KFL Pro Logger Chainsaw Races
Wanted! Pro Loggers for this years competition. If you are a fully qualified chainsaw operator and you think you have what it takes to be the best, then take a look at the rules and get an entry in.
In 2014 we will have the 5th annual Pro Logger Chainsaw Races.
Each logger must make 10 straight cuts on a 2.2 metre log faster than his opposition. The fastest operators will then make it through to the next round, this year the winner will receive a minimum of $800 cash.
The loggers which compete in this race are normally somewhere deep in the surrounding forestry earning a living, but for this one occasion, Woodfest comers are really treated to a fine demonstration of the ultimate in chainsaw operators.
Kajavala Forestry Limited (KFL) is the main employer in Kawerau for chainsaw operators and is a key business in driving the local economy. The organisers of Kawerau Woodfest would like to acknowedge the time and effort which KFL put into making this a fantastic attraction at the event, along with the other main supporter Hancock Forestry Management for supplying the logs.
Another great spin off from this competition is the Keep Kawerau Beautiful organisation assist with the clean up of the logs during the races and in return they distribute the split logs among the elderly community in Kawerau who can't normally source their own firewood.
For more information on the rules and entry forms click here.