The Badger, manufactured by Hud-Son and intended for tree surgeons and foresters, will tackle logs up to 40cm in diameter. It picks them up with a special winch and can chop them into pieces of any length before splitting them into wedges. The Badger is powered by a 16hp Briggs and Stratton engine and can work without the need of a tractor.
Just Saws product manager Curtis Allen said the main benefit of the machine, which costs around £13,000, is that it saves on labour. "A job that would have employed two men for 2 days can now be done in one morning," he said. He added that the Badger was especially useful because high quality firewood now commands a high price.
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