Fred Whyte has reason to celebrate as he looks back at a 40-year success story that is the history of STIHL Incorporated. The company’s president has been selling STIHL tools for 43 years. He began his career in 1971 at the independent import company known as STIHL American. He was hired in 1973 by STIHL Inc. after that subsidiary was founded in the U.S. Whyte then played a significant role in establishing STIHL Canada before taking over executive management at STIHL Inc.
Ecuador has a massive task ahead of it. More than 19 million cacao trees are slated for trimming as part of a project by the country’s ministry of agriculture. Some of the old-growth plants have not been pruned in a long time. The cacao fruits that grow close to the trunk are unable to get adequate exposure to light due to thick branches, leaving them vulnerable to rotting. STIHL is supporting small fincas in Ecuador with tools and expertise to help them cut back their trees.
Strong athletes, powerful saws, sharp axes and an enthusiastic crowd: The 2014 STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® World Championship served up a number of exciting highlights. After a rousing World Championship in Stuttgart in 2013, this year’s competition returned with thrilling contests and beaming winners.
Athletes have to prove their skills in six disciplines at the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES competitions. They include Underhand Chop, STIHL Stock Saw, Standing Block Chop, Single Buck, Springboard and Hot Saw. Here you will find an overview of all of the disciplines of the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® SERIES.
Athletes cut a disc of wood from a horizontally secured block with a cross-cut handsaw measuring approximately two metres. Rhythm and technique are the decisive factors for achieving a good time. We introduce you to the discipline Single Buck in this article.
Hot saws are extremely powerful chainsaws. The aim is to cut three discs of wood of a specified thickness from a horizontally secured trunk with a hot saw. We introduce you to the discipline Hot Saw in this article.
Two discs of wood of a certain thickness must be sawn from a tree trunk in one downward cut and one upward cut. We introduce you to the discipline STIHL Stock Saw in this article.
Two springboards are slotted one below the other into a vertically secured tree trunk. We introduce you to the discipline Springboard in this article.