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07.09.22

Hakki Pilke will be part of Agrama 24.-28.11.2022 in Bern, Switzerland. Our importer Aebi Suisse will be presenting the professional Hakki Pilke firewood processors 38 Pro and 43 Pro at the fair. Come and see the amazing Pro series machines! See you there!

 

More information: https://agrama.ch/

Thursday, November 24, 2022 to Monday, November 28, 2022
29.08.22

Hakki Pilke will be part of Dyrsku'n 9.-11.9.2022 in Seljord, Norway. Our Norwegian importer Agro Traders will be presenting Hakki Pilke firewood machines at stand B104 &106.

 

Professional firewood processor 43 Pro will have demonstrations throughout the event. Machines 38 Pro, Falcon 35 and Raven 33 will be also presented.

Hakki Pilke Team from the factory will also be at the fair. See you there!

 

More information / Les meir: https://www.dyrskun.no/

Friday, September 9, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
27.06.22

Elmia Wood 2022 opened Nordic forest exhibitions in a relaxed atmosphere. According to the organizers, a total of 26,000 forest professionals visited the fair. Demand for firewood processors is currently strong, and it was also shown at this fair. In addition to firewood processors, there were a lot of small forest machines on display.

At the Hakki Pilke stand, the 55 Pro was introduced as a newcomer, which aroused a lot of interest. This was the first time the 55 Pro was demonstrated at a Nordic fair. You will see this firewood factory next time at the FinnMETKO exhibition in Finland.

Hakki Pilke's stand was very lively, and we got to talk to several old customers who were considering upgrading their machine.

Local professional Stig-Joel Karlsson was also considering upgrading his 2X and Easy 37 firewood prcessors. At the fair, he ended up buying a 43 Pro because of its speed and larger diameter. There are plans to upgrade the other machine after testing 43 Pro processor.

Many Hakki Pilke Easy 37 customers also visited to see newer models. In general, they have been really satisfied with the Hakki Pilke machine and especially with their low maintenance.

“I make about 200 m3 of firewood annually and the machine has worked very well. The machine rarely needs maintenance and overall, we are really happy with the machine”.

The ease of use of the machine was also seen as an advantage, as anyone can use the machine, allowing the whole family to make firewood. The lack of V-belts and the safety of the machines were particularly attractive in the new machine models.

“We have the Easy 37 with the log table, which is now 8 years old. The machine is really easy to use and others in my family also make firewood with it. The safety of the machine is also good. I’m still going to buy a new machine because they don’t have V-belts, which further reduces the need for maintenance”.

See the highlights of Elmia Wood exhibition: Hakki Pilke - Elmia Wood 2022

14.06.22

Our factory will be closed from 9th of July to 1st of August due to our summer holidays. Our customer service and technical support is open throughout the summer on weekdays except during week 30 (July 25 - July 31), when the entire company is closed.

Have a great summer!
-Hakki Pilke Team-

14.06.22

Are you familiar with the major trends affecting the firewood industry at the moment? In this post, we will have a look at the three most important trends in the firewood industry that affect both the production and development of the industry as well as in the purchasing decisions made by the end customers.

 

1. Customers desire for smaller firewood

From the customers' point of view, the importance of firewood quality is constantly growing. In addition, customers desire smaller firewood, especially when they use it as the main source of heat for their homes. Modern fireplaces and heaters are usually smaller, and therefore customers need shorter and smaller sized firewood.

There are many different perspectives to consider when producing quality firewood. The first factor is, of course, a sufficient supply of high-quality raw material – without it, a firewood company cannot produce quality firewood or serve its customers reliably.

In addition, one part of delivering quality firewood to the customer is to take care, that the finished firewood is as clean as possible. It is easier to get the highest possible quality from well cleaned firewood and cleaning the firewood also speeds up the drying process. So by cleaning your firewood you can speed up the production process as well as ensure, that the firewood delivered to your customers are of the highest possible quality and uniformity.

Also a carefully chosen drying method can help you to improve your quality control. The moisture content for the logs should be 15-20% for them to burn and produce heat efficiently. Many firewood producers choose to rely on traditional firewood drying methods, ie natural drying and in most cases this method works very well. Investing in artificial drying is a good choice if you produce firewood professionally, need a shorter circulation time for your firewood or if your customers have special requirements regarding the quality and/or dimension of the firewood.

 

2. Commercialization of the firewood business

Another trend in the firewood business is currently the growing commercialization of the sector. Fewer and fewer make their own firewood, which means that more people buy their firewood from the market. This has led to the commercialization of the sector and firewood manufacturers are using ever larger machines and producing larger quantities of wood.

 

The commercialization of the business and the increased production volumes have professionalized the sector. The productivity and user comfort of firewood processors are therefore getting more prestigious features. An ergonomic firewood processor features for example smartly designed joysticks that give the operator full control while retaining precision cutting and splitting. A simple user interface helps to minimize human errors and semi-automated features reduce delays in the cutting and splitting cycle. Well designed log deck helps to increase ergonomics and production efficiency.

