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Hartnett Log Horse

I don’t own one of these but, this is the the Hartnett/ Hart Tools Log Horse. In short it is a sound investment for anyone who has ever tried to cut rough heavy timber, pardon the pun single handed. The video shows how it works pretty well but, you’ll get a better idea also from the images below.

Hart Tools are as a by the way, the same makers of the 7 tonne log splitter and are based in Cork.

Vital stats:

  • Extremely strong for individual big logs or many small logs being cut together.
  • Comes with a spring and chain tensioning system that holds the log/s in place while cutting.
  • This new spring and chain tensioning system allows the operator to mount 1 big log or 3/4 thinner logs and cut them all in one go without having to reposition them. (see demo video)
  • Can be assembled and dismantled in minutes.
  • An optional extension for very long logs can also be supplied.

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also they note:

  • This can be packaged and delivered by courier anywhere in Ireland.
  • Payment options: Paypal, Post, COD
  • Contact John Hartnett anytime: 087 2538320 / 021 7337081

More details on the Hartnett Tools website

Hart Log Horse

Hartnett Electric Log Splitter

Please note:

I make gardens. Or landscape gardens. I studied horticulture. etc. You get the picture.

I do not sell, repair, hire or have anything to do with this product or its company.
I very simply thought it was a good product. That said, I hope you enjoy reading.

Cheers
Peter

Electric Log Splitter

If you are thinking cosy nights by the fire, candles, chocolates and a glass of wine but you don’t fancy wearing an eye patch whilst clumps of timber are removed from your, up until quite recent, once very good looking face, then this just maybe is the tool you need to buy your man, or lady….

My experiences aside wry sense of humour aside, for those who have wood burning stoves….. you might just like this one.

Hailing from The Peoples Republic of Cork, Harnett/ Hart Tools are a family run business and this, just one of their products I found pretty amazing, is the 7 Tonne Electric Log Splitter.

As disclaimers go, I don’t own one but a friend of mine purchased one recently and I have to admit I was pretty darned impressed. Definitely one for the man tools list and a heck of a lot simpler than an axe.

Philip explains some behind the scenes bits you may find interesting….

The Kraft Hart Max Axe (mp3)

Don’t know who Hartnett Products are:

Hartnett Products is a family-run business based in Donoughmore, Co Cork selling a variety of high quality electric log splitters, chainsaws and a range garden tools. Our aim is to offer high-quality products at affordable, realistic prices.

Our products are manufactured under our personal supervision and are tested rigorously throughout the manufacturing process to ensure reliability and customer satisfaction.

With over 20 years of experience in the tools and machinery business, our team offers a full back up service and all products come with a 12 month warranty.

At the time of writing this they cost €340 but you can find more details over at the Hartnett Products website.

Vital stats:

  • Splitting Power: 7ton
  • Spilitting Axe length: 150mm (6″)
  • Max. Wood length: 20″
  • Max. Wood Dia: 18″
  • Voltage: 230v 50Hz Power:2,100W
  • GW: 58Kgs

Recycled Car Tyre Garden Mulch

Made in Ireland from recycled car tyres. This might just be your newest readily available alternate to the usual garden bark mulch.

The advantages, by my logic, is that it wouldn’t need to be replenished as often, if at all. Also because it is an inert product [ie. it cannot be considered a growing medium] it cannot break down as a normal mulch would in which weeds eventually will grow into. That said were I normally wouldn’t use a semi permeable membrane to separate soil from bark, I might be inclined to do so in the case of this mulch as one would with lets say a decorative pebble. I can also see this working much better in childrens play areas from an aesthetics point of view as versus the rubber matting.

By my reckoning it looks pretty good close up and the tree rings seem a sturdy decent and extremely logic solution to weeds, weeding and their prevention.

Crumb Rubber are based in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland and employ 24 people. They set up in 2003 to tackle the countries mounting waste tyre problem and in 2010 Crumb Rubber won the Green Entrepreneur Award.