A perfect spring day greeted 1,500 guests at the second, highly successful Tidewater Demo Day held outside Valdosta, Georgia on May 6th.
BTB went to Chibougamau in central Quebec in April to visit with Jocelyn Gagné of Forestier 2P Logging and get his first impressions of his new 1085C forwarder.
This article originally appeared in Australian Forests & Timber News, May 2017. Reprinted in part with permission.
Logging contractors in the Saguenay–Lac Saint-Jean region of central Quebec face it all – from extreme weather conditions and remote locations to low wood prices and high production demands.
2017 marks the silver anniversary of Tigercat.
New CTW location in Rose Hill, North Carolina improves support for Tigercat customers.
Fourth generation logger, Larry Richards talks about his operations in the Adirondacks and leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the team to capture more value – for the company and the landowners.
Tigercat’s British Columbia dealer, Inland, inaugurated an impressive new facility in Prince George in grand style with a facility tour and meeting for its sales team and vendors April 24-25, 2017.
More memories of Tigercat's early years.
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.
The Parnell family has come a long way from their first grant of land from the Government of Alabama nearly 200 years ago back in 1819. In 1960 James Parnell started his own business with just a used truck and a pair of mules.
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.
A prototype Tigercat 853E purpose-built buncher handles B.C. slopes with ease
The Canadian built machine is a market hit-in the southern US
Tigercat leaps into the fray with strong machines; more new products forthcoming.
The pacific northwest logging community gathered for the 79th Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) in February in Eugene, Oregon.
This year, instead of having the Tigercat 620E skidder parked for the winter months, Utah's Barco LLC decided to utilize it as a very powerful snow plow.
BTB visited with McCoy Grading Inc. and Premier Timber Services LLC in Greenville, Georgia to learn more about the recent purchase of a Tigercat LX830D feller buncher for the companies multi-million dollar grading business.
South African harvesting contractors run high quality purpose-built forestry machines and have developed the expertise to run them to extremely high hours. Machine longevity is critical.
Tigercat exhibited its off road industrial products and street cutter on the world stage of CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2017 in March.
Two brothers with a lifetime of experience and a penchant for hard work have a drive to succeed and are proving it just two years in.
Clohse Group LUX sells first Tigercat machine into Switzerland -- a DW610E dual winch cable skidder skidder fitted with a Palfinger crane.
The extreme heat didn’t stop the crowds of over 7,000 from showing up for the 15th biannual Mid- South Forestry Equipment Show, held August 26-27 in Starkville, Mississippi.
Tigercat customers worldwide will see the benefits of Tigercat FPT engines as the Tier 2 configuration is offered in addition to the Tier 4f.
With 300 employees – including handfallers, peelers and stackers – and eight sets of tractor-trailer short haul transport systems, Grant Rankin has been involved in manual felling operations in South Africa for over ten years.
Out with the old and in with the new as Tigercat retires C-series and introduces D-series platform worldwide.
Tigercat and local dealer Ricer Equipment teamed up for the Paul Bunyan Show, October 7-9 in Cambridge, Ohio. Beautiful weather helped bring in the crowds for the 59th annual event.
BTB visited Castalia, North Carolina to speak with Joedy Cahoon about his family operations, preferred equipment and prime harvesting methods.
Teak round log export specialist, Proteak, ventures into eucalyptus in Mexico in a big and bold way.
BTB revisits PG Bison eight years after purchasing four Tigercat harvesting systems for a new operation in a remote part of South Africa.
LH855D is the key ingredient to Michael Roundy’s new thinning system in Utah’s beautiful Dixie National Forest.
The news of the massive wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta is a timely reminder that loggers need to be vigilant to the risks of wildfires, while understanding the important natural process of wildfires for woodland environments.
By the name alone, Forrest York was destined for the woods. Recently switching to Tigercat equipment within the last year, Forrest talks to BTB about how he got into logging and how Tigercat now plays a key role in his bottom line business.
