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Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:59:49 PM »
Looking for feedback on these units.
Considering purchasing a Wallenstein wp840 Processor, Blacks Creek 1250 processor or an Eastonmade 9-16 splitter with box wedge.
If you have any experience with these Canadian units I'd appreciate some feedback.

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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 09:24:16 PM »


Welcome to the forum!

I have a Blacks Creek 1500.   
I bought it 3rd hand, 15+ years old.  Blacks Creek has been nothing short of amazing in answering a few questions and helping me tweak and make routine repairs.  The unit is built to last. 
Ive only seen videos of the 1250, it looks like a neat unit but for speed youd need something a bit more capable.  
I do ~150 cords per year, some deliveries and some on site for customers and this 1500 fits the bill for me. 
The only downside is you need a separate conveyor, as you would with the other units as well.  Getting the wood away is as important as getting it to you.  I have no experience with the other units and expect them to be excellent as well but Ive had nothing but great help from Blacks Creek and only very minor, typical wear and tear on the machine itself. 
Depending on the size of your typical wood, (treelength, 8, 16...) would likely help make a decision. 


 

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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 10:46:05 PM »
Thanks for the info. They are 15 mins from me and I've been in contact with them to go see a unit. I am hoping that the 1250 can be fit with an adjustable 4 way as the 1500 is too much money for me for what I do.  Which is heat our home and some custom stuff for people with the other toys I have :)
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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 10:06:34 PM »
I have a Wallenstein wp840. I use a Stihl MS440 as the saw on it. 

I have both a 4 and 6 way wedge.

This photo is before I had the conveyor. This load was done by myself in 2 1/2 hours.
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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 11:16:16 PM »
Thanks for the post. What are the pros/cons ? Would you go to a hydraulic bar instead next time ?

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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 05:50:59 PM »
I really don't think I would go with a hydraulic bar. It seems that you end up ramming it thru the wood instead of letting the chain cut it. I also like it because you can sharpen it quick and do the saw maintenance off the machine. You can set up another saw to be ready to go in. It also can take 22" diameter wood, most of the same price range can only do around 14". The only bad thing I have encountered so far is small diameter wood, say around 6 inches. It is hard to get it thru using the cable on the winch. I am designing a drive motor to handle the smaller stuff.

This is what I mostly run thru it.
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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 05:54:02 PM »
dquest - where are you located? 
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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 07:02:17 PM »
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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2020, 07:28:06 PM »
dquest. Your must almost be a neighbor. I'm currently running a Bell 1000 processor. The smallest of their models. I've also owned the Eastonmade splitter; also good. ( same family). Also looked at Blacks Creek processors. Your welcome to stop in and take a look. 
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Re: Blacks Creek / Wallenstein / Eastonmade
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2020, 07:55:56 PM »
Hey Thanks Tin Horse,

The Bell is out of my price range. I don't do alot and am sure folks will say juts get a splitter from a box store and I'm sure they are right. However, we are busy on the farm and I'm willing to spend more on a single person operation to be efficient.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the BC you looked at as they are the closest to me ( 15 mins ).
Guess it's really between rounds and 8' logs.

Thanks for the offer, if you could pm me with some contact info , I'd like to pop over if you are close. Would be sometime mid oct I'd guess before I get serious. Still trying to get either company to get back to me.
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