AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: greenftechn On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:38 pm

Alternate Heating Systems has purchased the coal stove lines formerly developed and sold under the Harman brand from Hearth and Home Technologies. We will be manufacturing these models at our Harrisonville, PA location, and continuing sales through new and established dealers. These products include the Mark I, Mark III, TLC-2000 and Magnum Coal Stoker coal stoves. Other products will include coal fired hot air furnaces and boilers as well. Alternate Heating Systems branding of these lines will be under the name "Legacy Stoves by Harman". New products are being planned for the 2015/2016 season. Your suggestions on this and other matters are hereby solicited. New dealer inquiries are welcome. Email can be sent to:

jason@legacystoves.com
info@legacystoves.com

http://legacystoves.com
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:02 pm

I think this is very good news! I didn't get the impression they were committed to the Harman coal line for the last few years.

First suggestion I would make is to get a solution in place that allows the ash pan to cover the entire grate area on the hand fed stoves!! Or at least direct the ash on the edge of the grates into the pan. :) A minor annoyance I know but I always shook my head when I had to use the flat ash shovel to get what misses the pan.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:15 pm

Great news!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:15 pm

Congratulations, a little birdy told me they were selling but didn't know who.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Please give us a hint if any of the new products to come will be hand fired stoves with hoppers. :)
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:51 pm

lsayre wrote:Please give us a hint if any of the new products to come will be hand fired stoves with hoppers. :)

And thermostat.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:12 pm

AND, that customer service will be of the utmost priority with some of these established dealers. Ya got a not so great track record there:( BUT on the other hand--CONGRATS & do well.
Last edited by freetown fred on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:26 pm

This is just great news!

What involvement if any will Dane Harman have?
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: lsayre On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:44 pm

freetown fred wrote:AND, that customer service will me of the utmost priority with some of these established dealers. Ya got a not so great track record there:( BUT on the other hand--CONGRATS & do well.


Fred, these are the new owners who almost immediately solved the problem that the previous owners let fester into a roughly 40 page diatribe on this forum.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:19 pm

I hope the dealers wake up as well. 5 years ago when fuel hit the roof, I decided to buy a Harman. Well I was the only one thinking of buying, both dealers near me had a different idea. One said we don't sell coal stoves, and where not interested in giving me a cash and carry price. The other never returned my request for a quote even though I visited the store, once again cash and carry, I already new what I wanted no sales experience required. I really hope AHS can carry the torch "lit" this time. I ended up with a Keystoker, you can call the factory anytime and get quality answers.
Best wishes AHS. I look forward to positive results on this forum, from what I have seen from websites involved.
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: anthony7812 On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:08 am

Great news!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:18 am

Does anyone besides myself want to play devil's advocate and try to understand why Harman would let the coal line up go? :gee: ...Am I reading something that's not there, well coalnewbie where are you?
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: Freddy On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:42 am

Congrats & best of luck! From all I've read Harmon always made a good product. I've heard the place they lacked was support after the sale. If you can cure that issue you may well have an unstoppable force!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:50 am

@ma.....
Most likely because HNI, Hearth & Home's parent company didn't like the year to year sales growth percentage (past and predicted) of the Harman coal stove line. The sale of that part of the company means more $ short term than keeping it and makes the Hearth & Home division look better to HNI. That is what it comes down to for companies run by boards and stockholders, make sure your growth percentage is in a range that gets an A+ rating and keeps the stock price high.

Pellet Stoves are where they see the growth and also the spare parts business making them money. Those proprietary circuit boards aren't cheap to replace for the consumer, but are cheap to source for the company.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: AHS Purchases Coal Stove Lineup from Harman!

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:25 am

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!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite