1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Wood Splitter Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Firewood' started by Guest, May 16, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest
    Posts: 0

    Timber wolf is a great splitter. Their quality is second to none that I know of. They are a little pricey but well worth the extra money. The TW-2 (i think is the model) should be with in your price range. The additioal options you might be able to get with that (i dont know about other brands) auto cycle, 4 way wedge, and i think they have fast cycle. The auto cycle is cool cause you can set both levers and deal with the wood, the machine splits all the way down and returns automatically. Ready for you to start over. Just watch your hands. But thats with any splitter.
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest
    Posts: 0

    Congrats. I dont think you will be disappointed.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest
    Posts: 0

    I’d like to get some advice on a wood splitter – my family is looking to purchase one but it’s tough to find any reviews online. Last year we split about 10-15 cords and our #1 priority is durability.

    The last splitter we rented was the Split-Fire 4290 which had 2-directional splitting and a four-way head – both features we loved. It’s more money than we’re looking to spend (our budget is $2500-3000) so we’ve been considering the smaller Split-Fire 3255 (http://www.split-fire.com/splitter_sc_3255.html).

    I just requested pricing from Timberwolf which, it sounds like, is a very well respected machine but lacks the 2-direction splitting. Is the 2-way trade-off worth the build quality increase?

    Are there any other machines in the $2500-3000 price range we should be considering and does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks a ton in advance-
    Matt
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest
    Posts: 0

    Thanks for the information - just ordered the TW-2.

    The auto-cycle and hydraulic log lifts aren't available until you get the TW-2HD which was a pretty hefty price jump ($3k to $4k base - plus $700 for hydraulic lift). I ordered the 4-way wedge and table grate and plan to just make a small "table" to hold a queue of logs since that's all we used the lift as anyway.

    Thanks again!

    Matt
    ...2-3 weeks until I'm the proud owner of a Timberwolf!
     

Share This Page