BTB 38: Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show

Tigercat dealer for Mississippi, B & G Equipment Inc., teamed up with Tigercat to participate in this year’s Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show held in Starkville on September 19-20.

— 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.

The Tigercat show site attracted lots of attention. With plenty of iron, key Tigercat staff and dealer personnel were available to answer questions and discuss new requirements. Tigercat sees forestry shows as the perfect venue to exchange ideas.

The Tigercat show site attracted lots of attention. With plenty of iron, key Tigercat staff and dealer personnel were available to answer questions and discuss new requirements. Tigercat sees forestry shows as the perfect venue to exchange ideas.

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.

The Tigercat FPT powered 620E skidder.

The Tigercat FPT powered 620E skidder.

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.

Tigercat debuted the 724G feller buncher with Tigercat FPT power.

Tigercat debuted the 724G feller buncher with Tigercat FPT power.