I Finally See The Purpose Of 20 + Ton Log Splitters
I Finally See The Purpose Of 20 + Ton Log Splitters if you have some good tree trunk's blocks to split. The 9-12 ton splitter I have did fine with 12 - 18" dia wood w/o knots and Etc. IMO larger tree trunks have ruined my small splitter twice, noticeable from bent 1" pins and leaks that just occurred. The last of last season and rebuilt and the start of this season and rebuilt (Dec. and Dec.). I hope this info helps some of the others new to splitter toward knowing their limits w/o danger and excessive wear.
I'll go to Northern Tool to compare the splitter's constructions and recommended dia wood. I know there will be variables with the dia capacities. Such as: I/we split the large 30" + dia trunk,s blocks "ONLY" due to the large seasoning cracks which made them easy except for the 3-4 knots during both jobs. My new philosophy will be to cut knotted wood (into small burnable blocks) if it is reasonable. Then, only split smaller clean wood.
I 'll hope to get the splitter going at a reasonable cost "AGAIN" and pay closer attention to its reaction to wood vs challenging it. Bending short hot rolled 1" pins supported, takes some serious force ( if you have metal-working experience). loger