I need a new wood splitter .

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dango, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My budget is about $2400 , I got through about ten chords a winter and I need something easy or repair and dependable . What would by and why .
     
  2. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If I lived near you I would do it for free with an axe its one of my favorite things to do.

    mammas dont let your cowboys grow up to be babies
    better dead than red
     

  3. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    I have a troybuilt 27 ton, I do about 3-4 cords a year, have had it about 5yrs, has the honda engine on it.

    I am very pleased with it ...Knock on wood
     
  4. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We'll , I have a minor handicap and just can,t do the maul and wedge thing anymore .
     
  5. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    yeh, these yonger people won't be doing that when they get our age:D
     
  6. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Sounds like I have the same one Eagle has. Its a Troy-bilt 27 ton. You can use it horizontal like the picture or pull a pin and flip it up vertical which is the way I use mine so I don't have to pick the log up. I got mine at Lowes building supply and I think it was $1200/1400 but I can't remember the amount for sure.
     

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  7. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Want a "wood" splitter? Get married.:p:eek:
     
  8. Eagle1803

    Eagle1803 New Member

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    yep, that's it, I think I payed 1400-1500 for mine at Lowes also
     
  9. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I might have paid round there too but I can't remember. Its never gave me a problem. Going to be firing it up soon too. I already got the trees picked out and all within 100 yards of the house.
     
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  10. aandabooks

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    Make sure you look at the control setup. I've seen a couple where you have to stand next to the motor to run the controls. I like having the motor on the opposite side of the beam. Horizontal/Vertical is a must for me.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Would that be light years?
     
  12. BVAL

    BVAL New Member

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    Check out Rural King they carry Swisher brand.
    Swisher 28 Ton 8.75 GT Log Splitter LSRB87528,,,,,,,,,,$1350.00
    Controls are opposite of the engine.




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  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Lol! Witty.
     
  14. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Think dad's is an old Troy built 20 ton. It has the temes oh hell I can't spell it engine. Ran fine for a long time. Friend of his managed to blow up the hyrdo pump. Easy fix. But it was over 10 years old by then.


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  15. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Log splitter...............

    The cajun way, stack all the logs, then have your neighbor call drug enforcement and tell them your hiding drugs in the logs. They will come in and cut it for you............;)
     
  16. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    Yes. After I get it cut up I have Scotty beam me back to the house.

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  17. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    He said his bubget was 2400.00 not 240000.00:D
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have to say the TroyBilt from Lowes is one solid unit. i have several in our rental fleet and they take lots of abuse, andhold up pretty good. most of my repairs to them are minor, like hoses that some dropped a log on, and other idiot mistakes. the engines and the hydraulics are pretty good and so far, are holding up well. i think the last one we purchased was a 27 ton unit and it was right about $1200. and has a Honda engine on it too.
     
  19. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Im looking at one myself " log splitter" I wont ever need another wife :D , I currently have no use but if we can get our house sold and moved to the country I will be heating with wood even if I have to put a outdoor furnace in to do so . This past winter has drained my wallet dry with that extreme cold we have had this season . I did purchase a new Stihl MS250 recently , So far so good , It cuts like a hot knife through warm butter.
     
  20. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    How about one like this ?................

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