AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:48 am

Seems both HNI and a good percentage of their dealer network had little interest in dirty coal and looked at all the coal product line as a negative to their glitzy product line-up...except when it came to taking your money...especially when it came for buying parts.

On another note...no more 85K/btu VF-3000 stoker boiler and the DVC-500???

Which Magnum will be built...the regular or the Super?

Should be a big machinery move to Harrisonville. Remember these stoves are for the biggest part one big piece of 1/4" plate bent and formed not your many flat plates all welded together.
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McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:00 am

Congratulations and best of luck, NWB
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:53 am

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Has anyone thought of letting DCRANE in on this tidbit of info? I shudder to think what his response might be :shock:

Doug hasn't been seen around this parts for well over a month.

CONGRATS AHS on the purchase!


DCrane is always lurking... LOL

I say anyone other than Hearth & Home Technologies having control of Harman is a wonderful thing to ensure the survivability of a great American company. It's been painfully clear for a long time to those of us who could see the forest through the tree's that Hearth & Home was first cheapening the product via parts (china), labor (mexico), assembly (QQ) & finally customer support & dealer support (most of you already know the hardships they imposed on dealers so no need to elaborate on that).
akin to the AMF days of Harley Davidson (we all know how successful that was)LOL.

Lets all hope H & H does not know something we don't regarding coal (they are a mega billion $ conglomerate, so I wont assume any of us could fathom the politics and insight they may hold and be aware of), In my opinion common sense and previous actions tell us H & H cares about one simple thing (money & profits) and my hope is that because coal is a very small and regional side of the business (centered in Pennsylvania), this is just not what H & H is into... they are into Billions and worldwide markets (reduce cost, increase profits and development/improvement in massive shipping/marketing)... coal stove lines of any kind just don't cut the mustard for that type of plan.

This AHS undertaking is only GOOD for Harman, AHS and Coal in general! we wish them all the best and we should support their efforts here at nepacrossroads the best we can!
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dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:31 am

Doug,

Maybe you could talk AHS into changing the spelling of HarmAn to HarmOn? :lol:
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:50 am

EarthWindandFire wrote:Doug,

Maybe you could talk AHS into changing the spelling of HarmAn to HarmOn? :lol:


I think your eyes are getting old like mine my friend... pic's or it didn't happen! :lol:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:25 pm

Thanks all for the quick lesson in H and H economics and wish AHS the best raising the bar for stoves that people heat with and love.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:58 pm

Spoke to my local Harman dealer today. He said all warranties will be honored and parts will continue to be available through Harman dealers. Will be called Harman Legacy for one year and then just Legacy.

I hope AHS brings back the regular mag stoker that was a very reliable workhorse.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:19 pm

Great product merges with another great company. Nice to hear. Good luck to AHS. More support for coal is always a good thing. :clap:
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:38 pm

I believe Strongly in Niche Markets,and I think your Acquisition of what's left of the Harman Coal Line will work out well for Your Company. How You chose to Market and Expose Your Newly Aquired Product Line will be Extremely Important. How You rebuild the Dealer and Support Network wlll be a Make Or Break Pathway to sustain Your Health. Thanx for Sharing and Staying with us. I really Hope You bring Dane Harman's Stoves and Furnaces back to their rightful Market Place Position. Don't forget about the strength of the discontinued models that Folks lament not being able to buy anymore. Good Luck and Fortune To You All ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:56 pm

Hambden Bob wrote: I really Hope You bring Dane Harman's Stoves and Furnaces back to their rightful Market Place Position. Don't forget about the strength of the discontinued models that Folks lament not being able to buy anymore. Good Luck and Fortune To You All ! :up:


Amen :D
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:01 pm

Good news! Good luck to AHS! :up:
I hope parts for the DVC-500 will be available for years to come.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:57 pm

Wow great news! H&HT was going to run those stoves right into the ground. It's no wonder their numbers didn't look good with the nonexistent customer service! :roll:

Congrats AHS! I wish you success in restoring a quality American product to it's former glory. Go git 'em! :cheers: :punk:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: SheepDog On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:49 am

Well this good news puts them back on the buy list for my next stove purchase. I didn't even look at them last time due to the poor CS rep.

SD
SheepDog
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Harmony Nut

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:29 am

It still requires the Educational Process. Many still don't believe the facts about Coal, so each of us should continue to show folks that Coal is safe, efficient, and the most cost effective solution to heating and hot water production of any fuel available. The fine folks at AHS have the ability to expand the Harman quality legend, and offer the products from a dealer or direct sales that knows about what they sell. If you are NOT a coal burning person, how the hell can you tell others about the benefits and realities of coal. Keep us informed, and thank you for making this step. :idea: :!:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:12 pm

I just went to Facebook and liked Alternate Heating Systems and unfriended Harman. :D
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.