Shop Talk

Troubleshooting Small Engines

Do you have a small engine that won't start or runs rough? By following some basic troubleshooting techniques and maintenance routines, you can solve many engine problems on your own. 

March 13, 2023
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Getting to Know RuggedMade Cylinders

Known for our high-performance log splitter hydraulic cylinders, RuggedMade also offers a growing line of multi-purpose cylinders. Get the inside scoop from Jared as he provides a short introduction to these hydraulic cylinders from RuggedMade.

December 21, 2022
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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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Replacing a Valve on a RuggedSplit 700 Series Log Splitter

Get the complete walk-through from Jared as he demonstrates how to replace a hydraulic valve on RuggedSplit 700 series log splitter from RugggedMade.

December 16, 2022
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Tips on Towing Your Log Splitter

Before transporting from point A to point B, you'll want to know the proper way to prepare, hitch, and maneuver your log splitter.

December 6, 2022
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Best Wood for Burning

Knowing what type of wood burns well can make or break an enjoyable evening around the fire. Learn about the best wood for burning both in and outdoors.

November 28, 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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How to Adjust Return Detent on Your Log Splitter Valve

Watch as Jared explains how to adjust the return detent on log splitter valves. Finetuning this feature on your log splitter is a real game-changer.

November 3, 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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