Many people ask us about supercharging a log splitter by adding a bigger engine and hydraulic pump. We converted an RS-322 log splitter and rolled it out for a field test to measure the results.
In The Field
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stop guessing and start measuring to see if that stack of firewood is really a full cord. Watch as Elliot breaks out the calculator to determine how much firewood was actually yielded after splitting a load of logs.
When we learned that our friends Rob and Megan had to take down two large trees in their yard, but had no good way to turn the aftermath into firewood, Jared, Joe, and Mike from the RuggedMade team offered to help.
Trent and Abby, owners of the Gateway Farm in Vermont, know how to produce really fine maple syrup. It takes dedication, craftmanship, mother nature's cooperation, and a whole lot of firewood to keep the sugar house rolling during the production season.