hobo freight 22 ton

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  1. michaeltexas

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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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    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.

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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.
     
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    do you have a part number or something?

    IM seeing it for $999 on the hobo website?



     
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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.
     
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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.

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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.




     
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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.
     
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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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    it takes awhile to get it. I ordered mine last thursday and its scheduled to be here this coming monday
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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?
     
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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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    Was yours the reconditioned unit? I noticed the Robin engine, if thats on the one for 599 I'll be ordering it ASAP..

    Jason
     
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    Negative, we get the 5.5 Briggs.
     
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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?

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