Thank you for your recent phone call inquiring into how well our wood hog is performing with the Rawlings Hi-Inertia™ Rotor. Since we installed the rotor in July of 2003 we have really had no problems of any kind with maintenance, conveying, plug ups, or our finished product. We operate the machine generally 20 hours a day, 5 days per week and just never have to shut the machine down.  We run a lot of cedar and before the conversion it seemed we had to shut down at least twice a day. Not any more! Your striker bits are “tuff” stuff. We are getting up to 3 months before rotating and 6 months to change out. The way the strikers are angled across the rotor not only moves the wood across the width of the machine but also acts like a scissor in how the wood and bark gets ground.

All in all I wouldn’t want to change a thing on how the hog operates with your rotor. We could not be more pleased.


Paul Montgomery

Maintenance Superintendent

Bennett Lumber Company

Rawlings Rotor Retrofit of Kimwood Hog