Finning and T-Mar partner up
By Finning Canada
Nov. 18, 2016 - Finning Canada, a division of Finning International Inc., has become the exclusive dealer for T-Mar Industries Ltd. Log-Champ brand of swing yarders and cable assist systems in Western Canada.
This agreement expands Finning Canada’s forest product market offerings to include Log-Champ cable assist machines and swing yarders for steep-slope harvesting.
Steepslope harvesting in British Columbia is expected to grow in the next ten years, which could mean a
significant increase in market opportunity for these products in the southern interior and coastal regions of
These products represent years of development and testing in the centre of North American steep-slope logging country. T-Mar’s Log-Champ traction assist vehicles and swing yarders have been built and developed in B.C. The Log-Champ swing yarders represent the first modernization of the machine in a generation. These machines, when operating in conjunction with a mechanical harvesting system, can increase productivity over traditional hand-felled operations.
“We are delighted to be the exclusive dealer for T-Mar Industries’ Log-Champ cable assist machines and swing yarders in Western Canada,” said David Primrose, Finning Canada executive vice-president, core industries. “This partnership allows us to provide a complete package to our forestry customers. We can now combine our world-class Cat Harvest & Felling equipment with an industry-leading cable assist machine and swing yarders to provide customers with increased safety, efficiencies and gains in productivity.”
“We are very excited about this new partnership with Finning Canada,” said George Lambert, president, T-Mar Industries. “This partnership combines the best aspects of both companies and ensures our customers have local access to first class sales, parts and service across Western Canada. Customers now have an excellent source for all of their steep-slope logging needs.”
Both T-Mar’s Log-Champ cable assist and swing yarders utilize a significant number of Cat components including the engine, transmission, track frames and undercarriage.