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SPECIALIZING IN THE MANUFACTURING OF HYDRAULIC-FEED & GRAVITY-FEED WOOD CHIPPERS FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA

THE TOMCAT DIFFERENCE

A TOMCAT representative will be in or near your area to
ensure the ultimate after sales service and support

TOMCAT is currently the only manufacturer with 10” and 15” trailers that are built standard on SABS approved trailers

TOMCAT chipper drums, shafts, chipper housing and all the hard working components on the machine have been designed bigger and stronger to ensure durability and reduce downtime

We offer a fully stocked parts store to ensure that we minimize downtime for our clients. All our parts are locally sourced so the spares are easy to come by. Should you not be able to get the part from us you can get it at the supplier and vice versa. We will ALWAYS have spares of all our current units in the field

Free delivery to your premises anywhere in South Africa

We will supply training to your entire crew covering the safety, operational and maintenance aspects of our wood chippers upon delivery

THE TOMCAT DIFFERENCE

A couple of reasons that should give you peace of mind as you consider becoming part of the TOMCAT family:

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    A TOMCAT representative will be in or near your area to ensure the ultimate after sales service and support

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    TOMCAT is currently the only manufacturer with 10” and 15” trailers that are built standard on SABS approved trailers

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    TOMCAT chipper drums, shafts, chipper housing and all the hard working components on the machine have been designed bigger and stronger to ensure durability and reduce downtime

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    We offer a fully stocked parts store to ensure that we minimize downtime for our clients. All our parts are locally sourced so the spares are easy to come by. Should you not be able to get the part from us you can get it at the supplier and vice versa. We will ALWAYS have spares of all our current units in the field

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    Free delivery to your premises anywhere in South Africa

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    We will supply training to your entire crew covering the safety, operational and maintenance aspects of our wood chippers upon delivery

February 18th, 5:00 pm

Tomcat Wood Chippers

The TOMCAT Log Splitter!

While our manufacturing plant at TOMCAT Chippers has been producing our own sought-after wood chipper models for years, the recent addition of log splitters to our TOMCAT range is an exciting new chapter for us.

Why log splitters?

After one of our local hydraulic suppliers in Cape Town mentioned that he believes there is a market for a high quality, locally-built log splitter, we considered the idea. Since log splitters are directly in our line of work and we had the extra capacity in our manufacturing plant, it seemed like a logical step. Apart from this South Africa has a thriving braai culture and every South African household needs braai wood! So we decided to build our first prototype log splitter.

Perfecting the model

Log splitters are not a new technology and there are plenty of competitive machines available, so our aim was to stand out by building the toughest log splitter on the African continent at the lowest possible price and that is exactly what we did. Our first log splitter was built in the beginning of 2016 and put through its paces with proper R&D testing by our entire workforce and existing customers. We learned a lot and made improvements on it as we went along. The official launch of our log splitter range was in 2017. Today we have an electric unit, one fitted on a roadworthy trailer and our best-selling unit is the 450 horizontal/vertical log splitter.

What makes our log splitters unique?

One of the key aspects that puts our log splitters in a league of their own is their tough build. The entire design and construction is solid and built to last for years even under the hardest circumstances. The other factor that contributes to the success of the log splitter is the two stage (Hi/Low) hydraulic pump. It pushes the blade quickly towards the stump and once it enters the wood it moves slower, but with more pressure. The standard Model 450 HV can split any type of wood from Black Wattle to Blue Gum. Our units are also extremely easy to operate and maintain.

All the parts on the log splitter are locally sourced from our trusted supplier network in South Africa except for the electronic hour meter on the engine and the hydraulic log splitter valve. The control valve is imported from the USA and specifically designed for log splitters. We also use a Yamaha MZ360 petrol engine on our log splitters. It is extremely light on fuel and requires little maintenance.

We also manufacture a log splitter with a 1 metre bed. This log-splitter is built to be used in combination with a wood chipper. The splitter is used to split large diameter logs into smaller diameter pieces so that you can make them small enough to fit into the chipper. This is an alternative to buying a large wood chipper. You can purchase a 200mm chipper and a log splitter and still be able to process wood with diameters of up to 600mm.

What our customers think:

Some responses we get from our customers when we demonstrate/deliver our log splitters:

“Tough and powerful. Built simple but strong.”

“Super impressive. This log splitter can truly split anything.

