Gonna buy a log splitter

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 7L Farm, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want one but which one? They have one at TSC my neighbor has the same one & has had it for 5 years. He has no heat in his house only heats with wood so he splits alot of wood. Need some help here wood splitters ain't cheap but I needs one. Thanks 7L
     
  2. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    My husband and I heat predonimantly with wood in the winter also. We (more like he) had been splitting by hand. We bought a Troy Built 27 ton from Lowes and it was the best investment we have ever made! At age 56 (he) and 47 (myself), the log splitter certainly added years to our lives! [​IMG]

    *edited for spelling*
     
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  3. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I love my log splitter!

    We have a MTD 21 ton horizontal/vertical splitter that is about 10 years old now. We split about 5 or 6 cords of wood a year. I do most of the splitting by myself & I am a 5'2", 54 year old woman. Our splitter is very easy to use. We split mainly oak, maple and poplar that is from our own property. I set the splitter up near the coops so I can throw the grubs I find in the wood to the chickens ~ they love it when I split wood. They also get any wood that has termites or ants to clean up.
     
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    I got a log splitter for my birthday the year my husband forgot and offered me anything I wanted to make up for it.

    I chose this
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  5. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    anyone suggest a good human powered log splitter?
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Previously DuckLady! Staff Member

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    Quote:You get more logs to the gallon with a hydraulic model. The human ones you have to feed, too. [​IMG]
     
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You get more logs to the gallon with a hydraulic model. The human ones you have to feed, too. [​IMG]

    how does a hydrolic one work? does it need gas?
     
  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:You get more logs to the gallon with a hydraulic model. The human ones you have to feed, too. [​IMG]

    how does a hydrolic one work? does it need gas?

    A small gas engine powers the hydraulics. A lever controls a slow moving wedge that splits the logs.
     
  9. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:how does a hydrolic one work? does it need gas?

    A small gas engine powers the hydraulics. A lever controls a slow moving wedge that splits the logs.

    i'll stick with the human powered log splitters. i'v seen small ones you pump with your foot.
     
  10. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    Quote:[​IMG] WHOA! You go girl!!!
     

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