TIGERCAT SILVER ANNIVERSARY
2017 marks the silver anniversary of Tigercat. Design and manufacturing excellence, dedication to the customer, vision, perseverance and teamwork have advanced Tigercat from a single prototype to a broad range of forestry equipment and specialized off road machinery.
Producing 19,000 machines and counting, Tigercat has grown into a global success story — by helping its customers to succeed. With an employee count of 1,400 and over 150 independent dealer locations worldwide, Tigercat has accomplished what many thought to be unimaginable in just 25 years.
To commemorate this 25-year milestone the first Tigercat machine ever built was purchased back from our first customers, Williston Timber of Williston, Florida. The machine was brought back to the factory in Canada and fully rebuilt. The photos above show the 25-year-old original 726 when it was picked up from Florida and the rebuilt 726 feller buncher beside it on the right.
Have a look at the articles below to learn more about the early days of Tigercat and some of our first customers, individuals who took a leap of faith because they liked what they saw back in 1992.
25 years ago, a very small company with a single prototype and no distribution showed up at a logging show in Georgia. What led up to it and what happened next? Some of the earliest Tigercat team members look back for the answers.
2017 marks the silver anniversary of Tigercat.
Veteran Georgia logger and long-time Tigercat customer Robert Clary bought the first serial production model 726 as well as the 10,000th machine. He discusses the importance of preparedness, adapting to change, good equipment and hard work.
Successful businessman and unconventional thinker, Eddie Hodge talks about Williston Timber's new low impact thinning concept and why, once upon a time, he and his brothers bought an unproven one-off machine from a bunch of Canadians.
This article originally appeared in Logging and Sawmilling Journal, October 1994. Reprinted with permission. A prototype Tigercat 853E purpose-built buncher handles B.C. slopes with ease.
Tigercat leaps into the fray with strong machines; more new products forthcoming. Originally appeared in Timber Harvesting, January 1997. Reprinted with permission.
The Canadian built machine is a market hit-in the southern US. Reprinted with permission from Logging and Sawmilling Journal, November 1993.
There’s a new breed of cat roaming the woods of south central Virginia and according to Ed Tilman, owner of Tilman Logging Inc., based here, the Tigercat 726 harvester cuts no corners when it comes to quality.