BTB 38: Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show
Published on: Saturday 1st November 2014
— Judy Brooks, Tigercat marketing
Late summer weather set the stage for excellent attendance. Tigercat CEO Ken MacDonald, president Tony Iarocci, US sales manager Kevin Selby, district managers Johnny Boyd, Don Snively and Ben Twiddy and engineering staff from the loader, skidder, feller buncher, mulcher and felling attachment product groups interacted with attendees.
In conjunction with the live demonstrations, Tigercat hosted a dealer conference on the beautiful Mississippi State Campus with participating Tigercat dealers in the region. This gave engineering staff the opportunity to present learning sessions and discuss issues and future product development that affect southern US contractors. Participants included B & G Equipment, Forestry 21, Forest Pro, MidSouth Forestry Equipment, Patrick Miller, Smith Equipment, Smith & Turner, Tejas Equipment and Tidewater Equipment.
Tigercat debuted the 724G, the fi rst drive-to-tree feller buncher powered by the Tigercat FPT Tier 4f engine. Product manager, Rob Pentesco, was on hand at both the sales conference and show site to point out new features and answer questions. The machine, equipped with a Tigercat 5500 felling saw operated during the live demonstrations along with a 620E skidder, 234 loader and T234 loader. Static machines on display included the M726E mulcher, 630E skidder as well as a 718E and 726E feller bunchers.
Tigercat guests, Bobby and Lori Goodson, also attended the show. As usual, it was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm of the people gathering to shake Bobby’s hand, snap a photo with him and ask for his autograph. Tigercat thanks B & G Equipment and the Mississippi Loggers Association for another successful event.