Shaws wire ropes Iron Test - Plugging the loader gap

Shaws wire ropes Iron Test - Plugging the loader gap

 July 2021    Story & photos: John Ellegard

It was only a matter of time before Tigercat 
decided to fill one of the glaring gaps in its line-up; a compact, purpose-built log loader.

That time has now come with the introduction to New Zealand of the all-new Tigercat 865, which sits under the brand’s mid-size 875.

The 865 gives Tigercat an entry into the highly competitive 30-tonne loader market, where just about every manufacturer has a stake. 

Loaders in this segment are the meat-and-potatoes of a harvesting crew’s machinery fleet. They undertake t...

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