Convert from gas to electric on a "standard" splitter...then sell the gas engine to offset costs?There are some available in my area, but seeing many that are out of stock. I am leaning towards an electric unit as my new splitting area and wood shed are close to my shop. Also trying to purchase an American made unit. That narrows down my options considerably...
Been looking into this as well. Still not ruling it out. Kind of want a new one as mine is well used and i have no idea what brand it is. With the options i have found(or lack of) I think a conversion will be the way I go. Also very interested in getting a smaller kinetic unit.Convert from gas to electric on a "standard" splitter...then sell the gas engine to offset costs?
Saw that one. Nice unit.You have probably already looked here but Swishers are supposed to be American made & great splitters.
The Swisher electric log splitter offers 22 Tons of splitting force and a 13 second split time. The 2-stage pump provides maximum performance.www.woodsplitterdirect.com
Believe DHT and SPEECO are no longer made.I've been looking for 2 weeks now. All over the Internet. Getting annoyed since most everything that pops up says in stock and then when u click on it and navigate some tsc tractor supply or small equivalent, its either not available online or no shipping or just out of stock. Same with lowes or home Depot. Literally half of the gas powered splitters aren't available. Did a bunch of companies stop making them? I remember looking like 5 years ago and these were a dime a dozen. Can't even find dirty hand tools or speeco anymore. Can't find 4 way wedge options either. Yardmax had one but discontinued it.
Hey Jim, Do you have any experience with the Northern Tools splitters? I've been eyeing that one up ;-)24 ton is in stock & available to be shipped to you. I didn’t check any other models.
I've got a Northern Tool 37t splitter. I've had it about 2 years now with absolutely no problems. Honda engine fires up easily and has auto idle down. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.Hey Jim, Do you have any experience with the Northern Tools splitters? I've been eyeing that one up ;-)
Auto-idle would be nice. I normally don't run mine full throttle anyway though.I have the northstar 30 ton splitter. I love it, you wouldn't believe the stuff I've split with it, I'll try to post some pictures.
It's absolutely worth the extra couple 100$ to upgrade to this compared to a big box store splitter. It has a Honda engine compared to a homeowner grade engine, it has an outrigger leg so it doesn't tip when you put a big log on it. The log stripper works fantastic.
Most of all, it idles down when the wedge is retracted. So when you're getting your next log, it's not just sitting there screaming wide open, putting wear and tear on the engine and pump, putting heat in the oil and burning gas.
I've never had a log I couldn't split.
All that being said, I'm extremely happy with it and would buy another one in a heartbeat