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, however due to COVID-19, the machine did not go to work until the first week of June. Now that the machine has clocked over 2,500 hours (as of mid-February), it was a great time for Bre Elbourn to catch up with Eric to get his impressions.
Word of Mouth
Read about the experiences of Tigercat end users – what owners and operators think of specific machines in terms of performance, productivity, serviceability and cost of ownership. Our Word of Mouth features also provide insight on how the machines fit into the overall operations of our customers.
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