Hose winder reels in the crowds at The Rental Show 2017

Split-Fire Sales launched a new product at The Rental Show held in Orlando, Florida on February 27 to March 1.

The Fast Freddy winder made its debut as a facility purposed product for rental operators who need a uniform way to organize hose and cords. The Fast Freddy winder is heavy duty hose reel that can wind up anything from lay-flat hose and large diameter cables to extension cords while the operator maintains an upright position without bending over.

Split-Fire Sales also exhibited its model 3255HT, 2-way log splitter and a model 4013 wood chipper.

Split-Fire thanks the many rental operators who stopped by the booth to view a demonstration of the winder!

Split-Fire takes flight in the UK

RIKO appointed exclusive distributor for
Split-Fire log splitters in the United Kingdom

RIKO UK will sell Split-Fire's complete line of 3-point-hitch and self-contained hydraulic wood splitters directly from its headquarters in Kingsley, Hampshire and at several outdoor trade shows.

Over its 30 year history the company has gained a wealth of knowledge in the supply of machinery for forestry, firewood processing & production, woodland maintenance, conservation, grounds care, estate maintenance, small holdings & agriculture.

Stephen Cabrol, president of RIKO UK says the decision to represent Split-Fire's product is part of its ongoing commitment to offer its customers the highest quality products. "Split-Fire log splitters manufactured in Canada are known for their unique two-way splitting action that splits wood on both the out and return stroke. Simply put, they are more productive than single stroke models requiring less physical effort on the part of the operator," says Cabrol. "These bidirectional wood splitters have gained an impressive reputation over the last 30 years in North America."

"Partnering with RIKO is a complementary match that will ultimately benefit consumers in the UK," says Chris Skalkos, marketing director for Split-Fire Sales. "We are dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality wood splitters on the market and RIKO UK has already proven its dedication to sourcing and providing the highest quality of equipment for its customers. We are proud to partner with a distributor with such a long and successful history.

New PTO Log Splitter

Split-Fire has introduced a new Power Take Off (PTO) 2-way log splitter.

Manufactured with a built in reservoir and an 11.4 GPM pump @ 540 RPM, Split-Fire 3-point-hitch PTO wood splitters are ideal for tractors with a minimum of 12 h.p., not equipped with an auxiliary hydraulic system or with low hydraulic flow rates.

The model 3203-PTO is a 20 ton wood splitter featuring Split-Fire's 2-way splitting action that splits wood in both directions. Its unique log stop design prevents kick-outs and fly-outs when splitting angle cut logs.

Rated for logs between 30" - 36" in diameter, the model 3203-PTO is available in stroke lengths of 24, 30, 36 and 48 inches. It can also be equipped with a hydraulic log lifter.

A factory installed PTO kit is also available for the model 3403 which comes with an interchangeable 2-way knife and 4-way wedge.

New Electric Powered Log Splitter

Split-Fire Sales Inc, is proud to introduce two new electric powered log splitters to its product line.
The models 2215 and 3215 are electric powered 2-way log splitters powered by a 120 Volt / 15 Amp high torque electric motor.

Both splitters feature a quick cycle time and Split-Fire’s hallmark 2-way splitting action from the knife. A robust square tube frame, frictionless inner slide assembly, steel hydraulic lines and two stage pumps highlight the quality of their design and engineering.

Compact and available with a highway towing package, the 2215 and the 3215 electric powered wood splitters plug into a regular household 120 volt wall outlet without the need for high amperage circuit breakers. No more oil changes, no more gas spills, no more loud noise, no more emissions, no more pull starts. It is a “green alternative” for operators who can now split wood indoors without the noise and emissions from a gas powered engine.

Just plug this electric log splitter into your existing wall outlet and begin splitting!

Splitting Giant Maple

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.

Photo courtesy of Peter Hafemann, email: bluewater@kw.igs.net

Split-Fire log splitters on You Tube

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.

Here are just a few:

Model 3403 Split-Fire, tractor mount 2-way log splitter with 4-way wedge and hydraulic log lifter attachment.

Model 4490HT Split-Fire, 2-way log splitter with hydraulic log lifter.

Model 3203 Split-Fire, 3-point hitch mount, 2-way log splitter operating on Massey Ferguson 1648 compact utility tractor.