The NYFOA C4C Team operates like a well-oiled machine and it just acquired a new....well-oiled machine! With special thanks to Runnings - Brockport and John Schumacher, C4C purchased a brand new log splitter complete with Kohler engine. Runnings gave a big discount and had its team assemble and prepare the splitter for C4C's service.
NYFOA's Greg Lessord was key to this acquisition and mentions, "It's a Black Diamond 25-ton vertical and horizontal splitter on a tow-behind chassis. Plenty of power. Only heard it grunt once when they split a nasty knotty butt."
Securing this opportunity financially was a direct result of Dale Schaefer's and Chris Howard's efforts to refurbish a donated splitter in 2017. Success like this requires a strong team.
Here's a picture of it arriving today on Greg and Kathy's trailer:
Here's a picture of Bill and Greg going over safe operating procedures:
Here's a picture of David and Bill posing for a picture...Greg says, "Shoulda put a cushion on the log for Bill!"
Look at the size of those rounds. They measured 24" in diameter and the boys made 1.25 face cord out of a single log. Good thing that the Runnings Black Diamond splitter rotates easily into the vertical position!
Here's a picture from David's good side:
This was the first of the C4C midweek adventures, which will occur every second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Given the team's goals for this winter, it seemed best to add some additional time at the landing.
Greg says, "Snacks today were awesome. Chocolate chip and chocolate M&M cookies. Boo gave them two paws up. Felt weird wielding a saw today instead of operating my splitter. But the cookies helped me overcome that!"
A BIG Thanks! to John Schumacher and his team at Runnings - Brockport! We're grateful for their kind contribution to the C4C effort to help NY's forests and NY's children. Stop by and see them and check out their line of Black Diamond splitters. Tough machines!
Stop out at the C4C landing at David and Celia's and have some fun and a few laughs. Eileen has prepared a schedule for the next two events:
Wednesday May 23, 9:00 am until Noon
Saturday June 9, 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
So if you're a NYFOA member and want to have some fun while doing good, please send Eileen a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will place you on the mailing list. If you'd rather just attend the post-firewood social, you're more than welcome! It really is a fine time for all.
If you would like to donate working equipment or cash to help defray some expenses, please send me a note (email@example.com). NYFOA and the charities would be grateful. See you next time!