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New 30 ton Harbor Freight Splitter With Hydraulic Log Lift for $1785

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  1. velvetfoot

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  2. computeruser

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    But it can only split up to 12" wood... 8-/

    Looks interesting, but I'm always a bit cautious about HF goods...
  3. Larryj24

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    Yeah, me too especially because of the prices. You get what you pay for, but as I posted elsewhere; you can buy two of these for the price of a Timberwolf.

    Good Point on the 12" rounds! Whats up with that. 30 ton machine with 9hp engine and can only split up to 12"???

    Either a misprint or legal matter. Understate its capacity and you can't get sued!

    I'll have to look into it, but I still love the Timberwolf TW-2HD or TW-5
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    Timberwolf makes really great splitters!
  5. Larryj24

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    Yes, that they do! They have though of everything and applied that to the splitter. Auto Cycle (both forward and reverse), Fact Cycle, Trays, Hydraulic Adjustable 4/6 way wedges. Proper work height. Over the road tires. Proper splitting direction (away from hitch)
  6. velvetfoot

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    There were a couple of misprints in the manual for my 30 ton HF splitter.
    The manual specifies 8" diameter for my splitter, but I can tell you that's low for sure.
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    The 12' limit for rounds sounds like a cover your a** type thing. Lawyers most likely got involved and made them add that.

    carpniels
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    Yeah, thats definitely a legal limitation, not a practical one. I have the 24 ton HF splitter which lists something like a 6" maximum. So far the largest one I put into it was 24" and it split right through with ease. I did have to rotate it 180 to split it completely, but that's a limitation of the ram size, nothing to do w/ the engine/pump capacity. The lawyers simply dont want users putting enormous rounds on it, having the splits fall off breaking a foot and then suing.
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    I think you're giving HF more credit than they should receive. I bet they measure the height of the wedge and use that as a max diameter figure...
  11. velvetfoot

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    How new is this model, I wonder?
    It might not be good to buy a brand new model of anything, by anyone.
  12. Larryj24

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    Judging by the design. This is a tried and true Old Style splitter. Splitter technology isn't new. Same stuff have been around for many a year. A engine, hydraulic fluid reservoir, hydraulic pint and a piston. Only thing that has changed is working height, horizontal or vertical, auto cycling, and log lift.

    Any 5th grader could build a splitter if you know who to weld and screw a male thread into a female thread. It is not rocket science.
  13. velvetfoot

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    It's difficult to see the detail on the wedge.
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