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Re: timber wolf splitter??
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2011, 07:35:29 PM »
I'm on one side the motor is on the other,not crowded to me. I have split some wood in the 2½-3 foot size. I would not want half of that to come down on each side of the splitter.That's why I like the wedge on the ram. I can split those big ones on the ground.
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2011, 07:55:34 PM »
Thanks everyone for the imput. Id love to have a skid loader mounted one again.. But i dont have 30 grand to drop on a skid loader this year :)  It seems to eachs own this subject, which makes sense.. ill continue looking around might talk to a couple dealers and go from there!
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2011, 07:59:50 PM »
just got a quote for the hv2  the dealer quoted me $4400.00  out the door... seems very expensive to me, I thought we were in a tough economy??   I was thinking the 2 to 3 range..
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2011, 08:46:23 PM »
The dealer needs to make a profit on what he sells (or he will be out of business) and the mfg. must do the same. For sure it is a catch-22 as they both lose if no one buys the product.

Being told it is a tough economy, doesn't seem to translate into paying less.  I doubt the steel, and the hourly wages have dropped at the mfg. end or the dealer end.
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011, 10:39:23 PM »
indeed everyone does have to make money.. im in the trades and totally understand this.. but 4400 is alot, although i just spend 11 grand on my owb.. :)
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2011, 10:44:33 PM »
What kind of burner Sparky ?                    Never mind   I found it in your other post. Congrats                        Lazerdan   

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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2011, 09:40:05 AM »
just got a quote for the hv2  the dealer quoted me $4400.00  out the door... seems very expensive to me, I thought we were in a tough economy??   I was thinking the 2 to 3 range..

That is a big increase in one year.  It looks like I bought at a good time.  The resell values will be very good on a Timberwolf splitter IMO.   I looked for a used one for almost a year without any luck.  Very few used Timberwolf's for sale in the county at any given time.  I was using the global search feature of Craig's list. 

I did forget to mention the pricing on the Timberwolf I quoted did not include shipping.  The dealers price the shipping as a separate line item and pass the cost directly to the customer.   Shipping is what it is.  It amazes me though, that a splitter can be made in China and shipped to our local big box hardware store for $900 to $1,500 and the in state shipping cost for a US made splitter runs over $300.00 for each splitter.

Did you look at the TW-1?  How many different models did your dealer stock?   My dealer only had about 6 units.  Two TW-1's and the rest were the big commercial units.


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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2011, 09:44:29 AM »
Dean, thanks for the detailed review on your TW. It sure is shiny!!! Almost hardly looks used  ;D

Seriously though, TW is a good example of you get what you pay for IMO.


Peterc38,  I took the first set of photos the day after I pulled it home.  So, it wasn't used at that time.  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2011, 08:40:05 PM »
Dean, i only inquired about the HV-1 and HV-2.  The TW-HV1 sells for $3600.00 setup  ready to go. I emailed the guy i didnt physically drive and  check it out.
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Re: timber wolf splitter??
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2011, 04:04:36 PM »
TW-1's run about $2500 if i remember correctly.

Thats a nice basic splits, take a 4 way wedge too.
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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2011, 11:18:34 PM »
It seems for that money I would also look at the splitfire line.  I know they are a lot different but production seems very impressive.  I don't have personal experience so i can't give a real life review, I've only researched them for many hours. 

Has anyone heard of American log splitters?  A friend of mine said he has one and it is the same build quality as TW but for much less money.  I personally don't believe that because I do think you get what you pay for when it comes to equipment like this, just curious if anyone has any experience with them? 
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Re: timber wolf splitter??
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2011, 07:29:12 AM »
TW-1's run about $2500 if i remember correctly.

Thats a nice basic splits, take a 4 way wedge too.

I got a quote on a TW-1 for $2500 with 4 way wedge and table grate. It might pay to shop around a little, I don't think you will find drastic differences in price, but you may save a little, for instance while the splitter price was roughly the same, one dealer wanted a lot more money for the table grate (though I can't remember how much exactly).
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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2011, 11:35:09 AM »
I wouldn't buy the TW-1 without a table grate.  My dealer almost always sold it as a packaged deal.

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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2011, 12:11:19 AM »
My brother had a TW 6, log lift, 4 way wedge...what an animal.

If you didn't have to chase the wood around (ie: stacked next to the splitter...) one guy could split a full chord in 35 minutes.

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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2011, 11:24:52 AM »
I agree, the TW-6 would make a great splitter.  More for commercial use or the guy that has everything.

When I was searching for used splitters last year, I found a used TW-6 a few states away.  It was still very expensive and much higher priced than the HV-2 I ended up buying.

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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2011, 04:32:53 PM »
I have the tw2 . and it has been a good splitter 8)
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