Forestiers R.B.E. Lasalle is a logging company owned by Richard Lasalle and his sons Eric and Benoit. Based out of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, the company purchased the very first 635H skidder in March 2020, however due to COVID-19, the machine did not go to work until the first week of June. Now that the machine has clocked over 2,500 hours (as of mid-February), it was a great time for Bre Elbourn to catch up with Eric to get his impressions.
Tigercat cut-to-length VP Jon Cooper talks about Tigercat’s latest developments in the CTL arena.
Alabama’s Logger of the Year Michael Hutchins, founder of Hutch Trucking Inc. likes to get things right the first time. It’s why he has spent his entire life working hard and doing everything to the best of his ability. It’s this dedication to perfection that would serve him well for the rest of his life, but not before a few bumps in the road.
As Tigercat continues to invest heavily to improve manufacturing efficiency, Chris McMillan looks into Tigercat's latest highly automated milling machinery in 'On the Floor'.
One of a kind. November 9, 1944 - December 16, 2020
Swedish contractor and long time Tigercat customer relates his views on the 1165 harvester.
Rethink, Reuse and Play. Reimagining discarded paper and packaging products.
Chilean harvesting company seeks out used Tigercat 604C skidders as the foundation of its niche harvesting operations.
Talented processor operator Rachel Brink impresses with her drive, work ethic, and positive attitude.
Damn the torpedos. Tigercat expands facilities and increases production capacity on multiple fronts in the midst of global pandemic. Major construction projects and new capital investment will position the company for the next economic expansion.
Australian operators provide feedback on the Tigercat LH822D harvester equipped with the 575 harvesting head in bush fire salvage operations in NSW.
On a wet and rainy February day in Arkansas, BTB and Tigercat district manager Heinz Pfeifer visited Jimmie McKinney, owner of Cedar Hill Services to learn about his business and his machines, a 234B loader, 724G feller buncher and 625E skidder.
Gary Olsen reports on the realities of the logging business in South Africa the era of COVID in the new Between the Branches feature, 'From the Field'.
Tigercat 880D is configured for more efficient foundation pile installations.
New 'From the Field' feature gives voice to Tigercat field personnel reporting from their far flung corners of the world. Tigercat district manager, James Farquhar, talks about fire prevention stateside and a novel machine in Alberta.
As of mid-September 2020, the first H-series skidder ever built has acquired 965 hours. Between the Branches catches up with Chris Gibson Logging LLC to see how the machine is performing.
In August, the Forest Resources Association (FRA) and STIHL Incorporated honoured Tapscott Brothers Logging of Scottsville, Virginia, as FRA’s 2020 National Outstanding Logger.
Richard Dougharty is a third-generation logger from Newton, Texas. He has been working in the woods for 35 years. Fifteen years ago, he became sole proprietor of Dougharty Logging, taking the business over from his father. As of early September, Richard’s new 718G feller buncher had acquired 1,630 operating hours. BTB talked to Richard to get his take on the machine.
Remote control model enthusiast, Reg Clark faithfully reproduces Tigercat skidder in multi-year spanning labour of love project.
José Carlos Rocha Filho, marketing and commercial manager at Latin Equipment Norte, explores the mechanization of teak plantation harvesting in southeastern Mexico.
Strong attendance at North America’s largest ‘heavy metal’ trade show.
Alaska’s remote and rugged landscape makes logging a challenge. Limited road connections, harrowing terrain and extreme weather are just some of the contributing factors. Nevertheless, forestry in Alaska holds much potential.
In 2019, Australian Tigercat dealer Onetrak completed construction on a brand new facility in Bridgewater, Tasmania. The new structure marks a significant increase in parts and service capacity in Tasmania.
Parts manager, Brain Jonker, relates some lessons learned from the early days of COVID on how to run essential services during a pandemic.
Tigercat 480B mulcher trial commissioned by Forestry Corporation of NSW becomes a whole lot more relevant after devastating Australian bushfires.
BTB catches up with Sunshine Logging Ltd. after the Kaslo, British Columbia based company purchased two Tigercat 850 processors, each equipped with the Tigercat 568 processing head.
BTB visited Fuller Creek Enterprises LLC in Elma, Washington to speak with motivated young owner-operator, Adam Zepp.
The time of year has arrived (in the northern hemisphere) when temperatures begin to rise, flowers bloom, trees and grass turn green and everything comes to life. It is also the season that ticks become most active. When you spend every day working in the woods, it can be cause for concern.
BTB visited Trevor Haywood of Trevor Haywood Timber Co. in Huntingdon, Tennessee to hear how his most recent purchase, a Tigercat LX830D feller buncher equipped with 5185 fixed felling saw, is fitting into the operation.
First Nations take control of timber management in Ontario’s Ogoki Forest. Partnering with a Thunder Bay post-secondary institution, the ultimate goal is to develop future careers in forestry in a bid to build a brighter future of economic development and environmental sustainability.