Congratulations to the Bates family on the 40th anniversary of B & G Equipment.
Tigercat and Virginia dealer Forest Pro teamed up to showcase an impressive twelve machines at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, Virginia for the 35th biannual East Coast Sawmilling and Logging Equipment Exposition on May 13-14.
A 2000 model 630B skidder spent fourteen years operating in extreme Canadian winter conditions before undergoing a substantial transformation.
This year marks a significant milestone for Australian Tigercat dealer Onetrak – ten years serving the needs of the construction, mining and forestry industries in Australia.
An estimated 100 million Australian dollars worth of equipment on display in Latrobe City, Victoria attracted over 7,500 people throughout the major two-day event.
A pair of Tigercat utility carriers are used in delicate hydro pole replacement application.
BTB visited Oral Kirk, operator for Cahoon Logging Company Inc., in Aurora, North Carolina to get his first impressions of the Tigercat 855D feller buncher. 855D FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Musketts in Tasmania choose Tigercat harvesting system for challenging hot logging scenario.
Tiwi people take control of acacia plantation operation and begin to build stronger economy on remote Melville Island off the north coast of Australia.
Tigercat continues to expand and optimize its manufacturing and logistics capabilities to meet growing demand and the needs of customers. Three major new expansions have recently been completed.
Showcase for Tigercat and Latin Equipment Chile at Expocorma 2015.
Just over two years ago Tigercat purchased a larger distribution warehouse in Ailey, GA. We had outgrown our 670 m² (7,200 ft²) facility in Vidalia, GA. This new location is in the centre of our largest hub of business in the US.
Dopson is a well-known name around the Tigercat factories. Charlie and Timmy Dopson are partners of Dopson Timber LLC and their enthusiasm and loyalty to the Tigercat brand is undeniable.
BTB discovers how two unique Tigercat 1075B scarifiers are efficiently preparing the soil for replanting in Sweden.
When venturing off for the Russian Far East, as with a visit to any remote locale to train operators or consult with forestry companies, one always knows that it will be an adventure.
BTB visits Michael Bedgood Logging in Shreveport, Louisiana.
All Tigercat FPT engines require fuel filters and diesel fuel that meet certain minimum standards.
Treeline’s Brian Souers talks about business, changing equipment requirements and his quest for parts commonality.
BTB took a trip over the Atlantic to Scandinavia to visit Tigercat customer Mats Danielsson, owner of MD Skog AB, in Borlänge Sweden.
Twenty-year-old Matt Cox operates one of the first Tier 4f Tigercat 822D track feller bunchers currently running in the US. Matt works for Mac McClure and Jim Hancock, owners of H & M Quality Logging near Elizabethtown, North Carolina.
New employees and new roles.
Tigercat celebrates completion of new production facility with open house and BBQ.
Australia's Onetrak outgrows Victoria facility.
Tigercat dealer, Tidewater Equipment Company, is pleased to announce the opening of a new parts depot in Perry, Florida.
The 822C series has been a highly successful and productive machine in production for over a decade and remains available in non-Tier 4 markets. The new D-series takes the carrier to the next level with a number of improvements.
It was a cold and muddy weekend during the Paul Bunyan show hosted at the Cambridge Ohio Fairgrounds October 2-4.
The Tigercat 822D track feller buncher stole the show at the Mid-Atlantic Logging and Biomass Expo, held September 18-19 in Smithfield, North Carolina.
Tigercat and StreetWorks exhibit at massive construction and utility industry show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Australian loggers tour Tigercat facilities and travel to southern US to see pine plantation and lowland hardwood logging techniques.
Tidewater hosted its first ever Demo Day on April 11 in Jesup, Georgia, drawing in more than 1,000 people.
JMG Fillion is proud to own the very first Tigercat 25-tonne 1085B forwarder ever built. BTB followed up with the Fillion family in northern Quebec to see how the new machine was working out for them.
A visit with Eric Krume provides a glimpse into future possibilities for Pacific Northwest logging.
