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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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September 13th, 2:55 pm

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September 11th, 12:16 pm

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September 3rd, 4:18 pm

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We are set-up and ready for NAMPO CAPE 2019. Gates open tomorrow at 08:00 and it runs till Friday the 6th at 17:00. We are excited and looking forward to a great show! Come check out our recently launched Model 250 Shredder in action, our brand new Compost Turner and much more!

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August 30th, 11:51 am

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How to make “Boskos”!

Every year when a drought approaches an area or as the drought gets worse, terms such as “Bos-tot-Kos”, “Boskos” and Bushfeed get thrown around regularly. We have been hearing them every day in places like Namibia, Botswana and parts of the Eastern Cape in South Africa the last couple of months. So what exactly does “bos tot kos” mean and how do you go about making it? We have the full details for you on our website: https://tomcatchippers.co.za/how-to-make-boskos/
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August 28th, 10:47 am

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TOMCAT Chippers attended the BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2019 in Namibia with our dealer JDE Agri. The event was held at Otjiwa Safari Lodge just outside Otjiwarongo on the 9th of August. The biomass day was extremely well organised by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group. There were more than 120 exhibitors and over 1500 visitors.

Due to the severe drought in Namibia the expo placed a special focus on the production of animal-feed from encroaching bush species also known as Boskos, Bushfeed or Bos-Tot-Kos. Different manufacturers showcased their bush-harvesting equipment, pelletizing equipment and much more. Anything related to the biomass industry from tractors to charcoal.

TOMCAT Chippers displayed a range of products from our standard engine-driven and PTO-driven wood chippers , specialised screen chippers and chipper shredders all the way to our biggest locally manufactured Model 375 AFE wood chipper. During our live demonstrations we showed potential buyers just how easy it is to produce your own animal feed when you use a TOMCAT wood chipper. We also got valuable feedback from our existing customers (who have been using our chippers every day for the last 6 months) about the output of our shredders and screen chippers and the best screen size to use for the different bush species. We once again learned a lot about the Bos-Tot-Kos industry in terms of the best bush harvesting techniques, the build-up of tannins in the bush and the different feed mixes.

A big thanks to all our loyal customers in the Namibia who made an effort to attend the expo and those who gave us compliments on our outstanding workmanship and product quality. It is customer feedback like this that keeps us going and doing what we do! A big shout-out to our dealer JDE Agri in Namibia for all their effort with our TOMCAT brand and looking after our customers. We would also like to congratulate Colin Lindeque and his team at N-Big with a successful Biomass Expo and look forward to attending in 2020!
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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!

How to make “Boskos”!

Using encroaching bush/ alien vegetation for livestock feed Every year when a drought approaches an area or as the drought gets worse, terms such as “Bos-tot-Kos”, “Boskos” and Bushfeed get thrown around regularly. We have been hearing them every day in places like Namibia, Botswana and parts of the Eastern Cape in South Africa the…

Biomass Day at Otjiwa Safari Lodge

TOMCAT Chippers attended the Biomass Technology Expo 2019 in Namibia with our dealer JDE Agri. The event was held at Otjiwa Safari Lodge just outside Otjiwarongo on the 9th of August. The biomass day was extremely well organised by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group. There were more than 120 exhibitors and over 1500 visitors. Due to the…

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…

Celebrating 10 Years!

For us at TOMCAT today is a true Throwback Thursday as we look back at the FIRST ever TOMCAT engine-driven ...
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How to make “Boskos”!

August 30, 2019

Using encroaching bush/ alien vegetation for livestock feed Every year when a drought approaches an area or as the drought gets worse, terms such as “Bos-tot-Kos”, “Boskos” and Bushfeed get thrown around regularly. We have been hearing them every day in places like Namibia, Botswana and parts of the Eastern…

Continue Reading

Biomass Day at Otjiwa Safari Lodge

August 28, 2019

TOMCAT Chippers attended the Biomass Technology Expo 2019 in Namibia with our dealer JDE Agri. The event was held at Otjiwa Safari Lodge just outside Otjiwarongo on the 9th of August. The biomass day was extremely well organised by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group. There were more than 120 exhibitors and over…

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
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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