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Speedy Way To Bundle Firewood
Selling bundled firewood can be much more profitable than selling wood by the cord. The Wood Beaver Twister is a firewood wrapper that's fast, safe and durable, according to Scott Eifler, owner of Resource Recovery Systems, Inc., which sells recycling, construction and forestry equipment.
  Eifler invented the patent pending Wood Beaver Twister, which is made in Wisconsin. The 30-lb. bundles are commonly sold to campgrounds, convenience stores, gas stations and other businesses.
  The process is simple. Place wood (about eight pieces up to 24 in. long) in a pre-measured galvanized carrier, which is shorter than the wood. The carrier remains stationary while the operator holds the wrap across the top of the bundle and pushes a foot pedal to spin a plate around the wood, which wraps the bundle with 12-in. shrink wrap. A label can be slipped in under the plastic. Total wrap time is less than 15 seconds.
  The system comes with four drop-through baskets to speed up the process. One person can make 75 bundles/hour. Two people can make up to 120. The Twister is portable on 8-in. wheels and has a steel-geared 1/4 hp motor with a two-year warranty. Cost is $1,995.
  Resource Recovery Systems also sells hand crank firewood bundlers, rolls of shrink wrap, and web nylon handles to staple or nail on to the bundles for customer convenience. One cord of wood nets 170 bundles.
  Eifler's company also sells firewood processors made by a company in Finland that has a reputation for quality, innovative products. Prices start at $7,200 for processors that cut, split and convey wood. More information is available on Resource Recovery Systems' website.
  Eifler welcomes dealership inquiries.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Resource Recovery Systems Inc., 1117 Western Dr., Hartford, Wis. 53027 (ph 800 569-6813; www.woodbeaver.net).

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2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4