task force 5 ton splitter

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  1. steeltowninwv

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    wow..just used this thing for the first time...only had a couple of pieces of wood here to be split..one narly locust piece...and a pretty straight oak piece....this thing didnt slow down....i know im gonna run into some stuff it cant handle...but i think i will be very pleased with this investment
     
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    Not sure how big this round was, but the task force went through it.


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    I have had one for three years. Fresh oak and hickory the maximum length taken by the splitter. So far so good. I have good voltage and little drop to the splitter. Definitely good value in my application.
     
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    Same one I have. Loosen that air screw before every use and keep an eye on the fluid and it will serve you well. Mine has!
     
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    Air screw?.. I got no manual...so where is it?. And how much do I loosen?
     
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    It is at the end away from the motor. Mine is a red wing nut, turn it 4 turns out. When done be sure to re-tighten it.
     
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    This :)
     
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    I like mine. I wouldn't want to split the whole 5 cord I use, but it real handy to have in the nice warm basement. I wish there was a real super quality electric for a bit more money, but this one's done all I expected out of it and a little more.
     
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    I have the same splitter and it works well on most everything except Elm, it barely dented it.. Temp needs to be at least 40 degrees to run it with hydraulic oil or you have to switch to ATF oil.. Never tired that has anyone changed theirs to ATF fluid and how did it perform?

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    so i cant run this thing when its below 40 degrees?
     
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    You can provided it is stored where it stay at 40 or above or you change it over to ATF fluid.. I have also jogged it for a few minutes to try and warm it up.. What happens is the oil gets thick in the cold and the motor struggles to run the pump..

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    If you didn't get a manual when you bought it, have you tried going online to download one? You can blow the seals if you don't open the breather before splitting and spill fluid if you don't close it before transporting. It'll also tell you the temperature range for operating and other good stuff...
     
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    Good luck finding the pdf manual.. If I have time I will scan mine and send it..

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    Raybonz that would be great
     
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    How much fluid does this splitter hold?... and if I convert to Atf what all else is involved
     
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    I love mine, between my friend and myself, we split 10 cords per year. This is our third year and it's still going strong. Open the bleeder screw and remember to top up the hydraulic oil. I've split 28 in. dia. black oak with the damn thing!

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    It does get a little fussy when it's cold, noisy and sluggish, but it gets better once it warms up.
     
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    OH! I was just wondering about this little jobbie.
     
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    I am in NJ on business all week and manual is at home which I haven't found yet I hope someone can help you before I come home.. I have company over next weekend as well.. Sorry I want to help just not time at the moment.. Can someone answer this gentleman's questions(s)..

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    I have no idea how much fluid it holds but converting to ATF should be a simple drain & refill operation.
     
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    Be careful! That one's the amputator (unless they've changed the end handle configuration)

    According to the online specs

    http://tinyurl.com/42k7m6z

    It holds .84 gallons or approximately 3.5 quarts.

    I've been using generic "Hydraulic Oil" from Ace Hardware in mine for 3 years with no adverse effects.

    Here are the instructions from the Ryobi splitter manual (same unit, different wrapping)

    REPLACING HYDRAULIC OIL
    See Figures 12 - 13.
    The hydraulic oil in the log splitter needs to be changed every 150 hours of use.
    n Unplug the log splitter.
    n Position the log splitter so that the motor end is slightly higher than the oil drain plug.
    n Using an 8 mm hex key, remove the oil drain bolt.
    n Drain the hydraulic oil from the oil tank into a four liter capacity container.
    n Once the oil has drained from the oil tank, turn the log splitter on the end with the wheels.
    n Refill the oil tank with fresh hydraulic oil (3.7 quarts or 118 oz.). The following hydraulic oils are recommended:
    - SHELL Tellus 22
    - MOBIL DTE 11
    - ARAL Vitam GF 22
    - BP Energol HLP-HM 22
    n Place the cleaned dipstick into the oil tank. Remove and check the oil level.
     
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    Mine jus says to use an aw32 fluid. I jus had mine replaced under warranty today :(
     
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    Details?
     
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    It would come out about 6 inches and start moving a lot slower. Sounded like it was low on fluid from the noise it was making along with really slow ram speed. Checked the fluid level, all was good so I double checked that I put the right weight fluid in, still good. Checked to make sure there was nothing rubbing causing it to be so slow, all was good. It was only a year old so they exchanged it. It was rough looking too, but they still swapped me. No clue what was wrong with it thou.
     
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    Sorry for raising this old thread up from the dead, but a few days ago I was checking the hydraulic fluid level on mine before using it. I unscrewed and removed the plug expecting to see a dipstick... and no dipstick!

    Could someone please measure the distance from the bottom of the plug to the marks on the dipstick? I'll have to rig something together. TIA.
     
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    Task Force: from the bottom of the plug 10 3/8" to first mark 11 3/8" to second mark.
    I also have a newer Speeco, it has a shorter rod.
    From the bottom of the plug 7 1/4" and 8 7/8"
     
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