6 Wheel Skidders

6 Wheel Skidders

Tigercat builds the most advanced, efficient and refined skidders. The 615E is a fast, light weight six wheel drive skidder. It is ideal in applications where soil compaction is an overriding concern. When lower volumes or tight spaces limit the productivity of the larger 635E, the 615E skidder is the right choice. Tier 4f conforms to the latest emissions standards in North America and Europe. Tigercat’s superior Tier 4 solution is packaged into a physically smaller engine compartment than competing machines, leading to clear operator sight lines.

Hydrostatic drive offers many advantages. Performance in tough terrain is excellent because full tractive effort is available at any engine speed, minimizing wheel spin and improving breakout performance. The operator appreciates simplified drive control with no gear shifting.

Electronic control technology combined with Tigercat’s unique hydrostatic drive system allows the  skidder to operate at variable engine rpm, automatically increasing engine speed when additional horsepower is demanded. The result is improved fuel economy.


EngineTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4fTigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f
Horsepower (peak)165 kW (221 hp) at 1,900 rpm216 kW (290 hp) at 2,000 rpm
Length8 460 mm (333 in)9 475 mm (373 in)
Wheelbase4 320 mm (170 in)5 230 mm (206 in)
Width3 350 mm (132 in)3 580 mm (141 in)
Height3 150 mm (124 in) 3 225 mm (127 in)
Ground Clearance635 mm (25 in)710 mm (28 in)
Weight20 855 kg (46,000 lb)24 720 kg (54,500 lb)
Grapple (Standard)Tigercat 1,58 m2 (17 ft2)n2-cylinder, plate or box tongTigercat 1,95 m2 (21 ft2)n2-cylinder, plate or box tong
Grapple (Maximum Opening)3 630 mm (143 in) 3 810 mm (150 in)
Blade Width2 285 mm (90 in) 2 285 mm (90 in)