Picked up a 22 ton model from TSC about a week ago. Nice machine, I have split some elm, some black walnut, cherry, oak, and maple with it so far. Has split everything I have thrown at it, but I admit, I have not had any real nasty knotty stuff yet. So far, I am happy with it and the $1000 price tag.
Anyways, I am approaching 5 hours and will change the motor oil, thinking of synthetic, but will wait a little while longer for that.
The hydraulic oil filter needs to be changed out at 10 hours, and I stopped at TSC to pick up a filter, but got the deer in the headlight look. Unfortunately, the guy who sold me the splitter (he knew his stuff, but I think he was the only one) was off on vacation.
Anyways, does anyone know what the part number (or the cross reference number to another brand) for the hyd. oil filter? The one on the splitter now does not have any numbers, names, or markings at all. Just a plain white spin on filter.
Lastly, is the hyd fluid gonna dump out on me when I unscew the filter? I'm not talking a little dribble, I'm talking free draining of the tank? Sorry, never owned a hyd splitter before and am knew to hydraulics. Thanks, KD