I have been eyeing different kinds of hydraulic wood splitters for sometime. My local dealer carries Troybuilt, and Cub Cadet. Outside of his store appears to be two exact looking wood splitter except one is red (troybuilt) and the other yellow (cub cadet). The price on the Cub is 300 more than the troybuilt. I find a salesperson to see what extra's the cub has that the troybuilt does not. He tells me that MTD owns both of these brands and they are the same in every aspect except for the paint and the price. He says there are 4 models MTD, White Outdoor, Troybuilt, and Cub Cadet that are identical except for paint color and price. I assume that he's selling more troy built because if the only thing you are getting is yellow paint for 300 bucks than why would you spend the money. According to the salesperson they are selling more cub cadet because of the brand name. I even went online to see if the prices were different. The suggested price is 100 more for the cub cadet which is closer than the dealer pricing but still one would think the price would be the same. I guess it's not much different than the craftsman chain saw that I paid 130.00 for and here it's nothing more than a 99.00 Poulan. The old saying of you get what you pay for is usually true, but I would like my dollar to buy more than just a rebadged product.