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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2019, 07:58:26 PM »
I had that happen with the first filter I got.
Wix and carqwest have filters that work
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2019, 11:00:49 AM »
Bruno,

Good to know I'm not the only one!  I got a WIX 51394 on it's way.  I'll give it the "eye-crometer" look over when they drop it off, and if it meets that gauge, I'll try and put it on tonight, or maybe tomorrow...

 
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2019, 10:07:51 AM »
Wix filter didn't work either, it almost did, but threads bottomed out.  Good times.  I ended up using a Toyota 90915-YZZG2.  That filter fit a lot of Toyota V6's over the years.  It also fits my Cub Cadet lawn mower ;D and I have a bunch of them on the shelf at work.  This is definitely one of the draw backs to using a knock off motor vs. a real Honda.  If it were a Honda, I could have had a Honda filter from the (car) dealer and been done with it (the Honda filter has a different thread pitch vs. what is needed on the Predator - 3/4 x 16).
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2019, 09:53:12 PM »
It was pretty hot today, but we did a cord of 16in off the processor, then a cord of 18in stuff that was either too big or too ugly for the processor.  The cheap Harbor Freight tent made it a little easier to try and stay cool. It did make it a bit tougher for the guy on the tractor loading the brow (me)



 
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2019, 11:06:23 AM »
Predator update - She is still going strong!  Just finished cord 71 on the year, not sure how many of those came off the processor or this motor, BUT, I know it's about time for it's second oil change.  Oil is still looking good, but hours wise time for some maintenance
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2019, 07:40:58 PM »
Good to here it's working out. I have several of the smaller ones on different equipment around the farm and have had zero issues with them. One of these days I will need to replace one of my larger motors and I will give the one you bought a try. I need to get some wood processed before grain harvest starts. 

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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2019, 06:36:58 AM »
hedgerow,

I'm trying to get my order list done before it's time to chop corn, it's gonna be close!  i haven't been much help around the in-laws farm this year with all the projects I got going, it'd be nice to help them with that.  I'm sure my order list will have grown once corn is done!
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2019, 07:53:27 PM »
End of the season updates:

With any luck, we'll be able to process wood this weekend.  We're currently at 107 cord for the year, I'd love to hit 110, but weather, time, and helpers will determine that!  We are trying to work up all the larger diameter stuff that the processor won't eat, so it's a nice change of pace.

The Predator has held up good, BUT, it's NO Honda, and its pretty cold blooded (as one of you guys told me they tend to be). Once started it's fine, getting there sometimes requires a warm can of carb clean and a short snort... wouldn't be so bad, but you got to remove an engine cover to get to the air cleaner ;),

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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2019, 11:05:06 AM »
Did you cover the fan opening with cardboard ?
Mine started well in the cold.
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2019, 09:27:45 AM »
Bruno,

No, I didnt, maybe I will try next time?  It's a cold blooded girl! 

No real gripes other than that.  It's not a Honda, but it does the job and it was 1/3 the price, so if it needs a short of carb clean when it's below freezing, then I dont mind too much ;D


We got 2.5 more cord done yesterday.  I will have to do a final tally, but we should be right around 110 cord for the year.  That's not too bad for what we got and when we do it!
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2020, 06:29:25 AM »
2020 Updates:

All the machines are still up and running. Getting ready to do another LOF on the Pred motor this week. We are hoping to add a second (used) dump trailer to the wood operation this week or next. We're at 45 cord for the year so far, the second trailer will help keep production going when I got help around!

Also added a Blue Diamond skid steer splitter for the big ugly pieces that pop up. We haven't run but a few splits through that yet, trying to knock the easy stuff out first.
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2020, 07:27:58 AM »
Hey GSMP, glad to see you're still at it. Sometimes people get discouraged after a year or two and quit doing firewood. It's a lot of work so you really have to enjoy it to stay with it.
All the best to you, and keep us posted.

