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Yesterday's splitting party with my new (to me) Lickety Splitter

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Badfish740, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Yesterday I made a dent in the massive score at my dad's house where recently the neighborhood had a "perfect storm" of folks getting trees cut down. The next door neighbor had a massive ash cut and some big branches trimmed off of an oak. Across the street a tree company took down a pin oak, a black walnut, and another ash. I'm not even sure how much it will be when all is said and done. Anyway-here's some pics of my new Lickety Splitter:

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    As far as I can tell this particular model was rated at 20 tons and it shows. Knotty twisted pieces of oak and crotches are no match for this thing!

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    I'm not sure on the pump size but the 5 HP engine surprised me-I thought it would be underpowered but it hardly skips a beat even with the really gnarly stuff. It cycles reasonably fast too.

    Here's the result of today's work-there's still a decent sized pile of splits that I didn't take since I maxed out the springs on both trucks with these loads:

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    Here's the pile of black walnut which I haven't even touched save for noodling a few of the monster pieces:

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    The fun part will be figuring out how many years ahead I am when all is said and done ;)

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  2. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Sweet looking splitter, looks like someone took care of it. Did they modify the wheel lifting system and make it a fixed height?
  3. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    My dad picked it up on Craigslist for $600 from a local guy who buys, fixes, and sells OPE. I don't know if he modified it or the previous owner did. It's a little high, but not bad if you're working with another person. I'm trying to figure out how old it is-I'm thinking it's at least mid '60s/early '70s.
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    Badfish, you have scored really big with the wood. That is nice that the wood is close to home!
  5. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    Hehe...I'm still counting the jackpot-I just measured out what I brought home (the wife and I stacked it this morning) and it's just shy of half a cord. What's left of what we already split that's still at my dad's will make it over half a cord easily. I'm not a good enough estimator to guess how much will come out of that pile of black walnut. No matter-the leaves are up, the Giants are on, my Yuengling is cold and the dog is snoozing by my side-time to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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