New country line splitter

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old greybeard

Member
Oct 29, 2018
79
PA
Spent my first stimulus on a TSC Country Line 25 ton. Split about 4 cords a year, shoulders hurt for 6 months after a summer of splitting 2 years ago. Rented a splitter last year, $89 a day, plus tax. Figured at $899 on sale it would pay for itself. Kohler motor was impressive, started first pull, ran perfectly.
Finally ran it. Gave it a good break in 15-18” locust, about 1.5 cords, man that wood is dense. Splitter blew thru it, only had to work hard if there was a knot.
Do you folks store yours inside or out?
 

gzecc

Minister of Fire
Sep 24, 2008
4,837
NNJ
Everything is better stored inside (under roof)
 

salecker

Minister of Fire
Aug 22, 2010
1,548
Northern Canada
mine has been outside all it's life
including life before me.
Personally,i require equipment to be able to live outdoors and like it.
 
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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,756
Eastern Ontario
Mine is outside and covered during the summer
Then it's covered and stored indoors for the winter
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
1,219
Palmyra, WI
If you cover the engine, make sure it can breath and allow condensation to escape. The hydraulics - lots of equipment is either too cumbersome or too big to be stored inside, like excavators, farm eq, skid steer attachments etc. The hydraulics tends to be ok in those situations. Rodents - mice like to build under covers, especially under engine covers. Otherwise, it's never a bad Idea to store inside or under a cover to keep the elements off equipment. If you have the room, why not.

One thing I noticed about the countyline type splitter:
If a piece gets stuck "behind the splitting wedge" while it's retracting - stop, remove the piece, and proceed. It happened here and bent the to uprights meant to knock stuck splits off the wedge.
 
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old greybeard

Member
Oct 29, 2018
79
PA
It cleaned up nice, changed the oil after 3 hours break in, decided to put it in the garage for now. Need to build a shed addition at camp.
It’s being spoiled, staying inside with the Cutlass
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johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,756
Eastern Ontario
I'll take what I believe is a Beaumont if that will give you more room
 

johneh

Minister of Fire
Dec 19, 2009
3,756
Eastern Ontario
That car brings back fond memories of my younger years
I was an appliance mechanic when they came out . the Beaumont
was a Canadian built Pontiac the rear fenders and deck lid were
the same as the Cutless I drove a Canadian built Pontiac Acadian Canso SD
Miss those days Dam I am getting old
 

salecker

Minister of Fire
Aug 22, 2010
1,548
Northern Canada
"Dam i am getting old"
That is a good thing!
the alternative to getting old is death...
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,468
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Always stored inside . . . things last much longer than way.
 

salecker

Minister of Fire
Aug 22, 2010
1,548
Northern Canada
Up here inside is way to valuable for a splitter.