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Re: Recommendations & Opinions For Log Splitters
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 01:14:12 PM »
I used my new super split for just 30 minutes. Working alone I (65 yrs young) split a full load into my F250. I really like it. Tomorrow, I'll use it another couple of hours but that should finish my splitting for the house. I split for the sugarhouse anytime I have another tree to process. I'm going to sell my old hydraulic rig, a 20 ton from TSC with a 6.5 hp gas engine (B&S).
I bought my SS with the production table. It allows me to stand up and work. That is much easier. If I get blocks too heavy to lift I'll roll them into the bucket on my tractor and lift them.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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Re: Recommendations & Opinions For Log Splitters
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2011, 07:01:47 AM »
We used the Super Split again yesterday, but I never got to use it. My 17 yr old grandson did it all, while I bucked logs. We filled the F250 in about 50 minutes. He split the blocks, loaded them into the bucket loader and then dumped them into the truck. When I ran out of logs to buck he was only about 5 blocks behind me, then I tailed the splitter while he split. Super Split is super fast, I love it. I find the speed great. Between the house and sugarhouse I split lots of wood. Wasting time to watch the ram cycle is time lost forever.
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Re: Recommendations & Opinions For Log Splitters
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2011, 07:20:49 AM »
We used the Super Split again yesterday, but I never got to use it. My 17 yr old grandson did it all, while I bucked logs. We filled the F250 in about 50 minutes. He split the blocks, loaded them into the bucket loader and then dumped them into the truck. When I ran out of logs to buck he was only about 5 blocks behind me, then I tailed the splitter while he split. Super Split is super fast, I love it. I find the speed great. Between the house and sugarhouse I split lots of wood. Wasting time to watch the ram cycle is time lost forever.

Just one word of caution when two people are working around the splitter, ONLY the person holding the wood operates the cycle control handle.  The son and son-in-law of a friend of mine were splitting wood with his Super Split one of them was putting a piece of wood in place and the other thought it was ready to go and started the cycle.  The tip of one finger was not in the clear and got pinched, that finger is 1/8" shorter now. 

Having someone take away the split pieces is a big help as they pile up fast.  When I watch a hydraulic splitter work now I think how slow is that, you can get spoiled by the speed of the Super Split real fast.  I love mine.

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Re: Recommendations & Opinions For Log Splitters
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2011, 07:41:21 AM »
The work in splitting is getting the chunks up on the splitter.Verticle helps but then your bent over.I built my hyd. splitter to a comfortable hight and have a chunk loader that doubles as a table.Super-split is a good system especially if you build a deck the same hight as the table,load it with your tractor then just roll em on.Humping firewood will never be easy,but can be made easier. Frank C.
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