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New Huskee 22 ton splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by Larry in OK, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Larry in OK

    Larry in OK Member

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    Picked up a Huskee (Speeco) 22 ton splitter this afternoon.
    Bought from Tractor Supply Co. $999 +tax. Came full of hydro fluid and engine oil and just enough gas to verify operation before I drove it away.
    I was a little concerned that it was going to be enough splitter for what I've got but I'm satisfied it will work for me.
    I used it for a little over and hour and fed it the gnarliest stuff I had on the place. Some big ole hunks of Red Oak I'd cut about a year and a half ago that had pretty well laughed at the axe, maul, and wedges. This was all pretty much wood that was destined for the burn pile on the back of the place.
    It slowed down on a few pieces and there was only one crotch piece that stopped it but I think I can try a different angle and get through it. Pretty much anything I could get under the wedge it split. About the only thing I could think would be an improvement other than a bigger splitter would be a bigger foot and I may add a little to what's there.
    So far I'm happy with it.
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  2. Halligan

    Halligan Feeling the Heat

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    I have the same splitter and so far I've been happy. As a matter of fact I just picked up a new hydro oil filter for it today since I've had it a year and it's time for a filter change.
  3. WellSeasoned

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    Pleased with mine, about a month old now. Already seen 4 cords w/o any issues. Congrats on the new toy! Be well
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  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice addition to your wood processing.
    If you run into something it won't split or bust up, noodle it.
    Mine kicked into "low gear" a few times today but cut right thru the gnarly stuff.
    Should last you many years :)
  5. Larry in OK

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    Most of the gnarly stuff I split yesterday came from this big old monster. It died in the back yard and it was close enough to the power lines I was able to get the the electric CoOp to lay it down for me. I've probaly got 2 cords out of it so far and I still have the hard stuff to split. The bigger pieces I had to noodle just so I could move them by hand.
    The big forks and crotch pieces in the background are what I have left of it.
    [​IMG]

    That's a 20" bar on that saw.
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  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Caution on extending the foot. Keep in mind that the bigger you go, the more leverage the foot will have in relation to the beam. You could cause trouble by doing this.
  7. MasterMech

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    I'm guessing that's somewhere near 30" where the saw is resting. That's heavy enough for green oak. Screwed up my back for weeks messing with 36" Pin Oak Rounds that I should've reduced before attempting to move 'em. <>

    Sounds like you still have most of the "fun" ahead of you. :confused:
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    I would be doing some more saw work. If those rounds made it to me while running the splitter, well the saw guy would get a stink eye for sure...;)
  9. Beer Belly

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    Had a few minor issues with mine, but they were minor, and taken care of.....except the throttle linkage fell apart while towing it home....still usable, I'm just gonna leave it, not a big deal. I lend mine out to one person only, don't need this thing shared between too many people....remember, it's not commercial grade, but will do what I ask of it.
  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh man - I love getting rounds like that. Watch the production numbers go up....:cool:
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    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yea buddy! And, down one saw guy...:rolleyes:
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Larry, I think you'll be very pleased with this splitter. We got a 20 ton over 20 years ago and it splits all we have. The 2 stage pump is great for those knotty logs.

    I've thought too if I ever got a new one that I'd do something about the foot to make it bigger. But rather than adding to what is there I'd probably just make something I could slip over the outside of it; just enough to have something to set the log on. One could make something out of wood that should work really well.

    On moving those big rounds, a simple cant hook will do wonders for you. Just roll them right over to the splitter.
  13. Larry in OK

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    Those big straight rounds fell to the axe and maul last spring. All that's left is the gnarly ones and most of them have now been reduced to stove size pieces with the new splitter, only had a few pieces that may yet end up in the brush pile.

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