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Old 06-06-2019, 01:46 PM
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I bought one very similar - probably same one rebranded. It needs hydraulic oil - buy a few gallons. SAE 30 oil in the engine and try to use non-ethanol gas. Close the petcock and run the gas out when finished. Works great.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:48 PM
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When I lived in TN and used a wood boiler for heat I bought a 22 ton Dirty Hands Tool splitter from Lowes. I used the crap out of that thing. At least 4 cords of wood per season. It always cranked with a few pulls after sitting.
I'm now down in FL and don't miss it one bit.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:11 PM
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Am I reading this wrong?
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:03 PM
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I split a poop load of wood each year.

Best thing ever is to take the splitter head and weld on 2 more cross members so the splitter head is now a plus sign + , instead of just the --.

Each down stroke splits into 4, next round. Really speeds up the process safely.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:41 AM
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We bought a new log splitter last year: Northstar 30 ton. What I learned is make sure parts are available locally. Brand new out of the crate, the hydraulic ram was leaking. Company mailed us a new ram. Installed it, that one leaked. We sent the original one over to a hydraulic shop: they repaired it. Company sent a third ram. We installed it: no leak.
Now, we have a functional log splitter, one extra leaking ram in its crate and one new rebuilt hydraulic ram back in its crate. It's been frustrating, but works great now, no leaks, and pair of back up rams tucked away in the barn.
It's a fun tool to use. We split 4 chords this year at the farm for 3 of us to burn all year: for the smoker, bon fires, home fireplaces. Its a great tool to have at your disposal.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:41 AM
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In my younger days, 30 years ago or so, I made extra money selling firewood.
i built my own log splitter.
10hp Briggs and Stratton engine, 13.5 gpm two stage hydraulic pump, 4x36 hydraulic cylinder.
all the parts were available locally or through northern equipment.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:51 AM
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I really want to split my own wood. I have a splitter too. The cost is about 100/cord for log length wood here, and about 200 for a split delivered cord. I'm finding it reeeeeely hard to justify. lol. I do have a lot of wood on the property and that makes sense to split.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:25 AM
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In true THT fashion you are going to need a Kinetic log splitter.

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Old 06-07-2019, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
I split a poop load of wood each year.

Best thing ever is to take the splitter head and weld on 2 more cross members so the splitter head is now a plus sign + , instead of just the --.

Each down stroke splits into 4, next round. Really speeds up the process safely.
Funny you mention this, I was finishing assembly this morning and I was thinking the same thing when I looked at that cutter head. Think I will ask the future SIL if he want me to weld the extra cross pieces when I give him the splitter. Wonder why the manufacturer does not do it that way. Only thing I can think is if you are splitting smaller logs??

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Old 06-07-2019, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
Funny you mention this, I was finishing assembly this morning and I was thinking the same thing when I looked at that cutter head. Think I will ask the future SIL if he want me to weld the extra cross pieces when I give him the splitter. Wonder why the manufacturer does not do it that way. Only thing I can think is if you are splitting smaller logs??
Instead of actually welding it on, make a separate piece with the cross, that can just slip over the existing cutter. That way if you end up splitting bigger stuff or really stringy stuff you can go back to just the original cutter. Has really been good to have both options for me.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:32 AM
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Its actually a part you can buy. My timberwolf came with one. Its nice because you can take it off to split smaller stuff


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