Ax Men

7:30pm – Wednesday, July 1 on TV 3

The Ax Men are here and they’re bigger, badder and tougher than anything you have ever seen before. The first ever non-fiction series about the treacherous life of Pacific Northwest timber cutters, Ax Men premieres on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:30pm on 3.

Going deep into the forest, high into the sky and even down into the sea, this new series follows four logging crews in the Pacific Northwest as they race to fall the most timber during logging’s most dangerous season.

For more than 100 years, larger than life characters, many of whom are members of logging families who go back to the time when the West was being settled – have spent their days among towering trees and powerful machines and their nights in outposts far from the comforts of civilization.

Ax Men tells these remarkable stories, detailing the history of the logging industry and how technology has transformed life for today’s logger, while the struggle of man versus nature stays the same.

As one logger puts it: “I’ve had this leg broke, this knee crushed, my ribs broke, my shoulders broke. I’ve been cut and beat up just about every place on my body. If I see somebody being dangerous, they’re fired.”

Over the course of the series, Ax Men will follow logging crews through a season of fighting mechanical failures, relentless weather and unpredictable terrain.

Viewers will witness how loggers battle the elements, picking up where their fathers and grandfathers left off, to conquer America’s final frontier.

Danger is a full-time job, as these brave men put everything on the line each and every day to retrieve the timber with which America built its country. Snapped cables, runaway logs and razor-sharp chainsaws are just some of the dangers that threaten their lives daily.

Even with new technology that should make the job easier, it all boils down to the toughness and perseverance of the logging crews. Anything and everything can and does go wrong. Not everyone will survive, but those who do will earn their place in a long line of men who call themselves “Ax Men”.

Make sure not to miss your first introduction to these brave men, who perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs, when Ax Men premieres on Wednesday, July 1st at 7:30pm on 3.