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Wood Splitter Storage

Post in 'The Gear' started by jmhpsu93, May 11, 2011.

  1. jmhpsu93

    jmhpsu93 New Member

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    Where do you folks store your big-a$$ wood splitters? I'm looking into getting an upgrade to my reliable-but-not-quite-up-to-the-challenge Ryobi splitter, but I have no outbuildings to put it. Can I just throw a tarp over it and call it a day? Thanks!

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    I keep mine in the heated shop for 3 years. Ran out of room now store it under a tarp seems to have held up just fine.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    There is another thread about this very same thing. Our splitter is over 20 years old and we kept it outside until last winter when I finally got a place for storing it indoors. I always put a couple pieces of wood to set the tires on rather than just having them on the ground. Then I threw a tarp over it and used bungee cords to hold down the tarp. I would bungee from one axle to the other and that covered the motor. Then I would wrap a small bungee around the butt plate and another around the front. It had plenty of ground clearance so that air could get up to take care of any condensation. This seemed to work well and the only fixing I've ever done on this splitter was to fix the recoil rope just a little over a week ago. Not bad for a 20+ year old piece of machinery!

    EDIT: Correction. I've also had to put some air into the tires. End of fixing.
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    TreePointer Minister of Fire

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