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Wood splitter
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DavePA    Posted 08-25-2002 at 15:24:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looking into the purchasing of a log splitter, any brands that I should steer away from? Most likely be the trailer type since I'm not sure the 3-point unit will work on my old TO-30 Fergusan. How much tonage is enough for home fire wood use? thanks DavePA.

Maurice Macknight    Posted 10-09-2003 at 18:11:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi out there. Been Splittin wood for heat for over 42 years. Had hydraulic, PTO cone, and back a long time ago a heavy splitting ax. None compares to the one I recently obtained a dealership for. I wish I could take credit for the simplicity and beyond that the labor saving characteristics but alas, I only sell them. My friend Charlie has done it this time. Way to go Charlie. Email me for details. Marketed in US & Canada.

tim weber    Posted 12-16-2007 at 10:28:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
can you send me the information on the logsplitters?

Maurice Macknight    Posted 10-10-2003 at 08:19:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello again on the subject of wood splitters. Not to boring or anything but a great paradigm shift is due to all those who think they know about splitting wood. It is not how much power you have available in your machine or how much horse power that drives it, or even what it looks like in the show room when you make your choice. The bottom line (not the financial one) is how much work you have to do to get the wood onto the splitter and then how much work you have to do to get the split wood back up to the splitter again if you need it smaller still.
Each time you handle it YOU WORK not your splitter. Every type of splitter that allows the wood to fall down when it is split and needs it picked up to be split needs YOU TO WORK. If you work chances are it's with your back. I don't like working with my back. Therefore I searched till I found a splitter that let me split it on the ground without lifting it. Want more details and indeed, my help in saving your back. I am here. Email Maurice at I will put you on the right track. I am not selling horse power or tons. I am selling the best way to save your back and split your wood. My friend Charlie invented it. I sell it. It works!
It is very cost effective and so gentle that you might be letting your wife split the wood while you pile it. Maurice.

Jack    Posted 08-26-2002 at 13:23:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the largest tsc has think 30+ton. It was the least expensive of all the ones around here and works real slick no problems. Was looking at used and for what they wanted and how they were used and abused did not justify buying since new was not that far away.

DeadCarp    Posted 08-25-2002 at 19:03:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're all good enough - the key thing is horsepower cuz that drives the ram & after that it's all hydraulics. Mine is a welded affair but pretty traditional, it came with a Tecumseh and i hate them so swapped for a Briggs - just a hair bigger, and boy what a difference! You want the thing to return without you holding anything, and a 2-stage pump will speed things up too.

If they'd have had splitters when my dad was alive, i think he'd still be alive just to use it! :) They also make Super Splitters that are gear-strip mechanical if you have $3000 burning a hole in your pocket.

Maurice Macknight    Posted 10-12-2003 at 05:37:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My friend lost half his hand on one of those gear strip (as you call them) splitters) actually I think you mean rack and pinion splitter. They are reall nifty but you had better be 100% attentive when you use one. The reward for not being so may even be more than your hand. Also most folks that have entered this form miss the big point. No pun intended. If you split wood with any machine that requires you to lift the wood into it you have a lot of work to do yourself. The more you lift, the more you work. With mine you split it where it lays.
At 61 years of age I care how much I have to lift and work.

GREG    Posted 01-10-2007 at 20:39:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am thinking about buying the 30 ton log splitter
sold at and have never heard of this company. It looks like a pretty good machine
for the money. If anyone has a better one I would like to know.

Maurice Macknight    Posted 01-13-2007 at 11:06:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you are looking for production and have several guys to lift the wood up to it and pick up and pile the pieces then you have a plan. The tonnage of the splitter is somewhat important. 30 tons is lots.
It all depends on where you want to split the wood and if it matters to you how much actual work is involved in getting the wood to the splitter(picking it up and placing it) and (picking it up again to resplit--assuming you have huge trees, and therefore, several splits to make)
Safety is or at least, should be your major concern. Cost is important. Your physical condition matters a lot if you are lifting a lot as described in the paragraph above. (A consideration in this area may be considered best by running through your mind a sequence of where you cut the wood, how you bring it home, howmany times it falls down when you split it and what you have to do with it to get it on the pile.
I cannot think of a better place to split wood than where it lays after it has been cut from the log. Pick it up to load it; Unload it to the pile. If you can do that with whatever splitter you chose then you have reduced your work to a minimum. Unless you move the wood stove out into the bush next to the trees you have to move the wood to the stove. Make it easy for yourself. If you have a tractor which you can use for the work you need to consider well before you purchase. A tractor will make the work ever so easy. 1-877-828-6058(toll free)

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