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hobo freight 22 ton

Post in 'The Gear' started by michaeltexas, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. michaeltexas

    michaeltexas New Member

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    just ordered the reconditioned unit from harbor freight. Its 22 ton with a briggs motor. Anybody use this one?
    Its on sale for 599.99

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  2. yukiginger

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    Best deal going in my opinion. I bought one two years ago. I recommend checking the lovejoys-spyder meshing, as mine developed problems there. I recommend replacing these yourself, as the spyder they used was undersized. I also had the wedge/slide plate fail on me, but a replacement is quite affordable from them.

    Probably change the oil, check the hydraulic fluid level and then fire it up. I remember their freight shipping was also cheap at about $40! Can't beat it for the price, even if you decided to upgrade some parts relatively soon.

    Have fun.

    MarkG
  3. MuckSavage

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    That sounds like the unit I have. 8 hp B & S. I've had mine for 3 years and it's been terrific. When I bought mine, it was new (not reconditioned) and it was $749 and they accepted a 20% coupon. Yukiginger's right. Shipping was at $40.

    I've ran mine trhu about 10 chords & it's proven to be a terrific unit. If it was stolen or something.....I'd buy one again in a heartbeat.
  4. ozarkjeep

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    do you have a part number or something?

    IM seeing it for $999 on the hobo website?



  5. triptester

    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    The best deal is if you have a harbor freight store nearby all large items can be specail ordered for store pick up with free shipping.
  6. yukiginger

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    It is hard to find on their site.

    Here's the link to it:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=55258

    Another plus of this unit is that it comes fully assembled, unlike if you ordered a new one (don't know about store pickups).

    Mine has split over 50 full cords in over 2 years, and yes, I had some problems, but nothing a little time and $60 in parts didn't solve.

    MarkG
  7. ozarkjeep

    ozarkjeep New Member

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    yes thanks!

    I will call and see if I can one delivered to my local store, a couple of buddies and myself will split it, and share the work.

    Its not really cost effective for us, but we enjoy the cutting, splitting, and beer drinking afterwards.




  8. High_Iron

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    I noticed it said that this splitter was good for logs up to 8 inches in diameter. I would think this would be good for logs twice that. What do you guys think?
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    8 inches diameter? Can do that with an axe... must be a lawyer thing.
    I have share in a 15 ton, and we do hard dead elm up to about 18 inches right down the middle. The occasional larger stuff, carve off the sides a couple times and it works fine.

    You may have larger wood than we do. For my area, I would not be concerned about power, just look at speed.
  10. michaeltexas

    michaeltexas New Member

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    the stock number at hobo freight for the 22 ton i ordered for 599.99 is 55258-ovga
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    I ordered this today. Fingers are crossed
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    michaeltexas New Member

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    it takes awhile to get it. I ordered mine last thursday and its scheduled to be here this coming monday
  14. Highbeam

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    I just ordered mine too! Fingers crossed. My local HF didn't have it but what they had was twice the price. The gal said to buy the 600$ one.

    How did they deliver it? do they need a dock? No special accomodations were mentioned.
  15. michaeltexas

    michaeltexas New Member

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    they would deliver it to the house for the 60.00 but they said if i didnt have a way to off load it they would do it but charge and extra 40.00.
    I called yellow freight and i will have them hold it at the local terminal and im going to go pick it up and they will fork lift it into my trailer for no extra charge.
  16. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Lovely. The splitter is just supposed to be "shipped". So if I happen to be home I could use my tractor but if not then maybe they'll just pitch it out the back of the truck? How did you folks find out when to expect shipment?
  17. michaeltexas

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    you can call hobo freight and they will give you the tracking number and you can track it online. they used yellow freight for me
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    Thank you! Im getting anxious.
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    me to. I cant wait to get it . I hope to have it for the weekend but it aint gonna happen.
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    I did my order online. I guess I should call them now to work out the details...
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    yep if you call them they will give u the tracking number, be sure and let me know if you like yours
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    jtb51b Feeling the Heat

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    Was yours the reconditioned unit? I noticed the Robin engine, if thats on the one for 599 I'll be ordering it ASAP..

    Jason
  24. High_Iron

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    Negative, we get the 5.5 Briggs.
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    jtb51b Feeling the Heat

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    Ahh ok. Just wondering if there was a bit of variation between the units. The 5.5 is a horizontal shaft engine No?

    Jason
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