Selecting the ideal equipment for producing firewood to be sold in bulk or bundled and sold through retail outlets or online is a great way for any type of timber company to add an additional source of revenue.
Bundling firewood or selling bulk firewood is a simple, effective way to minimize waste from processing logs in a lumber mill. It also opens up new markets for many smaller lumber mills, and with the right firewood processor, it is a simple, fast and effective way to get the best possible value from otherwise unusable logs.
For those looking for a firewood processor to start a firewood supply business, choosing a commercial or industrial processor is a far superior option to the products sold for use through the big chain home improvement and farm and ranch outlets.
Capacity and Log Handling Limitations
Each of the designs and options in firewood processing equipment is developed for use for various sizes of logs. Knowing the types and sizes of logs available and the maximum size likely to be required is essential in making the right selection. This is a key area where the industrial equipment designed for use in the lumber industry offers more flexibility than the smaller systems sold for residential use.
In most applications, having portability with a firewood processor is the most effective option. For large lumber yards or smaller firewood cutting operations, being able to move the processor to the location of the logs saves both time as well as additional handling costs.
Ideally, the lower the maintenance requirements with any type of firewood cutting and processing system the better. Look for systems that are very low maintenance and have automated features such as chain oilers and quick chain tension take-up systems to extend the life of the chain and decrease downtime for maintenance.