Company

Q: What is the email address for Larry Hilldore?
A: Larry’s email address is larry@pathfindersystem.com

Q: Where can I go to see TIGER machines operate in the U.S.?
A: We have many installations across the United States that can be visited. Please call us for a location that is convenient for you. 1-877-498-4437

Q: How old of a company is TIGER Machine?
A: TIGER Machine has been delivering quality equipment for over 50 years.

Machines

Q: How many cycles per hour can I run?
A: Of course it depends on the size of machine and the material , but the average 12 at a time plant is running around 14 second cycles, and a 4 at a time plant will operate around 8 second cycles. We also have machines that are achieving 6 second cycles on standard 8” CMUs

Q: How many Machines are operating in the U.S.?
A: We have over 20 Block Machines operating in the U.S.

Q: Can you change a mold if the mold changer breaks down?
A: YES, but once you see the mold changer itself, you will understand why this is very unlikely.

Q: Can the Block Machines use either Besser or Columbia style molds?
A: Yes they can, and the TG Model and the Model V do not require Besser vibrators! You can also use Stearns Molds!

Q: Are all Models of the Paver and Block Machines hydraulic?
A: Yes they are, and they are fully adjustable for different speeds for different products.

Q: Is Tiger Machine the only company that manufactures Machines to produce both Pavers and Blocks?
A: To the best of our knowledge, yes. Others claim they can make both on the same machine, but quality of the product gets questionable.

Service

Q: Where are your service people located?
A: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, California, New Jersey and Arizona.

Installation

Q: Does TIGER have their own installers, or do you use outside contractors?
A: We use our own installers for the TIGER product line. They are all direct employees.

Q: Can Pathfinder Systems provide all of the equipment for our plant, and a turnkey installation if we want to go that route?
A: ABSOLUTELY! We can provide all of the equipment and we can do the total installation including build the building if required.

Q: What kind of timeframe may I expect for a typical turnkey installation?
A: About 6 months.

Q: Does TIGER manufacture their own Batching controls, or does a third party supply those in a turnkey installation?
A: We have our own, but we can also use others if a customer requests a certain brand.

Sales

Q: Why has TIGER Machine not marketed their products in the U.S. before?
A: Because of the Quick Mold Change patent they were waiting for, and the right timing was very important.

Q: How do I contact the Pathfinder Sales Department?
A: There are several ways to contact our Sales Staff. You can call the Office at 616-395-8447 and you will be connected to the appropriate person, or email any of our Sales personnel,
paul@pathfindersystem.com,
larry@pathfindersystem.com,
travis@pathfindersystem.com,
ron@pathfindersystem.com,
or rick@pathfindersystem.com.

Parts

Q: Do I have to order parts from overseas?
A: No, we stock a complete line of inventory for quick delivery.

Q: Where are your spare parts located?
A: We have inventory in several locations in the U.S. for efficient, economical shipping.

Q: How do I contact your parts department?
A: Simply call our parts department at 616-399-9099 or Email Pathfinder Parts Department.