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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2022, 05:29:41 PM »
I've been trying to get shipping and pricing and ETA quotes from multiple processor and splitter companies for the past two weeks, and can't get any replies to emails or forms submitted. 

So now I'm shopping for used heavy duty splitters. And a dump trailer. 

I was trying to stick with North American made, but there's not a lot of options there, and some say right on their websites that the wait is 4-6 months. 

Slim pickings on Craigslist, but there's a few interesting deals here and there. I'll update once I finally get something sorted. Already have someone I know who immediately asked for firewood when I said I was thinking of selling some this fall, so that's a good sign. 

And getting some inquiries for sawmilling work again, too. 
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Yanmar 3220D
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78 Chevy C30 dump truck
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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2022, 05:31:46 PM »
I thought maybe you had been shopping and comparing lately and might have some that stood out to you.   I'm seriously considering a new and long needed up grade in my splitter but the $6000 and up price tags have me hesitating.
I was liking the look of the smaller Timberwolf, Hud-Son and Wallensteins, but even the smaller ones of those aren't as cheap as $3500 by the time you get them speced out. 
RuggedMade is another option, although apparently not US made, or they would be bragging about it. Still, they get good reviews, and I see used ones every now and then. Free shipping, too. 
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Yanmar 3220D
Wallenstein FX 65 logging winch
Husky 61, 372XP, 346XP, 353
Stihl 036, 046 with Lewis Winch
78 Chevy C30 dump truck
35 ton firewood splitter
and lots of other junk...

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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2022, 09:08:25 PM »
Wolfe ridge has prices on website. more money but worth it.
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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2022, 11:00:11 AM »
Wolfe ridge has prices on website. more money but worth it.
The wolf ridge equipment looks good, and not that expensive for the quality and made in north america. But their website shows a 24 week lead time on all models right now. 
1996 Woodmizer LT40HD
Yanmar 3220D
Wallenstein FX 65 logging winch
Husky 61, 372XP, 346XP, 353
Stihl 036, 046 with Lewis Winch
78 Chevy C30 dump truck
35 ton firewood splitter
and lots of other junk...

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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2022, 11:05:14 AM »
I did meet a guy the other day who has a Range Road processor and loves it, and says he has over 100 cords through it already, with good reliability and only one repair that he needed to do when the conveyor belt got misaligned and damaged. 

He said it's Canadian made, other sources have said made in China. A YT video I saw noted that the hydraulics are not standard US fittings. The dealer who was supposed to give me a shipping quote never got back to me after that, though. 
1996 Woodmizer LT40HD
Yanmar 3220D
Wallenstein FX 65 logging winch
Husky 61, 372XP, 346XP, 353
Stihl 036, 046 with Lewis Winch
78 Chevy C30 dump truck
35 ton firewood splitter
and lots of other junk...

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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2022, 06:59:38 PM »
I think Black's Creek is actually built in Canada. Range Road sure looks Chinese.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Processor question - Range Road?
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2022, 11:52:10 PM »
I think Black's Creek is actually built in Canada. Range Road sure looks Chinese.
I liked the look of their processors and splitters. And they actually answered my email with a price list and more details. But they are 30-35 weeks out on lead time. And wanting a 20% deposit tied up for that long, too. 
1996 Woodmizer LT40HD
Yanmar 3220D
Wallenstein FX 65 logging winch
Husky 61, 372XP, 346XP, 353
Stihl 036, 046 with Lewis Winch
78 Chevy C30 dump truck
35 ton firewood splitter
and lots of other junk...


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