I ordered a SuperSplitter wood splitter the other day, they say it'll be here in 2-3 weeks. So I'm preparing to launch my firewood sales division of our current existing landscaping company.
I have land on which I plan to harvest standing dead hardwood trees.
What I am asking is what do you think realistic production would be given the following manpower / equipment resources:
1 SuperSplit HD (6.5hp Subaru engine)
Bobcat Mini Excavator with hydraulic thumb to handle the logs
Bobcat Skid Steer with bucket & forks if needed
1 ton dump truck
I will need to cut down the standing dead trees, and skid them to the processing station about 1-200 feet away. I plan to skid with my 4wd Yamaha Grizzly 4 wheeler and skidding tongs. I realize I may have to cut some stuff down to size so I don't overload the quad. Once the logs are gathered for the day, then splitting and piling will commence.
My guess is anywhere from 4-6 cords / day. What do you think? Realistic? Too conservative?
Thanks in advance!