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New automatic log splitter....go and have a cup of coffee.....

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by AKKAMAAN, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. AKKAMAAN

    AKKAMAAN ArboristSite Guru

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    not bad price for a commersial piece of equipment....starts at 22000$ plus taxes??
    woops Just realized that was a used one....probably a demo from a logging expo or fair.....


    Mascus in New Hampshire
     
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    Assuming you paid the $27,000, and you sold the wood @ $200 a cord, you'd need to sell 135 cords to pay for it. But add in fuel, delivery costs, stumpage, etc., and you're looking at 200 cords or so.

    A loan for 60 months would = out to around 3 cords a month @ $200 each with all costs and incidentals figured in. After that 3, it's gravy.
     
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    Nice Work!

    ... and doing a good job at that. I found a price estimate of $12,000 for the Bobcat attachment. Not sure if that was new or used, but that to me seems reasonable. Made near Duluth, MN.

    Operating alone, it takes me 3 hours to cut a full cord of rounds to length and split them to firewood logs with traditional equipment. That's 24 man-hours to yield the 8 cords that the Bobcat with its attachment can do in only one man-hour, assuming it starts with enough 10' to 12' logs of good diameter.

    I imagine the Bobcat would also require less fuel.
     
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    I know this thread is old but has anyone had any luck with getting any more info on this sami autochopper I have tried email with no luck, phone with no luck I would think they would have a dealer in the USA but I couldnt buy one if I wanted to at this rate. Old Timer have you found anything?
     
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    Anyone know anything about these machines or where to get a hold of a dealer? Bueller?
     
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    We like having a fire, so that's all we need right there. As for the cost of heating with firewood vs NG, I've yet to find a way to gather NG without paying for it. If I was buying my firewood and not putting any sweat into it, that might be different, but we'd still have fires just for the pleasure of it.
     
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