Just picked up this 25 ton speeco splitter for $500 from Home depot rental

Lanningjw Posted By Lanningjw, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:57 PM

  1. Lanningjw

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    Went up to HD rental and picked the used 25 ton Speeco splitter for 500 bucks. 8 HP Honda OHV, 2 stage pump. It has some rust on the tank. bad wheel bearings, but it works! Gonna change out the fluids. Just a heads up for the guys looking for a cheap splitter.

    I have purchased a Makita 6401 Chainsaw know a 7901 from HD rental.
    Honda Garden tiller FRC 800.
     

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  2. gzecc

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    Thats a good buy. Changing the bearings is a pain. I would probably do both sets if I were you.
     
  3. ScotO

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    Not a bad price, that thing will pay for itself over and over again each year as you use it to split your wood...
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Sounds good Lanning. Hey, I haven't seen you posting much lately. Good to know you are still hanging around.
     
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    Thata a good deal. I wish my HD's would sell some of there rental stuff? Whem I ask about it, I get the..... Duhhhhhhh.... Look :(

    Little rust never hurt a splitter. New fluids and bearings, she'll be like new again. That Honda motor should run for years and years! :)
     
  6. turbocruiser

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    Wow, that's a terrific price! The wheel bearings are super simple to remove and replace. Good Find!
     
  7. MasterMech

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    http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Trailer_Bearings_and_Races-sf-Bearing_Kit.aspx

    Highly recommend you check out etrailer.com if you intend to replace those bearings. Excellent pricing and a great company to deal with.

    +1 on doing both sets, easy peasy.
     
  8. bogydave

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    Very nice price.
    Looks to be in fairly good shape.
    A little TLC & it'll last you many years.
     
  9. billb3

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    You guys that find Makita saws and nice splitters .....

    I search one end of Home Depot to the other and never find anything nice
    except for maybe some of the help
    and then I get tossed out for trying to open packages
     
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  10. Lanningjw

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    Cleaned up all the dirt and oil on the bottom of the Honda engine. This seems to be the the cause of the dripping oil that I found under the engine ( I think).
     
  11. Lanningjw

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    Another issue that I just saw on the splitter is a small hair line crack in the corner of the cast steel foot plate that is about 3/4 in. I wonder if this is something I should get welded or be concerned about? I will post a picture when I get home. Please advise? Jim
     
  12. Jags

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    Lets See some detailed pics and we can get ya all figured out. Nice splitter for 500 bean pods.
     
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    Good find Lanning. You will really enjoy that baby.
     
  14. MasterMech

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    I would call Speeco, they had issues with those bottom plates.
     
  15. Lanningjw

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    According to some of the post on the arborist site, Speeco has really good customer service. They also posted a guys e-mail that works for the company that helped out with the splitter. Not sure how old this unit is? I know that have a 3 year warranty period on the cast iron bottom foot plate. But its worth a call and see what they say?
     
  16. Danno77

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    dangggggg. Totally jealous of this find right now!
     
  17. goosegunner

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    I bought one last year for the same price, it is actually called Iron Hand, it is made by speeco. It will not be under warranty.

    I sold mine for $800 and upgraded to a Timberwolf Tw-P1 with all the accessories. It was a rental also, paid $1000.

    gg
     
  18. My Oslo heats my home

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    good deal on the splitter. Run through it with a fine tooth comb, check it out good.
     

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