Ax Men

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  • 2008
  • 10 Seasons
  • 5.5  (1,259)

This reality series checks in with loggers on the Northwest coast of North America as they cut down trees and haul them away. The loggers in front of the cameras work in the Pacific Northwest of the US, Canada and Alaska. The series aired on the History cable network from 2008 to 2016.

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Untethered
10. Untethered
September 12, 2019
Jason Rygaard races to clear a hillside in time to fill four logging trucks; Jay R Harkness fights to control the untethered Tigercat on a steep, snow-covered mountainside.
Snappin' Trees
9. Snappin' Trees
September 5, 2019
Jason Rygaard hauls trees while braving the weather. Wade struggles to control his track cutter.
Man Down
8. Man Down
August 29, 2019
Rygaard Logging races to complete four settings and three yarder moves in a single day so they can stay on schedule and on budget.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
7. Measure Twice, Cut Once
August 22, 2019
Danny Pihl relies on the experience of veteran cutters Dwayne and Chuck to take down massive old-growth trees. Craig Rygaard discovers son Jason made a catastrophic and costly miscalculation. Frank Harkness races to transport $100,000 worth of logs from his frozen jobsite down the mountain on ice-covered logging roads and Buckin' Billy takes cover from a storm and finds a rare, vintage, power saw.
Whiteout
6. Whiteout
August 15, 2019
A breakdown forces Jason Rygaard to choose between his crew's safety and finishing the job; Frank Harkness is caught in a whiteout while moving the excavator on a narrow mountainside logging road; Wade Etienne finally tests his six-wheel, custom-fabricated, log-hauler; and Buckin' Billy tests his son, Hogan, on a solo cutting mission 100 feet above the ground.
The Longest Road
5. The Longest Road
August 8, 2019
Rygaard Logging fights to fix a crooked skyline, crossing a deep valley on their longest road yet. Danny Pihl pushes himself physically and mentally while running his first jobsite on his own. Frank Harkness' fast work ethic proves too much for his equipment while on a steep, snow- covered mountainside and Wade Etienne doubles down on a risky plan to custom fabricate a one-of-a-kind log-hauler.
Steel Knot
4. Steel Knot
August 1, 2019
Danny Pihl gambles on horsepower to untangle a massive steel knot that's shut down the job site. Rygaard blows out the cobwebs as the company begins logging on their massive, new job. Wade Etienne battles rising mud, trying to get his logs off the job site and Buckin' Billy's forced to take down multiple trees at the same time.
Uphill Battle
3. Uphill Battle
July 25, 2019
Brandon Harkness fights his way up a mountainside in the 29-ton Tigercat; Mike Pihl get his 52-ton yarder lodged between trees; Wade Ettiene's "Big Mama" takes a two-inch steel sawtooth to her face; and Buckin' Billy's son Hogan loses his grip while cutting a tree 60-feet off the ground.
A Legend Returns
2. A Legend Returns
July 18, 2019
Mike Pihl looks for help from a logging legend; Jason Rygaard faces a big test as the new boss and his father Craig's future at Rygaard logging is questioned; The Harkness crew battles winter storms and vertical terrain in the Cascade Mountains; and Wade Etienne goes after valuable hardwood giants with custom machines in Indiana.
Back to the Woods
1. Back to the Woods
July 11, 2019
The Ax Men return, facing tougher conditions than ever before. This season, industry titans Pihl Logging and Rygaard Logging tackle some of their most challenging jobs yet, attempting to thrive in a turbulent industry. Newcomer Frank Harkness makes a name for himself, logging where no one else will, and Buckin' Billy Ray takes to the tree tops of Vancouver Island, risking his life to keep other people safe.
Description

This reality series checks in with loggers on the Northwest coast of North America as they cut down trees and haul them away. The loggers in front of the cameras work in the Pacific Northwest of the US, Canada and Alaska. The series aired on the History cable network from 2008 to 2016.

Ax Men is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (166 episodes). The series first aired on March 9, 2008.

Where to Watch Ax Men

Ax Men is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ax Men on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, History and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 9, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (1,259)