Most of that wood isn’t split. If I had a dollar for everyone I’ve heard say they can split wood faster by hand I’d turn up my thermostat and not worry about wood. If I had a dollar for everyone I’ve actually seen do it I’d have $0 dollars. Let’s see you split some 30” pieces by hand. Yea sure eventually it would get done but you’d probably manage 2 of them before you were beat.
Higher metal prices, also a shortage of tube steel used to make hydraulic cylinders. Where are the splitters from the box stores made? If they are made in China there are also heavy shipping delays.In my area log splitters are getting a premium this year. I bought mine last year about this time so I have an excellent understanding about what has available and their prices last year. This year is seems there are WAY fewer and the ones that were $600 last year are $800 this year. Just an observation. Maybe supply chain issues catching up with the industry? Higher metal prices?
What brand do you have?I always get a kick out of posters here telling someone else what "they" want. lol
I prefer my 3 point splitter over a stand alone by far......I'll bet you your splitter uses more gas than my splitter...
I don't need my tractor for "other operations", while I'm splitting, all I need it for is splitting, and it works fantastic for that...
Hey Darren33 ! I just wanted to put in that I've been using a 3 point hydraulic 25 ton log spliter for over 20 years with no problems & I bought it from Northern Tools & you can split wood horizontal or vertical & I prefer vertical that way I just roll the rounds into place & there is no real heavy lifting & while it is rather slow it is reliable & steady & yes I have another newer tractor that does not have to be committed splitting wood & it has a fel on it so I an bring rounds over to the wood pile & also stack if need be & as far as rounds they are allot easier to roll into place than lift.Looking at a couple of different wood splitters. My dad has had a timberwolf tw3 for quite a long time now, ive always liked it as its got a lot more splitting force compared to something you would pick up at a farm store. Anyways, I bought a new dk5010 and my original plan was to buy the same splitter. Recently I came across an Easton made ultra wood splitter. Seems stupid fast and definitely has my attention. What are your guys thoughts? Tractor mounted tw3, which BTW comes with pto kit so it doesnt run off the tractors hydraulics or the easton ultra stand up splitter?