new spliter today

woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,878
N.W. Ohio
Went to tractor supply this morning and bought a 25 ton log spliter. I give $850 plus tax! now to try it out.
 

woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,878
N.W. Ohio
where is that at ? that's a real bargain !
 

KD0AXS

Burning Hunk
Feb 2, 2014
219
Nowthen, MN
where is that at ? that's a real bargain !
Menards. If you've never heard of them, they're a chain based in Wisconsin with stores in several Midwest states. Similar to Home Depot/Lowes.



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woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,878
N.W. Ohio
I shop there all the time, I didn't see the flyer though. they don't come with oil for hydraulics or motor, but still a great deal.
 

DodgyNomad

Feeling the Heat
Dec 19, 2009
494
West Michigan
That is a very good price. Look forward to an assembly and use report. Very good deal!
 

woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,878
N.W. Ohio
One I bought came assembled. Not sure if the one at menards comes assembled or not. Just split half a cord, works great !
Edit. I see it doesn't from the picture. didn't notice that pic before.
 

KD0AXS

Burning Hunk
Feb 2, 2014
219
Nowthen, MN
Yeah mine was not assembled. Assembly was quite simple though. I have it all ready to go now. Haven't fired it up yet...wife works overnights and she's sleeping.

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woodsmaster

Minister of Fire
Jan 25, 2010
2,878
N.W. Ohio
I've been looking for a splitter for a while. all the people around here are selling old used beat up ones for 500 or 600 hundred so I think we did pretty good.
 

KD0AXS

Burning Hunk
Feb 2, 2014
219
Nowthen, MN
I've been looking for a splitter for a while. all the people around here are selling old used beat up ones for 500 or 600 hundred so I think we did pretty good.
I've been looking for a while too. Had my eye on the one at TSC but I couldn't pass up the deal at Menards. I think the full beam is probably a little better design, but this one seems to be well built too. Some splitters I've looked at had no-name Chinese engines on them, that's what I didn't want. This one has a B&S engine.

Here's mine all assembled and ready to go.

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Beer Belly

Minister of Fire
Oct 26, 2011
2,148
Connecticut
Follow the maintenance schedule and change that oil at 5 hours
 

DodgyNomad

Feeling the Heat
Dec 19, 2009
494
West Michigan
that thing looks great. More pics please when you get time. Do break in the motor, warm it up easy, and heat cycle it a few times, put it under a load after 10 minutes, but don't over-work it for the first couple of hours. I go to Rotella T on my first oil change after a couple of hours.

Let us know how it works for ya.
 

D8Chumley

Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2013
1,806
Collegeville PA
I go to Rotella T on my first oil change after a couple of hours.
Rotella T 5-40 synthetic? I ask because I have a gallon left over from my old F250 6.0 diesel, I could finally use that
 

KD0AXS

Burning Hunk
Feb 2, 2014
219
Nowthen, MN
Rotella T 5-40 synthetic? I ask because I have a gallon left over from my old F250 6.0 diesel, I could finally use that
Rotella T6 5W-40 synthetic is an excellent oil for small engines. I use it in all my OPE and ATVs. Regular Rotella T in 10W-30 or 15W-40 is a pretty good small engine oil as well.

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DodgyNomad

Feeling the Heat
Dec 19, 2009
494
West Michigan
Rotella T6 5W-40 synthetic is an excellent oil for small engines. I use it in all my OPE and ATVs. Regular Rotella T in 10W-30 or 15W-40 is a pretty good small engine oil as well.

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What he said. Rotella T 15-40 is what I use in the summer for the first couple of oil changes, 10-30 if you're using it in the cold. After 15 tanks of fuel or so, I go to Rotella T6 5-40 synthetic, once the rings are fully seated. I like it as it can handle heat a little better, and these little air cooled motors can get hot in the summer when working them hard. My motors tend to burn less oil, and last longer than most folks from ideal break ins, and then good attention with great oil. I also warm my motors up a few minutes before revving them up and putting a load on them. Take care.
 
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