Splitting logs for 29 years
Jan. 9, 2015 - It’s nice to keep in touch with customers, even if it’s only once in every 29 years. Split-Fire Sales recently completed service work on one of the very first 2-way log splitters manufactured.
It was sold approximately 29 years ago to Bert Witteveen, (right), who operates a cash crop farming operation with his son Jeremy, (left), in Thamesford, Ontario.
Mr. Witteveen says wood burning is his primary heat source on his property and the Split-Fire 2-way log splitter has split all kinds of wood for nearly three decades without fail. He was bringing it in for service work for the first time. In-house technicians replaced the inner slide pads, the steel hydraulic lines and repaired the back pin on the cylinder.
The splitter is a current day model 3203, a 3pt-hitch tractor mount log splitter. “It was remarkable to see this old log splitter and how little the design has changed over the years compared to today’s model 3203 wood splitter,” says Chris Skalkos, Marketing Director for Split-Fire. “This splitter is older than many of the employees who work here, and aging better than the rest of us.”
Split-Fire looks forward to seeing Bert and Jeremy Witteveen in another 29 years.