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Quick question(s) before I pull the trigger on a DHT 25 ton splitter

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Husky Joe, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Husky Man

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    I am Sorry and Surprised to hear of the trouble that you are having starting your Kohler, about the only time that have pulled more than twice on our's was when I either forgot to turn the switch , or Fuel ON:innocent: Kinda hard to blame Kohler there;). I did learn the hard way to shut the fuel OFF when transporting it, but that is easy to do, and doesn't sound like an issue that is exclusive to Kohler or DHT.

    It is rare that our DHT with a Kohler doesn't start on the first pull, in my experience, I would put Kohler every bit as Good as Honda, and I wouldn't pay any Extra for a Honda myself, even Honda, believe it or not has an occasional Lemon.

    I Hope that they get your trouble figured out, we have had excellent service from our 27 Ton DHT.

    My only criticism of DHT, is those damned Hub Mounted, instead of Lug Mounted wheels, but that is the standard in the industry for the 27 Ton class splitters, they all use those from what I have seen, the Lightest splitter that I have found with Lug mounted wheels is the Oregon 35 Ton, and that was DOUBLE the price of our DHT 27 Ton. That may be more of a concern for me though than most, as we do transport our splitter, more than most, often 35-50 miles one way, we piggyback the splitter in the Big trailer, and I can get about 1.5 cords on, and still load the splitter, but if I'm going for a full load in the trailer, the splitter is comig home on it's own wheels behind the Wife's Expedition.

    Good Luck, I Hope it is resolved SOON.


    Doug :cheers:
     
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    If you wanna tow it down to pottsville. I’ll be more than happy to tear into it and see if I can help at all but I’m doubting you wanna make a 2 hr drive for that
     
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    JWilliams, thanks for the offer but it is a bit of a hike unless you promise a cold case of Lord Chesterfield when I get there. LOL…

    With my unit being so new, I’m hoping that whatever the problem is, it will be covered under warranty. DHT is getting Kohler involved. I had called Kohler and got a list of authorized service centers and Dave’s is on the list so that’s where I went.
     
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    Oh man so you like the lord too? I work for yuengling and that and porter are the only 2 of their beers I drink. Btw chesterfield before it gets pasteurized is even better. If your ever down this way let me know I’ll see if I can hook u up
     
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    Yuengling is like a gold bar in these parts. Rare to see and even rarer to get someone to share!
     
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    My go-to brew is Stoudts American Pale Ale but my Pop usually has a few bottles of the Lord in his fridge that I help out with. :givebeer:
     
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    Panolo where u from?
     
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    Alright!!! Beer the magic wrench to fix all splitter problems. :givebeer::cheers:
     
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    panolo Seldom right...Always opinionated!

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    Minnesota. About 25 minutes south of St Cloud.
     
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    Is our yuengling avalible out there In mn I wasn’t sure it was out that far
     
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    Not that I have ever seen. If someone is coming from the east you try to get them to bring you some. Same with spotted cow from Sconny. You got someone going to the devils den just to the east of us you try and get them to bring you a 12'r back.
     
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    why are we the Devils Den ?
    I am only 30 minutes from the New Gluarus brewery , we have all sorts of spotted cow.
     
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    Just a joke making light of the rivalry between states and also the fact Sconny has more serial killers per capita than any other state :)
     
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    we don't even make the top 10 any more the west coast dominates Alaska #1, Nevada #2 , Florida #3 , California #4 , Oregon #5, Washington #6

    but we are similar in that we are very similar states with two crap cities that drag the rest of the state down.

    We do have a lot of devil references , Devils Lake , the Devils elbow , Devils gate , Devils door way, Devils head . but these are mostly a real-estate scam like iceland vs greenland.

    deaths door , butte des mort (mound of the dead)
     
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    Sorry to hijack this discussion on beer :givebeer: but I think I might be onto something. I took the engine cover off and I’m no mechanic but I saw a lot of rust on what may be coil and flywheel?


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    Steel wool on the coil and real fine sand paper on the flywheel Joe. Not sure what the gap should be after reassembly. Good luck I think you may have found the problem .
     
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    PFFT! Me too! Somewhere in this long mess I think I posted that I asked the shop owner about it and he said it was fine. Hmmm…
     
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    Sundance, my manual says .254 mm .0100 inch. Will a business card suffice? I saw that “method” on YouTube, tried it, and she is running but maybe a little rough.
     
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