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Offline TSmallwood

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Large Wood Splitter
« on: October 13, 2014, 09:20:53 PM »
My dad and myself have been looking for a large ONE PASS wood splitter. We have a speedco flywheel type with a single wedge. It is fast but also dangerous (I had a piece of wood to fly back into my face knocking me to the ground and causing a concussion). So we do not use that machine much anymore still using a 30 plus year old hydraulic which is super slow and lots of split and re splitting. We have been searching the internet and youtube for different models that will one pass split. The Rabuad Fendeuse 80 tonnes is what type of machine we are looking for but after calling finding out the price 31000 euros plus 5000 euros for shipping which is in the firewood processor price range. We can't use a processor for the wood we get, it is from a local tree service company and it is free as most of it is 3/4 foot long and of large diameter. The long and straight wood is taken to a saw mill. I can't find an American company that builds a large unit like the Rabaud, and I would like to keep the money in the US. We looked at the Timberwolf, Built-rite, and many others, but after watching youtube videos it seems you have to split and re split into smaller pieces which is very time consuming. Most videos from the dealer show perfect sized wood long and straight. If anyone knows of a company that builds a unit like the Fendeuse 80 please send me a link or contact info.
We are looking to sell about 40-60 cords a year plus burn about 10 ourselves.
Most of the wood we get is large Oak.
Here is a model that looks to be a perfect fit but we cant find out the MFG.

here is the Rabuad which is 31000 plus 5000 shipping


Offline scleigh

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 10:00:52 PM »
I think finding the perfect splitter is like trying to find one piece of equipment to handle all of your handling needs.......this animal does'nt  exsist.

Unless you have logs that are always the same diameter, you'll have to resplit some of the bigger pieces no matter what size wedge you use.

Those are really nice processors, would save alot of labor splitting huge rounds into smaller pieces by hand.

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 06:18:24 AM »
Nice, But they make too many small pieces .
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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 05:43:58 PM »
Peter I would say the same thing myself but when you look at bagged wood or wood that is sold in a city you might need to resplit some of the bigger pieces. ( which I would call small )
Life is too short or my list is too long, not sure which. Dec 2014

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 08:43:36 PM »
crd did make a machine called the green monster for $18,000 like that.
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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 09:05:44 PM »
I really like the CRD Metalworks looks like a real beast going to call them tomorrow to find out some prices.
Thanks guys, this is the info I am seeking.

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 10:36:53 AM »
This is smaller than what you are looking at but still faster than a regular splitter with a single wedge.


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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2014, 07:56:07 PM »
what does the tempest splitter go for ?didn't see prices on their web site

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2014, 09:23:16 PM »
In one of their videos they have a price posted.  I'm thinking it was around $10,000 but I'm not sure.
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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2014, 09:58:56 PM »
 If you are only selling 40 to 60 cords a year the pay back time seems like it would be forever. The one built overseas you would have roughly 50000 tied up in it

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 09:16:16 PM »
that would be a heck of a lot of firewood for me. :P

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Re: Large Wood Splitter
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2014, 06:41:05 AM »
That Rabuad  splitter has one design fault. It needs a feed elevator.  Heres a NZ made machine
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