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Can anyone I.D. this splitter?

Post in 'The Gear' started by stop drop & roll, Dec 21, 2007.

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  1. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    Scored this splitter over the summer for free. All I can tell is the engine is a 1978 by the engine code#. Works fine except cylinder leaks like a pig. Can anyone identify it? Make/ model. Thanks.

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  2. boostnut

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    Sorry, can't i.d. that one, looks homemade to me. Take the cylinder off and have a reputable shop repair it (probably needs a seal kit). Doesn't matter who made it, just have the cylinder fixed and put her to work!
  3. Shipper50

    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    I agree it looks homemade to me, and good luck having the cylinder worked on. I took a cylinder in to a local yokel years back and he had it for 3 months and come to find out, he never touched it. Said he couldn't find time or parts. Don't remember which.

    Shipper
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Too bad you aren't around this area. There is a great small hydraulics shop here that would fix the cylinder in a heartbeat. I found it by accident. I was driving down a side street one day and glanced at their sign. Under the shop name it said "A Great Place To Take A Leak".

    I ran into the curb laughing and I take everything there since then.
  5. Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson Mod Emeritus

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    They'll probably want to hone the piston while they have it apart. It might be cheaper to buy a new one (cylinder), depending.
  6. triptester

    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    Yes the splitter is homemade but it looks well built. If you take the cylinder in to be fixed get a firm cost. A replacement only needs to fit in the same location it does not have to be brand specific. I'm quessing the cylinder to have a 4" bore . They can be found new for under $150.00.
  7. MuckSavage

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    Yep, homemade & well built.......Great score ya got there!
  8. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    Thanks everyone for responding. I acquired this splitter from an older gentleman who replaced this with a new one. I have since found out that he thinks his new splitter certainly is not like his old one. I guess they dont make things today the way they used to! Anyway, does anybody know of a reliable hydraulic supplier on the internet?

    Thanks again
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    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    Found this cylinder on E-bay . Good price. May fit. $50.00 + shipping.

    HYDRAULIC CYLINDER, USA SURPLUS, 4" X 24"
    GREAT REPLACEMENT CYLINDER FOR LOG SPLITTERS Item number: 230206370062

    Surplus item 40 for sell.
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