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    Default 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    I can see a several hundred dollar price difference between a 3PH log splitter and a standalone, gas powered splitter. What are pros and cons of the 3PH variety?

    I have a TYM 293 with rear remotes.
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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    I went with a stand alone because I use the loader to put the really big rounds on the splitter. Mine does stand up to split them on the ground but I find it much easier to just roll several into the bucket and split them up.
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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    I gave it a lot of thought when I was considering buying a splitter. I settled on a Ariens 45 T with a suburu gas engine, from Home Depot at $2000, then used one of their 10% off coupons.

    As the earlier post stated, it frees up a tractor to load logs, or do other things, I move my splitter around with my UTV, and its easy to manuever around and can get into tight spots where a tractor cannot. It is also easier to move the wheeled splitter around a shed or barn when storing, whereas a 3pth you have to hook it up again.

    These were my advatanges for a pull-type, but others may have different situations

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    One more in favor of stand-alone. Like many, I didn't want another engine to maintain. Yet, having tractor available to lift the rounds made the decision easy. Now, some three years later, I know that I made the right decision for me.

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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    I sense a theme here.
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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    Having used both, our 3 point hasn't been used in years; need to sell it.
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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    Your tractor is 5.2 gpm. Unless you got a splitter with a small cylinder it would be slow. If you had a small cylinder you may have a hard time splitting some tougher wood. I think a pto driven splitter would be nice, not a bark buster but one that has a pto driven pump but the are real expensive and make a standalone look more attractive. I think a splitter is a good way to rack up hours on your tractor doing pretty much nothing. I like the looks of this gravely.
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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    I personally prefer the TPH splitter, it's one less gasoline engine to maintain (2 generators, pressure washer, push mower, riding mower, brush cutter, chain saw). That said, I also feel that SCUT owners should stick with standalone splitters.

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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    Your tractor is 5.2 gpm. Unless you got a splitter with a small cylinder it would be slow. If you had a small cylinder you may have a hard time splitting some tougher wood. I think a pto driven splitter would be nice, not a bark buster but one that has a pto driven pump but the are real expensive and make a standalone look more attractive. I think a splitter is a good way to rack up hours on your tractor doing pretty much nothing. I like the looks of this gravely.
    Excellent points that I had not considered. I think the decision has been made. Save for the stand alone.
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    Default Re: 3PH log splitter or standalone?

    I don't know how they rate these wood spiltters but some seem to be way over rated. Here is a Hydraulic calculator that you can use to see what it will do. Here is one to check the cylce time. I do not recommend a briggs and straton engine on a splitter or anything,they just will not hold up. Honda engine seem to do really well and seem to not stink a as bad as a briggs does when it is running. When you look a at a splitter check out the way it is layed out. Where is the muffler pointed, is going to blow on the operator or they hydraulic reservoir? When you spilt a piece of wood is it going to fall on the engine or the hydraulic filter? Are the controls positioned good? I have seen some that when you put them into the vertical position the hoses will get caught on the part where it rests in the horizontal position. I think you can split about anything with a 20 ton. I like the looks of these two from what I can see online, they both have a commercial grade honda engine. The bigger one has idle control which will save wear on the engine and pump, and save on gas too.

    Here are some other splitters but they are only horizontal.
    Log Splitter, Wood Splitter - Super Split(R)Manufacturers of high quality, custom engineered wood splitters, log splitters and wood chippers. | Split-Fire Sales Inc. Quality Built. High Performance. | Split-Fire - Your Best Choice

    You can find tons of wood splitter videos on youtube.
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