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aloop 06-03-2009 06:26 AM

Log Splitter
 
Anyone have a log splitter from either Home Depot or Lowe's that is a tow behind? I want to know if they are able to handle 60-70 mph highway speeds and if lights and license plate are required.

LI Sound Grunt 06-03-2009 07:31 AM

Wow, are you gonna tow it cross country? My guess is if the wheels are 8 or 10 inch don't go over 60 - if 13 inch or bigger go for it. Other than bearings heating up with the small wheels - these things are so small, in-line ,and relatively light you won't even know its there. I have a very old one (5hp B&S) with the small wheels and can't tell its there.

cgrand 06-03-2009 07:36 AM

won't it fit in the back of your truck?

twentynine 06-03-2009 07:41 AM

No-way shape or form would I tow that thing for more than 10 miles at 45 mph. I have a home made one that I load on my utility trailer for long, highway speed trips.

My Gal 06-03-2009 08:43 AM

I tow mine around the farm. Can't imagine them being towed like a trailer or boat. Don't know about lights/tags but wouldn't even think about a tow further than down the street. Got mine from Lowes.

chrisrack 06-03-2009 02:27 PM

Mine has 8" wheels and it gets towed 60 miles (one direction) at highway speeds, 60 mph, all the time. No lights or plates. Per a friend/cop, towing a small log splitter doesn't require lights because you can easily see the truck lights around the splitter.

Just1more 06-03-2009 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by chrisrack (Post 2349206)
Mine has 8" wheels and it gets towed 60 miles (one direction) at highway speeds, 60 mph, all the time. No lights or plates. Per a friend/cop, towing a small log splitter doesn't require lights because you can easily see the truck lights around the splitter.

Just like a mortar mixer, except for the tire size.

t3rockhall 06-03-2009 03:15 PM

I bought mine (27-ton) at Lowes and it JUST fit in my Ranger XLT. No way I'd tow it on the highway. No springs or suspension system -- it would just bounce all over the place. I used a few 2X8s to put in the bed under the wheels so the tongue would go over the tailgate and that was that. It's a great machine (Honda 4-stroke) and splits ANYTHING. If you buy one of those, double up the hose clamps on the hydraulics. We had a dirty surprise the 2nd or 3rd time out with it.

ladyjane 06-03-2009 04:02 PM

Check state trailer laws and conferm to them

ladyjane 06-03-2009 04:03 PM

Btw timberwolf makes the best log splitter in the east!!

pbr streetgang 06-03-2009 04:41 PM

Make sure the chains are attached properly to your tow vehicle, the tires are up to pressure and your insurance and umbrella policies are paid up to date then put the pedal to the metal.

pbr streetgang 06-03-2009 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by t3rockhall (Post 2349275)
I bought mine (27-ton) at Lowes ............ If you buy one of those, double up the hose clamps on the hydraulics. We had a dirty surprise the 2nd or 3rd time out with it.


You bought it at Lowes what do you expect ?

Btw, did you report the spill to the authorities ?

http://www.epa.gov/edrlupvx/inventory/DOD-023.html

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t3rockhall 06-03-2009 05:10 PM

It sprayed all over my neighbor, who was using it. There was no "spill." I don't know if he did anything else except clean up his face and arms and put another half pint of hydraulic fluid into the machine.

It's THIS baby, and it will handle a lot more than 27", too:
http://www.amazon.com/Troy-Bilt-160c.../dp/B0000AS2GI

weatherman 06-03-2009 07:17 PM

I have the same TroyBilt, purchased from lowes. It is a nice piece of machinery. I've towed it 25 miles at a pop, 10 of them at Interstate speeds, without incident. Trailers in TN don't require licenses, so that's not an issue, and I felt OK during daylight hours without lights because it doesn't block the truck lights.


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