So... guess who got a new toy?

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  1. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Yup, Huskee with a honda. I almost went with the B&S engine because the cycle time is 14 sec. vs. 18 for the heavier dutied 27 ton Honda... but the briggs was just so much louder.


    I bought the three year warranty with it also.
     
  2. Judy in IN

    Judy in IN Well-Known Member Supporter

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    OOOOOOOH! And when do I get to borrow it? ;)

    Nice toy. I've been thinking of getting one for my Dad for Christmas. What did that set you back, if you don't mind telling? Did you get it at TSC? Or maybe Harbor Freight?
     

  3. Boleyz

    Boleyz Prognosticator, Artist

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    Don't look like no fun to me...where's the cup-holder?
     
  4. Sparticle

    Sparticle Well-Known Member Supporter

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    SaaaaaaaaaWeeeeeeet!!!!!! (I drool)
     
  5. AKraven

    AKraven Member

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    Just 2 words................................. VERY JEALOUS

    We heat with wood mostly and my spliter turned 18 this summer and will be leaving next summer. LOL So I guess I better start saving my pennies.
     
  6. Lynne

    Lynne Well-Known Member

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    Ours' is homemade


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    Mine's BIGGER than yours :nana:




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    Have fun with your new toy - got insurance -right Zeal?:)
     
  7. gilberte

    gilberte Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It looks awfully heavy to pick up and swing.
    Color me green :)
     
  8. MaineFarmMom

    MaineFarmMom Columnist, Feature Writer

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    My two words... ME TOO!
     
  9. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    I got the Honda on my splitter, too.
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  10. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Can you suffer from Splitter envy???

    Nice Splitter, does yours go vertical?
     
  11. fixer1958

    fixer1958 None of the Above

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    I LOVE my splitter also. The cars stay outside. The splitter and the tractor go in the shed. They are getting pretty pricey now with energy costs. Especially with a honda engine. Very nice appliance. I wanted to keep mine in the living room but got to much negative feedback.
     
  12. Bill in Tn

    Bill in Tn Active Member

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    Judy,
    Bought mine from Harbor Freight. Manufactured in Illinois by Brave. I think they're around nine hundred dollars now.
     
  13. RedneckPete

    RedneckPete Well-Known Member

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    I love my splitfire. It not only quarters every piece I drop on, but splits on both strokes of the cycle! What most log splitter take six cycles to to, mine accomplishes in one! It comes with a honda motor too.

    Pete

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  14. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Boys and their toys!! :rolleyes: DH has just about wore his out..SOOOO I don't want him to see these pictures (just) yet! QB
     
  15. Lynne

    Lynne Well-Known Member

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    ZealYouthguy -
    Yes it does.
     
  16. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    Lynne, How fast in engine RPM and how much horsepower do you have to power that big PTO (?) driven pump?
     
  17. turtlehead

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    I´m so relieved to see this thread!
    We got a log splitter because we are too old and out of shape to split all the wood we need, which is only a few cords.

    I see all the posts about ¨I split X amount of wood last week..." and I think to myself ¨gee, we´re such wimps!¨ but now I see how many others use log splitters and I don´t feel quite so inadequate.

    Nice splitter!
     
  18. michiganfarmer

    michiganfarmer Max Supporter

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    I bought that same splitter a couple years ago Bob. I like it. I havent had any trouble with it. It is a little cold blooded. It doent have a choke. Only a primer. I used it all winter. It has always started right up, although I do have to push the primer a few times to keep it runing in cold temps untill it warms up a little.

    Also, if you use it horisonally, wood chips build up in the track that the wedge runs in down near the block that the wood is pushed against. I took a torch, and cut a notch out of both sides of the groove right tight to the block so I could sweep the bark and wood chips out as I use the splitter, otherwise its quite a pain to clean that groove out.
     
  19. Lizza

    Lizza Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My husband just hand split a couple of cords yesterday, I won't even show him the picture!
     
  20. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    True it may not have a cup holder, but it has one heck of a can crusher!