Wood Beaver – kicking a** and taking names

Posted 10-13-2016
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.
firewood shootout

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.

Bryndon O’Hara
General Manager
Wood Beaver Forestry