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Doin some splittin with my new milk crate

Discussion in 'The Wood Pile' started by HDRock, May 27, 2015.

  1. HDRock

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    Just kiddin, I already had the milk crate.
    New to me is this puppy, I got it off craigslist today :D:axe::rootintootin:

    I took a pic of the pile of splits and the log catcher installed on the splitter but it didn't take I guess .
    Is cotton wood normally stringy as hell ??

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    Nice score, but where's the puppy?
     
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    There's been some nice off season splitter deals recently.

    It looks really nice.
     
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    Looks brand new---hope you got it sweet-One thing I like for sure is that handle on the tongue---my new Cub doesnt have one and it is not easy to move around once off the concrete---what kind of engine is on it?
     
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    Should be a great splitter for you. I ran a 25 ton Huskee for about 15 years.
    Only problem I ever had was a flat tire... Probably my fault, trailing to fast.
    Added a spare tire.
    Cottonwood can be very stringy. Heavy when wet & LIGHT when dry.
    Burns hot & fast.


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    Yeah I have been seeing a lot of splitters I was interested in but,, they were one two three hour drive away this one was only 15 miles away.
     
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    Briggs and Stratton engine, it's less than 2 years old
    The guy said he only used it 4 times and I believe it, he had less than a third of a cord of wood by his garage.
    He thought he was going to get a lot of wood from his tree service buddy but never got any, so, decided he should sell it because he didn't use it.

    The handle is nice I guess but I thought this thing would be better balanced then it is. its heavy
     
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    His loss, your gain hopefully-doesnt sound like he was hoarder minded-glad you benefitted from it-Keep it horizontal and enjoy...:smoke:
     
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    Great score. Just cant afford to pull the trigger on one. Can rent a 32 ton from local rental place for 75 bucks for a full weekend. And if it breaks down he brings me another one. Rent 2 or 3 times a season. Cost effective for me.
     
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    Yeah I had a couple of large ones there I split up vertically just because I could after that I put it horizontal and did the rest, but I have some big white oak I will be busting up vertically
     
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    Nothing wrong with that.
    I'm not fond of doing marathon work, just work at my leisure when I want.
     
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    That's how I work too.
     
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    Nice addition to your "ever growing", wood gathering tool box ! :yes:

    Cottonwood here not very stringy
    Usually splits easy.
     
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    the Cottonwood was like a yard bird so maybe that's why it is so stringy.
    How hot is the cylinder on the splitter supposed to get?
    I could hold my hand on it
     
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    That would be about right HDRock-shouldn't be any warmer than that-and my latest "yardbird" maple was tougher than woodpecker lips
     
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    That is a great rental rate. I've been checking and have not found anything that good here. I just can't pull the trigger and buy one; I've decided I need to rent one first and give it a try. Getting too hot here, so will likely rent one this fall and give the hydraulic club a test drive to see if I want to become a full time member.
     
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    I have my buddies 20 ton mtd at the house. I cut a crap load of wood and it is nice to have. He has an outdoor burner so he gets all the uglies and I cut a lot of his wood. This way I can keep his splitter here in the garage and use it when I need it. If he takes it back I will have to get my own!
     
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    The harder you work it the hotter it'll get.
    It's oil, so it can get pretty hot (300° range) & still be OK.
    Friction thru the pump & valve generate heat.
    Mine was pretty warm (120° maybe, so 100° raise in temp over ambient) after a couple cords last Oct, but it was 20° out.
    It has a pretty big tank, so should have no problems of overheating.
     
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    With age comes wisdom.....:eek::thumbs:
    But you ain't aged....
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    My Champion 22T gets to pretty hot if I run it for more than an hour or so... Depends too on what I'm splitting- tougher, stringier, knotty stuff gets things cooking quick in the warmer months- even had some foaming outta the tank cap a few times- shut it down and cool myself off with some stacking.... of empty cans!
     
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    Cottonwood will be stringy at time while others won't be stringy at all. You take what you get there.

    That thing does look like new. Nice find HD.
     
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