Tigercat

Tigercat Industries is a quiet giant west of Toronto, a manufacturer of industrial forestry machinery. From skidders and harvesters to bunchers and felling heads, they satisfy all of your off-road extreme-duty tree-felling needs. They think up ways to cut down trees faster and cheaper, and they're pretty good at it.

This is a 635D skidder, a machine designed to drag fallen logs to a central area, where it can be loaded onto a forwarder. I can tell you it is enormous - a ladder is handy to get a good look at the engine. This one was on it's way to Scotland after I was through with it.

Charlie (pictured below) helped make that 635D, welding it's frame together. That's part of another skidder behind him - it takes a full morning to complete his work on that part before it goes on to the next station. Below him is Sara - she cleans up Charlie's work before it heads to the paint booth.

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In all, Tigercat has eight locations in Ontario, employing over 1000 workers, welders, and engineers that supply forestry equipment all over the globe.

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