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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

  • icon_repair

    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

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August 22nd, 7:55 am

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A very stoked Hylton Cruse at the handover of his brand new TOMCAT Model 200 AFE wood chipper. Hylton is the director of Cruse Tree Services in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
Hylton and his team provide the following specialized services:
- Bush Clearing
- Vegetation Management
- Alien Invader Control
- Tree Felling
- Chipper Hire

If you are looking for a reliable company to help you with any of the above mentioned do not hesitate to contact them today www.crusetrees.co.za. Congratulations Hylton with your purchase and we thank you for your loyal support!
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August 21st, 12:48 pm

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Tomcat Chippers helping Macadamia Farmers improve their crops!

For the first 4 to 5 years in the life of a macadamia orchard, the focus should be on maintaining a strong and healthy root system to support productive tree canopies in order to optimize yields. Optimally one should strive to mimic the forest floor conditions that exist in their natural forest habitat. These soils are most in need of mulch and organic matter. This is where a TOMCAT Chipper can play a major role. Our chippers can produce/convert biomass into mulch for use on your macadamia trees. Mulch over this crucial time helps with the following:

-Build microbial activity
-Assist in weed suppression
-Suppress diseases (e.g. Phytophthora)
-Protect from erosion
-More controlled soil temperatures, thus maximising root volume
-Reduce water loss
-Improve soil pH
-Improve nutrient holding capacity and availability via organic matter
-Improve drainage
-Increase in plant available water due to the aspects above

As trees get older, they start to drop leaves, which then ultimately start to create their own mulch. However, the more mulch is added, the faster the process to create high organic matter, active mycorrhiza, and soil micro-organism activity happens. Here again the TOMCAT Chipper helps by going down the line and chipping all the pruning material back onto the plant line. This is a huge saving as the farmer does not have to spend money on expensive chelated products, as mulch/compost naturally chelates micro-nutrients.

Contact us if you need advice on how to best use a TOMCAT Chipper on your farm.
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August 12th, 5:00 pm

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We had a great time at the Letaba Show in Tzaneen this past weekend. A big thanks to our dealer NTK/VKB for hosting us and all their effort with making the stand look great and promoting our TOMCAT brand. We look forward to a great chipping and mulching season in the Limpopo province this year! ... See MoreSee Less

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August 12th, 8:45 am

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Always good when you get customer feedback like this. Thanks Dave!So awesome to have a chipper that operates all day without hassles.... reality is the blades ect take strain and just like a car if you want it to keep running smoothly you have to look after it. Tomcat chippers rock!! ... See MoreSee Less

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August 9th, 12:55 pm

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Our First Tracked Wood Chipper!

It was another first for us last week: we successfully built our first ever mobile track wood chipper! A few days ago the Model 250 AFE tracked wood chipper was delivered to an extremely happy client in Limpopo, who is particularly pleased with the efficiency and performance of the unit.

But why would one want to have a tracked wood chipper? Well, here are some of the benefits:

-You only require one operator since you don’t need someone to operate the tractor/ bakkie.
-The operator of the chipper has a remote control with full control over the feeding mechanisms, engine and steering.
-The machine can make shorter turns and move around easily in tight spaces.
-The chipper discharges wood chips directly back into the orchard – thus reducing handling significantly.
-There are no punctures/ flat wheels in the orchard with the track chipper.
-The chipper drives to the wood without having to drive over the material.
-This machine is easily transported with its uniquely designed transport trailer.
-You only require 3 people to properly feed the chipper.
-With light maintenance pruning you can chip approximately 10 hectares in an 8 hour day.
-After heavy pruning you will be able to chip approximately 5 hectares in an 8 hour shift.
-The aim is to prune and chip your material within 3 weeks in order for the normal orchard practices to continue.

We love to see our TOMCAT chippers being utilized so efficiently and with an adaptation that really improves productivity in the orchard.
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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 Chippers helping Macadamia Farmers improve their crops!

For the first 4 to 5 years in the life of a macadamia orchard, the focus should be on maintaining a strong and healthy root system to support productive tree canopies in order to optimize yields. Optimally one should strive to mimic the forest floor conditions that exist in their natural forest habitat. These soils…

Our First Tracked Wood Chipper!

It was another first for TOMCAT Chippers last week: we successfully built our first ever mobile track wood chipper! A few days ago the Model 250 AFE tracked wood chipper was delivered to an extremely happy client in Limpopo, who is particularly pleased with the efficiency and performance of the unit. But why would one…

TOMCAT chipper for Africa’s largest sisal company in Kenya

Last week we had the privilege of delivering a TOMCAT Model 375 AFE to a well-established sisal production company in Kenya, REA Vipingo. The REA Vipingo Group is the largest sisal fibre producer in Africa, growing their sisal on a 10000 hectare estate in Kibwesi. Sisal products traditionally consist of agricultural twine, general cordage and…

TOMCAT and Tea Tree in KZN

The tea tree industry in KwaZulu-Natal has seen a significant growth in the last couple of years. This can be attributed mainly to poor sugar prices and farmers looking to diversify. Most of KZN’s tea tree gets produced along the North and South Coast with some being found in the PMB and Dargle areas of…

Agri Mega Day in Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Our TOMCAT Chippers team are back from another successful farmers’ day in Namibia last week. The Agri Mega Day was held on 20 June 2019 just outside Otjiwarongo, Namibia and hosted by the Kalkfeld Farmers Association. The show was organised very well and a large number of people attended. Most farmers who visited us came…

Hartebeesloop Farmer’s Day in Namibia

On 16 & 17 May 2019 we had the privilege of joining our TOMCAT Chippers dealer JDE Agri at the annual Hartebeesloop Farmer’s Day outside Stampriet in the South of Namibia. We had the chance to demonstrate our products, including our brand new TOMCAT Model 150 AFE Chipper Shredder, and also spoke to existing customers…

See you at NAMPO 2019!

