Utilising Invasive Species - Bos Tot Kos

Bos-tot-kos is when encroaching bush/alien vegetation is cut down and processed into feed for sheep, goats, cattle and game. Producing bushfeed is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It is hard work and needs dedication. You will need some tools to produce it and it is labour intensive. Despite this, the benefits of producing bushfeed are endless.

Woodchip Mulch

It has been proven over time that there are many benefits of applying mulch in your garden.  Have you ever wondered why one should use wood chips as mulch? Wood chips are a sustainable source. Most wood chips in South Africa are produced from alien clearing projects or by chipping wood that would have ended up on a landfill site.  So by using wood chips as mulch you are utilising something that would have been burned or not used.

Clearing Alien Vegetation and river systems

Alien vegetation is plants and trees that are native in another country and came over to our country where they settled between our indigenous vegetation. Some alien vegetation was brought to South Africa centuries ago intentionally as these plants possess many beneficial properties. Some aliens, however, have been spread unintentionally over the years, entering our country on people’s shoes, tents, ships, animals, imported plants and airplanes. But since these species are not indigenous to South Africa they pose several risks.

Effective composting

Compost in its simplest form is a recycling process where organic matter such as wood, vegetable scraps and leaves which is regarded as waste, is decomposed and turned into a product rich in nutrients that feeds the soil. Compost is the product created through a natural process where organic (waste) products are combined so that micro-organisms can develop and decompose these materials into a useable product called compost.

Chipping difficult & fibrous palms, reeds and grape-vines

Palms are one of the most popular trees in Southern Africa especially along the coastal towns of our country. During a proper trimming session a decent sized palm tree will produce quite a lot of waste. If palm fronds are left unprocessed (in their natural form) on the ground they will take many years to decompose. The fibre inside palm leaves is very tough and does not break down easily. Palm leaves are extremely durable and do not simply rot and decompose like other plants.

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MJ Odendal – TOPTURF Cape Town

TOMCAT 150 CDE Wood Chipper

"Speedy and professional service. Excellent craftsmanship. I will recommend TOMCAT Wood Chippers to anyone!"

Fourie Zulch – Wakkerstroom Boerdery Ceres

TOMCAT 250 AFP Wood Chipper

"We were in the market for a new woodchipper after our old chipper of 18 years was retired. Imported wood chippers were quite expensive. I phoned TOMCAT Chippers to arrange a demonstration. At first I was sceptical about a chipper that was so much more affordable than imported chippers. I was absolutely amazed at the performance of the woodchipper. We bought a TOMCAT 250 AFP and the service was great. After a year we wanted to customize the chipper to work better in our application on the farm. TOMCAT helped us with open arms and made all the changes in their workshop. I am very glad that I decided to buy a TOMCAT. This woodchipper works so fast that it catches up with the pruning team, where the old one used to get left behind. If I were to buy another woodchipper, I would definitely buy a TOMCAT again, but maybe a bit bigger."

Joubert van Vuuren – Bloemfontein Tree Felling

TOMCAT Model 200 AFE Wood Chipper

"TOMCAT Chippers like ours perform above and beyond our expectations on a daily basis. Making our business more efficient and profitable. Thank you TOMCAT for your effortless support in all aspects with our nonstop workhorse of a chipper."

Mike Fryer – Knysna Lawns

TOMCAT Model 200 AFE Wood Chipper

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Simon Barlow – Rustenberg Wine Estate

"Out of all the chippers we have seen this is by far the best game one. Ease of use, hardiness and great service makes it a must-have if you are clearing bush and trees."

 

 

Adriaan Louw

"Very happy with how the chipper works and very happy with the excellent service we received from TOMCAT. Definitely a company to recommend to anyone."

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TOMCAT Model 200 AFE & Model 250 AFE Wood Chipper

"I have owned two TOMCAT wood chippers and between the two I have nearly logged 1000 hours of trouble-free operation. Spares are no problem, couriered the next day unlike imported machines, so from my experience I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend these very capable machines."

