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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by ShaneLogs, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Fred Wright

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    Thanks, Logbutcher.

    Yup, it's a 110 volt Ramsplitter, 16-ton. We got the 4-way wedge option with it, it works well for straight grain rounds around 10" diameter. My only beef with the 4-way, it can bend the wedge blade if a round twists it to the side. I'd recommend welding stops on it, to keep it from being pushed sideways. Other than that, it's a fine option and can save time.

    I submitted a review on the woodsplittersdirect site where we bought it. They were offering free shipping at the time. If memory serves we paid around $1,300.00 for it with lift gate delivery and the 4-way wedge.

    The hydraulics are all industrial-grade. I have no worries about lines breaking, it's built quite solid.

    If you do your splitting at home, near the house or another source of AC power, this little guy is just the ticket. It'll split all day long on a 15 amp branch circuit. :)
     
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    Is that all White Birch you have stacked there ?
     
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    That sounds like quite the little rig you have there! Got any more pics of it in operation ??




    Shane
     
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    Here's a pic of my wood pile in 4' lengths. It measured 22 cords when cut to 2' lengths and restacked.

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    I honestly don't think there is 1 piece of birch in there.

    It's about 50% oak, 45% maple, and 5% pine. The majority of my property is all maple and oak. Maybe a few dozen pine trees and 6-8 birch trees.
     
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    Man, I wish. :)

    My buddies on another site have been ragging on me to get a photo of the SheWolf splitting wood. She's got no issues helping with the wood splitting but refuses to have her pic taken. :D

    There's a video of a guy using this electric splitter: WOOD SPLITTER 16 Ton Horizontal Electric Log Splitter
     
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    That must have been Maple and Oak I see stacked in your piles there.



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    Looking sweet! Do you have a big wood stove where you just throw in 2 foot pieces at a time or do you spend the time to cut them up and split and stack the wood ?




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    I have an OWB. I don't have any pics of it but I split it in 4' lengths with a 4' splitter. I stack it to dry in 4' lengths then use a cordwood saw to cut it to 2' lengths with an elevator to load the truck.

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    Then I stack it under a big hemlock near the house so that it is easy to get to as needed to feed the OWB.
     
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    Yes it is. I like white birch very much. But it has to be very dry to burn well. I have big ones on my land. Many, when i put my arms around them, i'm not able to touch my fingers. In that pile it has also sugar and red maple, red oak, white ash, beech, black cherry, manitoba maple, basswood, grey birch. I like very much burning different kind of woods. I inserted pictures of white birch and other wood pile.
     
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    Sweet deal! I like your set-up too. Your in Loudon ? That isn't to far from me. Just a few hour drive.



    Shane
     
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    I am very jealous of you White Birch and your woodlot in general :bowdown:

    Keep up the good work,



    Shane
     
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    I find stacking to be highly overated and not necessary in my part of the world.
     
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    That old Case is just cool...
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    I've "built" piles like yours, splitting a few rounds each evening & throwing them on the pile. In that scenario, I agree that the splits get plenty of sun/ wind exposure before getting buried.
     
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    Yeah, I did that too but I think that my wood pile doesn't get enough sun and wind to dry it out enough though.
     
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    Here is a bit if wood. About 1/3 left after the mild winter.

    Brian
     
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    Good Looking ood

    Is that Oak? Hella-VA JOB!:bowdown:
     
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    You would be correct... Sun and air is good... Eliminating precip wetting helps too, but not always an option...
     
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    That old Case is over 30 years old! If anyone ever sees one for sale, buy it. Very simple and nearly indestructible design.
     

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