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Log Buster

A solution to split large logs lengthways.

Jared and David Burder, designers at Whitlands Engineering, have been busy with a new innovation. After a lot of research and discussion with participants in the firewood industries in both Australia and New Zealand, Whitlands Engineering found many yards were unable to handle and process the large and uneven logs that are accumulated as the result of logging and firewood operations. The Log Buster splits large logs lengthways ready for processing into smaller blocks for firewood. Breaking these logs down to a handleable size and able to then be reworked with a smaller type firewood processor is certainly an arduous task. Loosely based along the lines of the very successful Superaxe wood splitters, the team have designed and built their first Rex Log Buster designed to split large logs up to 3 meters long and 1.5  plus in diameter. The Log Buster gives ultimate mobility around the yard, resulting in massive savings in labour, fuel, and effort.

Requiring a 21-ton minimum excavator to operate effectively, the log buster can produce up to 90 tons of splitting force. The blade has a travel speed of about 100mm per second, the full travel distance through a 3-meter log

being about 30 seconds. In most cases the log will have broken apart long before the full splitting stroke has been reached.

Call 1800 702 701

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July 21, 2020 / by / in ,
Teeth Types

What Is The Difference Between These Saws?

When it comes to finding the perfect Silky Saw, it may feel overwhelming! But don’t worry there is a Silky Saw designed just for you and what you want to cut.

There is very little these boys can’t handle!

Extra Large Teeth: these are to be used as an alternative to a small chainsaw. Sounds crazy, but trust me, you can cut a 30cm log with these babies.

Large Teeth

Large branches and green sappy wood.

Medium Teeth

Great general purpose, can cope with smaller branches and ok with larger ones too.


Smaller pruning, carpentry, rope, plastic, PVC and DIY/hobby. Confused, call Arborlab Tree Care Products, they love to help!

“Why can’t you use a fine tooth saw for medium to large general pruning?” You will feel the difference if you cut a live branch with a fine tooth saw. The sap will get stuck in the teeth. Result… time and frustration. The right tooth size gives: speed and enjoyment.

“What About A Large Tooth Saw For Every Pruning Job?”

If only it was that easy but unfortunately not. Using a large tooth saw on a small branch will cause the saw to jump around on the branch and ultimately land on your hand. And trust me, they cut skin even better than wood. If you try to cut a small branch or fibrous material with a large tooth, they will feel like they are fighting with the material, not cutting it enjoyably.

Call Arborlab Tree Care and chat with Jannita on (07) 3823 1599.

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July 16, 2020 / by / in ,
Superior Performance

Husqvarna – one of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products have engineered the battery-powered T535i XP® for professional users and arborists who are after a lightweight, extremely easy-to-use top handle chainsaw with high performance.

The Husqvarna T535i XP® has the power and performance that professional users have come to know and trust, packed into a lightweight, battery-powered chainsaw. The T535i XP® is a robust chainsaw featuring excellent ergonomics, zero emissions, high performance and a high chain speed to give the perfect cut. Weighing in at just 3.7 kg (with BLi200 battery and cutting equipment) means operators can cut with reduced strain on the body – a significant benefit for tree care professionals.

Built to give you all the power and intuitive design of its petrol counterparts, the T535i XP® 36V battery chainsaw is designed to offer maximum flexibility, convenience and productivity with zero emissions. A single charge of the battery is equal to one tank of petrol in workload, with various battery accessories allowing you to power up from short jobs to all-day work helping you to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

When sitting out on a limb, nothing is more important to a tree care specialist than safety and reliability. The intuitive keypad and effortless push of a button to start/ stop the chainsaw are particularly useful when users are in a precarious position with tight and limited movement. The efficient brushless motor provides high and consistent torque, and the fitted inertiaactivated chain brake reduces the likelihood of injury due to kickback.

Easy maintenance solutions on the T535i XP® come in the form of an easy flip-up tank cap and retained bar nuts to prevent loss. These simple maintenance solutions make it easy for workers to maintain their equipment and decrease unnecessary downtime or breakdowns.

The Husqvarna T535i XP® is available to purchase from your local Authorised Husqvarna Dealer and, for a limited time take home a BONUS Rope Bag and an X-Cut® chain valued at $124* with the purchase of either a T525, T540XP® II or T535i XP® top handle arborist chainsaw.

