RuggedLiving

 

RuggedMade is more than a brand. It is also a lifestyle.

Over the years, we've provided products to folks who thrive on tackling the tough stuff. We're proud of the DIY'ers, outdoor enthusiasts, homesteaders, homeowners, and businesses of all sizes who rely on our products to get things done.

RuggedLiving is our way of acknowledging this community. Here, we'll share with you stories about our awesome customers, provide insight into our products, and have a little fun along the way.

We hope you enjoy it!

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  1. How Fast Can Our Souped-Up Log Splitter Fill a Tote?
    Jan 25. 2024

    How Fast Can Our Souped-Up Log Splitter Fill a Tote?

    Can you guess how long it will take for a souped-up log splitter to fill an IBC tote? The answer may surprise you. Watch the team put our splitter to the test.

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  2. Best Ways to Use Log Splitter Wedges
    Feb 27. 2024

    Best Ways to Use Log Splitter Wedges

    When do you choose a 4-way versus a 6-way wedge? Is a single blade enough for a big log? Watch as Jake and Jared share the best ways to use log splitter wedges.

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  3. Log Splitter Mods: Combining a GX390 with a 28 GPM Pump
    May 09. 2024

    Log Splitter Mods: Combining a GX390 with a 28 GPM Pump

    Jared and Nick continue to modify an RS-300 series RuggedMade log splitter. This time, they pair two different-sized pumps with a Honda GX390 engine. Learn how the log splitter performs with a 28 GPM pump versus a 22 GPM pump.

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  • CJ and the Fam Get Busy With a New RuggedMade Log Splitter
    Feb 08. 2024

    CJ and the Fam Get Busy With a New RuggedMade Log Splitter

    RuggedMade is pleased to announce our newest Brand Ambassador, CJ Mallard of Mallard 5 ( 1) Farmhouse. CJ has a full plate on his 100-year-old homestead in southeastern Ohio and one task - splitting firewood - just got a lot easier.

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  • How to Start a Firewood Business
    Mar 06. 2023

    How to Start a Firewood Business

    Jared and Jake at the DudeRanchDIY woodyard spent some time talking about how to start a firewood business as a side hustle. The key, they agree, is to start small with realistic expectations and consider how much time you have to invest, how much wood you have to sell, and how much you stand...

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  • How to Split Firewood Using a Hydraulic Log Splitter
    Jan 27. 2023

    How to Split Firewood Using a Hydraulic Log Splitter

    Jared and Jake are back in the woodyard discussing how to split firewood using a hydraulic log splitter.  Pick up valuable tips on wood species, log dimensions, and how to split a round with knots.

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  • Comparing RuggedMade Log Splitters
    Dec 20. 2022

    Comparing RuggedMade Log Splitters

    Jake and Jared meet at the farm to discuss the features of three popular RuggedMade log splitters - the RS-322, the RS-737, and the RS-537. These guys know a thing or two about wood splitting, so if you're in the market for a log splitter, be sure to check this out.

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  • Trying Out Plate Compactors In the Woodyard
    Dec 14. 2022

    Trying Out Plate Compactors In the Woodyard

    RuggedMade brand ambassador, Jake from DudeRanchDIY, has been upgrading his woodyard. Once he added a layer of asphalt millings around the site, we decided to bring down some plate compactors to put the finishing touch on the project.

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