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need your help! is this worth it?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by iceman, May 27, 2009.

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  1. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    any idea how old this is and how much should i offer???
    he is asking 1100 but i think i can get one new for that price
    the engine is a b&s;ic

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  2. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    Well, it looks like an older MTD unit (maybe sold under another name). Briggs hasn't produced that engine for a while, but it was a very good one. It looks like it's in good shape. You could get a new one for that price, but it would probably have a cheaper engine on it. It it runs well I would consider 900 or even 1000 for it, but that's it.
  3. JustWood

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    Tractor Supply in my neck of the woods just had a 22ton on sale for $9??. Sorry can't remember the exact price, engine or brand.
    That seems well overpriced for used.
  4. flewism

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    What size engine, pump and cylinder are on that? and what brand? That cylinder looks larger than a 4" on the huskee 22 ton. It looks like a 27 to 30 ton splitter to me. The TSC huskee 22 ton was on sale for $999, I regularly $1099 by me. I like my 22 ton and I've had it a few years. That might compare better to the huskee 27 ton at $1499.
  5. Duetech

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    I've replaced the motor and pump on my 20T vert/horiz but I've had it 20 years. Some times the the 20 has trouble with a knotty chunk but it usually does the job on the first pass. For the price he is asking I would go for a new model. That size of motor should handle a 13 gpm two stage pump. Two stage pumps on splitters are normally rated to run at around 650 psi (for the high gpm rating of the the pump) but when the wood is tough is where the second stage kicks in. The second stage on 11, 13 and 16 gpm pumps is higher pressure but at a slower flow rate (around 2.3 gpm). If the unit is over 10 years old I wouldn't pay more than half of what a new model of equal size is going for.
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    Mmaul Minister of Fire

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    I dont know if you have a menards where your at but on sale Yard machine 25 ton with 240cc Briggs motor $1014.
  7. firefighterjake

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    Depends on the size and actual condition of the splitter. If it's a 22-ton splitter I would say it's over-priced when you get a brand new one for the same price. If it's a 27-ton or larger the price probably isn't half bad. I also agree with Cmonstart . . . looks pretty similar to my Uncle's older MTD which he bought a few years back -- the "style" of which looks similar to today's Huskee/Speeco models (full beam).
  8. iceman

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    its a 31 ton mtd
    i too think its older at least 8-10 years old i am gonna offer 500
    plus its almost an hr away
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    It annoys me to no end when someone trys to sell something well used for close to list price!
  10. smokinj

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    31 ton mtd going to come in well over 1500.00 new
  11. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    well i spoke to him and he "thinks" its 10-15 years old
    and smokinj they dont even make a 31 ton anymore its a 25 ton now
    but the guy doesnt really wanna come down so oh well ... before i pat someone 1100 for a 10 year old splitter i will buy one new
    now if it was a timberwolf or something like that but not for a used mtd... he has kept it in good shape but most now come with ohv
  12. flewism

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    Bring a compression gauge for that engine,and if good, with no major hydraulic leaks, and no dryrot on tires and lines, check the cycle time, , put some major pressure on it. If all checks out then $500 would be a great price, and $700 would be about right. I don't see him coming down that far but you never know,

    $1100 for an eight to ten year old MTD 31 ton is a very high price. There was a 22 ton huskee on craiglist for $650 a few weeks back.
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    I agree that it is too high priced. Maybe $650-$700 tops.
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