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Post in 'The Gear' started by iceman, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    which one is better? is one built better than the other?

    1299 at depot
    http://www.swisherinc.com/LS722.asp

    1099 at tsc
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_34400_-1______14455|14461|34400?listingPage=true&Special=false


    thanks

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  2. LLigetfa

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    no issue's that i have heard out of the 22 ton husky!
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    The two are very close. Is there a difference in the price?

    The splitting block is larger on one than the other. One states a cast iron sleeve and I like the clutch drive to make it easier to start during winter months.

    Our splitter has been trouble free and we've had it a long time. 22 tons is enough to get the job done too. Ours is a 20 ton.
  5. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    the swisher is 1299 on clearance at the depot
    tsc has the husky for 1099

    i have heard good things about both just wondering if the swisher was that much better or even at all... it was 1799
    so i was hoping someone would have the super tech info on them

    maybe swisher is just trying to get more money?

    or could it actually have "better " parts to justify the original price of 1799??
  6. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    seen to many husky 22 ton splitters working very well, I would save the extra bucks and beef up the saw.
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    What is the cyle time on each one? I say pick the faster one. :) I would also add some type of log cradle to either one.
  8. iceman

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    dunno the actual cycle time but i do know each has a 11 gpm pump so i figured whatever it is its the same
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    AFAIK Husky and Huskee are two different brands.
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    I think his original request is on the Huskee from Tractor Supply. That is the one I bought. What does AFAIK stand for? ( Not up on internet shorthand ).
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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    AFAIK = as far as I know.

    Yes, the link is to a Huskee but iceman mistakenly mentioned Husky.
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    iceman if your still deciding another consideration is follow up 'service and support' and imo that would be with TSC. Speeco support is very, very good.
  14. iceman

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    guy just offered me a troybuilt 27 ton for 1000..... bought less than a year ago however he is a firewood guy who has done about 10+ cords with it ....

    and depot told me they would take another 100 off the swisher to bring it to 1199 and i do have a 10% coupon BUT i believe huskee has hydraulic fluid in it already..... decisions
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    Ha!!!! be careful out there!!!!!!!! the guy with the troybuilt is selling wood.... but check it out he says he has over 115 cords!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    now remember the splitter is less than a year old!!!! 115 cords would take me at least 10 years of splitting .......... prolly close to 20 years!!!

    F THAT! so everybody be careful when looking for used splitters..... i could see if it was 5-700 bucks but i knew there had to be a reason why to get rid of it
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    update can get the troybuilt brand new from lowes 1399- 10% BUT COMES WITH fluids comepare that to the swisher and the swisher ends up costing more (2)
    troy also comes with a honda engine... and has the table things on the side of it...........

    tsc 22 ton $1171
    troybuilt 27 ton $1322
    swisher 22 ton $1324


    what should i do? prices include 10% off at lowes and hd
    i DONT have coupon  for tsc
    all prices include tax and hydraulic fluid (if necessary)
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    I have done atleat 50 cords on my troy built inless than a year had to change out some bolts on the craddle thats it
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    would you buy another? or would you get something diff?
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    no question if it got stolen i would buy another one
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    Get the Troybuilt from Lowe's it is a MTD splitter and they are fine. At least the 21 year old one sitting out back is. And they have that 90 day return policy that does work just like they say it does if you keep the receipt. I took a tractor back to them and they just handed me the money because they didn't have another one and I went down the road to another Lowe's and bought one that didn't backfire.
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    I have the 27 Ton Troy-Bilt, and have been pleased with it's performance.
  22. iceman

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    can anyone identify this?????


    Powered by a 9HP Overhead Valve Horizontal Shaft Engine with many interchangeable parts.
    2 Stage, 16 GPM Hydraulic Pump Made in China Running at 3400 RPM - 17 Second Cycle Time
    The Hydraulic Cylinder measures 5" x 24"
    This Splitter Will Handle a Log up to 36" Diameter and up to 24" Long

    Brand New - Perfect Condition

    - 9 HP - 37 Ton
    - Overhead Valve Gasoline Engine
    - Can be Operated Vertically & Horizontally
    - On Wheels with Tow Hitch
    - 575 Lbs

    The valve has 3 positions:
    1st - Rest or Idle
    2nd - Splitting: In this position the operator must hold their hand on the valve at all times to create movement.
    3rd - The Return Position: Once this position has been selected the valve locks itself in reverse until the cycle has finished then the valve returns to the at rest/idle position.


    i see the pump was made in china prolly not a good thing?

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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The engine is probably Chinese too. Just a 9hp version of the 6.5hp one I bought at Harbor Freight because it was cheaper than a new Briggs carb for my splitter. That little engine is a pure delight. And it is such an exact copy that Honda internal parts fit it.

    Good looking splitter. For the right price I would buy it in a heartbeat.
  24. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    i called the guy and he imports them and assembles them ... it is a honda clone and he stocks all the parts in the store which is about 2 hrs from me

    price 1299
    plus 65 for 8 gallons of hyd fluid
    says he is going to do a 5 sec cycle time for the fall for about 2800
    says the northern tool 37 ton is made in china but has a prince/haldex and something else
    www.imotorsports.net

    1 inch hoses
    5 inch beam
    2 inch something else
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    Looks like it has a 4-way wedge on it?
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