Bought new Huskee 22 ton splitter and it won't start!@#!

lfunk11 Posted By lfunk11, Oct 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

  1. MasterMech

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    By this he means re-adjust the valve lash. .003 and .005 (intake and exhaust) IIRC. Very easy to do. Briggs motors in particular (especially OHV units) are pretty picky about valve lash.
     
  2. jhoff310

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    it took me 45 minutes to get mine started when I bought mine. I attributed my problems to them leaving them sit out in the rain..I ran a full tank of gas thru it and seems to have cleared it up.

    Jeff
     
  3. Kenster

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    I bought a Huskee 35 hp last year. It was a brand new seven year old splitter - meaning it had been purchased seven years before and had never been started. Had never even had gas put in the tank. You could tell by the paint and labels that no wood had ever touched that machine. The lady selling it said her husband bought it new at TSC and put it into storage, planning on eventually taking it to their family property in Arkansas. The man ran off with another woman and the seller got tired of paying the storage locker fee. So she sold it to me. I paid $1000 for it.

    I brought it home, checked the fluids, added gas.... and it fired right up on the second pull. Still runs great.
     
  4. Gator eye

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    Haven't thought about that, I'll give it a go this weekend and let you know if it helps. It sure would be a shoulder saver. Thanks
     
  5. Halligan

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    I may regret saying this but my 22 ton Huskee has been great. I had not used it in 3 months so I pulled it out of the shed the other day and filled the tank with gas. I pushed the primer 8-10 times and it fired on the first pull. She ran about 3 seconds and dies. I pushed primer another 3-5 times and it fired up and continued running for the next hour while I split.
     
  6. lfunk11

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    So I took it back and they couldn't get it started after about 2-3 minutes of trying. They said pick out a different one and that was it. They put some gas in and about 3-4 pulls it was running. I think the plug being out must have caused some issues with water, etc getting in there. I have used the splitter 3-4 times since and have not had a single issue with it. It starts in 2-3 pulls and splits everything I have used so far. I am really happy with the purchase so far! :)
     
  7. lfunk11

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    moral of the story is have them start it up before you take it home. I don't live that far, but its far enough to be a pain and most of it is highway driving. The speed limit is 70mph and I do 50 so its not ideal.
     
  8. bogydave

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    Glad it turned out to be happy ending.
    You'll get many years of happy splitting, good machines.

    Not really meant to be towed a long way or fast , highway or not.
    No spring or shocks, let alone no lights.
    I trailer mine if I have to move it any distance over the roads.
    I did tow it home though, but like you, drove slow
     
  9. Benchwrench

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    It's always a treat to walk into our local TSC. They've always got something I can use.

    Glad to hear the outcome was... the way it should be.
    I agree with the slow driving part. When I bought mine, I took the back roads dragging this li'l ol' splitter home.

    One of our neighbors hooks up his ATV to the splitter and drives it up on his utility trailer then takes it anywhere he wants to . I think he's go a great system going there.
     

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