“There is no splitter in its class that comes close to this splitting power”

“Unbelievable. One of the most underrated log splitters on the South African Market”

Contact us for more info about these fantastic new TOMCAT products!
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February 14th, 1:15 pm

Tomcat Wood Chippers

For us at TOMCAT today is a true Throwback Thursday as we look back at the FIRST ever TOMCAT engine-driven wood chipper manufactured 10 years ago!! The chipper is capable of chipping branches of up to 200mm in diameter, with a single hydraulic feed roller and reversing auto-feed function. The chipper is owned by Mr Arthur Nel and still works hard every year during pruning season on his fruit farm outside Ladismith in the Western Cape. When we look back to this 1st Generation TOMCAT chipper and compare it to our current 3rd Gen chippers, we see a lot of development, growth and a hard work put into these chippers to get the brand where we are today. We would like to thank every customer for their loyal support over the last 10 years and all our dealers who was part of this success story. To every employee at TOMCAT we would like to thank them for their hard work to make TOMCAT the world class brand it is today!!

Ons kyk vandag terug na die jaar 2009 toe TOMCAT sy eerste enjin aangedrewe chipper ontwerp, vervaardig en verkoop het. Dit was 'n 200mm kapasiteit chipper met 'n enkel invoerroller en "reversing auto-feed" stelsel. Mnr Arthur Nel is vandag die trotse eienaar van hierdie masjien en is baie tevrede met hierdie kerwer van hom. Die masjien werk nog hard elke jaar om snoeitakke te kerf op hulle vrugte plaas buite Ladismith in die Wes Kaap. Wanneer ons na hierdie 1ste Generasie masjien kyk en dit vergelyk met ons huidige 3rde Generasie masjiene sien ons groei, harde werk en baie ontwikkelingswerk raak. Vandag kan ons met trots sê TOMCAT is waarlik in 'n klas van sy eie. Ons sê dankie aan elke klient wat ons oor die jare lojaal ondersteun het en elke handelaar wat ons oor die laaste 10 jaar gehelp het om hierdie mylpaal te bereik. Aan elke werknemer wil ons ook spesiaal dankie sê vir al julle harde werk om TOMCAT Chippers 'n wêreldklas produk te maak!!

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February 11th, 3:06 pm

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Last week we did the handover on a brand new TOMCAT Model 250 AFE wood chipper to Life Green Group. What a great team! We would like to congratulate them with the purchase of their new chipper and we thank them for their loyal support! ... See MoreSee Less

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February 1st, 9:04 am

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MJ and his team from Topturf in Cape Town received their brand new TOMCAT Model 150 wood chipper this week. They are responsible for all the maintenance on the grounds of Grand West Casino. The chipper will be used to reduce the amount of green waste on their dumpsite and turn it into useful wood chips to be used as mulch in the gardens around the casino. Thanks MJ for your loyal support! ... See MoreSee Less

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January 31st, 11:32 am

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TOMCAT Chippers are a proud sponsor of the Ladies Golf League @ the Worcester Golf Course every year. To all the ladies playing today we hope you have an excellent day on the golf course! ... See MoreSee Less

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TOMCAT CHIPPERS are proudly manufactured in South Africa since 2009 and are tailor-made for African conditions. We specialize in the manufacturing of gravity-feed & hydraulic-feed wood chippers in the 100mm to 375mm capacity range.

We pride ourselves in the reliability, simplicity and durability of TOMCAT CHIPPERS and after sales service and support is the cornerstone of our brand.

All drive components fitted to TOMCAT CHIPPERS are sourced from local suppliers with established and reliable dealer networks throughout South Africa such as BMG, BARLOWORLD, BURQUIP and YAMAHA. This assures that all spare parts are available from TOMCAT CHIPPERS or from these local dealers.

TOMCAT CHIPPERS ……the leader in the pack!

TOMCAT Log Splitter

While our manufacturing plant at TOMCAT Chippers has been producing our own sought-after wood chipper models for years, the recent addition of log splitters to our TOMCAT range is an exciting new chapter for us. Why log splitters? After one of our local hydraulic suppliers in Cape Town mentioned that he believes there is a…

Celebrating 10 Years!

For us at TOMCAT today is a true Throwback Thursday as we look back at the FIRST ever TOMCAT engine-driven wood chipper manufactured 10 years ago!! The chipper is capable of chipping branches of up to 200mm in diameter, with a single hydraulic feed roller and reversing auto-feed function. The chipper is owned by Mr…

Happy Holidays from TOMCAT Chippers!

