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-


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. 



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.



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.


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.


We at Hakki Pilke want to support the responsible development of forest management and the responsible use of firewood worldwide. Our goal is to encourage the use of renewable resources and to bear our responsibility of sustainable development.

In this blog post we want to give you some insight about responsible firewood production and responsible development of forest management. On the other hand, we are going to have a look at how to use firewood as responsibly as possible.

When harvested responsibly and used correctly, firewood is an energy-efficient and renewable heating source. While growing, a tree uses a chemical reaction called photosynthesis to convert CO2 and water into Oxygen which it then releases into the air. When wood is burned it uses oxygen to release the same amount of CO2 back in the air as it would if a tree were permitted to die and rot.

Firewood can also be used together with solar panels or other sustainable energy heating methods to balance the peaks in the energy demand. Therefore, the firewood can be part of responsible heating production in the future. When choosing your firewood from a responsible woodlot and following sustainable practices, you can reduce your ecological footprint.


Producing responsible firewood

Sustainable forest management is at the heart of responsible firewood production. The important thing to keep in mind is that sustainable firewood management and practices help us to maintain healthy forests for current and future generations. 

It is a fact that all the common fuels used to produce energy - gas, oil, coal and wood - all release CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. But unlike the other three energy sources mentioned above, burning firewood from a responsible and renewable woodlots is greenhouse neutral.

Firewood as a renewable resource is better for the environment than fossil fuels such as oil. Wood heating method releases the same amount of carbon dioxide it has stored when growing as a tree and if a tree were permitted to die and rot.

As said, the sustainable forest management plays a key role in leveling out the CO2 emissions that arise from burning wood and making it climate neutral in the long term. When harvesting firewood in sustainable way, well-planned tree selection is one important point of view.

Sustainable firewood management and practices include things like selective harvesting of uneven-aged trees, thinning out dense areas of trees, leaving all seed trees and leaving some dead trees for wildlife habitats. It is also important not to use wood that can be used in the sawmill or pulpwood industry and instead utilize fallen, thinning and garbage wood for producing firewood.

The size of the used trees and the efficient production of wood is also a part of responsible operations. Using large trees that are at a certain stage of growth, i.e. full-grown, is the most sustainable way to make logs.

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

Local production can also be a great help when you marketing your firewood. Producing firewood nearby usually brings work to the surrounding area, which is something many customers appreciate. So when you produce your firewood locally and responsibly, don't forget to mention it when marketing your product - this is something your customers deserve to know. 


How to use firewood as responsibly as possible?

Firewood heating is a popular home heating source around the world. It can be used as the only heating source or beside some other sustainable heating method to balance the peak seasons. In crisis situations such as power outages in the middle of frost season, the firewood as a supportive heating method can be a real blessing. 

When burnt properly, using firewood from sustainable sources to warm your home can be less polluting and more environmentally sustainable than other methods. To heat you home efficiently and responsibly with firewood, there are few things that you should consider. 

First of all you will need dry wood that has been processed and stored properly. To minimize the pollution, the moisture content of firewood should be between 15% and 20%. You can use a moisture reader to test the wood before your supplier delivers it on your lot.

To help keep your firewood as dry as possible you should store it off the ground, keep it protected from the rain and allow the air to ventilate with open sides. You can read more about efficient ways of drying and storing your firewood from our previous blogposts. 

It is also important to choose the right type of firewood that is good for heating and produces strong heat output. Softwood burns faster and less efficiently than hardwood because it is less dense. But remember, it can still make excellent kindling to get your fire started.

Operating your heater correctly is also really important. The firewood burner must be correctly ventilated and operated. Modern fireplaces, boilers and heaters produce less pollution than older ones. They are also more efficient and therefore help you save firewood. If you feel it would be time to update your fireplace, contact your local supplier. 

In short, it is best to burn only dry, seasoned, untreated wood and use smaller logs instead of only one large log. 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. Burning firewood in small, hot fires produces less air pollution than large, smouldering fires.


Our customer service and factory is closed on Monday 6.12.2021 due the Finnish Independence Day. The customer service is open again on Tuesday 7.12.2021.  

Happy Independence Day!
Hakki Pilke Team



Come to visit us in Agroteknikk -exhibition 25.-28.11! You have a great opportunity to see range of Hakki Pilke machines from 43 Pro to Raven 33 and get to know our distributor Agro Traders. You can find us from Agro Trader's stand D01-17 in hall D!


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Kom å se våre Hakki Pilke vedmaskiner på Agroteknikk i hall D, stand nr D01-17!


