Firewood in your home can be the perfect answer to a long, hard winter. The heat can keep you comfortable and save you money, while the ambience will be a treat all its own.
Cutting and splitting firewood by hand is tough and time-consuming. Instead of breaking out the hand saw and splitting maul, cut yourself a break by using a gas-powered chainsaw and log splitter. With this rental equipment, you’ll have loads more wood to burn with a fraction of the time and effort.
3 Easy Steps
- Saw: The 16” or 20” Stihl Gas Powered Chainsaw will handle the first steps of the process. Cut down the tree, remove the limbs and saw the timber into manageable sizes.
- Split: Next, use the Towable Log Splitter to divide your logs into a burnable size that will fit in your fireplace or wood stove. The hydraulic splitter produces 20 tons of splitting force to drive a wedge into even the most stubborn log quickly and easily. Watch our 3 minute Log Splitter Demo by Matt.
- Stack: Lastly, stack your firewood a safe distance from any building structures. This will keep it out of the way for drying and give you easy access when it’s time to build a fire.
Picking Your Trees
There’s a lot more to stockpiling firewood than just cutting down the first tree you find. In the Pikes Peak Region, most of the wood will be pine or aspen, but you may come across small amounts of scrub oak, maple and elm. Straight trees with no curves or bends are the easiest to work with.
Whatever you’re dealing with, make note of any living trees. Cutting green can be more difficult and wear your chain down because of the increased moisture. This may also make wood more difficult to burn, so you’ll need to think about drying time and seasoning, which can take up to a full year for some trees. It’s best to look for trees that have been dead for some time, without showing signs of rotting.
Thinking About Safety
Make sure you come prepared and are mindful of your surroundings. Tall trees can cover long distances on the way down, and you’ll want to make sure the way is clear.
Our rental equipment not only saves you from a large price tag, but it also helps keep you safe when underway:
- Each chainsaw rental comes with a new chain, so you’ll never worry about starting with a sharp chain.
- The log splitter is operated with two-handed controls to make sure you’re out of harm’s way.
- The splitter also has a convenient pivot point, so you can load logs without lifting them onto the platform, risking injury.