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A splitter the size of a weed whacker?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Jon1270, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    I've been proceeding on the assumption that I'll never have room for a hydraulic splitter on my little suburban property, but an unusual little machine showed up on Craigslist, and I'm curious if anyone knows anything about it. The small motor must impose speed limitations if nothing else, but I have no experience with hydraulics of any kind so I'm out of my depth.

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  2. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    Looks like the remains of a modded Lickety Splitter or maybe a homemade job
  3. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    Definitely looks like a home made jobber. The motor looks awfully close to the size of the weed wacker motor too. I don't see any hydraulic lines, I don't see a oil resevoir or a handle to engage pressure.
  4. Michael Golden

    Michael Golden Burning Hunk

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    Looks like the oil reservoir is in the beam I think I see a cap at the end? It would be heavy to move around!
  5. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    That is slick. Although, now we need more pics!! And an update on how it splits.
  6. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor Minister of Fire

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    I'm sure the cycle time is horrendously long!! Unless the xyl is tiny then it will have like a 4 ton capacity.
  7. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Here's another pic, and a link to the ad. I can't speak to how well it splits because I haven't been out to see it, and apparently the recoil needs a bit of work. He's selling it with the weed whacker because he couldn't find parts for the splitter motor and intended to swap in the WW motor.

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