T535I XP® Feature

  • 36V Li-Ion 20 Cell Battery
  • BLDC Efficient Brushless Motor
  • 12″ Bar fitted with X-CUT® SP21G chain
  • Chain speed at maximum engine power speed 20 m/s
  • Weight 3.7 kg (include BLi200 battery and cutting equipment)
  • savETM – for maximum power or maximum runtime
  • Inertia Chain Brake
  • Intuitive Keypad
  • Petrol Performance – Battery Convenience
  • Belt eyelet making it quick and easy to connect the saw to a climbing harness
  • Rope attachment
  • Easy to open flip-up tank cap
  • Retained bar nut – prevents losing the bar nut

T535i XP® Supplied with: X-Precision Laminated Bar .325” mini PIXEL 1.1mm Small Bar mount. Saw Chain X-Cut® SP21G Semi chisel PIXEL .325” mini

*Offer valid 01/04/20 – 31/07/20 at participating Husqvarna Dealers, while stocks last.

For more information and to kit yourself out with the latest in cutting excellence, head to your local Authorised Husqvarna Dealer, or visit

June 16, 2020 / by / in ,
Solider On Superaxe

Rural manufacturing company Whitlands Engineering is celebrating its 26th year of business throughout 2019 – marking also a decade of continuous growth despite the challenges facing regional business.

Located in a rural farming area in North East Victoria, Whitlands Engineering designs and manufactures Australia’s leading brands of log splitters and firewood processors – Superaxe and Rex. Beginning with the famed Superaxe in 1993, David Burder (now head designer and CEO) had the design ready to go but no experience running a business, but persevered with remarkable success.

Through exposure at local field days, word of mouth and a truly innovative product, Whitlands Engineering expanded, even through the drought and the GFC. These days the business has two manufacturing sites, 25 staff and massive export to NZ and the USA in their sights.

David is wholly committed to employing local people and manufacturing in north east Victoria. Despite the temptation for cheaper production overseas, this decision has now become the cornerstone of the company philosophy and is fundamental to its success, longevity and reputation. David says ‘local manufacturing keeps money in the local economy, supports twenty five employees and their families and most importantly keeps integrity in the manufacturing process. The imported machines may be cheaper but they certainly don’t last very long. To say we are Australian Made means more than anything’.

The other ingredient in their success is though his innovative design and benchmark manufacturing standards. They’re truly made to last. Beyond that, ergonomic design is key, making the backbreaking task of splitting wood simple and comfortable – the operator always has a straight back and lifting is eliminated with hydraulic log lifters fitted as standard

The Superaxe range now includes four models, after some consolidation in January 2018. All models feature the patented sliding blade, ergonomic bench height, the highest quality power packs (Honda or Subaru, both with a three-year warranty), log lifter and heavy-duty construction – all covered by two year warranty.

The WS100 is the smallest model – ideal for domestic or small farm use. It features a 6hp engine, single hand control and a 14 second cycle time.

The WS150 is a step up, with options for a 6 or 9hp engine, a cable and pulley operated log lifter, double handed controls and a larger bench. This model is ideal for farms but is also the machine of choice for Australian and New Zealand hire companies.

The WS3150 is another step up – with a 9 or 13hp engine option (9 and 7 second cycle time respectively), larger bench and hydraulic log lifter. It can be fitted with a three meter fold out elevator for stockpiling. The WS4150 is the largest and fastest machine, fitted standard with an 18hp Vanguard.

The Rex range focuses on bulk and industrial splitting – including the revolutionary Rex 600 and 900 firewood processors, the 800 and 1050 model log saws and the newest addition to the range, the 650C circular saw. The Rex range is further expanding with a range of trommel wood cleaners, elevators and hoppers.

Significantly, the Superaxe design is compliant to Australian Work Cover safety regulations. The two handed control system is designed to make fast work of splitting timber while always keeping the operators hands away from the cycling blade. This innovation was introduced in 2009 when WorkCover updated their guidelines and is the first of its kind on the market. What this means in real terms is that when a hire company or arborist service uses Superaxe in their inventory, they are not liable for any potential injury caused by the machine to staff or customers. For machines which don’t meet regulatory guidelines, in the case of injury, the employer or hire company is liable – rather than the manufacturer. Superaxe is therefore the number one choice for any hire companies, firewood businesses, arborist services and any other type of business which uses a log splitter in their inventory.

