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DR duel action splitter, does anyone have one?

Post in 'The Gear' started by My Oslo heats my home, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Roll them up - you're going to muscle the big ones around on a vertical unit as well. I use the tailgate for one half while I whittle the other down.
    It's all personnel preference really as I can't stoop on a milk crate without flaring up lower disc but standing and rolling logs I feel no worse - usually better after stacking a c/s/s a full load in a couple hours
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  2. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    What year is your 041?
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    basod Minister of Fire

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    Built from 67-77 no idea on actual year - runs like a top and a bit older than me;)
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    no kidding. wow!!!
  5. Joful

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    Noodling = laying round down on its side and ripping with the grain. Your saw will spew "noodles," and cut very fast, as long as it can clear the shavings fast enough to not jam up.

    Works better than cutting shorties! I don't mind burning shorties, but I hate stacking them.

    I think that's a good choice! I'm interested to hear how it works.
  6. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    I posted the DR question over the middle of the summer, when splitter sales seemed slow. DR had some incentives but in the end it would not work for me, needed the vertical as well as horizontal. I did some more research and ended up with an Ariens 22 ton. Shipping through HD was free. Actually it was sent to a local power equipment shop and was assembled and prepped there. I picked it up at the shop and towed it home. The price was $1099, which at the time I was shopping around seemed reasonable. And it got great reviews through several sources. Anyways, I have put 3 cords through it so far and all is well.
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  7. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Not sure if your serious regarding the splitter on its side, but the engine may have (consistant)oiling issues if you did run it like that.
  8. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    That was only once and the first time I used it. It tilted at the angle in the picture. I'll make sure that doesn't happen again to be safe.
  9. Machria

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    I looked at that Ariens 22. I really like two things about it:
    1. It is only 38" wide, I think the thinest unit I've seen. Storage space is a huge issue for me, I don't have much space.
    2. It's very light at 374 lbs, because it is not very wide (less steel going across), and it does not have a full beam (again less steel). So moving it around and storing it would be very easy and nice for me.

    But, the non-full beam seems to be an issue for some folks. How does the hydro cylendar mount look? Does it look like it woll hold up over long term....?
  10. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, you really have to watch those names.

    There are Huskee mowers made by MTD, and Huskee splitters made by SpeeCo and Husky power tools made by Black & Decker for Home Depot.

    Sometimes you see Husqvarna referred to as "Husky" by people but is completely unrelated. Totally confusing.
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    I think that the narrow width and lower weight is a plus. Especially when you position by hand.
  12. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I would think heavier would be better, as well as a full beam, makes it more sturdy. If that is the case with the ariens 22 then I will stay away from it. Thanks for the info....
  13. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Like your setup.
  14. Machria

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    Changed directions! Going to get the Ariens 22 ton unit instead of the DHT. I like the DHT 22 a bit better (full beam, 10.9 sec. cycle time VS 12 sec cycle time), but the Ariens has a much smaller foot print, and storage space is a problem for me.
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    That makes sense. As I said, it should make maneuvering in and out of storage easier...especially if you do so by hand.
  16. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Send us some pics
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    Machria Minister of Fire

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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    Nice...Congratulations!!!
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    That's one nice looking splitter. Makes me want one even though I don't need it:)
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