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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2020, 05:25:19 AM »
Cutter,

Still plugging away. Doing wood the way we do, keeps me in cheap heat, and gets me some side money too. I haven't advertised on a few years, mostly word of mouth from long time customers. Every year I loose a few and gain a few. A fella that's hacking up a wood lot down the road from me for 3 customers last year, he was $30 a cord cheaper than me. He's still cutting the same lot this year, but I got all 3 customers back, seems his cheaper cords didn't stack out to a full load....
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2020, 06:53:51 AM »
Cutter,

 seems his cheaper cords didn't stack out to a full load....
That is a real problem for people buying firewood. Many guys selling firewood don't give a full cord. And a lot of firewood sold as seasoned wood is half green.
If you sell firewood that is dry at a fair price and a full measure, you will always have customers.

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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2020, 08:11:21 PM »
  Been pretty busy around here lately! We got 4 cord done and delivered last Sunday, then it was maint. time. All the equipment got grease, oil changes, the tractor got new coolant fuel filters, and 2 new hydraulic filters.

  I did up a cord midweek, to make sure everything was shipshape, then me and a buddy did 2 more cords Friday, and it was HOT! Reloaded the log deck Day and we got 4 more done and delivered today. We did 2 cord of 18in off the processor, then we got a chance to try out our new toy, I mean tool ;D Me and a buddy went in halves on a BlueDiamond splitter that's mounts to a skidsteer.  We needed something rugged to handle the oversized and ugly rounds that were too big for the processor.


 
We are still trying to figure out the best way to be most productive with it, but after two cord of 20in cordwood, my back is still happy! We cut all the rounds 20in, then the skid steer would grad a round in the splitter and as it was traveling (5 - 10 yards) he'd start to split it. Most of these splits went into the splitter a final time, BUT, they were a much more manageable size.  We hope to take a lot of the wood we've struggled with in the past and make it to quicker, easier, and safer.


 
Splitting a round and dropping it near the brow


 
Brow, to splitter, and into the dump trailer.


 
This is the view from the back of the dump trailer... Right before I was told to get back to work :D
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2020, 08:15:34 PM »
Oh yeah, forgot to mention , we're pretty darn happy with the Blue Diamond. We've named it Neil Diamond, and since this is Red Sox country, I was singing some "Sweet Caroline" while we worked!  Don't worry, it was loud enough so nobody could hear my horrid singing.
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2020, 10:20:23 PM »
I like that this thread has been brought back a few times for the updates. A good ongoing story need not disappear after it's initial posting.

Question on the oil filter: You mentioned that it's the same as on your Cub Cadet mower. Assuming that your Cub has either a Kohler, Kawi, or Briggs engine, and the preditor uses one of those filters?
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2020, 01:39:28 PM »
Spike,

Thanks for the reply.  I know my Cubby doesn't have the 
Kari engine, wish it did!

The Predator started farting and popping today. It's not fuel, I'm using the same fuel, from same jug in other machines.  I may start with plugs, but I'm not optimistic...

We did get 3 more cord done, but the Pres wasn't super happy :(
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2020, 07:05:59 AM »
Yup, check the plugs first. See if one looks different from the other. Could be ignition. Could also be valves. Those Preditor and other similar engines are a little like the knock off chainsaws; gotta cross your fingers and hope you get a good one.

Problem with Preditor is a lack of support here in the US. Customer has one on a splitter and it needed a starter cover or something. Called HF and they said, "we don't sell parts for those engines" Gave me the name of a go kart company in Indiana that "might be able to help". Wow, that's helpful. But for $99, just buy another motor I guess.

Ocasionally these engines will accept Kohler or Honda parts from the engines that "inspired" them, such as carbs or mufflers. Some gaskets. We see some Champion splitters and Gen sets out there but we won't take them or any of these things in for repair because we don't want to chase parts for products that don't have a traditional parts supplier in place. We're lucky that we have so much work that we can be selective on what we work on, but I know it's frustrating for people when these things break. Hope yours is something simple!
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2020, 08:37:12 AM »
Drain and collect to inspect (if possible) the gas from the float bowl just incase there is a little bit of water in there. It is a quick, cheep and easy check to eliminate a possible problem.

Another thing to check is the low oil shutdown if equipped as well as the ignition switch.


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