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troy bilt 27 ton splitter

Post in 'The Gear' started by woodzilla, Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. woodzilla

    woodzilla New Member

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    finally made the jump to a splitter. Just wanted to share my excitement. She test split 13" dia x 23" elm and a nasty crotch piece that I could not dent with anything I threw at it. Delivered to my garage assembled and fluid filled. Some body get me a tree.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Isn't it great when you can triumph over elm without breaking a sweat. Sounds like you've got the tool to do it now.
  3. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    Is that a 5" cylinder w/ about 3000 psi? Does it push the wedge, or push a plate to the wedge? Any neat/unique features, in particular?
  4. woodzilla

    woodzilla New Member

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    4.5" cyl. Pushes wedge into plate. No dent plastic fenders are nice. Hilo hit one and didn't scratch. Also has log extractors if pieces stick to wedge. Auto return a big plus.
  5. woodconvert

    woodconvert Minister of Fire

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    It's a life changing experience. Now, you'll seek that nastiest gnarly you can find just to make a point. You won't get as much exercise but your stress levels will drop.
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    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks. One final question: what is the mechanism used to extract the stuck wedge from the wood if necessary? Solid pegs? Chain you can throw over log?
    As far as the comment "You won’t get as much exercise but your stress levels will drop", I hear that. Personally, I have swung a sledge, ax, maddoc (sp?), etc, enough in my life, and beating the snot out of wood does not appeal to me that much. I'd just rather ski/bike/run for kicks. Age? Enjoy the splitter. j
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    woodconvert Minister of Fire

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    Mine has two "log extractor bars" on it which just pushes the log off the head when it returns. I have never needed a chain but that would work pretty good

    I still have an odd liking to cutting, splitting and stacking firewood...it's just now on days that I don't really feel like wrastin' bucks I still go out and get more done....so I have time to cut the grass, stain the house, work on vehicles :long:
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    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    OK. I'll look for some photos. Another individual has expressed concern about getting a hand/finger stuck between stationary log-stoppers and the log on the extract stroke, so I was just wondering if this were something permanent or "swing in". Either way, machines bite if you are not careful. Thanks. j
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    Cats: I'd love to see that machine better. When I clicked on your image to enlarge it, it was the same size. If you have a larger photo, pls post. Otherwise, I'll look for web sites, etc. Thanks. j
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    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    Oh. Are the extractors those red plates by the (retracted) wedge? If so, OK. Look good. I've seen those before on a different machine. Thanks for the pic. j
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