The Superaxe has certainly proven itself over 25 years as Australia’s leading log splitter, setting new standards in performance, design and safety innovation.

For more information call 1800 702 701. See Superaxe demonstrated in Field Days all over Australia and New Zealand or visit the website for videos on all models and detailed specifications.

September 1, 2019 / by / in , ,
Oregon® In Australia

Earlier last year, Briggs & Stratton Australia announced they would be the exclusive distributor for Oregon® branded products in Australia.

Briggs & Stratton has a comprehensive network of well over 500 dealers servicing all areas of Australia.

Oregon products are available for order by dealers from Briggs & Stratton Australia.

End users can continue to purchase products without interruption.

“We are very excited about our new relationship and believe the Oregon brand complements our current portfolio perfectly – as we continue to deliver a complete commercial and professional range,” says Dean Harriott, Managing Director, Briggs & Stratton Australia.

Based in Portland, USA, the Oregon brand makes professional-grade replacement parts and whole goods for the forestry and lawn and garden industries.

The new PowerCutTM 70-Series EXL The new PowerCutTM 70-Series EXL is designed to power through timber with speed, efficiency and precision. Patented cutter technology maximises every cut, giving experienced chainsaw users a sharper, more durable cutting edge.

The low-vibration, full chisel cutter chain is engineered to utilise the power of today’s professional saws, ultimately reducing the force applied by the operator.

The PowerCutTM 70-Series EXL features LubriTecTM technology to keep saw chains and guide bars oiled, for less friction and longer life, whilst the Gold Loop Start Indicator makes sharpening easier with start-stop identification.

“We are excited about expanding our relationship with Briggs & Stratton Australia,” said David Gillrie, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing, and engineering for Blount International. “We are confident that Briggs & Stratton’s experience, brand portfolio, and progressive go-to-market strategies, combined with its vast dealer network will enable dealers, and ultimately end users, greater access to our world class forestry and lawn & garden products.”

Call Briggs & Stratton on 1800 356 632 or visit an authorised Briggs & Stratton dealer for more information.

August 19, 2019 / by / in ,
New 550XP® MARK II

Husqvarna unveils the company’s next generation of 50cc chainsaws for professional arborists with the Husqvarna 550XP® Mark II.

The chainsaw has been redesigned from scratch, resulting in a new level of cutting capacity, manoeuvrability and endurance, making it ideal for felling, limbing, removals or cross cutting of small and mid-sized trees.

A new way to the perfect cut, for a new chainsaw generation.

Coming 60 years after the launch of their very first saw, the new Husqvarna 550XP® Mark II is a chainsaw improved in every way. It has been developed to deliver outstanding cutting capacity for handling small and mid-sized trees.

The Husqvarna 550XP® Mark II will provide you with new, unparalleled levels of cutting capacity, the very best in this size. The optimised combination of high-power output and high chain speed is further enhanced by the use of the SP33G X-CUT™ chain and the durable X-FORCETM bar. Put simply, it allows you to cut more in less time.

The 550XP® Mark II has been engineered for maximised durability and reliability, no matter the conditions. Extra attention has been given to the cooling of the engine through optimised airflow. The carburettor is protected by an extra-strong heat shield, helping the overall cooling capacity as well as enabling easier starts during hot conditions or intense operation.

True to Husqvarna chainsaw heritage, the new Husqvarna 550XP® Mark II has a user-centric design, the well-balanced saw body with low gyroscopic forces provides excellent manoeuvrability and handling that enables a user to work longer without tiring. Different tasks require different tools; and different cutting jobs require different amounts of power, acceleration and flexibility. The 550 XP® Mark II, will provide ample power and a cutting capacity that will satisfy demanding forestry workers and arborists alike.

550XP® Mark II features:

  • Low Vib®
  • Air Injection®
  • X-Torq®
  • AutoTuneTM
  • Cylinder displacement 50.1cm³
  • Power output 3.0kW
  • 16” Bar
  • Chain speed at 133 per cent of maximum engine power speed 26,1m/s
  • Weight 5.3kg (excluding cutting equipment)

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