Delivery of DF 520

Delivery of DF 520

PostBy: Ed John On: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:34 am

Ordered a DF 520 in late May and still not able to get a delivery date.. is this normal? is EFM having delivery problems? What are others experiencing?
Ed John
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF 520

Re: Delivery of DF 520

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:23 am

Call me at 610 965 9041 and I will be able to give you a good idea when you'll get it. We are shipping out on a regular basis now, but we are way behind. Something ordered now, might not be seen until December.

Stoker demand has been static for many years, but suddenly this year, due to high oil prices, the demand has increased five to tenfold in just a few months. It takes a lot of ramp-up time to have numerous iron castings made at the foundary, have them machined, painted, and built, not to mention the building of the extra boilers. On the good side, everything is made within the company in PA, except for some castings and their machining, which are also done in PA.

Other coal product manufacturers are probably in the same or worse condition for filling orders.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove