By Karenga Ross
OWC member, Roland Ross, is a videographer in the Portland metro area. He records commercials and short films for small business in the area and recently completed a second set of videos for the OWC, showcasing the power and ease-of-use of the SuperSplit log splitter. Roland joined OWC four years ago after purchasing a home in Unincorporated Washington County, Oregon on 36 acres of Douglas Fir with his wife and kids. Our very own OWC member and Master Woodland Manager, Neil Schroeder, ventured to the Ross homestead to help them on their path to forest stewardship. With a forest management plan in place, the Ross family began to care for their property and are now certified American Tree Farmers through the Oregon Tree Farm System (OTFS).
This recent video shoot of the OWC distributed SuperSplit log spitter took place at OWC member, Lyal Purington’s farm where he used his SuperSplit J Model 5.5 HP Honda Gas Engine log spitter with extra wide production table, ergonomic handle, and heavy duty bearings to showcase how quickly and easily he cuts through large and small pieces of wood. Neil, once again, served as our voice-over talent to talk through the benefits and features of the SuperSplit. Huge thank you to OWC member Karen Karger for creating the script! Roland used a DJI Mavic Air 2 drone to record flying over the forest and into Lyal’s work area. Then, Roland circled the drone around Lyal as he cut through large logs and chucked them right into the back of his truck and then smaller logs right into a wooden bin. Roland then switched to his iPhone with BeastGrip case to record Neil’s OWC bundled wood shots. The SuperSplit performed flawlessly every time and it was truly a team effort! See the new video on OWC's YouTube channel.