Ryobi 4 ton splitter getting loud

n1st Posted By n1st, Nov 12, 2007 at 5:25 PM

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  1. n1st

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    I've been very happy with this splitter so far. But 2 out of the last 3 times I've used it, it gets very lound as the ram is extended near the end of it's reach. It does this even if no log is being split. When I first got it, I opened up the air purge butterfly and even checked the volume of oil, which was fine. Anyone know why it's noisy?
     
  2. budman

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    Boss i can't do another log that size it's to big for me :ahhh:
     
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    Ha! Boss to spliter: that log was only 2 tons and you're rated for 4. Get back to work!

    It does this even if there's no log and it's as powerful as ever. Strange!
     
  4. rdrcr56

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    Sounds like it could be a cavitation problem, are you running it with one end higher than the other?
     
  5. n1st

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    Maybe by an inch or so, but my driveway is pretty level. What is cavitation (lack of fluid)?

    Could it be temp related? Temp was about 40F when I was using it recently.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you have one end (probably the wedge end) higher. Mine will make a high pitch whining noise if it isn't level.
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll look at that closely next time I use it.
     
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    Sounds like good advise. Mine has done the same thing.
     
  9. johnnywarm

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    n1st

    Hows the splitter doing??

    John
     
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