Can you believe it’s NAMPO time again? Here we are en route to the Nampo Showgrounds outside Bothaville in the Free-State! We are super excited to be part of the event as we are 10 years old this year and will have a great selection of new products on our stand this year including: Brand…

New TOMCAT Dealer in Namibia!

We are extremely proud to announce that we have officially appointed a new dealer in Namibia: John Deere Agri in Namibia, also known as Hoffmann’s Farm Implements. Their head office is situated in Otjiwarongo, in the North of the country, with service dealers in Mariental and Otavi. The representative that will be dealing with TOMCAT…

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…

Tomcat Chippers helping Macadamia Farmers improve their crops!

For the first 4 to 5 years in the life of a macadamia orchard, the focus should be on maintaining ...
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Our First Tracked Wood Chipper!

It was another first for TOMCAT Chippers last week: we successfully built our first ever mobile track wood chipper! A ...
Continue Reading

TOMCAT chipper for Africa’s largest sisal company in Kenya

Last week we had the privilege of delivering a TOMCAT Model 375 AFE to a well-established sisal production company in ...
Continue Reading

TOMCAT and Tea Tree in KZN

The tea tree industry in KwaZulu-Natal has seen a significant growth in the last couple of years. This can be ...
Continue Reading

Agri Mega Day in Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Our TOMCAT Chippers team are back from another successful farmers’ day in Namibia last week. The Agri Mega Day was ...
Continue Reading
TOMCAT-Chippers-at-the-annual-Hartbeesloop-Farmers-Day-in-Namibia

Hartebeesloop Farmer’s Day in Namibia

On 16 & 17 May 2019 we had the privilege of joining our TOMCAT Chippers dealer JDE Agri at the ...
Continue Reading

Tomcat Chippers helping Macadamia Farmers improve their crops!

August 21, 2019

For the first 4 to 5 years in the life of a macadamia orchard, the focus should be on maintaining a strong and healthy root system to support productive tree canopies in order to optimize yields. Optimally one should strive to mimic the forest floor conditions that exist in their…

Continue Reading

Our First Tracked Wood Chipper!

August 9, 2019

It was another first for TOMCAT Chippers last week: we successfully built our first ever mobile track wood chipper! A few days ago the Model 250 AFE tracked wood chipper was delivered to an extremely happy client in Limpopo, who is particularly pleased with the efficiency and performance of the…

Continue Reading

TOMCAT chipper for Africa’s largest sisal company in Kenya

July 3, 2019

Last week we had the privilege of delivering a TOMCAT Model 375 AFE to a well-established sisal production company in Kenya, REA Vipingo. The REA Vipingo Group is the largest sisal fibre producer in Africa, growing their sisal on a 10000 hectare estate in Kibwesi. Sisal products traditionally consist of…

Continue Reading

TOMCAT and Tea Tree in KZN

June 28, 2019

The tea tree industry in KwaZulu-Natal has seen a significant growth in the last couple of years. This can be attributed mainly to poor sugar prices and farmers looking to diversify. Most of KZN’s tea tree gets produced along the North and South Coast with some being found in the…

Continue Reading

Agri Mega Day in Otjiwarongo, Namibia

June 25, 2019

Our TOMCAT Chippers team are back from another successful farmers’ day in Namibia last week. The Agri Mega Day was held on 20 June 2019 just outside Otjiwarongo, Namibia and hosted by the Kalkfeld Farmers Association. The show was organised very well and a large number of people attended. Most…

Continue Reading
TOMCAT-Chippers-at-the-annual-Hartbeesloop-Farmers-Day-in-Namibia

Hartebeesloop Farmer’s Day in Namibia

June 10, 2019

On 16 & 17 May 2019 we had the privilege of joining our TOMCAT Chippers dealer JDE Agri at the annual Hartebeesloop Farmer’s Day outside Stampriet in the South of Namibia. We had the chance to demonstrate our products, including our brand new TOMCAT Model 150 AFE Chipper Shredder, and…

Continue Reading

See you at NAMPO 2019!

May 10, 2019

Can you believe it’s NAMPO time again? Here we are en route to the Nampo Showgrounds outside Bothaville in the Free-State! We are super excited to be part of the event as we are 10 years old this year and will have a great selection of new products on our…

Continue Reading

New TOMCAT Dealer in Namibia!

April 17, 2019

We are extremely proud to announce that we have officially appointed a new dealer in Namibia: John Deere Agri in Namibia, also known as Hoffmann’s Farm Implements. Their head office is situated in Otjiwarongo, in the North of the country, with service dealers in Mariental and Otavi. The representative that…

Continue Reading