 

3. Responsibility and the use of local raw material

The importance of responsibility is growing in all sectors and the firewood industry is no exception. The responsibility of firewood is a complex issue, but when harvested responsibly and used correctly, firewood is an energy-efficient and renewable heating source. 

As an end customer you can also influence in the responsibility of firewood by choosing clean and dry firewood. You should also pay attention to the efficiency of your own heater and fireplace. Modern fireplaces, boilers and heaters produce less pollution than older ones. Remember always to start the fire patiently to minimize the amount of smoke. Fires with lot of smoke are usually a sign that the wood is wet or the fire isn’t built properly.

One notable fact is also that firewood can most often be imported from very close by. This means that the transportation doesn't add up the emissions and it of course also helps to save in the transportation costs.

By choosing your firewood from a local and responsible produces and by following responsible practices when storing and burning your firewood, you can significantly reduce your ecological footprint. You can read more about the responsibility in the firewood business from our previous blog post .

17.05.22

Come to visit us in Elmia Wood 2.-4.6.2022 in Vaggeryd, Sweden! Hakki Pilke firewood processors are presented at our Swedish importer's Trejon AB stand 160. Our firewood factory 55 Pro will be presented in addition to our other Pro Series machines. Discover and see in action our large product range for firewood professionals and find the best solution for you!

Elmia Wood is the whole world's forestry fair. Every four years Elmia Wood brings together the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers to the forest industry. We give the forest industry lots of room to spread out and properly exhibit its new products and practical solutions. But forestry isn’t just about machinery, tools and methods. Advisers and experts show you how to improve your profitability as forest owners and workers. Read more about the fair here.

Fair location:
ElmiaWood
567 92 Vaggeryd
Sweden

Opening hours:
Thursday 2 June: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 3 June: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 4 June: 9 am - 4 pm

Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
11.05.22

Summer is around the corner and firewood is ready for drying! Are you thinking of investing on a new machine or equipment to bring up the efficiency of your firewood processing? Our new interactive Hakki Pilke 2022 catalog is here to help you! Amazing content with product information, pictures, videos and forms all in one!

Discover our wide selection of firewood processors and accessories in our new interactive product catalog

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    13.04.22

    Due to the Easter holidays our factory and customer service is closed from 15th to 18th of April. After Easter we are open normally starting April 19th. 

    Happy Easter to everyone!

    -Team Hakki Pilke-

    24.03.22

    One factor significantly affecting the efficiency of firewood production is the size of the used log. This blog provides some perspectives on how the diameter of the log affects the volume of production and production costs as well as the quality of firewood itself.

    When considering the impact of log size on the production of firewood the starting point is that with compared to a smaller log a larger diameter log will usually boost production, make higher-quality firewood and help you save in the production costs. 

     

    WITH A LARGER LOGS, YOU WILL GET CLEAR SAVINGS ON THE PRODUCTION COSTS

    Raw material with larger diameter usually brings a wide range of benefits to production. From a larger log it is possible to get a better output in the same time. There are several explanatory factors for this.

    First, the cost of transporting does not vary depending on the log size. Transport costs from the forest to the customer's home or to the other location are the same regardless the log size. This means you can run more raw material with the same money, which brings a clear saving on the cost of production.

    Secondly, the bigger raw material produces more and higher-quality final product i.e. firewood in the same time.

    For example, a faster machine used for small logs can make with 10 cutouts per minute from a log with a diameter of 25 cm the same amount of firewood as a slower machine can make with 7 cutouts per minute from a log with diameter of 30 cm.

    If the size of the log is increased from 30 centimeters to 40 centimeters, production almost doubles.

    From the accompanying table you can see, how the diameter of the log affects the efficiency of the firewood production.

    In addition, with a larger log you need to load a smaller number of logs in the log table. This means you don't have to spend so much time filling the log table and moving new logs in the machine. This clearly saves labor costs.

     

    HIGHER QUALITY FIREWOOD FROM LARGER LOGS

    The larger raw material therefore has clear effects on production volume and costs. In addition, the larger log will clearly make higher-quality firewood. The larger log often has more tight wood grain and less bark. 

    From our blog How to build a successful firewood business? you will find tips for reducing your productions costs by optimizing your processes. 

     

    Visit our website and answer our handy questionnaire to find out which Hakki Pilke firewood processor is best suited for your needs.

    17.12.21

    We would like to thank all our customers and partners for the past year. Hakki Pilke team would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!

    Due to the Christmas holidays our factory is closed from 23th of December till 2nd of January. Also our dispatch department is closed so there will not be deliveries during this time. Our customer service is open normally from 27th to 31st of December.