BTB 47: 602 CABLE SKIDDER DEBUT AT PAUL BUNYAN SHOW
Published on: Monday 4th December 2017
Many customers and friends joined the Tigercat team in the Ricer Equipment booth at the Paul Bunyan Show located in Cambridge, Ohio.
Tigercat’s ﬁrst 602 cable skidder was purchased by Bill Shufﬂebotham Logging. The new offering by Tigercat attracted a lot of attention in this part of the world, where the compact design is favoured for high-value hardwood selective felling. The machine has a ﬁxed front axle with an oscillating centre section to achieve a very narrow overall width.
Bill Shufﬂebotham, based in Rockport, Illinois purchased the ﬁrst 602 cable skidder. Bill has been logging for 35 years as a selective cut operator in mixed hardwoods on ground ranging from ﬂ at and wet to severe slopes. Bill says the reason he selected the new 602 is because “it’s the only quality small machine on the market, it’s easy to move at nine feet wide and it’s powerful.” He is excited to get the machine in the woods and feels the new frame oscillation will add to steep ground stability. Bill is conﬁdent in Tigercat’s design and engineering and says his experience with Ricer Equipment as well as Tigercat’s commitment to after sale support made his decision to buy the ﬁrst North American 602 an easy one.
Of note: Bill Shufﬂebotham’s younger days include ranking 18th in the world as a champion bull rider – one tough guy. Pictured with Bill is Randy Mueller of Mueller Brothers Timber Inc. (MBT) located in Old Monroe, Missouri. Randy is a third generation co-owner of MBT with brothers
Kevin and Tracey. MBT specializes in top quality hardwood lumber and has a long-standing relationship with Shufﬂebotham Logging as a producer of high-grade logs.
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.