In The Field

Log Splitter Mods Part III: Seeking a 5-Second Cycle Time

Can increasing rod size improve cycle time on a souped-up log splitter? RuggedMade tackles that question in our search for speed! Watch as Nick and Jared find out.

February 2, 2024
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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.

January 25, 2024
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Good Times at the Paul Bunyan Show

The RuggedMade booth was abuzz all weekend at the 2023 Paul Bunyan Show forestry trade show at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Lore City, Ohio.

October 13, 2023
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Boost Log Splitting Speed with Bigger Engine & Pump

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.

May 2, 2023
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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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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 and Measure a Firewood Cord

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.

November 14, 2022
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