BTB 47: 602 CABLE SKIDDER DEBUT AT PAUL BUNYAN SHOW

Customers and friends joined the Tigercat team and Ricer Equipment at the Paul Bunyan Show in Cambridge, Ohio for the debut of the 602 Cable skidder.

Many customers and friends joined the Tigercat team in the Ricer Equipment booth at the Paul Bunyan Show located in Cambridge, Ohio.

602 Cable Skidder at Paul Bunyan Show

602 Cable Skidder at Paul Bunyan Show

602 CABLE SKIDDER

602 CABLE SKIDDER

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.

Bill Shufflebotham purchases 602 cable skidder. Pictured with Bill: Randy Mueller or Mueller Brothers Timber Inc. (MBT)

Bill Shufflebotham purchases 602 cable skidder. Pictured with Bill: Randy Mueller or Mueller Brothers Timber Inc. (MBT)

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.

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