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Titan attachment / Palletforks.com

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by ianjoub, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

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    I called them yesterday. I was 34th in the phone cue, not a good sign. I emailed and heard back today. The attachment will not be available until AT LEAST the end of this month (though I could order and pay for it today :lol: ).

    I did hope someone had some experience with them, good or bad, though. I would hate to buy something that doesn't hold up.
     
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    Have never heard of them. The splitter looks neat, but looks like a lot of steel and valves for the price. I was anticipating a higher price.
     
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    ianjoub Senior Member

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    I was thinking 'too good to be true' ... what is the fault/catch?
     
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    Ok, back in stock. I ordered one today. I'll give a review once I receive it and put it through the paces.
     
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    Supposed to be delivered tomorrow between 11 and 3. If so, product fulfillment and shipping are spot on!

    Price dropped from what I paid:
    $1004.00 to $900.00 on the website, another 'run for the hills moment...'

    Methinks my first instinct will be correct. I hope I am wrong.
     
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    This thing was delivered on Tues. It looks solid. It came with the correct size flat face couplers. I hooked it up and used it last night. It lasted about 45 minutes. It broke a bolt (used as a pin) between the ram rod and the 4 way wedge. I was going to replace it with a grade 8 bolt, then thought it may have been designed to be the weak point. At any rate, I'll buy 2 or 3 bolts and tape the spares to the unit for when they are needed.

    I am running this on a CAT 287B. The ram cycle time was slower than I would have liked, but my wife pointed out that it was faster than we could feed it (for more than a few minutes). The unit liked the loader running just a hair above idle. I was splitting 18" - 24" diameter heavily knotted green (freshly cut) southern live oak. A maul bounces off this stuff. It pushed right through without slowing down. There was a little flex in the frame on the biggest and most knotted stuff though.

    I would say it is a good buy for the money if you aren't doing this professionally. It would likely last forever if one is using it on easier to split wood. I would say it would be fine even for someone doing 5 - 10 cords per year for home heating.
     
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    Sounds fair enough so far. Good deal!
     
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    Yes, and good for me. I just brought home 1.5 cords more today. I am set for next winter!
     
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    I would not use a grade 8 bolt if it has a grade 5 or lower, when a grade 8 breaks it fly like a bullet if your not careful.
     
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