Yeah, me and my 10 yr old daughter split about 1/2 cord of real stringy sweet gum after I moved the handle down on my tractor . I gave her $3 for working the up and down handle for me so her mom took her to Wal-mart to spend it.
The 1102 splitter is also discontinued. Replaced by the 1158 Powerhorse splitter. Splits in both directions (no need to return), but only does 18" long logs. Requires 3gpm minimum pump. Has a 3x18 cylinder like the 13 ton gas powered unit. 20 ton gas powered has a 4x24 cylinder and will do 24" logs. All are made in USA.
Yeah, I noticed that. Now why didn't somebody think of splitting both ways sooner...that's a great idear