Tidewater Demo Day 2024 goes big!

The Tigercat dealer hosted 1,600 visitors who could see 21 Tigercat machines including live demonstrations.

Tidewater Equipment’s third demo day was the culmination of years of careful planning. The event took place on a beautiful spring day at the Langdale farm outside Valdosta, Georgia, a key region where Tidewater has a strong support presence and a high concentration of forest industry customers.

Following previous demo days in 2015 and 2017, this was Tidewater’s largest and best attended ever. 1,600 visitors attended the one-day event that featured an all-Tigercat live demonstration, 21 Tigercat machines on static display, food trucks, and games and entertainment aimed at men, women and children of every possible age group.

The live demonstration was operated by Tidewater Equipment customer Sandlin Forest Products and featured a 620H skidder, 234B and T250D loaders, a 720G feller buncher and a 6900 grinder. In addition to the feller bunchers, skidders and loaders common to the US South, the static machines on display included the TCi 920 dozer, a 480B track mulcher, and the 865 and 875E loggers. The Tigercat simulator, with its new track feller buncher program, was a big draw at the event and saw a constant flow of traffic by attendees of all ages.

Tigercat brought 57 people to the event including field representatives, product managers, designers, and key senior-level management personnel. It was an excellent opportunity to interact directly with customers, as well as Tidewater sales and technical representatives. Nothing beats first-hand feedback and an exchange of ideas in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

The event was tied to Tidewater’s 77th anniversary celebration and awards of distinction were presented during the employee appreciation dinner held the evening prior to the demo day. After the day’s activities, Tidewater hosted a large-scale customer appreciation dinner. The backdrop of country music livened up the conversations and kept the energy level high. Source