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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

March 8th, 11:48 am

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FAE Mulchers in South Africa!

We had a great time hosting the international sales manager for FAE Mulchers in South Africa last month. Michele came to pay us a visit all the way from FAE Headquarters in Italy for the week of the 11th of February. Francoise, our product specialist, took Michele to the Eastern Cape to see some of their FAE mulchers in action and meet the owners of the equipment. In South Africa there are currently just over 25 active PTO and excavator mulchers. Ideally, we would have wanted to show Michele the whole country, but we only had 3 days to show him around so Francoise decided to take him to the area in South Africa where the most FAE attachments are being used, namely the Eastern Cape. At this stage most of the FAE mulchers in South Africa operate on game farms, doing land clearing and forestry-related tasks. We visited 3 game farms in the Eastern Cape: Kariega, Buffalo Kloof & Hopewell Game Farms.

Our single biggest FAE customer in South Africa at the moment is Buffalo Kloof Game Farm in the Eastern Cape. They own a PTO mulcher (FAE UML/DT/225) and 2 excavator mulchers (FAE UMM/EX150 VT). These attachments were acquired between 2014 and 2017. Since they started with bush clearing (bush thinning) in 2014 they cleared a total of 2500 hectares of encroaching bush. Each FAE mulcher is clearing about 1 ½ hectares per day. The hours on the units vary between 3200 and 3500 hours.

The most impressive statistic we learned on this trip was the fact that there is so little maintenance that needs to be done on these units. The only maintenance required is the belt tension and gearbox oil replacement. There are more than 100 teeth combined working on these mulchers. In the last 5 years and over 10 000 hours done they only had to replace 10 teeth so far! Only reason why teeth were lost was because of accidentally hitting iron droppers. This is really impressive when you take into account how hard these units work every day. Proof of how extremely tough and cost-effective FAE mulchers are in the long run.

FAE Mulchers are an excellent addition to our product range, and we hope to introduce these quality Italian products to many more South African customers. We would like to thank Michele for taking the time to visit us and hope to see him again soon.
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March 7th, 5:00 pm

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A brand new addition to Dave's Tree Felling crew in Cape Town. Congratulations David with the purchase of your Model 200 AFE TOMCAT Wood Chipper and with your choice of the stunning custom Kalahari Sand Beige colour!

The main reason for the chipper's acquisition is to reduce the amount of trips they drive carting away green waste to the landfill site on a daily basis - saving them time & labour. The other benefit is also the valuable wood chips as by product that can be sold again as mulch.

Thank you David for your loyal support and welcome to the TOMCAT Family!
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March 6th, 11:50 am

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A big congratulations to Cassie from Hangklip in the Western Cape with the purchase of your brand new TOMCAT Model 100 CDE wood chipper. Another chipper joining the fight against the ever invading Rooikrans. Thanks for your loyal support! ... See MoreSee Less

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From our blog

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!

FAE Mulchers in South Africa

We had a great time hosting the international sales manager for FAE Mulchers in South Africa last month. Michele came to pay us a visit all the way from FAE Headquarters in Italy for the week of the 11th of February. Francoise, our product specialist, took Michele to the Eastern Cape to see some of their…

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…

FAE Mulchers in South Africa

March 8, 2019

We had a great time hosting the international sales manager for FAE Mulchers in South Africa last month. Michele came to pay us a visit all the way from FAE Headquarters in Italy for the week of the 11th of February. Francoise, our product specialist, took Michele to the Eastern Cape…

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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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