With labour shortages, stable demand, good supply and rising prices, 2023 is a great time to invest in firewood production – particularly for arbour businesses which can benefit from an extra revenue stream during the quiet periods. Made in Australia Designed and made in in Australia, Whitlands Engineering has built a reputation over almost three decades for machinery that is practical, efficient and built to last. The Superaxe range includes three models, all featuring a vertical sliding blade, double-handed control, ergonomic design and twoyear warranty. The Rex range is suited to more commercial operations and includes a range of log saws and firewood processors. All machinery is built to order in Australia in the Whitlands Engineering regional Victorian workshop. Innovation On the back of the success of these machines, over the years, the range of wood-handling options has expanded.
The 3m fold-out outfeed elevator was the first innovation to be fitted to the Superaxe 3150 or 4150 – enabling stockpiling or truck loading without any extra labour. This, when combined with an infeed hopper, can pay for itself in labour savings within months. The elevator range now includes three
The next level up is a wood-cleaning trommel. The trommel is designed as an add on to a bulk-processing system, cleaning the wood in the last step before packaging for bulk retail sale. The Trommel will efficiently remove all fines (dirt, gravel, wood chips and splinters) through the fine screen and most of the kindling and smaller pieces of wood through the coarse screen. For wood yards this means the wood is cleaner, more saleable and results in more accurate weight measurement. In a full system, with a constantly loaded infeed hopper, the capacity of this machine is estimated in excess of 60m³ per hour.
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