BTB spoke with Marvin Thomas Sykes, owner of M.T. Sykes Logging and 27-year-old son Colton Sykes to learn more about their all-Tigercat harvesting operations.
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An update on the processes, technologies and advancements at work in Chile's challenging steep slope and cable assist logging operations.
BTB visited Olympia, Washington to get operator Gary Smith’s impressions of his new LX870D track feller buncher. Gary works with R.L. Smith Logging, which is owned by his brother and sister-in-law Roger and Carmen Smith.
Big dreams and hard work led the Sexton family business from a horse and water-powered sawmill to a modern, integrated harvesting and sawmilling operation.
BTB went to Chibougamau in central Quebec in April to visit with Jocelyn Gagné of Forestier 2P Logging and get his first impressions of his new 1085C forwarder.
Logging contractors in the Saguenay–Lac Saint-Jean region of central Quebec face it all – from extreme weather conditions and remote locations to low wood prices and high production demands.
Fourth generation logger, Larry Richards talks about his operations in the Adirondacks and leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the team to capture more value – for the company and the landowners.
More memories of Tigercat's early years.
25 years ago, a very small company with a single prototype and no distribution showed up at a logging show in Georgia. What led up to it and what happened next? Some of the earliest Tigercat team members look back for the answers.
The Parnell family has come a long way from their first grant of land from the Government of Alabama nearly 200 years ago back in 1819. In 1960 James Parnell started his own business with just a used truck and a pair of mules.
BTB visited with McCoy Grading Inc. and Premier Timber Services LLC in Greenville, Georgia to learn more about the recent purchase of a Tigercat LX830D feller buncher for the companies multi-million dollar grading business.
South African harvesting contractors run high quality purpose-built forestry machines and have developed the expertise to run them to extremely high hours. Machine longevity is critical.
Two brothers with a lifetime of experience and a penchant for hard work have a drive to succeed and are proving it just two years in.
With 300 employees – including handfallers, peelers and stackers – and eight sets of tractor-trailer short haul transport systems, Grant Rankin has been involved in manual felling operations in South Africa for over ten years.
BTB visited Castalia, North Carolina to speak with Joedy Cahoon about his family operations, preferred equipment and prime harvesting methods.
Teak round log export specialist, Proteak, ventures into eucalyptus in Mexico in a big and bold way.
BTB revisits PG Bison eight years after purchasing four Tigercat harvesting systems for a new operation in a remote part of South Africa.
LH855D is the key ingredient to Michael Roundy’s new thinning system in Utah’s beautiful Dixie National Forest.
The news of the massive wildfire near Fort McMurray, Alberta is a timely reminder that loggers need to be vigilant to the risks of wildfires, while understanding the important natural process of wildfires for woodland environments.
By the name alone, Forrest York was destined for the woods. Recently switching to Tigercat equipment within the last year, Forrest talks to BTB about how he got into logging and how Tigercat now plays a key role in his bottom line business.
Musketts in Tasmania choose Tigercat harvesting system for challenging hot logging scenario.
Tiwi people take control of acacia plantation operation and begin to build stronger economy on remote Melville Island off the north coast of Australia.
Dopson is a well-known name around the Tigercat factories. Charlie and Timmy Dopson are partners of Dopson Timber LLC and their enthusiasm and loyalty to the Tigercat brand is undeniable.
BTB discovers how two unique Tigercat 1075B scarifiers are efficiently preparing the soil for replanting in Sweden.
When venturing off for the Russian Far East, as with a visit to any remote locale to train operators or consult with forestry companies, one always knows that it will be an adventure.
BTB visits Michael Bedgood Logging in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Treeline’s Brian Souers talks about business, changing equipment requirements and his quest for parts commonality.
BTB took a trip over the Atlantic to Scandinavia to visit Tigercat customer Mats Danielsson, owner of MD Skog AB, in Borlänge Sweden.
JMG Fillion is proud to own the very first Tigercat 25-tonne 1085B forwarder ever built. BTB followed up with the Fillion family in northern Quebec to see how the new machine was working out for them.
A visit with Eric Krume provides a glimpse into future possibilities for Pacific Northwest logging.