Oct 16 2013
As a customer driven company with strong engineering capabilities, Tigercat thrives on the design and continuous improvement of forestry and off road machinery. Among the products are felling heads, forwarders, skidders, wheel and track harvesters, material handling and bunchers.
A Brief History
Tigercat began in 1992 when a small group of professionals with extensive experience in the forestry industry teamed up with leading edge steel fabricator, MacDonald Steel. Widespread research revealed that the performance of drive-to-tree feller bunchers was failing the expectations of loggers in the southeastern U.S.
The result was the Tigercat 726, quickly recognized for its durable construction, high reliability and excellent productivity. Its success set a precedent, which Tigercat constantly aims to surpass.
Then Tigercat ran into a problem: There was no felling attachment on the market suitably matched to the performance of the 726 and 720 feller bunchers. The problem became an opportunity.
Tigercat built its own bunching shears and saws. The attachment line has since revolutionized the industry, increasing feller buncher and skidder productivity while reducing machine travel and site impact.
New product development and the enhancement of existing products continues at a rapid pace. Other notable innovations include:
- ER boom technology
- Hydrostatic drive skidders
- TurnaroundTM skidder seat