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splitter, i'm so confused.....

Post in 'The Gear' started by abj1969, Dec 18, 2007.

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  1. kellog

    kellog New Member

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    Begreen,

    Your 20” dia x 24” long log would way less than 300 lbs if it were waterlogged. Should be no problem for a 500 lbs capacity lift.


    Cmonstart, Larryd,

    What leverage ratio does this TW unit have? Distance from the center of the log to the pivot verses the end of the handle to the pivot?

    I don’t think I would put a 40” log on a splitter personally. I’d use the Stihl splitter first.

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  2. LarryD

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  3. kellog

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    Larry,

    Thanks for the reply. I am interested in the manual lift ratio. Maybe cmom can comment.

    I'm glad to hear you are not regularly splitting 40" dia rounds. It is interesting that it actually picks the thing up.

    Just for your info, I reviewed a 5 yr old TW6 recently. What a fine machine! The machine had split more than 1000 cords and it looked great. The only thing I could find on that machine that was worn out was the pivot points for the log lift and they were shot! I believe TW uses the same basic design for all their log lift pivots including the manual one. I'm not a big fan of this pivot design. I'm telling you this so you can make sure yours are kept well lubricated so they will last a long time. Or maybe you can keep a close eye on them and if they start to wear you can fix them before they quit. Other than that relatively minor issue, the TW6 is a great machine.
  4. Larryj24

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    At 50', a 15 amp cord shoul be upgraded to 30 amp. At 100' you should be at 50 amp. This does not mean the plugs need to be this heavy, just the wire. I personally don't run any of my electric construction equipment off anythoing smaller than a 30amp cord. Prevents premature motor burnout.
  5. LarryD

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    Kellog,

    Timberwolf splitters from a quality and performance perspective are a lot of machine for the money. If there was one thing that I was disapointed or surprised about was the pins for the log lift. I have been spraying them with penetrating oil when I use it. For the amount of wood I split this machine will last me forever. I will say this, when someone learns that we have this splitter they want to borrow it immediately. I'm a popular guy all of the sudden. One of the reasons I didn't get the tw-2 was the manual log lift. I was told by the dealer that the units they have sold with it, the owners were dissatisfied

    Larry D
  6. kellog

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    Larry,

    I guess you were already way ahead of me on the log lift pivot pins.

    Your dealer may be right on the manual lift for the TW-2 but I would prefer to make that determination myself and not leave it up to the dealer. That said I am sure the powered log lift is very good and makes the job really easy. No wonder everybody wants to borrow your machine.

    Hey Larry I've got a cord of large old growth oak to split can I ............
  7. Larryj24

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    A manual log lift is simple. Hydraulic logs lifts are simple. Just make your lift tableand hinge it under the I Beam. Then you extend the arm up away from the table as far as you can. The further from piviot point the better leverage you will get. A simple safety lock will allow you to lift it in position and leave it. I'll e-mail you a picture of one if you want. Just give me the address.
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    Larryj24,
    Thanks for the offer but I was more concerned with the details of the Timberwolf manual lift and specifically the mechanical advantage it has if any. Would you happen to know the leverage ratio?
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