A friend from work and I have been talking about building our own log splitter for a month or so now. He was hunting at his leased land this weekend and found an older log splitter hidden in a thicket of small trees. The trees that had grown up around it were at least 5 years old, so who knows how long this thing has been sitting out in the weather. He talked to the owner, and he had forgotten he even had it. He said we can do with it what we please. It turns out is it (or at least I think it is, from what I can tell) a Brave Warrior 8hp, 26ton horizontal/vertical log splitter. The engine is a B&S. It is in pretty rough shape though. The tires are shot and I am sure we will have to replace the hoses, but he said that the hydraulic fluid did not look too bad. There looks to be some minor surface rust as well. It looks very similar to this splitter, but it is red in color. From what I have read on these forums, this is a pretty good splitter. I just hope we don't sink a lot of money into getting it running again.