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Old 27-10-09   #1 (permalink)
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Petrol Log Splitter

I am looking to purchase a petrol log splitter.

I have no power in my yard therefore I need a petrol powered splitter.

Has anyone got any recomendations???

Thanks

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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

Hi Adam,

There's some pretty good petrol splitters on the market but likewise some pretty poor ones.

What you will find is that because they tend to be running on single cylinder four stroke engines they'll never be as fast as the equivalent PTO powered one. With a small engine you can either get good flow or good pressure from the pump - essentially you could have a very fast small tonnage splitter or a very slow one with a big tonnage.

Is it generally Arb waste you'll be dealing with? If so, it's worth considering a vertical splitter with removable table - giving you the option of splitting big rings at ground level but then more manageble chunks at a more comfortable height. You can still also use it for billeting up longer pieses or quartering down big chunks for going through a processor. A four way blade can speed it up on straight grained timber but does require more pressure than just using a 2 way blade.

We supply splitters from 5 tonne up to 100 tonne in a selection of styles and power options so should have something to suit
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

Everything i process is arb waste. What kind of prices are you talking for a vertical splitter??

What tonnage would you advise?? Im not trying to process huge amounts very quickly just steady away

thanks for the reply
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

Hi ive just bought a log splitter off ebay for 475 notes works off a tractor,really nice machine good value,and for another 3to4 hundred pounds you could run it off a jcb power pack or similar,i dont think you could build one from scratch for that sort of money.
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

I have one of these. It will split anything, if it can't split it then it just cuts it in half instead!!

Its very slow though!!
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

Well, maybe not that slow, with two pople you can get more done, but not enough to pay for the second person!!
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

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Well, maybe not that slow, with two pople you can get more done, but not enough to pay for the second person!!
How much is one of those??

looks just like what i am after
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

RIKO Balfor A11 VTR - end of. Chris Shep on here is your man.
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Re: Petrol Log Splitter

These Are Pretty Good, Not Had Any Probs With Ours.
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Same as Rupe, MTD ls550 slow but does the job. It all come's down to budget!
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