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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    That is one wild looking contraption Piston. How fast will it do the 1/4 mile in?

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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    If I bought a splitter, it would be a SplitFire. I talked to the guys prior to building my own and they seemed great. Not the cheapest by far, but a quality product. Its all the rental houses here use, and that speaks to the quality.

    I have a log catapult on mine too Its a great feature, really saves the back. One of these days Im going to install a restriction to slow down the lift so I dont throw logs when Im not paying attention

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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    I got my 3203 last spring...just awesome. I've never used a 4-way head so I'll just continue to live in ignorance.
    -splitfire-1-jpg-cutandsplit-4-jpg

    Congrats on your new toy!

    Piston, you may recognize these from FF.
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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineTWLSB View Post
    Piston, you may recognize these from FF.
    Hey John!

    Glad that splitter is working out for you! Where did you get yours from?
    Kubota L4610 and John Deere 410 - WR Long 64" Grapple (best attachment ever!) QA front forks, rear forks, Brown 472 HD Rotary Mower, Land Pride RBT4096 hydro blade, Woods 7200 Power Rake, homemade 3 pt log splitter, Land Pride rake/blade combo, Land Pride HRL 3578 box blade (Hydro scarifiers), Shaver SC50 3 pt. Stumpgrinder, FitRiteHydraulics TnT, 6" Vermeer PTO Chipper (Hydro feed), Disc Plow, Ratchet Rake, LP HD25 Hydraulic PHD, Woodmizer LT15 portable sawmill
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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    Quote Originally Posted by Piston View Post
    Glad that splitter is working out for you! Where did you get yours from?
    Hey Piston, I got it through the local Massey dealer, Northwood Power Equipment. They did the plumbing as well. The distributor (here in Maine at least) is J.S. Woodhouse. I'm trying to figure out if the 4-way head is an option for me or not. I don't 'think' it is for this model, if memory serves.
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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineTWLSB View Post
    Hey Piston, I got it through the local Massey dealer, Northwood Power Equipment. They did the plumbing as well. The distributor (here in Maine at least) is J.S. Woodhouse. I'm trying to figure out if the 4-way head is an option for me or not. I don't 'think' it is for this model, if memory serves.
    I don't think the 4 way is an option either. What about checking with a local fabricator? Maybe he could make something up based off pictures of the split-fire 4 way? It does seem like it would greatly improve the splitting efficiency.
    Kubota L4610 and John Deere 410 - WR Long 64" Grapple (best attachment ever!) QA front forks, rear forks, Brown 472 HD Rotary Mower, Land Pride RBT4096 hydro blade, Woods 7200 Power Rake, homemade 3 pt log splitter, Land Pride rake/blade combo, Land Pride HRL 3578 box blade (Hydro scarifiers), Shaver SC50 3 pt. Stumpgrinder, FitRiteHydraulics TnT, 6" Vermeer PTO Chipper (Hydro feed), Disc Plow, Ratchet Rake, LP HD25 Hydraulic PHD, Woodmizer LT15 portable sawmill
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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    Piston That is a very interesting all purpose firewood processing unit. Looks like a nice use for a go kart chassis

    Dave

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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineTWLSB View Post
    I'm trying to figure out if the 4-way head is an option for me or not. I don't 'think' it is for this model, if memory serves.
    There are a couple of differences of note that make it difficult but not impossible to upgrade to the 4 way model.

    Look at the abutments at both ends there are two triangular wedges welded at each abutment about a 1/2" behind the primary abutment surface. These pieces keep the wood on the splitter once the 4 way wedge starts working.

    The other primary difference is the carriage assembly that the wedges ride on I assume you could probably cut/grind the existing wedge off and Weld on a piece of bar stock like the 4 way mode l. I assume split fire would probably sell you the 4 way wedge. You might even try contacting them to see if they would sell you an upgrade kit thank includes the carrage assembly with the 4 way wedge and retaining pin and the 4 pieces that are on the abutment.
    -2012-12-23_13-32-37_321-a

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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    Quote Originally Posted by xring100 View Post
    Piston That is a very interesting all purpose firewood processing unit. Looks like a nice use for a go kart chassis
    It IS very interesting indeed. Just for the record, it is not mine. A guy in Canada was selling it on another forum and posted many pics of it. I think he wanted 5k for it, which really wasn't all that bad. It was the high end model self contained split fire, which is close to 5k itself. The splitter "drove" on it's own using a hydraulic motor for the wheels. It was a pretty neat idea, but in practice I could see it being a hassle.
    Kubota L4610 and John Deere 410 - WR Long 64" Grapple (best attachment ever!) QA front forks, rear forks, Brown 472 HD Rotary Mower, Land Pride RBT4096 hydro blade, Woods 7200 Power Rake, homemade 3 pt log splitter, Land Pride rake/blade combo, Land Pride HRL 3578 box blade (Hydro scarifiers), Shaver SC50 3 pt. Stumpgrinder, FitRiteHydraulics TnT, 6" Vermeer PTO Chipper (Hydro feed), Disc Plow, Ratchet Rake, LP HD25 Hydraulic PHD, Woodmizer LT15 portable sawmill
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    Default Re: New Splitfire 3403 3pt Log Splitter has arrived with 4way and 2way knives

    What if you bumped the control valve while you were driving it

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