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Hello,

 

What size log splitter do people use is it worth going for 20 ton plus or will something 10 -14 ton work fine?

 

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mitch

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I went for a 17 tonne machine and it's proved more than enough. There is always a trade off with power V speed.

 

If you do a search on here the Thor Magic 13 tonne machine is used by a great many of the pros

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1 hour ago, Woodworks said:

 

If you do a search on here the Thor Magic 13 tonne machine is used by a great many of the pros

...Slightly more powerful than the 11-ton Thor Mignon, of which I have one to sell.  

Magnificent machine (just a bit heavy for an old fart). :S

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44 minutes ago, nepia said:

...Slightly more powerful than the 11-ton Thor Mignon, of which I have one to sell.  

Magnificent machine (just a bit heavy for an old fart). :S

I have the Mignon and I agree with you.

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I've a ryetec 16t pto, I like it 

Sometimes new operators can take longer to get used to the twin speed 

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If your doing a bit round the farm and got loads of knotty stuff 18 ton is more than enough. If your buying in wood and just want to do what you can’t get through the processor then 13/14 tons good enough in 5 years there was only a handful of pieces I could not break down with my 13 my 18 never missed one piece. 

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