Weiler Forestry was formed in 2019 to purchase the purpose-built forestry division of Caterpillar. Weiler Forestry manufactures an expanding line of forest products through facilities located in LaGrange, Georgia, Smithfield, North Carolina and Auburn, Alabama.
Weiler Forestry will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry products, which will continue to be available through the Cat dealer network, providing customers with the same outstanding sales and service support they’ve come to expect.
Production of Weiler Forestry machines began in September 2019. In the year prior to that, Weiler executives met with customers and dealers to better understand the demands, challenges and product wish list of the forestry market.
Weiler support before, during and after the sale is the key to building long-term relationships. Weiler not only provides support during start-ups and commissioning, but regular communication and follow-up visits with the customer after the sale help Weiler meet the evolving needs of the forestry market.
“I am looking forward to continuing to listen to our customers so we can offer them the products that best serve their needs through the best dealer network in the world,” commented Bill Hood, VP of Weiler, Inc.
Weiler Forestry customers want the world’s best products, readily available and ready to work every day. Weiler strives to provide the highest overall value to the customer through competitive pricing and low ownership and operating life cycle costs.
The Weiler Forestry warehouse opened in December 2017. The 210,000 square foot facility currently houses 6,000 parts, an assemble line and a team of 44 employees. Shipping and Receiving employees receive, process, store, pack and ship both current production material to the Weiler Forestry manufacturing facility and aftermarket service parts to our dealers and customers. The Warehouse Assembly Operations Team manufactures cabs, subassemblies, and the delimber attachment for the knuckleboom loaders, utilized in production at the Weiler Forestry manufacturing facility.
Weiler Forestry Inc., acquired Caterpillar’s purpose-build forestry product line consisting of wheel skidders, track feller bunchers, wheel feller bunchers and knuckleboom loaders, along with operations facilities in LaGrange, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and Smithfield, North Carolina.
“We are very excited to add Weiler-branded purpose-built forestry equipment to our product portfolio,” said Pat Weiler, owner and founder of Weiler and Weiler Forestry.
Weiler Forestry will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry equipment distributed through the Cat dealer network, providing customers with outstanding sales, parts and service support they’ve come to expect.
Weiler Forestry equipment is available at Cat® dealers throughout North America.