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    Re: log splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by f7sp View Post
    well for that much wood i'd try the rapid fire. they're super quick,seen them at the john deere dealer in fort sask. but they're not cheap i think somewhere around 2800. but i only have 3 or 4 cord to split, so i'll definetely look at some electric splitters as well, thanks for the replies.
    Ya it wont all be split in a few weekends but agree the DR's look quick, don't matter if broken down all the time. Hydraulic is pretty fool proof and indestructible. Will have to call around and see who all deals in splitters



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    Re: log splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by sirkdev View Post
    I know this sounds wimpy but try an electric one, we got one and I would never go back to a gas powered machine. Have used lots of them. Had a bunch of people laugh at me until they tried it. Works like a charm. About $250 at peavey mart.
    hey if it works it's not whimpy... so that's a 5 ton? Does it split green birch with knots in it? for 250 it would be worth the try

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    Re: log splitters

    My dad bought one at the farm show in gp a couple years ago. It's an all in one for splitting logs. Has a winch on it to drag the tree up the shoot to where you cut the log to what ever size length then it falls into the splitter hit the lever and as it splits your cutting the next one to be split. No bending except to hook the next log up. It's amazing how much wood you can cut with a few people in a couple hrs. It's called wallinstien 830 wood processor.

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    Re: log splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by somethingnuw View Post
    hey if it works it's not whimpy... so that's a 5 ton? Does it split green birch with knots in it? for 250 it would be worth the try
    It does there is no problem with the hydraulic power thats for sure but as you know knotty birch is a pain in the ass.

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    Re: log splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by sirkdev View Post
    It does there is no problem with the hydraulic power thats for sure but as you know knotty birch is a pain in the ass.

    yup but i love burning it... just hate spliting it!

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    Re: log splitters

    Went with a crappy tire champion on sale. 20ton and have a about 5 hrs use on it and very happy with it so far for the price. First tree was a green spruce with an average diameter of 32-36". Bad knots and all and noissues. Has the log holders on the side as an extra not a option.

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    Re: log splitters

    Quote Originally Posted by f7sp View Post
    i'm looking for a good reliable splitter probably around the 22 ton range. i checked out the swisher at canadian tire, and they also have a champion there as well. also a friend of mine said there was a troy bilt from lowes. whats everyones thoughts on what brand would be the best. i also wouldn't mind having the option of being able to flip it up to split wood vertically, but not all brands have that option. thanks
    I got the Champion one from Canadian tire when it was on sale, it does also flip up to split vertically.... so far works well.
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    Re: log splitters

    Yeah i was lookin at that champion, looked like it was well built .



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    It's amazing how good of a work out a large section of spruce and a axe is.
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    Re: log splitters

    So I'm in the market now, for myself and this was the best thread I found.

    How are the electrics holding up, after 2 years? I have asked around and so far it's been Canadian Tire, for the 1st pick and PA for the 2nd.
    I'm getting 2-5 truck loads dropped off per week in my yard and I need to buck it up faster than my arms and the maul can do.
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