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Between the Branches Archive


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.


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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

AFREQUIP DELIVERS 100


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


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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.


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An Austrian in Texas


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


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Cost per Tonne and Telematics


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


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Third Dimension


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


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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.


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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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635H Skidder First Impressions


Forestiers R.B.E. Lasalle is a logging company owned by Richard Lasalle and his sons Eric and Benoit. Based out of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, the company purchased the very first 635H skidder in March 2020. Once the machine clocked over 2,500 hours, it was a great time to catch up with Eric to get his impressions.


635H bogie skidder in mixed forest

Tigercat CTL


Tigercat cut-to-length VP Jon Cooper talks about Tigercat’s latest developments in the CTL arena.


Alabama Logger of the Year


Alabama’s Logger of the Year Michael Hutchins, founder of Hutch Trucking Inc. likes to get things right the first time. It’s why he has spent his entire life working hard and doing everything to the best of his ability. It’s this dedication to perfection that would serve him well for the rest of his life, but not before a few bumps in the road.


Automation


As Tigercat continues to invest heavily to improve manufacturing efficiency, Chris McMillan looks into Tigercat’s latest highly automated milling machinery in ‘On the Floor’.


Remembering Dick Ronald


One of a kind. November 9, 1944 – December 16, 2020


First 1165 Harvester in Sweden


Swedish contractor and long time Tigercat customer relates his views on the 1165 harvester.


Future Loggers


Rethink, Reuse and Play. Reimagining discarded paper and packaging products.


SOFOSUR’s Niche Harvesting


Chilean harvesting company seeks out used Tigercat 604C skidders as the foundation of its niche harvesting operations.