. Muffler Bearing

    Muffler Bearing Senior Member

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    sounds like a mess, sorry to hear that