Frequently Asked Questions
About Pathfinder Systems
Q: Can I visit a TIGER machine in the U.S.?
A: If you are interested in visiting a facility with TIGER machines, please contact us. We have hundreds of installations throughout the United States and Canada.
Q: Does TIGER manufacture their own batching controls, or does a third party supply those in full-facility projects?
A: We have our own brand as Pathfinder Systems, but we can also use others if a customer requests a particular brand.
Q: How many cycles can I run per hour on TIGER equipment?
A: An average 12 at a time plant will run around 11 second cycles, and an average 4 at a time plant will run around 8 second cycles. There are also machines that run 6 second cycles on standard 8″ CMUs.
Q: How many Tiger block machines are operating in the U.S.?
A: There are approximately 50 Tiger block machines in operation in the U.S.
Q: Can you manually change a mold if the automatic changer breaks down?
A: Yes, but the mold changer is designed to eliminate break downs.
Q: Can TIGER block machines also use Besser or Columbia style molds?
A: Yes, many of them can. The TG Model and the PS Series do not require Besser vibrators. You may also use Stearns molds. The Model S will accept Besser style molds with only the addition of a top plate. Further mold adaptation is not required.
Q: Are all block and paver machines hydraulic?
A: They are. They can also be adjusted to different speeds depending on the product.
Q: Is TIGER Machine the only company that manufactures machines to produce both pavers and blocks?
A: TIGER Machine is the only company that manufacturers machines that can produce quality, reliable block and pavers.
Service & Installation
Q: Where are your service people located?
A: Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, West Virginia, Wyoming, Michigan, New Jersey and Wisconsin
Q: Does TIGER have their own installers, or do you use outside contractors?
A: Our internal technicians at Pathfinder have experience installing all our products, including TIGER machines.
Q: Can Pathfinder Systems provide all of the equipment for our plant, and a facility-level installation if we want to take that route?
A: Yes, please refer to our Facility Development page for more information.
Q: What kind of timeframe may I expect for a typical facility development project?
A: Approximately 8 to 12 months. Visit our facility development page for more information.
Sales & Parts
Q: Do I have to order parts for TIGER Machine Equipment from Japan?
A: No, we stock a complete line of inventory to ensure timely delivery.
Q: Where are your spare parts located?
A: We have inventory in several locations in the U.S. for efficient, economical shipping.