BTB 37: Expo Richmond

Expo Richmond 2014 provided an excellent opportunity for Tigercat to showcase the new Tigercat FPT Tier 4 engines.
Tigercat brought the full range of E-series skidders.

Tigercat brought the full range of E-series skidders.

– Judy Brooks, Tigercat marketing

All Tigercat E-series skidders, the 724E and 726E feller bunchers, the M726E mulcher and the 250D series loaders are powered by the new engine series which is fully supported by the factory and Tigercat-trained dealer service technicians. Other machines on display included the 234 loader, 718E feller buncher, 480 mulcher and the 860C track feller buncher.

The new Tigercat FPT Tier 4i powered 724E.

The new Tigercat FPT Tier 4i powered 724E.

Tigercat CEO Ken MacDonald, US sales manager Kevin Selby, district managers Wayne Cale, Jerry Smeak, Don Snively and Kevin Wright and select engineering staff for a total of 21 Tigercat team members attended the show. Tigercat dealer support was supplied by Bullock Brothers, Forest Pro, A.G. Lassiter Equipment, CJ Logging Equipment, G & S Equipment, Ricer Equipment, Smith & Turner and Tidewater.

Bobby and Lori Goodson along with grandsons Gavin and Garrett were special guests of Tigercat. Bobby spent several hours in the Tigercat booth visiting with fans and signing autographs. By far the most asked question was “Why did they cancel the show?” Bobby is continually told by his fans how much they appreciate that Swamp Loggers is family friendly and that they are not embarrassed to let their children watch the show.

On an adjacent show site, Tigercat dealer, Forest Pro, displayed the Tigercat T250D loader, plus 630E and 635E skidders along with a 600 pound bronze tiger. Saturday morning, the Forest Pro team hosted a hot breakfast to celebrate the opening of their new branch in Ashland, Virginia.

Third generation swamp logger? Garrett Goodson in the operator’s seat.

Third generation swamp logger? Garrett Goodson in the operator’s seat.