Sam Hardingham – Everyday Arbor, Australia

TOMCAT Model 100 CDT Wood Chipper

"It looks like a toy, but the Tomcat 100 CDT wood chipper is far from the toy performance you might expect from a chipper of this size. Its design and build quality rival well known chipper manufacturers whilst being possibly one of the most maneuverable chippers on the market. Of course, it's not going to process material as quickly as a larger machine, but limited access jobs can be tackled with a different approach."

 

 

Lee Mager – Arbor Ascent Tree Care , Cape Town

TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE Wood Chipper

"Very productive, easy to handle & very mobile as you can pull it right next to the branches."

Liesl van der Walt – Babylonstoren Drakenstein Vallei

TOMCAT Model 750 CDT Wood Chipper

"Hierdie masjien is ‘n baie groot deel van ons kompos-maak proses."

Theo Groenewaldt – Tokara Stellenbosch

TOMCAT Model 2590 AFP Wood Chipper

"Werk fantasies! Chip al ons olyf snoeisels en al die wingerd stokke lag lag op!"

Pieter Kruger – Stellenbosch

TOMCAT Model 750 CDT Wood Chipper

"100% Tevrede met die diens wat ek uit die masjien kry"

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TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE Wood Chipper

"Die masjien is baie prakties en werk 100%!"

Louwri van Heerden – Chipper SA

TOMCAT Model 2500 AFE Wood Chipper

"A productive & efficient industrial wood chipper"

Justin Anthony – CVES

TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE Wood Chipper

"Hassle free, simple design & super durable! Always received quick and excellent after sales service from TOMCAT!"

Brett Wortmann – Selborne Golf Estate

TOMCAT Model 1200 AFE Wood Chipper

"These chippers speak for themselves - definitely quality. We are using it constantly throughout the year. We use it 2 to 3 days a week between the golf course and garden departments. If I had to do it over, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy a TOMCAT Wood Chipper again or to promote your brand."

MJ Odendal – TOPTURF Cape Town

TOMCAT 150 CDE Wood Chipper

"Speedy and professional service. Excellent craftsmanship. I will recommend TOMCAT Wood Chippers to anyone!"

Mike Fryer – Knysna Lawns

TOMCAT Model 200 AFE Wood Chipper

"TOMCAT have good management and great service. Anybody who needs to know that can contact me."

 

 

Simon Barlow – Rustenberg Wine Estate

"Out of all the chippers we have seen this is by far the best game one. Ease of use, hardiness and great service makes it a must-have if you are clearing bush and trees."

 

 

Adriaan Louw

"Very happy with how the chipper works and very happy with the excellent service we received from TOMCAT. Definitely a company to recommend to anyone."

Lee Mager – Arbor Ascent Tree Care , Cape Town

TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE Wood Chipper

"Very productive, easy to handle & very mobile as you can pull it right next to the branches."

Liesl van der Walt – Babylonstoren Drakenstein Vallei

TOMCAT Model 750 CDT Wood Chipper

"Hierdie masjien is ‘n baie groot deel van ons kompos-maak proses."

Theo Groenewaldt – Tokara Stellenbosch

TOMCAT Model 2590 AFP Wood Chipper

"Werk fantasies! Chip al ons olyf snoeisels en al die wingerd stokke lag lag op!"

Pieter Kruger – Stellenbosch

TOMCAT Model 750 CDT Wood Chipper

"100% Tevrede met die diens wat ek uit die masjien kry"

Martiens Korff – Witsand

TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE Wood Chipper

"Die masjien is baie prakties en werk 100%!"

Louwri van Heerden – Chipper SA

TOMCAT Model 2500 AFE Wood Chipper

"A productive & efficient industrial wood chipper"

Justin Anthony – CVES

TOMCAT Model 1000 CDE Wood Chipper

"Hassle free, simple design & super durable! Always received quick and excellent after sales service from TOMCAT!"

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FAE are one of the world leaders when it comes to mulcher heads in the Forestry, Road Contracting & Agricultural sectors. These Italian made FAE mulchers are known for being built tough and durable. Some of the main reasons that makes them so popular in South Africa are:

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