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Between the Branches Archive

Tackling the Hills of Kentucky

Murphy and Sons transitions from drive-to-tree feller bunchers to leveling track carriers while following a steep and steady path of growth and expansion. Ronnie Murphy talks about salvage operations in a unique national forest.

More than a Forwarder

Erik Ollas explains how his new 1055C forwarder is more than a machine.

Thriving in El Dorado

J&R has grown from a small business to a large-scale California producer. In addition to harvesting and hauling, the company has steered into postharvest site preparation and road building. Robert D’Agostini Jr. and Saul Jimenez walk us through the operations.

Wildfire Salvage Logging

Increasingly intense fires are taking a toll on California’s working forests. Area contractors are adapting to the immediate requirements while thinking about the long term.

Aerial view of a salvage logging operation after the Dixie fire in California.

Cutting in the Kootenays

Interior British Columbia contractor, R & A Logging on forest management, equipment and advocacy.

Aerial view of the West Kootenay region of southern British Columbia.


What happened in Vegas…

Blundell’s Custom Equipment Models

Alberta resident with a creative streak combines metal work expertise with passion for heavy equipment.

Torgerson’s Apprentice Program

Montana Tigercat dealer, Torgerson’s roots trace all the way back to 1912 when the family first worked the land and opened an agricultural equipment dealership in Ethridge, Montana. Today, the fourth generation of the Torgerson family continues to expand the business – both the geographic footprint, and the product line breadth, with offerings that span the agriculture, construction and forestry sectors.

Heavy equipment technician

High Volume CTL in New Brunswick

Sean Storey, co-owner of S & S talks us through the New Brunswick timber industry, and his high volume, multiple-crew cut-to-length operations anchored by Tigercat harvesters and forwarders.

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Battle Lumber in the Lowlands

Area procurement forester Drew Battle talks about Battle Lumber’s family-rooted sawmill business and expanding harvesting operations, including the recent addition of a C640H clambunk skidder.

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Mossfeldt Skogtransporter Drawn to the Forest

Jorge Victoria lands in the town of Ekshärad in central Sweden, visiting the Mossfeldt family to talk about their history, operations, and experience with Tigercat equipment.

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Succeeding in Difficult Times

Skidder product manager Jeremy Piercy recalls the challenges that the design and production teams overcame during the H-series skidder product launch.

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Better Silviculture in Mexico

Latin Equipment Norte (LEN) took over the Mexican territory as an official Tigercat Dealer in 2018. José Carlos Rocha Filho, LEN’s marketing and commercial manager, relates his experiences as he ventures into silviculture practices to support customer success and sustainability-related land preparation goals.

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First Impressions 635H Swing Boom Skidder

BTB visited Lumby, British Columbia to speak with long-time logging equipment operator Reg Dyck of Mercer Forestry Services to get his thoughts on the 635H swing boom skidder.

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BC and Beyond For Ubleis Logging

Established British Columbia harvesting company responds to industry and market uncertainty by diversifying into second market in Saskatchewan. Solid relationships with strong Tigercat dealers in both provinces aid in growth and expansion.

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Mechanizing Teak

Brazil’s 4M Agroflorestal seeks to mechanize teak harvesting operations

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Cleaning Polycarbonate Windows

Polycarbonate is literally the operator’s window to the world. Proper cleaning products and protocols applied to Tigercat cab windows will ensure safety and protection, clear visibility, and long-term performance.

Tigercat Polycarbonate Window Cleaner

Fixed 570 for Complete Control

Brothers Mark and Jason Nordine of Nordine Land Management purchase the first Tigercat 570 fixed harvesting head, fitted to an 822D carrier.

Nordine Brothers

OLC 2022 Like a Breath of Fresh Air

After two years of postponed events and border closures, Triad Machinery and Tigercat teamed up to exhibit a range of new products at a well attended OLC 2022.

OLC Attendees


Tigercat southern Africa dealer, AfrEquip delivers units 100 and 101 on the same day.

Tigercat forwarder

Sandlin Logging In the Blood

Fourth generation logger Blake Sandlin talks about family history, motivation, and the steps he took toward running two harvesting crews of his own.

Sandlin Logging crew

An Austrian in Texas

Tigercat district manager Heinz Pfeifer retires after supporting Tigercat dealers and end users in the central southern US since 1998.

Heinz Pfeifer

Cost per Tonne and Telematics

More than a machine monitoring system, telematics is emerging as a business analysis tool.


Third Dimension

Tigercat is increasingly turning to 3D printing technology to streamline design and prototyping processes.

Industrial Engineer

Cut-to-Length In Quebec

We visited contractor Antonin Beauséjour along with operators Cedric Laferrière and Kevin Correnti to get their thoughts on the two new Tigercat H822E/570 harvester packages purchased in late 2021.

Antonin Beausejour

High Production Mulching

Jason and Misty West talk about their land clearing business and how the new Tigercat 760B mulcher fits into the equipment mix.

Westco Land Clearing

Bird’s Eye View Roadside in NZ

We caught up with New Zealand based contractor Ron Thomassen, owner of Thomassen Logging to talk about the new 865 logger. Find out what he has to say about the latest in the Tigercat logger series.

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Rebuilding Notre-Dame

It is not often that one can draw a clear line from the forest to the construction site. When it happens, it demonstrates the importance of trees and the timber industry, not just from an economic or engineering perspective but also from the lens of culture.

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Fielding Logging Tasmania

In Tasmania, Fielding Logging is a well-known name in the logging business, having been active in the forestry industry for over 30 years. It is a family business operated by Laurence, Glenys, and sons Adam and Jeffrey.

Fielding Logging operator standing in front of the Tigercat 570 harvesting head

Tracbel Professionalize Project

Founded by Mrs. Mara Rocha, late wife of Tracbel Group president Mr. Luiz Gonzaga, the Professionalize Project started in 1995 at the company’s headquarters in Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Professionalize Project prepares young students, seventeen to nineteen years of age, for insertion in the workplace through a one-year professional development program.

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