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Dude Ranch DIY Jake

Welcome to the Dude Ranch DIY RuggedMade Brand Ambassador page! A professional arborist and YouTuber, Jake and RuggedMade are kindred spirits. Look for a lot of great collaborative content here that we know the RuggedLiving community will enjoy! 

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 to make.

March 6, 2023
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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.

January 27, 2023
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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.

December 20, 2022
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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.

December 14, 2022
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Marking, Bucking, and Splitting Firewood at the Woodyard

Before you turn that fallen tree into seasoned firewood, you'll need to cut it into useable lengths. In this video, Jake and Jared demonstrate how to mark, buck, and split a newly fallen birch tree in the DudeRanchDIY woodyard.

December 8, 2022
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How to Fell a Tree: Pro Tips From an Arborist

Line throwing, tree climbing, knot tying, topping, and trimming are all a part of taking down a tree. RuggedMade brand ambassador Jake Pollack is a professional arborist who has mastered all of these skills.

December 2, 2022
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How to Stack Firewood

There's a lot to consider when stacking firewood. Listen in as Jared and Jake cover a wide range of pro tips on how best to stack firewood.

November 11, 2022
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Hooking Up the RuggedMade Tractor-Mount Log Splitter

On one of our visits with Jake, we brought along the RuggedSplit tractor-mount log splitter. Watch as Jared and Jake attach the splitter to a Kubota tractor and split a bunch of rounds.

November 7, 2022
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Log Splitter Modifications at Dude Ranch DIY

Watch as RuggedMade Brand Ambassador Jake Pollak from Dude Ranch DIY describes some modifications he made to his RS-700 log splitter.

August 16, 2022
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Meet RuggedMade's First Brand Ambassador

We're thrilled to introduce Jake Pollak from Dude Ranch DIY as RuggedMade's first brand ambassador. Jake is an experienced arborist who has been splitting wood for years on his modified RuggedMade 700-Series log splitter.

August 16, 2022
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