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"
Life isn't right, wrong or fair. Life just is.