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Huskee 22-ton price heads up

Post in 'The Gear' started by TreePointer, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    If you've been eyeing a Huskee 22-ton at TSC, now looks to be a good time to get one. I just got the Labor Day sale flyer and it's $999 with FREE LOG CATCHER.

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  2. BillinTX

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I had been looking at the Huskee 22 ton and the free log catcher sealed the deal.
    I only had a small stack of unsplit elm rounds to try it out on.
    This one stalled the motor on the first try but did the job after I turned it 180 degrees.
    I used an oak cookie as a spacer so it would cut the elm strings all the way thru. :)

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  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Hi guys, let me ask, any trouble with towing this thing, I never towed before and I have a big trip in front of me, any concerns or helpful thoughts? Thank you
  4. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Put it on a trailer. A C
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  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Thanks but I don't have one.
  6. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    I towed mine home 10 miles mostly on an Interstate. It was behind a Ford Fusion, I didn't go over 50 mph and took it easy on turns and bumps. No problems. I didn't have a trailer at the time. I also towed it in town on an almost 20 mile round trip without issues.
  7. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Thanks...
  8. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    If I don't tow it home and have it delivered, I lose the free hydraulic oil and $90 for shipping....
  9. BillinTX

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    The manual says not over 45 mph.
    I towed mine about 8 miles home topping out at about a little over 40 mph.
    I checked the hubs when I got home.
    They were warm but not hot.
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  10. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I have 25 miles to go...
  11. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I towed mine home about 12 miles and that was before I read the manual and saw the 45 mph. I was at 55 a few times I think. If I were you I would see if you could try a route less travelled even if you have to go 30 miles instead and try to keep it down on the speed. Maybe stop a few times and just inspect things but I would drag it home myself before I would pay 90 for shipping and lose the value of the hydraulic fluid.
  12. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, that's exactly what I'm thinking would be my best option...
  13. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Can One person roll this by hand on a rock driveway 30-50 ft without too much trouble?
  14. TreePointer

    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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    I can roll my Huskee 35-ton (much heavier model) by hand on gravel without too much effort. Tilt it and lean into it to get it started and you'll be fine.

    If I have big hills, I put it on a 2" ball on a vehicle (truck, car, tractor, lawn tractor, etc.).

    My lawn tractor has one of these on it: Good Vibrations Hitchin' Post (2" ball sold separately)
  15. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Great, thanks...
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  17. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I tried to get that price, they won't honor it at my store, out of area...
  18. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I just looked and saw you hadn't been on since earlier this morning. I thought you were on your way back from TSC. $50 here $50 there it won't make a bit of difference when you're smiling and splitting away.....you gone yet ?
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    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I called this morning, reserved it. I'm picking it up after work tomorrow, I work all day and night on sat. Yeah your right 50 bucks isn't much when you look at the whole picture.... Thanks
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    I brought mine home on a trailer, and it hasn't left since. I wouldn't be so concerned about the hubs, as much as the fact that there is no suspension, except for the air in the dinky tires, and the axle stubs are welded to the hydraulic tank. Go slow and find the smoothest roads you can.

    I followed a guy up I-75 in mid Michigan earlier this summer, towing a MTD splitter at 65-70 mph. Watching that thing bounce over bridge joints was pretty entertaining. I'm sure he had no clue what was going on behind his pickup. I thought the engine was going to bust right off every time it jumped. I watched at a safe distance for a few miles, then passed before he caused a wreck.
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    Ditto to what Jeff says . . . to me the real issue is the lack of suspension and the fact that the axle is part of the hydraulic tank. Take it slow is my advice.
  22. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    Thank you all guys for your help and encouragement, I went to day and picked it up!!!
    My new Huskee 22 is sitting in the garage in three pieces just waiting to be put together....
    I really didn't want to haul this beauty on 2 hi ways and when the manager said it took a half hour to put together and would fit in the back of the pickup, I ordered it then and there....thanks again guys
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  23. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    How long will the hydraulic oil last or better yet how fast does it get used up? Thanks...
  24. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I've split roughly 25-30 cords over the last 3 years and only added maybe a quart. Keep the filter changed and keep an eye on it that it looks clear still. I have heard some say their's has turned milky but I have not seen that. I keep mine stored inside that may make a difference and I have seen that it will seep out the breather hole if you drag it around a lot. I am always interested to see others experience with this. By the way NAPA has a cross ref. filter as well as a few others. I'll have to look at the # again if you need it.
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    It doesn't get used up. It will stay in their forever, as long as you have no leeks. BUT, you should change it every now and then. Book of mine says every season or 100 hours, but I doubt most people change it that often.

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