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#1 Countryboo OFFLINE  

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Posted January 11, 2017 - 03:11 PM

I'm thinking about getting a log splitter & was just gonna ask for some opinions on which one would be the better of the two.

http://www.searshome...on-Log-Splitter


http://m.homedepot.c...2B756/203460303

Yea I know everybody gonna have a different opinion, but I've never owned a cub. I've never owned a Cub, only Craftsman toys. Plus with them selling out I've got to think about parts for later.
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Posted January 11, 2017 - 03:31 PM

Both appear to be the same machine.

Craftsman has a larger 208cc motor which looks like a Honda horizontal shaft compared to the HD which is Honda 160cc.

Not sure if the Craftsman would have more power or not.

Both should start well as Honda is a good starting motor.

HD says 19 second cycle time.

Craftsman say auto cylinder return which is a definite advantage.

My thought is they are the same except engines.



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Posted January 11, 2017 - 04:04 PM

The cub cadet site lists a 19 sec cycle time with auto return for what appears to be the same model.  http://www.cubcadet....insaws/ls-25-cc

 

With the financial condition of Sears and their selling the Craftsman brand (not sure what product lines were included) I'd worry about ending up with an orphan on anything Craftsman.


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Posted January 11, 2017 - 10:58 PM

look close enough to the same unit to let the price make the decision. Don


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Posted January 11, 2017 - 11:13 PM

If you have a Tractor Supply Store (TSC) near you, check out their splitters.

 

Two of my relatives bought TSC splitters when they were on sale, and both of them are very happy with the splitters.

 

It can split vertically or horizontally, and has a Kohler engine.

 

I think they paid $999 or $1099 for theirs.


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 04:33 AM

If you have a Tractor Supply Store (TSC) near you, check out their splitters.

 

Two of my relatives bought TSC splitters when they were on sale, and both of them are very happy with the splitters.

 

It can split vertically or horizontally, and has a Kohler engine.

 

I think they paid $999 or $1099 for theirs.

WOO Kohler engine and look at that price!



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Posted January 12, 2017 - 05:25 AM

This is the model my relatives bought:

 

http://www.tractorsu...er?cm_vc=-10005

 

 

The splitter is on sale again.

 

Kohler engine, 13 gpm 2-stage pump


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 10:42 AM

I have one of the TSC splitters and I like it a lot. The two stage pump makes for fast cycle times. The Kohler runs great & I can cross cut through a 4" piece of wood with no problem.  The Country Line splitter at TSC is actually built by Speeco, Speeco has been making splitters for a long time. My Dads Speeco splitter is about 27yrs old & still going strong, 3 engines later. Yes we wore out 2 engines and one valve body on it, but it also was used to heat three homes for the last 27 yrs..  I like the design of the ram being supported at the rear on the Speeco's better than the Cub & Craftsman ram mount design. One thing I would suggest is to either buy or make a log cradle for which ever one you decide to buy. They save a lot on having to pick wood up off of the ground over & over. 


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Posted January 12, 2017 - 05:26 PM

Thanks, I'm gonna check into TSC & will let y'all know




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