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.
Field safety operations supervisor, Lisa Schneider, showcases her passion for field safety and forestry equipment through Instagram. Her love for Tigercat equipment, radiant personality and her awesome photography have been gaining attention online. In the process, Lisa is helping shed light on an important part of the forest industry that is sometimes overlooked – field safety.
Tigercat representatives along with an Australian customer group made the trek to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in August to have a look at the prototype 568 harvesting head purchased and currently being tested by Brander Enterprises.
BTB visited Bryant Logging in Estacada, Oregon to learn more about their family business and recent LH822D purchase.
Tigercat and Latin Equipment tour Uruguay, gaining a better understanding of the market, its potential and the opportunities and challenges faced by local industry players.
Tigercat hosts an inaugural Southern Hemisphere dealer forum to discuss issues and opportunities for improved customer service and plan for future product development.
Tigercat demonstrates improved felling technique during Russian Demo.
Back in 2010, BTB visited silviculture contractor, Donald Robbins who collaborated with Tigercat to modify a 610 series skidder to suit his requirements for a silviculture base carrier. Eight years later, we revisited Donald’s operations to check up on the machines and learn a little more about his current challenges and the importance of modern, reliable, purpose-built equipment.
This installment of On the Floor looks at the advances taking place in the manufacture of Tigercat cabs. Raw steel to final assembly in one dedicated facility.
Thousands of loggers from across the Pacific Northwest and further made the trip to Eugene, Oregon for the 81st annual Oregon Logging Conference.