BTB 37: Expo Richmond
Published on: Tuesday 1st July 2014
– Judy Brooks, Tigercat marketing
All Tigercat E-series skidders, the 724E and 726E feller bunchers, the M726E mulcher and the 250D series loaders are powered by the new engine series which is fully supported by the factory and Tigercat-trained dealer service technicians. Other machines on display included the 234 loader, 718E feller buncher, 480 mulcher and the 860C track feller buncher.
Tigercat CEO Ken MacDonald, US sales manager Kevin Selby, district managers Wayne Cale, Jerry Smeak, Don Snively and Kevin Wright and select engineering staff for a total of 21 Tigercat team members attended the show. Tigercat dealer support was supplied by Bullock Brothers, Forest Pro, A.G. Lassiter Equipment, CJ Logging Equipment, G & S Equipment, Ricer Equipment, Smith & Turner and Tidewater.
Bobby and Lori Goodson along with grandsons Gavin and Garrett were special guests of Tigercat. Bobby spent several hours in the Tigercat booth visiting with fans and signing autographs. By far the most asked question was “Why did they cancel the show?” Bobby is continually told by his fans how much they appreciate that Swamp Loggers is family friendly and that they are not embarrassed to let their children watch the show.
On an adjacent show site, Tigercat dealer, Forest Pro, displayed the Tigercat T250D loader, plus 630E and 635E skidders along with a 600 pound bronze tiger. Saturday morning, the Forest Pro team hosted a hot breakfast to celebrate the opening of their new branch in Ashland, Virginia.