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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Default Troy-Bilt Safety alert: log splitter

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Pictures of 2 failures of Troy-Bilt (MTD) log splitter.
Both happened under several thousand lbs of pressure, luckily no one severely injured.
Wear your safety glasses & "Keep kids away from this model"
Reportedly, No customer service or help being provided by the company.

Hearth.com | Troy Bilt 27 Ton Splitter - Bad Weld Alert

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 11:45 AM
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Wow who would ever have thought of such a break down of a cylinder. I would get hold of troy built on this. If you don't get the results from them I would get hold of the better business bureau. Glad to see you weren't hurt. That is why back in the day of my log splitting career I used axes, wedges, and a good wood maul.

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Hi Dave

I have built my share of log splitters and that type of setup is always bad, they have cylinders with the right ends on them to stop that type of error and I'm sure you can fit one to your splitter..

Glad you did not get nailed but it's one of the buyer be ware things..

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FYI

Pictures of 2 failures of Troy-Bilt (MTD) log splitter.
Both happened under several thousand lbs of pressure, luckily no one severely injured.
Wear your safety glasses & "Keep kids away from this model"
Reportedly, No customer service or help being provided by the company.

Hearth.com | Troy Bilt 27 Ton Splitter - Bad Weld Alert

2nd failure
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Not mine, post was an FYI for Safety,
If you have one or thinking about one, watch this weld area for signs of cracking, metal fatigue etc.
Friend of mine on another forum.
He got sprayed real bad. (& didn't get his wood split)
Another guy chimed in with pic of his blowing out the same way.

May be a design issue & one to stay away from,
Troy-bilt is MTD now( sold as many other brands)
Reported "No" or poor customer service response from the company.
Basically all they did was say "sorry"

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Default troy-built log splitter weld busted

hello I am new here but luckily i ran across this forum! My troy-built log splitter has the exact same weld break! Right next to the trunion! It shot hydraulic fluid every where! Big headache tried to have dad ( Welding Teacher for 35Yrs) weld it but now we have the front seal leaking! very poor design! any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated!! ThANKS
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Wow who would ever have thought of such a break down of a cylinder. I would get hold of troy built on this. If you don't get the results from them I would get hold of the better business bureau. Glad to see you weren't hurt. That is why back in the day of my log splitting career I used axes, wedges, and a good wood maul.
Seriously, Log splitting is a dangerous task if not done with proper safety. Using machines can made your very easy and fast but to utilize the full benefit you should read the manual before doing any job on any log splitter and use those indications while you work.
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The machine must be used by adults only. Use of the log splitter by apprentices younger than 16 years of age must be supervised by an adult authorized to use the machine.
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So now we are a log splittin forum eh,
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Do you think it might save time on resawing?

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hello I am new here but luckily i ran across this forum! My troy-built log splitter has the exact same weld break! Right next to the trunion! It shot hydraulic fluid every where! Big headache tried to have dad ( Welding Teacher for 35Yrs) weld it but now we have the front seal leaking! very poor design! any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated!! ThANKS
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Too bad I didn't search out this before I had my weld/tube blow out also. I doubt that this cylinder can be repaired since when the trunnion tore out it dis-formed the end of the cylinder tube to where it will probably not seal when reassembled after the weld/tube wall repair. Mtd's $533 or even a change out of design and new cylinder for more $$ is too much to have to spend for something that should never ever come about by very little quality control or better yet better design to start with. If anyone has had any aid from Mtd's customer service/technical service please let me know. Thanks.
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