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Didier splitters

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Wife'nHubby, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. RickyD217

    RickyD217 New Member

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    Anyone still following this thread? I can see the conversations but can't see any of the pictures :(
     
  2. KDaigle86

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    Hey everyone! This thread is great. Picked up a didier splitter last fall for $200 off Craigslist. Had the original engine on it which doesn't run at this time so just swapped it out with a newer one. The splitter seems to have plenty of power and I had no issues splitting logs but the cylinder is leaking fluid a little. Called a hydraulic cylinder repair place and got quoted $25 for the seals or $220+ for them to repack it! So I am going to try and tear the cylinder apart myself and repack it. I will just bring them the piston and stuff to get the proper seals. I will try and get the specs for the seals and post them here for others to use since repair kits for these don't seem to exist. I may do some other upgrades while I am at it such as trying to raise the splitter. Thanks for all the info here!

    -Kevin
     
  3. Rhiggi

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    Hi, I'm new to this site and looking for part manual/op manual for a Didier 20 model A20AG.
    thanks for the assist.
    Cheers,
    Rhiggi
     
  4. Erik B

    Erik B ArboristSite Guru

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    @Rhiggi Welcome to the site. @Wife'nHubby may be able to help you.
     
  5. freeportd

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    I'm new to the site - but not to my logsplitter. My dad bought it in the late 70s. It has John Deere on it - but now I know it's a Didier. I'm using it and it's doing fine - but I do want to change the hydraulic fluid. I'm not sure what to use for fluid - so hopefully wifenhubby can send me a manual. I'll send a PM to you. Or, if someone knows what fluid - please post it! thx!
     
  6. CD's Cycle and ATV Shop

    CD's Cycle and ATV Shop New Member

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    I'm wondering the same thing as RickyD2. Would be great if Wife'nHubby would Chime in.
     
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    Yes please - Wife'nHubby - are you there? We'd love to hear from you as there are Didier owners that are still discovering this great resource!!
     
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    Perhaps someone who has already received the manual can send one if Wife'nHubby is no longer following this thread? I'd really appreciate it.
     
  9. Wythe

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    I’d also be interested if anyone has manuals. I’ve got a Didier SC26A that has been great and want to keep running as long as possible. Also want to know if there is anything special to know to clean out the in line hydraulic filter (says to clean every 25 hours).

    Thanks
     
  10. frftr28

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    I'm still looking for a manual or any info for my Didier splitter. The cylinder has a leaky seal that needs replaced, so if anybody knows what size of seal I need or how to find out what size I need please let me know.
     
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    I believe Didier used several different brands of cylinders. You may have to remove the leaking seal to a hydraulic shop to get a match.
     
  12. Jaybird8678

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    Hello, any chance I could get information on my Didier/ hydra-splitter #mf26, ? Thank you
     
  13. Wife'nHubby

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    Sure can............. click on my name/picture on the left and send me your email. I will return mail you the brochures I have.

    Shari
     
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  14. Kaleo

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    Hi, All:

    I'm pretty new to this forum and to Didier splitters, but I recently fell heir to one. The ram really started slowing down. I took it to a hydraulics shop, started with servicing the valve body and installing a filter head. Didn't fix it. They recommended replacing the pump, but the pump they sold me doesn't clear the I-beam support, so it can't mount up.

    Who knows where I can find a replacement pump that fits? The pump itself has a placque that reads: "No. 200050, GCDL 15659, Pat. No. 2051914"

    Barring that, can this be rebuilt? If so, who does that work?

    Many Thanks,
    Kaleo
     

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    The pumps are considered non-rebuildable . A standard log splitter pump on most Didier's were a 11 gpm 2-stage which is just under 5 inch long from mounting face to back of pump. Log splitter pumps can be found online for between 100-150 dollars.
    The more common problem is worn cylinder seals.
     
  16. Kaleo

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    Thanks. I was sold a pump, but the clearance is bad on the side facing forward. The only way it will fit is with the ports acing up and down, and that wouyld requyire another set of new hoses. I'd like to find the same pump if I can.
     
  17. BWR

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    Original Survivor

    I picked up this DIDIER Panther Model PC26A off Craigslist the other day for $200 cash. The Briggs and Stratton 5hp motor starts right up, first pull. From the date code on the B&S motor it appears to be a 1981. The only problems are the Hyd Cylinder has a blown rod end seal and one of the tires won’t hold air. After reading many posts about these splitters I have learned mine does not have the brass ram guides, mine are steel. I think I am going to attempt to rebuild the Hyd Cylinder myself and I may add a Hyd filter

    Any INFO anyone can provide will be helpful.

    BWR


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  18. pondnstream

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    Hello Didier owners,

    I was given an old Sears splitter which I now know is a Didier. The reason for this free gift was because the machine is fully disassembled except for the motor and trailer. The splitter was taken to a hydraulic shop due not working, the shop removed and disassembled the pump, the cylinder and the spool valve and said it’ll be $900 to fix it. My friend of course refused , picked up the machine and after a year it came to me.

    Somewhere along the line a few parts went missing and the cylinder lip was dented. I’ve almost gotten the cylinder back to round so that the piston goes in, the gland nut (big end sealing block of aluminum) goes in halfway, unlike the piston it is almost the same size as the tube so tolerance is in thousands of inch.

    I’ve added pictures
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    This is the cylinder after restoration efforts, piston fits and gland nut almost fits.

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  19. pondnstream

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    Now to the begging section...
    I’m missing the following parts:

    —cylinder mounting U-bolts

    —short,steel hydraulic tube from spool

    — 4, 1/2” hydraulic elbows w flare ends that go on cylinder and spool (operation) valve

    —2, elbows for the larger IN & Out holes on the spool valve

    —C clips from inside pump shaft

    That’s it ! If anyone has parts or knows the exact size of those elbows, I’d love to hear from you.

    The motor starts and runs well. Yesterday I brushed down the frame with strong mixture of washing soda and hot water to degrease it in an environment friendly way. Today will rinse and re-apply, the sludge is caked on but can now see red paint and a label.
     
  20. Nino Dinatale

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    Could you give me any information on where I can get the seals for the cylinder
     

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