Last year my brother in law and me went half on a new D&R log splitter this little machine is lightening fast and powerful it is not hydraulic it gets its power from a 5.5HP gas engine that spins twin 75lb fly wheels, when the pinion is engaged it sends the ram out which is toothed on the underside . We split three cords in no time and with the help of my 1964 simplicity landlord and cart and our setup of tables we made short work of the job.
D And R Rapid Fire
Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:28 AM
Yea those flywheel splitters are super fast!
Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:32 AM
Edited by MH81, September 16, 2014 - 11:03 AM.
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:37 PM
Is the rapidfire as powerful as a hydraulic splitter?
A couple of buddies and myself built a hydraulic splitter years ago, and it was just about unstopable!
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 07:00 PM
I built one yrs back that would split right though a crotch, or just about any other tough spot. It could crush a tree acrosst the grain if needed. You wood look pretty straight grained and easy to split.
Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:27 PM
Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:40 PM
I built one yrs back that would split right though a crotch
Awe man, that sounds as painful as it gets!
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:47 PM
I could use that log splitter down here. We just took a couple of trees down and once I get them cut up I will need to split them.