Held every second year in Les Gets, a picture-perfect ski town in the French Alps, Les Cognées is a truly grassroots forestry event.
Using the 610 platform, Tigercat and Clohse Group help a diverse group of French loggers fulfill a wide variety of skidding requirements, while providing excellent after sale support.
Contrary to popular belief the New Zealanders did not invent bungee jumping.
C.K. Greene has made his mark in the Virginia logging industry and stays humble through all his recent growth and success.
BTB recently visited J&B Logging Inc. in Oakland, Maryland to see how Jimmy Glotfelty’s 5185 fixed felling saw is working out.
250D with AC16 carrier gets high marks in hardwood sawmill.
Manitoba contractors estimate the annual cut in the province to be around one million cubic metres although government statistics peg the allowable cut at nearly nine million cubic metres.
Progress on the building project at 160 Consolidated Drive continued slowly through the first two months of 2015, including the most bitterly cold February on record in southwestern Ontario.
Russell Stites is doing it all – timber buying, logging, trucking, log exporting and now sawmilling – with a focus on smart growth.
The logging odyssey of David Hutsenpiller.
Tigercat is pleased to announce that Drew Beery and Aaron Piper have joined the Tigercat product support team.
Debbie Webb, president of B & G, talks about their new location in Alabama and the company’s steadfast efforts at improving the customer experience through better facilities as well as outstanding parts and service capabilities.
Passion, pride, and diversity is the key.
Proper scarification is very important to accelerate the tree planting process. The fastest growing reforestation company in Canada, HRI, has turned to Tigercat’s, six-wheel 635E scarifier to get the job done.
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.
Bill Olson, owner of Olson Inc. is a second-generation logger who works with his son, Josh for a land management company, Wagner Forest Management in Bangor, Maine, cutting a mix of typical Maine hardwood and softwood.
Tigercat was recently recognized with the Brant County award for 2014 Company of the Year.
When it’s time to move the loader to a new landing the grapple is usually hooked onto the heel to prepare the loader for transportation.
BTB recently visited a Tier 4i 630E skidder near Hinton, Alberta owned by Seth Dickinson (Dickinson Logging).
The Tigercat 845D series feller bunchers and H845D series harvesters have moved to Tier 4 final with the Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivering 210 kW (282 hp) at 2,200 rpm.
As 2014 draws to a close, Tigercat is busy rolling out the G-series drive-to-tree feller bunchers, starting with the 724G that made its formal debut in Starkville, Mississippi in September at the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.
Product Support Representatives in New Zealand and South America.
Tigercat is pleased to announce that the Technoforest company, based in the city of Khabarovsk, Russia has joined the Tigercat dealer organization.
New facilities at 142 Consolidated Drive, Paris and 95 Washburn Drive in Kitchener, Ontario.
Tigercat has been setting new monthly production records on a fairly consistent basis in 2014.
On August 25th, Tigercat willingly participated in the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fantastic fundraising campaign that trended across the world.
BTB recently visited the Cape Breton Highlands to see how the first 1135 harvester on the continent is working out. Truro, Nova Scotia based Highland Pulp Ltd. recently acquired the machine to perform ghost thinning.
After close to two years in the works, Tigercat’s technical publications department has officially released the new and exciting Technical Publications Online (TPO).
Tigercat sold its first unit into Australia (also the first Tigercat machine sold outside of North America) to Kevin Morgan back in early 2000.
Fleet of “seasoned” Tigercat equipment helps Sapp’s Land & Excavating meet growing demand for biomass product.
Early in 2014, Tigercat released the E-series skidders. Available in North America and Europe, the 620E, 630E and 635E skidders are powered by the Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 4i engine. The 620E is rated at 164 kW (220 hp) and the two larger models at 190 kW (260 hp).
Attachment product manager, Duane Barlow, talks about Tigercat’s high capacity bunching saw line-up and the new 5300 bunching saw.
Tigercat debuts a new bunching saw and exiting new options for the 1075B forwarder.