Tigercat's Cutting-Edge 1165 Wheel Harvester Makes its Debut in Australia

November 28, 2023
The new Tigercat 1165 robust mid-sized wheel harvester seamlessly blends strength, power, and efficiency, making it a game-changer in the forestry industry.

In a significant development for the Australian forestry sector, Onetrak is proud to be bringing Tigercat’s latest innovation, the 1165 wheel harvester, to the Australian market. This robust mid-sized wheel harvester seamlessly blends strength, power, and efficiency, making it a game-changer in the forestry industry.

This formidable machine, crafted using proven Tigercat processes and components, is already operating successfully in a wide variety of applications throughout the world – rocky terrain in Sweden, tough hardwood forests in Michigan, high production eucalyptus harvesting in Uruguay, and steep slopes in Scotland. Now it’ll be available to Australian operators looking for a powerful, premium quality harvester built for large timber, high production harvesting applications and tough terrain conditions.  

Boasting unparalleled slew torque, the Tigercat 1165 stands out in its class of harvesters, surpassing competitors with its remarkable performance. The tilt angles of 18 degrees forward, 24 degrees rearward, and 18 degrees side-to-side have been strategically designed to optimize downhill harvesting in winch assist applications. In a thoughtful innovation, the 24 degree bias, provides operators with a more comfortable position and enhances slewing functionality.

The machine's design includes a rotating turntable for the entire crane and cab assembly, a unique and advantageous feature. A rotary manifold enables 360-degree continuous rotation, this also means that hose bundles are not running from the chassis to the crane, reducing hose wear and servicing requirements. Continuous rotation feature also extends the working range of the harvester, contributing to increased efficiency during operations.

In scenarios where precision is paramount, the 1165's ability to swing further to reach specific sort piles reduces the necessity to reposition the machine frequently. This proves especially advantageous when operators aim to enhance pile density for the forwarder. The machine's larger slew range allows it to efficiently swing over the rear, accessing different piles or trees, thereby optimizing movement efficiency.

For select harvesting applications, such as navigating narrow cut trails through standing trees, the 1165 proves to be a game-changer. Its capability to drive in reverse with the head hanging over the rear of the machine provides a major advantage, particularly when steering down twisting trails. The swinging motion of the head from side to side over the rear enhances manoeuvrability through the forest, showcasing the 1165's versatility and adaptability in challenging logging environments.

The introduction of Tigercat's 1165 to the Australian market signifies a new era in logging technology for the region. This wheel harvester's blend of strength, adaptability, and reliability is poised to set new standards in Australian forestry operations, unlocking new frontiers for loggers across the country. As the industry embraces this cutting-edge technology, Tigercat's 1165 is set to become an integral part of the Australian logging landscape, contributing to increased efficiency and sustainability.

Onetrak is proud to supply the Australian market with Tigercat products. To find out more about how this machine can benefit your business visit www.onetrak.com.au or call us on 1300 727 520.  

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