Always 3500 pickup 8' bed rounded up. Plus most of the time a 12' trailer full. So I am counting a load as 8' bed rounded. But I have a new 20' 14000 gvw trailer on the way. Which is why I am looking to up grade plus the old splitter being gone. I like to split where the wood is cut. If I am at the farm I have a tractor with a loader. I have a 610 Mule to pull the splitter or small trailer in the woods.
I also have two fence rows to clean up that have not been touched in 35 years. both are near 1/2 mile long 60-70 foot wide.
Which they are about 25 miles from the other farm. That's why I am looking for a road worthy machine.
Plus the real kicker is all of this is 110 miles from my house. That's why I don't have a real job any more........lol
I could do the mods as far as putting a axle under a SS. I need to see one work in person. Fence row wood is some of the toughest wood to split. Every piece is a pain limbs/knots no clear wood as everyone knows.If I'm not mistaken, the top towing speed on my TW5 is 30mph. Off the top of my head I've only towed the TW5 behind my PU 3X. Ever other time it got moved on a trailer just like the SS. I'm set up for hauling on a trailer and it saves me time moving multiple pieces at once. It would be super easy to have a local welder make the SS towable if one wanted. I know a local logger who tows his SS behind his tri-axle log truck, pretty interesting sight!
We absolutely LOVE our TW3HD is has NO problem pushing EVERYTHING through the 4-way wedge!I'm in the market too.
I called a Timberwolf dealer in Dallas and the TW3HD is only like $3100. but you have to have a tractor pto to run it. I'm thinking I may go that route since I have two tractors that can run it.