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insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« on: November 03, 2015, 12:31:25 PM »
I have the chance to go look at and possibly buy a older used brute conveyor now known as timberwolf.  My question is are they a good conveyor?  It has a small Honda gear reduction motor  powering it. Has rubber cleated belting and is asking $ 3500 is that a fair price not that I would pay that but just wondering.
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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 04:47:37 PM »
I don't know about their conveyors , but I've had the same Brute splitter for 30 plus years , great machine , seen hundreds of cords of wood. I don't see why the conveyors would be any less quality . As far as price goes ,they aren't cheap , so I guess it depends on your needs and wallet . 

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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 05:39:21 PM »
I have one. No problems with it. Is almost identical to a friend tw minus the hydraulics.

Dumps wood in a pile just like any other.

I have less than 10% of yours asking price into mine but i just got lucky.  8)
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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 05:58:53 PM »
  I'd be most concerned about the condition of the belt.  They're not cheap to replace.  I've got a Built Rite BR-20 belt conveyor and it's been a great piece of equipment.  After 8 years of use, thousands of cords of wood and constant exposure to the elements the belt is just starting to get a bit ragged.  At one time Built Rite wanted $1,500.00 for a replacement.  I'm pretty sure one could be had aftermarket for less but I've never checked. 
  Is it belt driven from the gear reduction motor?  $3,500.00 sounds kinda high but compared to the cost of a new one maybe not so much  :-\
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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 05:47:52 AM »
I think brute/ builtrite were working together, timberwolf is a different company. We have the top drive belt conveyor and like it a lot. I think we paided 3k for it brand new quite a while ago.
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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 06:48:38 AM »
Well I bought it last night, only one cord of wood was ran through it. It is the belt driven type but that doesn't really bother me at all.  It's in great condition just the paint is worn off from use got it for less than he was asking so I feel I did good. So for just over 6k I have a great splitter and conveyor. Now to wait for a good deal on a dump truck. Thanks for your help!
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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 08:54:01 AM »
Here's a pic of the first test

 
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Re: insight on older "Brute" firewood conveyor?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 09:36:05 AM »
It sure does a neat job of stacking splits in the pickup.  8)
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 03:26:24 PM »
Yes it does takes so much labor out of put the wood into it a very worthwhile investment.
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