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Old 06-06-2019, 08:25 AM
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I am looking at buying a log splitter, I won't use it that much. I have looked on Craig's list at used ones, but it seems they want as much or more than this new one.

For you guys that know splitters does this look like a decent machine? Thanks


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I always rented one. At the rental rate it would take 20 years to to outpace the cost of buying one.
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rent here too. Cut all the wood to length, rent the splitter, return... no storage, no repairs...
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:49 AM
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Order wood, have delivered and stacked, pay, go fishing.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:05 AM
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$65/day, have it reserved for next weekend.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
I am looking at buying a log splitter, I won't use it that much. I have looked on Craig's list at used ones, but it seems they want as much or more than this new one.

For you guys that know splitters does this look like a decent machine? Thanks


https://www.farmandfleet.com/product...-splitter.html
price is damn good.....
How much wood are you splitting per year?
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Wow $65! Last time I rented some time ago it was $35/day. Interestingly the owner of the shop I rented it from wrote a bill of sale rather than a rental receipt to limit his liability.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:24 AM
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$48. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...1546_200621546
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That looks like a fine machine. We have a county line hydraulic splitter from Tractor Supply that I use when splitting entire trees. Smaller amounts and sizes get the maul. Used a 15 lb Sotz Monster Maul for years until the handle finally broke right at the head. The Northern Tool is almost as good.
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Do you have a tractor? If so get one that runs a pump off the PTO (unless it's a big unit with crazy high aux flow at idle). My uncle built one that will split nearly anything. Even a 25HP tractor just idles running it.
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Originally Posted by Gullpt View Post
Wow $65! Last time I rented some time ago it was $35/day. Interestingly the owner of the shop I rented it from wrote a bill of sale rather than a rental receipt to limit his liability.
How would that limit his liability. Anyone would see right through what he did.
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How would that limit his liability. Anyone would see right through what he did.
He had a notion.

Also a good way to have an unethical person try to say they bought a log splitter for $65
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:59 AM
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I had a MTD 26 Ton splitter. It would split dry Blackgum. We used to burn about 6 cords a winter. I'm glad to be done with it. But it was the warmest heat you could have and it was there when the power went during the storms.

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Around 1300.00, notice the foot on this machine vs the other stuff you see out there.

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In THT true form, this is the least I would buy.

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I bought a gently used one from my neighbor, $600 (similar to this one: https://www.menards.com/main/outdoor...19524&&ipos=11.) I only need for a few years, but I figure I'll sell it for $500.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
price is damn good.....
How much wood are you splitting per year?
Sorry, this is a gift for my future son in law. He is not the rent it type guy. It is something he has wanted for a long time and just could not afford it right now. His birthday is coming up and I think he would love something like this. Thanks for the help guys I just picked it up and will start assembling it.


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Hey Mike,,,, I mean dad,, my birthdays coming up don’t forget!
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Holy shit that's a hell of a birthday present!
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Got any more daughters?

Pics of said daughters...
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Nice. He is going to like that.

















I've got a list too, but I'm already married.

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Got any more daughters?

Pics of said daughters...
He is already WAY over marrying, But my daughter loves him and I like the guy also.
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