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Between the Branches Archive

A Life in the Woods

Roland Murphy has spent a lifetime in the Virginia woods. His invaluable experience, strong work ethic, and passion for the job enrich his coworkers and contribute to a successful, high quality logging operation.

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Safe, Productive and Sustainable

Guest contributor, Ryer Becker, talks about timber harvesting in the northwestern US and how productivity, safety and sustainability have been positively impacted by advances in equipment and technology.


On the 1165

Jon Cooper is VP engineering for CTL products at Tigercat. He explains some of the unique design features of the 1165 harvester and how these features are benefitting harvesting contractors.

1165 Harvester

Forestry Dozer

South Carolina contractor pulls the trigger on a TCi 920 dozer. His purchase decision is based in large part, on the strength and reputations of Tidewater Equipment and Tigercat Industries.

Mark Abercrombie

Flying High in Colorado

BTB visits a unique high elevation logging operation in Keystone, Colorado.

Colorado Mountains

Finite Element Analysis Li Quan

Tigercat has a reputation in the marketplace for producing high-quality, durable, and well-designed products. Every employee who works on a machine from the research and development stage through to the aftersale support plays an important role in the process. This series will look at different roles within Tigercat, introducing the team members who perform specialized tasks.

Li Quan

Forestry Frontier in Colombia

Latin Equipment Norte (LEN) delivers full-tree eucalyptus system in Montería, Colombia. José Carlos Rocha Filho, marketing and commercial manager at LEN, provides an overview of the new harvesting endeavour.

Columbia Crew

A Seasoned Professional

Maryland-based contractor, FD Eure Inc., is owned by Franklin Eure. His 83-year-old father, Frank, is on the job every day operating a Tigercat feller buncher. BTB visits to learn about his very long professional life and what keeps him motivated to crank up his machine before dawn each morning.

Frank Eure


Tigercat goes big with Tracbel at large-scale live forestry exhibition in Brazil.

Machine Art

Business administrator by day and painter by night, 23-year-old Ariana Franco has recently completed a painting of a Tigercat 720G feller buncher, commissioned by Latin Equipment Argentina.

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