BTB 46: TIDEWATER DEMO DAY 2017 HUGE SUCCESS

A perfect spring day greeted 1,500 guests at the second, highly successful Tidewater Demo Day held outside Valdosta, Georgia on May 6th.

Mild temperatures, with just enough breeze to move the gnats along, were complemented by the pleasant shade of the Langdale family’s pecan orchard. This very special event celebrated not only Tigercat’s 25th anniversary, but also Tidewater’s 70th anniversary.

A pair of Tigercat 234B loaders took care of sorting, merchandising and loading.

A pair of Tigercat 234B loaders took care of sorting, merchandising and loading.

An impressive line-up of 24 Tigercat machines was on static display. The broad range included loaders, drive-to-tree feller bunchers, track feller bunchers and the new 632E skidder as well as equipment from Tidewater’s other suppliers including – Pitts Trailers, GCR, Fussell Tires, CSI, Morbark, R-Squared Solutions, Big John Trailers, Rotobec and Maxi-Load Scale Systems.

The live demonstration featured two 620E skidders, two 234B loaders, an 822D track feller buncher, a 724G drive-to-tree feller buncher and an R-Squared delimber. Twenty loads of logs were extracted along with eleven loads of fuel chips.

A strong contingent of 28 Tigercat staff was on hand to support the event. The group included CEO Ken MacDonald and president Tony Iarocci, as well as senior sales, engineering and manufacturing personnel. Tigercat people used the opportunity to talk directly with loggers, gathering valuable feedback.

Each attendee received an orange or pink Tigercat branded hard hat, a Tigercat ball cap of their choice and a Tigercat machine key chain as a gift to take home with them.

Each attendee received an orange or pink Tigercat branded hard hat, a Tigercat ball cap of their choice and a Tigercat machine key chain as a gift to take home with them.

Tidewater president Jamie Young commented, “We could not be more thrilled to have celebrated Tidewater’s 70 year anniversary with our customers and vendors on a picture perfect day in an absolutely beautiful setting. Our second Demo Day went as well as any show I have ever witnessed and we are so proud of celebrating this milestone in such a unique family atmosphere. Tigercat once again showed our loggers how important they are by bringing the CEO, president and top engineers to this event to mingle and address any issues they may have.”

After the demo, Tidewater and EPG Insurance hosted dinner with door prizes for customers and vendors at the Valdosta Holiday Inn Conference Center. Both Tigercat and Tidewater offer their sincerest thanks to the Langdale family for allowing this event to happen on their wonderful property.

Go to Tigercat TV to watch a short video of the action.

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