So, the Great Firewood Shootout has come and gone – and yes, we kicked a**!
The 20 Bad A** Beaver ran on Friday, in the “over 50 horsepower” class – every other machine was a diesel – and we entered a Kohler 37 HP gas powered machine. So how’d it do? How does 3.1 cords in 37 minutes grab you? That’s over 5 cords per hour – of the ugliest wood at the shootout! We call it a 4+ cord per hour machine. Were there faster machines – sure, with prices starting about three times the price of a 20 BAB. And using more fuel every time you run it. And requiring considerably larger hydraulic systems.
The Model 16/18 ran Saturday in the “under 40 horsepower” group – and pounded through 1.3 cords in just 14 and a half minutes – which is over 5.2 cords per hour (we rate it at 2+). Yes, it actually beat our 20 BAB – the wood wasn’t nearly as ugly so it was easier to process. Pretty spectacular for a 27 HP machine. Finished one log behind a machine that cost twice as much.
And the debut of the Eager Beaver? Saturday was splitters as well – 21 rounds ready to load and split – and in just 2 minutes and 30 seconds, there was a big pile of firewood! That included multiple re-splits because the wood we got was so big. Against all the usual suspects, the “best” in the industry. All fell into the same price category. Our guys were having a cold one before anyone else was even close to finishing.
We planned to kick a** and take names – and we certainly did. That’s three fantastic machines that won’t break your bank. Three wins for you – we turned up looking for a reckoning, and took home the prize, and bragging rights for a couple more years. We call them the Firewood Factory for a reason – they make you money.
So what am I saying, if I am saying anything at all? It’s not about us. It’s not about you. It’s about legacy. And our legacy is building the fastest firewood producing machines in their class at a very reasonable price – or as we like to say Maximum Value and Performance at the Minimum Price. And that, my friend, leaves more money in your pocket at the end of every day.
Wood Beaver Forestry