Firewood is in demand throughout Africa. It is turned into charcoal and is used as fuel for heating and cooking. Fortunately, the sources of firewood are plentiful and it is easily accessible. In rural areas, trees are regularly cleared for crops, and forest management practices ensure that deadfall timber and alien trees are removed to reduce the frequency and intensity of bush fires.
Waste wood from these sources provides an ideal business opportunity. With the aid of the Piket Log Saw and Piket Log Splitter, designed specifically for cutting and splitting wood, waste wood can be turned into manageable sizes with ease and efficiency, increasing production of firewood and, therefore, profitability from sales.
The Piket Log Saw comprises a 750mm tungsten blade, with a protective cover, that can effortlessly cut long pieces of wood into predetermined lengths. The Piket Log Saw can be easily transported with a tractor’s tree-point and is powered by tractor, electric motor or diesel/petrol engine.
The hydraulic Piket Log Splitter can split 800 to 1200 pieces of wood per hour, without a trace of sweat! The Piket Log Splitter has a safe and simple design with almost no wearing parts. It comprises an 80mm cylinder with an extra thick chrome shaft that will not bend, and a blade that does not need regular sharpening. Like the Piket Log Saw, it is powered by tractor, electric motor or diesel/petrol engine.
The Piket Log Saw can effortlessly cut long pieces of wood into predetermined lengths.
The Piket Log Saw and Piket Log Splitter have been in use for many years and have proven to be efficient, durable and operator-friendly. Thousands of pieces of wood have been converted into cash over the years with these implements.
Piket Implements is a valuable partner for the visionary entrepreneur who is looking for a business opportunity in the wood or charcoal industry. Piket Implements is the proud product of Carel van Niekerk Engineering, which was founded in 1933 and manufactures high quality agricultural implements. The Piket trade name has a reputation for excellent quality and low maintenance.
The Piket series was designed for African conditions by a team of qualified engineers, using the latest CAD software and manufacturing technologies. Together with a combined experience of nearly 100 years, we have produced a brand that is in a class of its own!