Vi gleder oss til å ønske velkommen til landbrukets store møteplass, Agroteknikk 2021, der du finner det ypperste av maskiner og utstyr til bransjen!
På Agroteknikk 2021 vil det være mange spennende og innovative nyheter til det norske landbruket. Fremtidsrettede produkter og moderne utstyr står i fokus når nesten 200 utstillere samler seg for å vise frem det aller nyeste og beste de har av maskiner og utstyr.
Norwegian Agro Machinery sin stand finner du i Hall D.


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Agroteknikk kampanje for HYBRID løsning med både el-motor og PTO drift inkludert. Tilleggspris kun kr. 26.000,- + mva. Tilbudet gjelder til 10.des 2021 for levering i 2022. Ler mes:

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Sunday, November 28, 2021

Last month, we organized the international Hakki Pilke Pro series event virtually. We had the pleasure of having participants from 27 countries around the world from six different continents.

If you missed it, check out this interesting event on our Youtube channel:

You get to hear customer stories from the users of Hakki Pilke Pro series from all over the world and on top of this we offer you interesting discussions of the latest industry trends. Emma Kimiläinen, a professional racing car driver and F1 commentator, will host the online event. The event is English spoken and lasts about one hour.

You can watch the recording at your own pace or rewind to a specific section:

00:20 Welcome speech and Hakki Pilke introduction
05:00 Hakki Pilke today in brief and factory tour – Global leader in firewood processing
12:45 55 Pro – The firewood factory and customer story from Denmark 
24:15 50 Pro – The heavy-duty processor and customer story from Finland
30:45 43 Pro – The commercial grade processor and customer story from New Zealand
43:30 38 Pro – The professional firewood processor and customer story from Lapland
53:30 Panel discussion – Summary of Pro series and firewood industry trends


We are happy to invite you to our virtual Hakki Pilke Pro Series online event on Wednesday 20th of October 2021 9 AM EEST or 6 PM EEST. The event is English spoken. 

Sign up now: Hakki Pilke Pro Series online event

We want to present you unique information about our Pro series’ firewood processors and its newest addition Hakki Pilke 55 Pro. The 55 Pro has been designed together with professionals from all over the world to enable the most efficient production of firewood.

You will also hear customer stories from the users of Hakki Pilke Pro series from all over the world and on top of this we offer you interesting discussions of the latest industry trends. Don’t miss out!



Welcome speech and Hakki Pilke introduction 
Anssi Westerlund, Hakki Pilke Business Unit Director

Hakki Pilke today in brief – Global leader in firewood processing

55 Pro – The firewood factory and customer story from Denmark

50 Pro – The heavy-duty processor and customer story from Finland

43 Pro – The commercial grade processor and customer story from New Zealand

38 Pro – The professional firewood processor and customer story from Lapland

Panel discussion – Summary of Pro series and firewood industry trends
Anssi Westerlund, Timo Jussila, Development Manager and Jari Niskakoski, Export Manager

Emma Kimiläinen, a professional racing car driver and F1 commentator, will host the online event.

You can also follow the live event on Hakki Pilke's YouTube channel.


The 20-year collaboration between Shingu Shoko Ltd. and Hakki Pilke started in 2001. The relationship has grown over the years, developing into a profound partnership.

Hakki Pilke 1X42 was the first machine delivered to Japanese market. Shingu Shoko has long history with 42 diameter machines as over the years the Hakki Pilke firewood processors have gone through evolution from 1X42 to Easy 42 and in 2017 to 43 Pro. Today, Shingu-Shoko and their dealer network sells Hakki Pilke machines and log tables all over Japan.

“Shingu Shoko Ltd. and Hakki Pilke are true pioneers of firewood processor business in Japan. We are very happy to see that Hakki Pilke 43 Pro is the most popular processor model in Japan as in many other countries all over the world. We look forward to next 20 year prosperous business relation with Shingu Shoko,” says Anssi Westerlund, Business Unit Director of Hakki Pilke.

Importer visits and dealer trainings play a key role in effective cooperation. Open discussions and a deep understanding of one another’s businesses are important. Deep training and long-term cooperation are the secret behind excellent after-sales services, and it brings new opportunities for development.

Watch video about the Hakki Pilke's journey in Japan:   

Many years ago, Shingu Shoko Ltd was the first company to import and sell chainsaws in the Japanese market. Since then, they have expanded their operations to include all kinds of tree-related products, from firewood processors to wood-burning stoves. Their goal is to make their customers' lives easier with machines that preserve our forests while reducing labor, boosting efficiency, and improving safety. Shingu Shoko also manages 5,000 hectares of forest across Japan and has always worked to protect this valuable domestic resource. As a result of their efforts, the company proudly received its Responsible Forest Management from the Forest Stewardship Council in 2005.


Our customer service is open throughout the summer on weekdays except during week 29 (July 19 - July 23), when the entire company is closed.