Splitter rental...please help rookie...

Ram 1500 with an axe... Posted By Ram 1500 with an axe..., May 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

  1. muncybob

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    The rental I did use had a side cradle...actually it had a small one on the loading side and a larger one the opposite side. The cradle is a real back saver! It was one of the first things I did when I bought a splitter. Also, if you have really big rounds you may want to be sure the splitter goes vertical too.
     
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  2. Seasoned Oak

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    Your so right. Try lifting a 30" 250LB round up onto a splitter. Some of my rounds i couldnt lift even after they were HALVED.!
     
  3. MasterMech

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    If you're gonna rent a splitter and have big rounds (hence why you're renting a splitter? ;) ) then I'd look HARD for a multi-wedge machine with a hydraulic log lift. And get to it! ::-)
     
  4. nate379

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    The place I get equipment from does that, but only allowed 8hrs on the machine..,,, or you end up with a $700 bill when you put almost 20 hours on an excavator. Whoops!

     
  5. mikefrommaine

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    The place I rent equipment from used to have an excavator that would still run when you took the key out. Best part was the hour meter didn't keep running.
     
  6. Ashful

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    Had a tractor like that, once. Trouble was, the battery stopped charging when you took the key out.
     
  7. nate379

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    I was tempted to disconnect the hour meter but I'm too honest to do that and the company I rent from has certainly hooked me up enough times as well.

     
  8. MasterMech

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    I've never rented a splitter but the one place I worked for that rented splitters, didn't have meters on the splitters. Actually, I haven't seen a splitter (not including processors here guys, :p) with a meter, other than mine that is. ;lol
     
  9. nate379

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    Mine does. :)

     
  10. Ashful

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    Geez, guys.... don't most hour meters cost more than 10% of the price of the splitter they're renting out? Hardly seems worth it for them to install one.
     
  11. nate379

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    The one on my splitter was about $15.... on a $1800 splitter.
     
  12. Ashful

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    Whoa... where are you guys finding hour meters at that price? I've purchased them before, and recall them always being more than $100.
     

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