Hello all, we are busy preparing for what we believe will be a busy 2012/2013 season.
As we looked at our product line we realized that there was an opportunity for improvement staring us right in the face. One suggestion we hear quite often (well OK there has been some out and out whining!) is eliminating the flat bottom hopper design, so in response to that suggestion we have incorporated that feature on a new model stove. For those of you looking for a little extra heat output in your living room model stove the new Pioneer 110 should fit the bill. Aside form the bigger feeder and hopper we are also introducing a quieter gear motor and combustion fan that will also be available on the regular model Pioneers some time in the summer.
This new stove model (though not really new) is slated to go to UL testing this summer and therefore should be ready by late summer for purchase. We will be working to introduce slanted bottom hoppers for the Lil' Heater and hearth/sidewinder models as well. It is expected that these new hoppers will be available in early summer. The new larger Pioneer hopper is available immediately, contact your local dealer if you are interested (as of this release pricing is not yet determined).