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We finally broke down and bought a log splitter.


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Posted May 31, 2011 - 10:21 AM

We borrowed the log splitter from my work twice now. Which is great but then you also feel rushed to try and get it all done within the weekend that you borrow it. The other plus is it was free. My boss had borrowed it a while back and he apparently had it for over two years until he finally brought it back in when the owner of the company started questioning why it wasn't bringing in any rental revenue.

Once he brought it back in that was just before we had borrowed it those two times. I went to borrow it again about two weeks ago and here my boss borrowed it again and we probably won't see it for another two years again.

We decided rather then pay for a rental a couple of times and having plans to solely heat with wood in the next two years we broke down and bought one. We looked at the 27 ton Troy-Bilt at Lowes and we also looked at the 28 ton Huskee at Tractor Supply. They both had Honda engines on them, but the Huskee had a horizontal shaft which was a big plus in my book. The Huskee also uses a solid I-beam where the Troy-Bilt was boxed in with the cylinder sticking above in the open.

We ended up going with the Huskee and I think we made the right decision. It was $300 more but I feel it will last much longer. We really didn't want to spend any money on one but you gotta do what you gotta do. At least now I can save the splitting for cooler mornings and cooler evenings. We have about 10 cord of wood back in the corner that still needs split. I also need to get the wood pile moved so we can possibly do something about storage for the implements and garden tractors.

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 11:38 AM

Sounds like the Huskee was the better choice. Glad you got one. It will be nice for you to do it when you want to instead of when you have to. Congrats.

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 05:48 PM

Congratz on the splitter. You could have built your own though :D

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 06:06 PM

Congratz on the splitter. You could have built your own though :D


Would love to have built one, even a 3pt for on the back of the Massey 1655 but the problem with that is time. I already have too many projects going on as it is.

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 06:46 PM

Congratulations on the Splitter George

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 07:23 PM

Would love to have built one, even a 3pt for on the back of the Massey 1655 but the problem with that is time. I already have too many projects going on as it is.


As soon as the warranty is off, I see modifications coming.

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 07:24 PM

As soon as the warranty is off, I see modifications coming.


LOL, could be. End up doing a muffler mod on it :D

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Posted May 31, 2011 - 08:12 PM

LOL, could be. End up doing a muffler mod on it :D

A log splitter with a stack lol.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 01:49 PM

I need a log splitter, but every one I rent cant keep up with me and my 10# maul. So I decided I want to build one that I can tow behind the truck. I want to over build the crap out of it.

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Posted June 01, 2011 - 02:48 PM

I am actually happy with the cycle time on the Huskee. It isn't too fast and it isn't too slow. It is a little on the slower side, maybe like 17 seconds but I don't really wanna be busting my hump continuously either.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 02:30 PM

17 seconds is not bad at all. Main reason I want a tow behind is so I can hitch it to the truck when I go wood cutting. the truck is loaded with wood and I just split it as I unload. Hopefully this year I can get started need to draw up some plans first.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 02:43 PM

The one we got is a tow behind. I don't know if I would want to tow it that much though. Can't see it at all in the mirrors until you hit a bump and it bounces high enough and you catch a glimpse of it.

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Posted June 02, 2011 - 07:03 PM

I've heard of people using them to bend metal, also. Dual purpose that way. Make your own sleeve hitches, what have you.
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Posted June 03, 2011 - 04:41 AM

Congratulations on the Splitter George


:ditto:

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Posted June 03, 2011 - 05:25 AM

Now you have a splitter , maybe you would want to make something for lifting unsplit wood using the tractor with the FEL , maybe LH clamp on forks or some kind of extisions. Better then lifting the heavy ones . I always wanted one but don't burn enough , at least righgt now , glad to hear you got one .




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