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    Default Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    I am going all over the place looking at splitters. The TW-3 looks like one heck of a unit.

    Does anybody have a good dealer for timerwolf?

    I just prices a Timberwolf TW-3 - PTO powered splitter.

    $1995
    4 way wedge - $395
    Working table - $295
    Shipping - $385
    Total - $3070

    Comments?

    Man, that is a lot of dough for a splitter. The one I was going to go with at TSC is $1300...

    Does anybody have a TW-3?

    D.

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    Sorry, don't know a good dealer for Timberwolf.

    There are several threads on this forum pertaining to splitters, and a lot of the discussion revolves around PTO powered vs. engine powered.

    Myself, I have a Troybilt 27 ton splitter with a Honda engine (6.5hp I believe). New cost was $1100 from Lowes with 20% off coupon last year.

    I didn't have a tractor at the time, but now that I do, I would still get the gas engine powered splitter. Why? I can pull the tractor up to the splitter with the FEL hanging out at splitter level. Round goes onto the splitter, gets split, and then into the loader. Saves me from bending down twice.

    On top of that, my tractor would easily burn through 1 gallon of diesel per hour. That little splitter has a tiny little gas tank (less than a quart) and takes at least an hour to burn through that.

    I have split rounds up to 40" in diameter with this, and never had a problem. These rounds had to have weighed more than 200 lbs each, and the only way I could split them was with the splitter in the vertical mode, because they were way too heavy to lift.

    Something to think about....

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    I have looked at TWs, and they are nice ! Grease fitting everywhere. Looks like they would last a long time. When it came time to buy, purchased a YardMachines 27ton with a 5.5 honda @ the Depot. It was approximately $1200 at the time. I only split for myself, not professionally, so i couldn't justify the money for a TW. I've run about 6 seasons (6-7 cord/season) of wood across my splitter, and it has run flawlessly. I split some big wood too ! I see alot of guys who sell firewood running the TWs, so that should tell you something. They are made up in Vermont........ just take a ride up and pick it up. Its beautiful country up this way !!

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    I bought a 30 ton unit with a 9 hp robin engine from harbor freight tools for 1300.00. I think it is pretty heavy duty and works great. Go to their web site and check it out.

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by mopar3500
    I bought a 30 ton unit with a 9 hp robin engine from harbor freight tools for 1300.00. I think it is pretty heavy duty and works great. Go to their web site and check it out.
    I'll go check it out.

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    ddivinia, I'm reading your splitter posts with great interest - I'm making the same decision as you are! I have a TSC 10% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket right now but just can't bring myself to buy one of thiers. Based on Big E's Troy-Bilt post above, I found this at Amazon:
    Amazon.com: Troy-Bilt 240cc Honda OHC Logsplitter #24AD597D766: Home Improvement
    which is highly regarded by the users. The two downsides are $199 freight and you have to assemble it yourself. The upsides are no sales tax, $1400 and the same unit at Lowe's is $2099! Actually, by assembling it yourself you get to put it together correctly.
    What do you think? [sorry, just trying to spread the confusion]

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCPE
    ddivinia, I'm reading your splitter posts with great interest - I'm making the same decision as you are! I have a TSC 10% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket right now but just can't bring myself to buy one of thiers. Based on Big E's Troy-Bilt post above, I found this at Amazon:
    Amazon.com: Troy-Bilt 240cc Honda OHC Logsplitter #24AD597D766: Home Improvement
    which is highly regarded by the users. The two downsides are $199 freight and you have to assemble it yourself. The upsides are no sales tax, $1400 and the same unit at Lowe's is $2099! Actually, by assembling it yourself you get to put it together correctly.
    What do you think? [sorry, just trying to spread the confusion]
    With the coupon I am at $1300 at tractor supply - no tax. I had them order me one. It should be here by TH. I hope it shows up. If not, I will consider this troy unit also. I could go ahead and pay for the unit to lock in the price, but I hate paying for stuff before it shows.

    D.

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    That deal on the Troy bilt LS33 looks really good. That appears better than the 27 ton unit for $1300 at TSC. I just might have to do an Amazon order.

    D.

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    You guys might be surprised at how much a 22 ton unit will split. I started by looking at 27ton and higher splitters, but read a lot of reviews on this site. I was shocked at how many used the 22 ton models and split dozens of cords per year with them. I downsized my thoughts and bought a 22 ton with a B&S engine at TSC. I couldn't be happier. It starts easily and has never stalled out. If it cannot split the wood, it actually cuts through, knots and all.
    One more thing... since it is a 22 ton unit, the cylinder is 4" and it has a faster cycle time than any of the heavier units. I used to split with an old time beast of a splitter. I figured my splitting time would get longer since I am using the little splitter. I was way off, and can now split in less than half the time. AND, these newer splitters are taller, so I have no back ache at the end of the day.
    Be careful shen buying the Honda engines. They seem to be raising the price for that name, even if it has a cheapo 'made in China' honda model on it.
    I love this Huskee splitter and I am glad I saved my money. (not really saved it, but spent it on a snow plow for my FEL).

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    Default Re: Timberwolf TW-3 Splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by ddivinia
    I am going all over the place looking at splitters. The TW-3 looks like one heck of a unit.

    I just prices a Timberwolf TW-3 - PTO powered splitter.

    $1995


    D.
    Looking at your profile it would appear that you have several tractors that have more than enough hydraulic output to run off tractor remotes as opposed to spending the extra $$ on the PTO mounted pump..??... but I'm sure that you must have your reasons to go that way......

    ? Paul
    New Holland TC55DA EHSS FWD with 270TL loader and various other goodies........

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