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Champion wood splitters?

Post in 'The Gear' started by maple1, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Anybody have experience with them? There's a 20 Ton gas one advertised here this week for $999. Didn't know Champion was into splitters?

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    That 22 ton Husky is a tough machine to beat for anywhere near the money. Takes a nearly $2K budget to get me to recommend looking at other units.

    But I do like this one from Northern for $1600.

    I'd be looking for some kind of shipping promo however. $185 to ship it to me, makes it a nearly $1800 machine.
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  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    For the same bucks, stick with the Husky.
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    +1 I'll take the Huskee
  6. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Guess I should have done a search first.

    The one I saw advertised is specd as a 20 ton, not 22 - and it has the same paint job/graphics as Champion generators (yellow). Not sure it's the same one?

    But either way, from further reading, I don't think I'm quite as interested today as I was yesterday. I
    ll just keep on keeping my eyes peeled.
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    KB007 Feeling the Heat

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    My buddy and I use a Champion 17 ton that we bought ~4 years ago and it's used tp split about 8 cords/yr X 4 yrs plus an extra 8 the first year. Other than changing oil, cleaning the carb it's been a great splitter. It just developed a very small leak in one of the seals, which hopefully will be a quick repair. We paid $800 for it at TSC on sale.

    Would I buy it again - yeah think so for the same price. If I was going to be spedning more money and there was something like a huskee or other top tier brand for the same money, I'd buy the better brand.

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