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Old 06-01-10   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

Yeah, that looks like a very useful bit of kit!
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that looks great dave, how does it tow?does it bounce about a lot, all the ones i have known end up living on an ifor williams
It tows ok behind my L200 so long as not going above 50mph and you are not going too far with it. Also depends on state of roads. The info with it reckons it can be towed up to 60mph, I think.
It is quite heavy and has counter weight near the coupling so not too much bounce

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Can be used horizontal as well as vertical and can split 1m long timber easily
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Bought it last summer, hiring it out with operator from 25/hour. Had 3 clients so far where I have just turned up to split their own logs.
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Cousin Jack - there may be a problem with your link to the thor website - our internet security protection is saying it has a "Trojan-downloader JS Agent.ewh" ? virus attached to this site/link and has blocked it.
Sorry about that guys, I clicked on the link after I had posted and it came up ok. Could I have something on my pc as ever since yesterday evening it has been slower than Moses?
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

Theres an ebay firm called Harrows are us,they do all sorts of splitters tow alongs at various prices,i bought mine from them and im well pleased.
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

Been using a Thor for over a year now for my own use and some sales.
Seems to handle most stuff and is very safe for others to use if I'm away.
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

Use the link on here for Riko, i bought the a12 road towable and its wicked, really powerful, can be pulled around by one person easily. I offer the service of slitting the trees i fell for clients and 8/10 times its extra work from the job. Brilliant bits of kit.
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

I hire mine to customers who are physically capable of using such a machine, that way I make money from the splitting but don't actually do anything! I offer it when they say "what am I supposed to do with those rings"

150 for a week inc vat and delivery, only been hired about 5 times but it makes it all helps.
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

if i go for one, if i can ever make up my mind i will go for a riko, chris really knows his stuff, i just cant decide which one
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Re: Log Splitters towable and self powered

I was looking at log splitters and also have to say Chris at Riko was really helpful.

I was looking at the towable self powered processers..... but I came to the conclusion they're not really made for day in day out use....

But these towable vertical/horozontal self powered splitters look the business.
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if i go for one, if i can ever make up my mind i will go for a riko, chris really knows his stuff, i just cant decide which one
Well you know I'm well happy with mine m8! Tommer put up a vid of mine on Youtube (search for riko log...) and riko commented about the one handed operation LOL!
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