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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.

February 8, 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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Fire Mitigation Fuels Firewood Assistance in the Rockies

In the Rocky Mountains, a non-profit organization uses logs harvested from wildfire mitigation to help those in need stay warm during the cold Colorado winters. Read how the Rocky Mountain Warm Hands Initiative provides free firewood assistance to those in need.

June 22, 2023
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Dusty Gets His Second RuggedMade Log Splitter

When it came time to reboot his firewood business, Dusty Klifman purchased his second RuggedMade log splitter. Needless to say, he was pretty stoked it arrived. 

December 8, 2022
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Nathan Unveils New Log Splitter at the Sawmill

In Northeast Tennessee, there is a small farm along the Appalachian Mountains where Nathan transforms trees into so much more.  A log can be cut down on a sawmill, dried in a kiln, and turned into boards or flooring. 

November 2, 2022
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Re-Live the History of Logging in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum recounts the history of the forestry industry in the Keystone State. This unique attraction includes a recreated lumber camp from the early 1900s, a steam-powered sawmill, a 70-ton locomotive engine, and a wood-burning birch mill.

October 24, 2022
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Cal Poly Students Build a Tractor-Mounted Crane

At the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, students get a hands-on education in a variety of disciplines. When they purchased a RuggedMade hydraulic cylinder earlier this year, we were curious to learn more about their project.

October 20, 2022
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DIY Log Splitter - Royer Blacksmithing

RuggedMade customer Zachary Royer of Royer Blacksmithing creates rounding hammers, ball peen hammers, axes, and tomahawks which are both exceptional tools and works of art. His attention to quality and detail shines through. He's also a DIY'er who built his own log splitter using RuggedMade cylinders.

March 2, 2022
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Hubbco Portable Car Lifts a Hit in Dirt Track Racing

Lucas Hubbell left his day job as an engineer at Amazon to pursue his true passion for UMP-modified dirt car racing, a sport that involves driving a 750-horsepower car around an oval track at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. See how he uses RuggedMade cylinders to build race car lifts that are catching on around the circuit.

March 2, 2022
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