Patty Forming Machines

The Tomahawk Line of patty forming machines brings several advantages over the competition.

Patty Forming Machine Speed

Meat Patty Forming Machines by Tomahawk Manufacturing Patty forming machine speed comes in a couple different valuable forms. Lets start with quicker lead times, depending on your configuration we can get you a patty forming mahcine as fast as six weeks. Once the machine is in place and running, you get the benefit of high speed patty forming. Take for example our high end Tomahawk TM-1000 Patty Forming Machine: it operates consistently and reliably up to 90 strokes per minute (read more in our TM-1000 Product Brochure - PDF). Even chaning speed is "speedy": when you adjust speed, the machine moves to the new setting without the delay or waste that occours in traditional formers.

Available, Industry-Standard Parts

Tomahawk offers all off the shelf Allen Bradley components. This protects your investement by assuring you always have access to replacement components. Have piece of mind your patty forming machine will be easy to repair in the event something does fail. Superior construction, available parts: With all off the shelf Allen Bradley controls, NEMA style doors, reinforced frames, and stainless steel tank coming standard, there’s no need to upgrade; we are your patty forming machine upgrade.

Patty Forming Machine Efficiency

The efficiency of your patty forming machine is critical to the cost effective long-term operation. Tomahawk thought about every aspect of your patty forming operation and implemented and patented technologies to raise the ba on efficiency. Tomahawk's patented Shutter Technology provides an efficient design that optimizes product formation quality. By replacing the tube valve with the flat shutter plate, maintenance and operational cost are dramatically reduced.

Issue Resolution

When a problem develops in the patty forming machine, a message appears on the operator panel describing the problem. This is a text message, not code that operators may not understand, and have to look up.


We have implemented several technologies and features that will make changeover a breeze.

  1. Program Pause Technology - Patented Program Pause technology, with constant fill cycle design, eliminates product waste during setup and speed changes.
  2. The TM-1000 adjust to the speed you want with the same stroke speed each time; simply dial a number into the operator control panel.
  3. Recipe Recall allows fast recovery of setup conditions for previous orders, saving up to 15 minutes each changeover.
  4. Enter a recipe for a previous job that you will be running again, and the machine restores the exact settings. Clean Up Friendly.
  5. Access for clean-up is easy. Each and every wash down can be accomplished quickly and efficiently, saving time every changeover.

Tomahawk TM Series Patty Forming Machines


  • TM-1000 Patty Forming Machine

    With Tomahawk's 40" (1M) wide forming platform, productivity is greatly increased over narrower machines. Plus, Tomahwk engineers have incorportated exciting technological improvements that allow you to EXPECT MORE form you forming machine investment and operations.

    click here to read more about the TM-1000 patty forming machine
  • TM-26 Hamburger Patty Forming Machine

    The TM-26 is our most popular forming machine... ...and for good reason. Built with our "Listen. Improve. Serve" philosophy, the TM-26 is engineered from the ground up with client needs in mind. Combine this with our ambition to build the highest-quality machinery in the market and you have the TM-26 that out performs and out lasts the competition.

  • click here to read more about the TM-26 patty forming machine
  • TM-19 Patty Former

    Like the TM-26, the TM-19 comes equipped with a heavy duty reinforced frame and all NEMA style doors with heavy duty cam locks. It doesn’t stop there; come and take a deeper look into the Tomahawk lineup to see what has formed us into the leader of innovative ideas and products.

    click here to read more about the TM-19 patty forming machine


Choose Tomahawk as your Patty Forming Machine Manufacturer

Call us at 920-458-8008 to talk with a sales representitive soon! Be sure to mention you found us on the internet. Thanks!

Tomahawk’s Hamburger Patty Machines 

Tomahawk Manufacturing Inc. specializes in meat processing equipment, particularly hamburger patty forming machines. Our machines are known for several key advantages:

  • Speed: The machines, like the TM-1000, can operate up to 90 strokes per minute, ensuring high productivity.
  • Construction and Parts: We use industry-standard Allen Bradley components, making them reliable and easy to repair.
  • Efficiency: Patented technologies, such as Shutter Technology, optimize product formation and reduce operational costs.
  • Ease of Use: Issues are reported with clear text messages on the operator panel, and the machines feature Program Pause Technology and Recipe Recall for easy changeovers.
  • Clean Up: Designed to be clean-up friendly, saving time and effort.

The TM-26 model is particularly popular for its durability and flexibility, with optional features like Multi Flow design and paper feed to adapt to changing market needs.

Tomahawk's machines are built with a focus on quality, efficiency, and ease of maintenance, aiming to provide cost-effective, long-term operation for commercial meat processing operations.


Main Office

1204 Pilgrim Rd., Plymouth, WI 53073 United States

Contact Us

(920) 458-8008

EMEA Office 

Nijverheidsstraat 14-16, 2288 BB Rijswijk,
The Netherlands

Contact Us

+31 6 2393 0531

Back to Top