BTB 50: A One-man Show

BTB travelled to Coleman Falls, Virginia, east of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, to chat with Mr. Donny Reaves and learn more about his logging business, and why he operates all three of his tree-length machines himself.



BTB 50: George’s 1959 Ford Anglia

George Deering started work on his dream car, a 1959 Ford Anglia 100E, back in the summer of 2000, routinely arriving to work four hours ahead of his 6:00 am shift start to put some wrench time in while other gearheads were only dreaming of their hot rods. Eighteen years later, he has finally completed his long-awaited hot rod rebuild.


BTB 50: Cedar Eaters of Texas

After recognizing a need in their community for brush clearing and mulching services, Pam and Stan Hegener started Cedar Eaters™ in 2001. Now co-owned by their son, Spence Hegener, Cedar Eaters offers mulching and land restoration services across Texas while occasionally breaking into bordering states.






BTB 49: Richmond 2018

Tigercat and Virginia based dealer Forest Pro teamed up to showcase an impressive fourteen machines at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, Virginia for the 36th biannual East Coast Sawmilling and Logging Equipment Exposition on May 18-19.








BTB 49: Heat Wave

Chris McMillan explores the latest capital investment at Tigercat – specialized equipment for the manufacture of critical component parts. In this issue, the focus is on the induction heat treating and tempering process for the manufacture of Tigercat axle spindles.









BTB 48: ROBOTIC WELDING

The first article in a new Between the Branches feature series. ‘On the Floor’ showcases different aspects of Tigercat’s manufacturing process. The company has made significant investments in advanced machinery and technologies in an effort to continuously improve manufacturing efficiencies and quality. In this issue Chris McMillan talks to VP of manufacturing, Joe Barroso about Tigercat's latest robotic welding cells in the skidder production facility.







BTB 47: LOGGER GIRL

Samantha Paul begins a new series on women in logging with hopes to inspire young women to consider logging as a career. First up, an interview with BC based operator, Hannah Dehoog that explores how she got into the logging industry, what life is like for a woman in logging camps and what she loves about being an operator.