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Watched the video on their website for the Fuelwood Factory. Quite impressive. Wondered if anyone had used one?

FuelFactory by Fuelwood

 

Is this the future of firewood production? Could you reall leave it unmanned until it ran out of poles?

 

I dont sell much firewood (chainsaw and axe!) but I am interested in machinery in general. Any opinions on this set up would be interesting.

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Mozza   

Theres no way id trust that machine not to get jammed at some point in its life, Looks a good bit of kit, I wouldnt want to be too far from it tho just incase it did Jam up!!

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Dont know the price but I am guessing £25K plus?

I think you would still need an on site operator, simply to keep it loaded with poles. But at least you could do other things at your yard nearby e.g. maintenance, whilst it is chopping and splitting.

 

Why would a machine like that use a chainsaw/harvester bar rather than a circular blade? Timings? Jams?

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Good point. I suppose that particular machine is designed for a consistant supply of similar species of straight, evenly sized poles. But if thats what youve got then I think its a good set up.

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if you could get yourself a petrol station contract or B+Q, then it would be perfect, just order a big load of pulp and away you go. i dont know why more dont burn softwoods here, seasoned sitka is amazing stuff, even conifer burns a treat when dry. i have a about 20 bags dumpy bags worth of cedar set aside for a guy with a huge log burner, it ismazing stuff an dso easy to split and handle..

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