2018 is almost over and the festive season is on our doorstep. We would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to all our loyal customers who supported us this year. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you! We hope you have a wonderful time with friends…

The Model 350 Stump Grinder

We would like to introduce the latest addition to our TOMCAT range of products: the Model 350 Stump Grinder. With this handlebar model our focus was to build the strongest possible entry-level stump grinder on the market with affordability in mind. Maneuverability, easy operation and durability are synonymous with our Model 350 Stump Grinder. Other…

Bloemfontein Treefelling

It’s a pleasure to announce the newest member or our TOMCAT Wood Chippers rental network: Joubert van Vuuren from Bloemfontein Treefelling has purchased a brand new TOMCAT Model 200 AFE wood chipper, which we delivered to him last week. Bloemfontein Treefelling specialises in tree felling and plot clearing and boasts a 3-ton truck and top-of-the-line Stihl…

Dege Trekkers – TOMCAT Approved Dealer

We are thrilled to introduce another new TOMCAT approved dealer: Dege Trekkers in Upington, Northern Cape. The business was started by Hendrik Dege in 2012 and specializes in selling and servicing well-known brands such as Deutz Tractors, Tafe Tractors, BPI, JCB, Claas and now TOMCAT Chippers! They boast a huge workshop with about 12 bays…

Catch Tomcat Chippers at these tradeshows in September

TOMCAT Chippers will be well represented at several tradeshows across South Africa in the next 4 weeks. Just to keep you in the loop: here are details about each show and when and where to visit us if you’re in the area. First up is the Mpumalanga Agri Wildlife & Forestry Festival in Nelspruit from…

Enviro Chainsaws – Our latest TOMCAT Approved Dealer

We are proud to introduce our latest TOMCAT approved dealer in Nelspruit: Enviro Chainsaws. This is good news for customers in the Lowveld, particularly in Nelspruit, Barberton, Sabie, Hazyview and Graskop to Lydenburg, as they focus their operations on these areas. Being chainsaw experts, Enviro Chainsaws sell Stihl chainsaws and Lawnstar commercial products from their…

Visit us at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg!

Our Tomcat team is on a roll! Having enjoyed a successful NAMPO Harvest Day expo, we’ve now moved onto KwaZulu-Natal’s Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritburg, to show off our Tomcat Chippers, forestry and agricultural equipment. The show runs from today (25 May) to the 3rd of June 2018 and promises to be great fun for the…

New forestry and agricultural equipment at NAMPO 2018!

A quick hello from the show grounds in Bothaville, where we are busy setting up for the annual NAMPO Harvest Day! Our sales team is arriving from all directions… We are really looking forward to NAMPO this year, especially as TOMCAT Chipper will be displaying a range of new forestry and agricultural equipment this year.…

TOMCAT Log Splitter

February 18, 2019

While our manufacturing plant at TOMCAT Chippers has been producing our own sought-after wood chipper models for years, the recent addition of log splitters to our TOMCAT range is an exciting new chapter for us. Why log splitters? After one of our local hydraulic suppliers in Cape Town mentioned that…

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Celebrating 10 Years!

February 14, 2019

For us at TOMCAT today is a true Throwback Thursday as we look back at the FIRST ever TOMCAT engine-driven wood chipper manufactured 10 years ago!! The chipper is capable of chipping branches of up to 200mm in diameter, with a single hydraulic feed roller and reversing auto-feed function. The…

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Happy Holidays from TOMCAT Chippers!

December 10, 2018

2018 is almost over and the festive season is on our doorstep. We would like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to all our loyal customers who supported us this year. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you! We hope you have…

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The Model 350 Stump Grinder

October 17, 2018

We would like to introduce the latest addition to our TOMCAT range of products: the Model 350 Stump Grinder. With this handlebar model our focus was to build the strongest possible entry-level stump grinder on the market with affordability in mind. Maneuverability, easy operation and durability are synonymous with our…

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Bloemfontein Treefelling

October 8, 2018

It’s a pleasure to announce the newest member or our TOMCAT Wood Chippers rental network: Joubert van Vuuren from Bloemfontein Treefelling has purchased a brand new TOMCAT Model 200 AFE wood chipper, which we delivered to him last week. Bloemfontein Treefelling specialises in tree felling and plot clearing and boasts a…

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Dege Trekkers – TOMCAT Approved Dealer

August 28, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce another new TOMCAT approved dealer: Dege Trekkers in Upington, Northern Cape. The business was started by Hendrik Dege in 2012 and specializes in selling and servicing well-known brands such as Deutz Tractors, Tafe Tractors, BPI, JCB, Claas and now TOMCAT Chippers! They boast a huge…

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