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Posted By stick burner,
Dec 12, 2007 at 12:53 AM
just 1 hand
Very nice, I'll be ordering one soon. I will be primarily using it for kindling and lighter splitting chores. I rarely get wood over 16", I scroung dead standing wood from several hundred acres I help manage. There will occasionally be a larger tree to split but I have a friend with a 22 ton gas unit that I can borrow at will. I want to spend as little as possible but really like the idea of a 2 speed pump, does it make as much of a difference as I imagine? Has anyone used both?
buy the 2 speed pump! I have not used the electrics at all, but in gas powered, the wasted time really adds up waiting for a slow pump. Mymain complaint with spliiters I have used is rarely force, it is almost always speed.
I need to inviestigate these small ones. Are they 120vac?
The DR splitters are another $50 cheaper than when I bought mine in Dec, they were on sale then as well. Wosh I would of known they were going to lower them more. Tray's and tables are on sale as well.
also I got a catalog from them in mail today, they now have a small gas powered splitter, ( not showing on web site yet) They are calling it a 8ton, has a Briggs & Stratton 4.75 ft lb tourque motor on it, does not give the actual c.i/c.c displacement of it, entire splitter wieghs 145 pounds, has a optional adapter to hook the unit up to the receiver of your truck. they are wanting $750 for it + another $100 for the hitch adapter
They are a bit cheaper, but the have recended the free shipping offer. Thats $99 bucks more for me. I'll probably be ordering one soon, I was holding out to see if they would do any better in the next week or two..
congrats on your purchase! my friend has the same model an loves it.
Hows the splitter holding up???i'm thinking about one
DR does not pay for return shipping any more as of this post. DR electric motors have 1800w the rest have 13-1500w, I was/will consider one when my wood pile and 20 amp or better plug is close enough without using a extension cord, I know move my wood to the plug, then I will have to move it back to the covered shed. :vampire:
NICE REVIEW. MY FRIEND OWNS A DR 6 TON AND JUST LOVES IT. THINKING ABOUT ONE FOR MYSELF!