"As all the work we do takes place outdoors, our equipment is exposed to a great number of influences. Therefore, we have to make sure our tools undergo regular maintenance and are equipped with the best components."
Owner of Tree Care Ruehl
The loud music stops and the crowd goes quiet in anticipation of the duel. The referee shouts: “Stand to your timber!” and the spectacle begins. Two hulking men pick up and ignite their hot saws, large custom-made chainsaws powered by motorcycle or jet ski engines. In the blink of an eye, it’s all over. The noise of screaming engines is replaced by that of cheering fans, as the sawdust settles. On the ground before each contestant lay three large, thin, disc-shaped pieces of wood called ‘cookies’, freshly severed from a log. The athlete who has done this the quickest wins the ‘Hot Saw’ contest, one of six different wood chopping disciplines that make up STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®.