History & Development

Proudly designed & manufactured in South Africa since 2009 and each Tomcat machine is tailor-made for the rugged arboricultural conditions.

At the heart of our mission is the commitment to crafting equipment designed with simplicity, resilience, and trustworthiness in mind. We firmly believe in building not just machinery but genuine connections with our customers. It’s our belief that by doing so, we empower you with the means to enhance your business, giving you the precious gift of time. Time saved from cumbersome maintenance is time reclaimed for the joyous moments in life. 

Today Tomcat equipment is available across Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mauritius, and Seychelles.

Our drum-style wood chippers are offered in two versions: gravity-feed and hydraulic-feed, and available drive options include engine-driven, PTO-driven or electric.

Our equipment catalogue also includes Stump Grinders, Compost Turners, Grinders and Log Splitters. Tomcat’s advantage lies in our focus on building equipment suited to the uncompromising conditions associated with arboricultural operations, designed and manufactured to be uncomplicated, robust and reliable.

Parts and major drive components are sourced from local suppliers with reliable dealer networks throughout such as BMG, Perkins Diesel, Parker Hydraulics, WPT Power, Honda and Kohler.

With our straightforward and sturdy designs, paired with the foundation of authentic relationships, we envision a future where your business flourishes effortlessly, and you have more moments to savor life.

Why Join the TOMCAT Clan?

  • Machines are designed for our tough conditions without complicated electronic componentry.
  • Replacement parts are available over the counter at a fraction of the cost of branded parts.
  • Low running costs on all our machines.
  • Tomcat dealer representatives in or near your area for ultimate after-sales service and support.
  • Fully stocked parts store to ensure minimized downtime for our clients.
  • Training for your entire crew covering safety, operational use and maintenance on day of handover.
  • Since we manufacture all our equipment we have an entire team with thorough product knowledge which allows us to provide customers with the best local technical support.

Some of our many special Tommy Clan members

Tomcat for life.


Dealer Partners

At Tomcat Chippers we are fastidious about who we partner with. We expect the same standards from our dealer partners that we hold ourselves to, integrity, honesty, reliability, and simplicity. 

We are proud to partner with these great businesses

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