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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Yesterday my buddy Bill asked me to try to fix his log splitter, he got it used, several yrs ago with a 7hp Honda on it.

That motor didn't last long it was already worn out when he got it, so a 8hp B&S I/C that came off of a cement mixer was put on. It did the job and was noisier than the Honda. For the last 3 yrs it's been a problem, fuel leaks, broken tank, leaky fitting in the carb, hard to start from dirt getting in the carb. It has been fixed I don't know how many times by different people and had gotton to the point where he was ready to buy a new engine.

 

So I have a 13hp Honda clone that that has very few hrs on it that needed a new home. It was bought new and modified to fit a Garden Tractor.

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I had bought it for this MF12 garden tractor but I preferred the original motor that it came with.

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Now the 13hp motor is on and the splitter works great, quieter, easy to start and more power.

With the 8hp if you have a stubborn log that wouldn't split and it stopped the ram from moving the motor would lug down to the point of stalling even at full power. With the 13hp in the same situation the motor works, holds it's rpm and sometimes muscles through the log if you keep the pressure on.

Will see how long this motor last.

 

The best thing that Bill likes about the log splitter is that his WIFE runs it.

 

I didn't get any pictures of it on but will try to get some posted.

 

 


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:13 PM

 It sounds like you improved his wood splitter. Some of those clones are very well made and last a long time if you keep the oil changed. It sounds like the old engine didn't have enough HP for the job. The pump should bypass before you run out of HP.  


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 11:34 PM

Nice job Doug, that should make the splitter really do the job now.


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 07:20 AM

That ought to help it out. Bet Bills wife is happy!


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Nice for you to do Bills wife a favor :D
One year, our neighbor bought his wife a walk behind snow blower so she didnt have to shovel a path for him to go to work.
They are still married.
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Posted December 09, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Nice for you to do Bills wife a favor :D
One year, our neighbor bought his wife a walk behind snow blower so she didnt have to shovel a path for him to go to work.
They are still married.

:bigrofl: Now that's funny!
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