Thanks for the reply Devil5052 and Grizzly2. The reason for the 30-95 is the removable hopper. My wife and I would like to burn a little wood early and late season. Well, as of Saturday we are now the proud ownwers of a Hitzer 30-95! Devil the Harmon did rise to the top of the list but I couldn't locate one anywhere in my area and beyond( North Central Massachusetts) and I called all over looking for a Hitzer, only one dealer had them in stock. We went late Saturday morning the place was packed as was the dealer in New Hampsire last weekend where we looked at the Kodiak.
It turns out Harmon underestimated demand and can't ship some units until January. That story was confirmed by all the dealers. Guys it's crazy out there, the dealerI purchased from said last year at this time of year he sold 2 units, he has already sold 40 this year. And prices are rising, I got quoted prices $200 to $400 more than what I read about here in the forum. Steel
has gone up fuel, delivery etc. I'm just happy I got a stove as I had not laid up any wood for next winter- well a little.
Just a quick note about the Kodiak. It really isn't easy to burn wood as the hopper is bolted in and takes up the fire box. I almost bought it anyway but my wife really wants the ability to build a quick wood fire on those chilly late April days and nights like we had this year. If anyone out there reads this and is on the fence about picking up a stove I would say DON'T WAIT.
Now I have to find a coal dealer. I have a list of dealers from Blackshack and I'm going to start calling around today.