Ax Men Season 2
S02 E00Feb 26, 2009
Road to Season 2 Feb 26, 2009 As logging's toughest season begins, the Ax Men meet face-to-face to carve out this year's stakes. Pihl and J.M. Browning Logging return, but they'll face stiff competition from three new crews.
S02 E01Feb 26, 2009
The Road to Season 2 Feb 26, 2009 Returning from season one are J.M. Browning, a top-notch logging outfit in the hands of the boss's son, and Pihl Logging, a wild bunch of unruly lifetime loggers. Joining this year's competition are three new crews: father-son team Craig and Gabe Rygaard, underwater logger Jimmy Smith, and Montana-based heli-logging outfit R&R Conner Aviation.
S02 E01Mar 2, 2009
Ax Men Cometh Mar 2, 2009 As dawn breaks over the Pacific Northwest, this year's Ax Men prepare for the battle that lies ahead. Behind every turn, danger lurks. To survive, they must escape falling trees and bone-crushing machinery, face impossible deadlines and the worst weather Mother Nature can throw at them.
S02 E02Mar 9, 2009
Initiation Day Mar 9, 2009 The battle to be crowned king of the mountains has just begun - and already, men are bowing out of the race. Rygaard's greenhorn struggles to earn the respect of his crew, while Jay Browning's $30,000 gamble on new equipment craps out. Jimmy Smith and his new deckhand, son James, try to reel in the log of their lives. And one of the mountain's most beloved Ax Men will hang up his saw for good.
S02 E03Mar 16, 2009
By Air, Land and Sea Mar 16, 2009 This week, Ax Men soars to new heights as a helicopter logging outfit enters the competition. At Pihl, Dustin tries to talk his father into coming back to work for Pihl. Rygaard's greenhorn faces his fears when he must climb a 100-ft tree, and Jimmy and James grasp at straws as their prized log slips from their clutches.
S02 E04Mar 23, 2009
Moby Dick Strikes Mar 23, 2009 At Rygaard, the bosses clash over greenhorn Brad Hewitt. Meanwhile, at the Pihl team, Dwayne is forced to do the job of a greenhorn. To the east, R&R Conner Aviation must choose between safety and production. Jimmy Smith and son James are still waging war against the mammoth deadhead known as Moby Dick. Usually, three strikes and you're out...but Jimmy plays by a different set of rules!
S02 E05Mar 30, 2009
The King Crumbles Mar 30, 2009 The mountain's men face the firing squad. Rygaard's greenhorn fights to keep his job, but the bosses may pull the plug before he gets his chance. Jimmy heads into uncharted waters, but hidden below the surface is a minefield that could sink his business for good. Dustin Dethlefs encounters a deadly scenario, and at R&R, a sudden fog rolls in and traps a pilot in zero visibility.
S02 E06Apr 13, 2009
Lost in the Fog Apr 13, 2009 The mountain seeks its revenge. Weather traps R&R's helicopter pilot in the fog. Trees fight back against Pihl's timber fallers. Rivers mount their defense, threatening to rip Jimmy Smith's barge in half. At Rygaard, logging is turned upside down when they move to a new downhill logging site.
S02 E07Apr 20, 2009
One Weak Link Apr 20, 2009 The tables are turned and the mountain's underdogs get their chance. Jimmy Smith finds the holy grail of underwater logs when he attempts to pull a dock out of the water. The men of Pihl Logging battle the biggest timber of their careers. Logging giant Rygaard falls victim to its greenhorn, and helicopter logging suffers under the direction of its new pilot.
S02 E08Apr 27, 2009
The Ax Falls Apr 27, 2009 Dead weight must be shed. Inexperienced hook tender Jesse Browning, junior pilot Steve Smith and greenhorn Brad Hewitt all have their heads on the chopping block. They've been struggling since day one, but their company bosses are out of patience and out of options. Only one will survive the week.
S02 E09May 4, 2009
Fresh Meat May 4, 2009 New faces are welcomed to the fraternity of men known as Ax Men. Rygaard and Conner Aviation hope their new greenhorns fare better than the last class. At Pihl, a missing cutter sends the crew on a search mission, and tempers at S&S Aqua Logging reach crisis level.
S02 E10May 11, 2009
Clash of the Titans May 11, 2009 The gap between winners and losers is narrowing. Rygaard's new greenhorn battles to prove himself, while Conner Aviation's substitute pilot gets wild with the chopper. Dwayne Dethlefs leaves Pihl Logging high and dry, while the Aqua Loggers are sunk by bad weather. At Browning, Jesse's crew tries to catch Rygaard's lead.
S02 E11May 18, 2009
The Reckoning: Part 1 May 18, 2009 The final week of logging's toughest season begins. Impossible goals leave no room for error, as each crew races the clock. While Rygaard and Browning are locked in a fight to the finish, Conner Aviation battles for survival. At Pihl, one man won't survive the week.
S02 E12May 18, 2009
The Reckoning: Part 2 May 18, 2009 As the logging season winds to a close, the drama heats up. Conner fights off defeat, while the men of Pihl fight each other. Jimmy's barge refuses to budge, and for Browning and Rygaard, eleventh hour catastrophes send the competition down to the wire.
S02 E13May 18, 2009
The Reckoning May 18, 2009 As the logging season draws to a close, Conner fights off defeat; the men of Pihl battle each other; Jimmy's barge refuses to budge; last-minute catastrophes send the competition down to the wire for Browning and Rygaard.