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Wish you'd stop being so good to me captain
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I could definitely use one of those. Especially since as I get older, the wood gets heavier.
It’s definitely a back saver. Especially compared to the vertical design to deal with large rounds, personally working with those kills my back. The lift makes for a great staging platform too. If I’m by myself, I’ll throttle down, load it, split, rinse and repeat. These splitters really need two people to utilize their speed, one to operate and one to load the lift, otherwise you’re just burning gas. Good thing I got 3 kids.
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Interesting. For all of that talk about only being sold through Mom and Pop dealerships, Stihl sold their soul once they put their goods in John Deere dealerships and now into NT. Northern Tool used to be an awesome place, I will never step foot in there again unless I need trailer axles. Most of the rest of their stuff is grossly overpriced now.

When I was a kid, getting the NT catalog was second to only the Cabela's catalog. Shame.
And John Deere sold their soul when they started offering their riding mowers at Home Depot. Same thing can be said for Ariens and Bolens and blah blah blah. A new Ace hardware moved into our home town about 6 months ago and brought in a good inventory of Stihl power equipment. It was the final nail in the coffin for the last struggling mom and pop power equipment dealer we had.
 
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Man that thing is clean! Those are damn near indestructible! I'm very jealous! Don't forget they have a oil filter under a side cover. Probably a 5HO filter but some did have 1UY's. I've seen them never changed before and plugged. Also if it has a shift detent never mess with it! LOL! Rod adjustment only. Also you want to make sure to run a motorcycle approved oil. I run yamalube 10-40. They have clutch plates just like a motorcycle in them.

Did I mention I'm super jealous!! Still has original rubber!
Wasn't exactly looking for one but my buddy took it on trade for his boat that I stored for 5+ years and offered me a deal. Everything works, no cracks in the plastic, no seat tears, almost no corrosion, and the skid plates are barely even scratched. The oil even looks like it was just changed. One owner and I think they must have used it a few times a year to plow their driveway. Oh, and it came with the plow which is in similar shape.

Thanks for the advice - I'll give it some attention next week. So far I only had to bump the idle speed and aim the headlamps! LOL
 
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