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#1 HANKG OFFLINE  

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 06:48 AM

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.IMG_0874.JPG IMG_0875.JPG IMG_0876.JPG IMG_0877.JPG


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Yea those flywheel splitters are super fast!



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Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:32 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.



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Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:27 PM

They claim it is equal to a 34 ton splitter it never refused a log I placed on it yet no matter the size as long as it is no more than 24 inches long

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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!   :smilewink:


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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. :wallbanging:






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