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Post in 'The Gear' started by maple1, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    I've been having my eyes peeled for months now for a decent good quality used splitter at a fair price.

    I missed out on a 22T Huskee a few weeks ago, by 20 minutes. Timing is everything when you know roughly what you want and it suddenly appears.

    I opened up Kijiji early yesterday morning, with the rain & wind pounding outside, just before I was set to plow into doing our income taxes (deadline in 1 week), to see a 5 year old Surge Master (Wallenstein) 6.5hp Honda H/V splitter an hour away from me for half the Home Depot retail price. Just what I was looking for. Taxes got put on the shelf and the call was made. I wanted to hold off a day since it was so miserable out, but the guy was home & it sounded good. I came home pretty wet around the edges but the splitter search is over - retired fellow, looks like he took pretty good care of it, had to give up the wood & his splitting baby since his wife started having allergies to the wood. Not the GX engine, but it purred like a kitty when he fired it up & we ran a few cycles. Pretty pumped the looking is over, and hoping to run it though some stuff later today if it dries up some outside.

    Double good - just finished taxes & I'm getting back (for the first time in decades) over twice what I paid for the splitter. Maybe I'll just forget about everything else for the day & have a drink or few. :)

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  2. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    Nice score there maple! Definitely sounds like the clock reads beer-thirty
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Nice. Good rainy day job :)

    I think it looks good, not sure though, :)
    Pictures?
  4. maple1

    maple1 Minister of Fire

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    Have to swap the 1 7/8 ball hitch for a 2", and there's been one hose replaced on it that could be routed a bit better. Might need to get a swivel coupling for that.

    Edit: Well crap, why is that first pic sideways? Looks right on photobucket. Oh well - on to the beers.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Sweet
    I like the wings to hold the rounds on.
    Don't see many with tail lights :)
    Should last many years.

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