Inland Northwest Implement appointed Split-Fire distributor
Deary, ID / Norwich, ON - Split-Fire Sales Inc., has appointed Inland Northwest Implement as its exclusive distributor for the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and part of north California.
Inland Northwest Implement will sell Split-Fire's complete line of 3-point-hitch, skidsteer attach and self-contained 2-way log splitters to equipment dealers serving farmers, rural property owners, woodlot operators, fire wood producers and home owners from its headquarters in Deary, Idaho.
Tom Polek, president of Inland Northwest Implement says the decision to represent Split-Fire's product is part of its ongoing commitment to offer his customers the highest quality products. "Split-Fire log splitters are known for their unique two-way splitting action that splits wood on both the out and return stroke doubling the wood splitting productivity compared to single stroke models," says Polek. "Options available such as high flow performance kits, longer stroke lengths and a hydraulic log lifter, in addition to their 2-way splitting action, make these wood splitters unique for the US north west."
Inland Northwest Implement specializes in high-end forest, farm and landscape equipment as an authorized dealer for Farmi Forest Products, Rankin Equipment, Blue Diamond Attachments, Erskine Attachments and Woods Equipment.
Split-Fire thanks Mr. Peter Hafemann from Wellesley, Ontario, for submitting this photo of his model 3255HT log splitter with an attached hydraulic log lifter. Peter arrived at Split-Fire with a few large and knotted logs he personally selected from his wood pile to test the splitter before purchasing. He said he was splitting a "giant maple" on his parent's property and sent this photo along to show that he wasn't exaggerating. Peter on the left, is pictured with his parents Adolph and Emily Hafemann.
It's not hard to find a customer uploaded video of a Split-Fire log splitter on You Tube. Some of the log splitting videos are particularly well done and Split-Fire would like to thank our customers who have taken the time to share their opinions about their log splitters online.
We thank customer Brian Paradoski, from Bobcaygeon, Ontario, for sending us feedback on how his new Split-Fire 3255HT with a hydraulic log lifter is performing. Brian said he was putting the splitter through its paces by splitting some very large blocks. Judging by the photos he sent he wasn't exaggerating.
"I was pleased to get the log lifter installed as I just removed two large Red Maple trees. The stems were too large for my customer, so I brought them home in my hydraulic dump trailer. The blocks were 3 feet to 4 feet across, weighing 500-600 lbs. I have a hydraulic clam on the front of my Kubota MX5100. With care, I place a block of wood on the Split-Fire and keep the clam near the top of the piece, holding it with a little pressure. I then spilt the block. If it doesn't completely separate, I pick it up and drop it from a height to finish the task. Split-Fire builds a 2-way wood splitter that is far superior to anything else on the market!" - Brian Paradoski, Bobcaygeon, Ontario.
Log splitter for mini-excavator
Split-Fire Sales thanks Doug from Fox Lake Wisconsin for sending us his photos of a model 3203 he modified to fit on his Bobcat 430 mini-excavator.
Doug writes: "We heat with wood and can use 20 plus full cords during a real winter. I cut and split oak, hickory, ash, and maple. In the summer we use box elder to heat our hot water. Most is harvested from our own property, but, I sometimes purchase a 12 cord truck load of oak which comes in 8 foot lengths and up to 36 inch diameter.
"As for the modifications, I started by ordering the 3 point hitch model minus the hitch and valve. Then I had a standard Bobcat Quick-Tach mount welded to the splitter on what would have been the bottom and touched up with a few coats of primer and paint. I used a handful of hydraulic fittings to make the 180 degree turn off the splitter then some hose and a pair of pioneer quick couplers to act as swivels and another pair of elbows. Two more hoses and a pair of flat face couplers and everything is connected. I used a heavy duty magnet and two hose straps to keep the "swivels" attached to the splitter.
"I have this mounted on a Bobcat 430 mini excavator and have tested for leaks and basic function.the cycle time is quite brisk."
Are you splitting wood with a Split-Fire log splitter? We would like to hear from you. Please send us a photo and a write-up for our website.