RuggedMade Rescue: Splitting and Stacking TONS of Wood
Watch as the RuggedMade team lends a hand to turn fallen trees in a friend's yard into a TON of firewood.
Welcome back, guys, to RuggedMade. I am Joe. I'm here with Jared and Mike today. We're on another little road trip. Kind of local today. We're heading over to our friend's house, Rob and Megan. They just had some trees come down in their yard, so we are going over to give them a hand. They don't have a splitter. They've never used a splitter, so we're going to kind of show them what we do, show them how the splitters work. Towing the 700-Series back there, kind of hard to see, but it's back there. You’ve got to trust us on that one. Yeah. So we're going to get to split the wood today. It's a cool 97 degrees currently, so it's going to make for a good workout. Yeah. Jared, you got anything to add? Yep, well it's kind of a rescue mission for our friends and it's going to be fun and we're going to split up some wood. I don't think they have a stove or anything. I think they're gonna probably do some backyard burn pit kind of stuff. It's gonna be fun. All right, well see you guys over there in a few. Let's hope we survive the heat.
How's it going? Good. What's up, man? Rob. I'm Jared. Nice to meet you. Joe. Good to see you, man. All right, well, where are we today? We are at our friend Rob's house. Rob just had some trees come down. He does not have a splitter. Jared generously offered to come over, give him a hand, split some wood for him, so he can get going with some campfires for the summer. Yeah, let's chop some wood.
Yeah. So just before we get started, tell us about where this wood came from. So, I had two large trees; one of them was right over there and one of them was in the front of the house and, you know, they needed to come down. They were getting in the way and you guys are saving my life with, you know, bringing the splitter over. Yeah. Well that's what we do and so what do you think you're gonna use it mostly for? The fire pit right there. Nice. So, all right, well we're not doing [the] fire pit today because it's heading for 100 degrees but we'll get this split. Let it dry. We'll come back in the fall and we'll have some good times. Awesome. Let's do it. All right. Let's get started.
So it looks like the tree company took these down before you did a nice job of cutting them to you know 16-18” so we're going to take advantage of the stroke restrictor, which is going to make that detent work for us and save us some time.
All right, guys. So, still here at Rob’s. We got about a quarter of this pile done so far. It's hot. Rob's wife, Megan, was actually just yelling at us out the window that we were going too slow so we're going to pick up the pace a little bit and looks like she's coming out. She might be giving us a hand now. Hey, guys! Ready to split some wood? Yes, I am! Absolutely. All right. So, I guess we're gonna have Megan jump in here and see if she can do a better job than us because, apparently, we're going too slow. Pretty sure I can. She's pretty good at splitting wood. All right. We'll see.
Nice job, hon. I like that! Well, I think you rocked it. I think you are probably faster at this than us so I'll tell you what, we're gonna leave you to it and we're gonna get some drinks. Thanks, guys. I can do it without any assistance!
All right, so we've worked through most of Rob's pile. Most of it was nice, medium-sized stuff we're able to power through with the 4-way. There are some giant pieces here, a little bit bigger than we thought we'd be splitting, but we're going to try them and just to give you an idea what we got here. On the skinny side, we're at about 23” and the back side just a hair more, about, well, 26-27” depending where you measure and these were cut to about 16” length. So, you know, we got the 4-way off and seems to be going right through and we're trying to line up with the grain as best we can and this is the home stretch. We've got a few more of these big guys to go and then we're pretty much done for the day and we'll be back another day to stack all this wood. You ready, Rob? Let's get this bread. All right, let's do it.
Good day, boys. Great work. Well, we came, we saw, we tried to conquer this. I think we did a pretty good job but I think the 97 degree heat kind of kicked our butts too, but, what do you think? You happy? Pretty happy! A lot of firewood. Should be good for a couple years. Yeah. So, that pretty much wraps up day one for us. We are going to be back and we are going to stack all this. We got a backbone as to how many cort that is. We'll measure it up when we're all done and, I think, we'll call it a day. Looks good.
All right, guys. It's day two at Rob's house. I’m Mike. I was behind the camera yesterday. It was like 100 degrees. I was in the shade. It was great. Today, unfortunately, I gotta go put some gloves on and help these guys out. We're gonna take all this wood right here and get into some pallets over there. It's gonna take us some time. It's a little cooler today. What do you guys think? Think we can get this done a little quicker than you guys worked yesterday? Oh, yeah. We'll see. Yeah, Mike kept telling us we were going too slow and he's standing there behind the camera, so we figured we'd add some resources today and see if we get this done quick. Yesterday, we were in the blazing sun. Today, we're kind of racing to beat a rainstorm. Yeah. So, we'll have some fun with it. Enjoy and yeah. Let's go, boys.
All right, so we just wanted to try to see how much wood we stacked here, roughly. This wood wasn't all split to the same exact length and, you know, it's campfire wood; there's no selling going on here or anything. So, we measured it out and it came to 4’ in depth, about. The pieces, it's two rows or about 20”-24” and then 16 was the length across and then it was just shy of 5’ high. So, we also dropped off two tractor carts full of wood over to the neighbor's house, [to] kind of give them a little campfire wood as well, so we're thinking it was a little over two cords of wood in the way we measured it, there. Face cords, excuse me. Yeah. Two face cords of wood.
So, it was about three hours to split yesterday and an hour to stack today. We had all hands on deck. Go through it real quick. Well, here we are [at the] end of day two. Pile is stacked. We powered through [and] we got lucky with the weather. Nice cool day compared to yesterday, so yeah. These guys were a big help. We really crushed it today. Thank you to my wife, Megan, and my little pregnant, my little daughter inside here, helping us split wood yesterday. If a pregnant lady can do it, anyone can do it, you know, so really appreciate the help, guys and, you know, thanks for helping me with all this wood. Yeah. That looks great. How long do you think it's gonna last you Rob? A few years, for sure. Say, maybe we'll come back in 2025 when I take down this tree and do it again. It might be there for your daughter's graduation party. There you go.
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