BBT 12/20 Tonne Vertical and Horizontal Petrol Wood Log Splitter
12T BBT log splitter with vertical and horizontal capabilities.
The BBT 12/20T splitter will split just about anything you throw at it including Iron Bark and Yellow Box, and with the ability to run it in the Vertical Position, Horizontal Position and even at 45 Degree Position. We have even added a genuine 6.5hp JD engine to ensure your splitter starts first time every time.
|Continuous Power (Max)||12 Ton|
|Pressure Rating||3500 Psi|
|Construction||All Steel Construction|
|Wheels||254mm / 10"|
|Pump Type||Gear Pump|
|Cycle Time||14 secs|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||1480 x 800 x 570mm|
|Log Capacity Length||510mm|
|Oil Type||ISO 68 or equivalent|
|Operation||Horizontal and Vertical|
Please note: Unit does not come with Hydraulic Oil or Engine Oil.
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Easy assembly. Easy starting. For such a portable unit , splitting performance on a variety of wood, from knotted difficult pine, that jams the best hand splitter, even with a descent amount of muscle behind it; didn’t need much more than a fast idle; to dry as, various woods, and provided you place the grain with common sense and didn’t try going through the centre of a 500-600 wide bit that just fits up towards the Log guide arms, then the machine had no problem. Just take the ends off such a wide tough bit of wood to start. The handle is WAY to short for easy leverage and moving. PLEASE put one twice as long on it; really not thought out well; I’m making a new one as I bought this for it’s portability Vs power. If I wasn’t after moving it around constantly I’d have gone for more power so wood placement wasn’t as necessary.
Seems to do as advertised only had it two days but so far so good
Not a fan of the vertical operation which is what i bought it for , however the 45deg is good
The 45 degree option is very handy. Would recommend this machine for the weekender. Haven’t stumped it yet and tryed it on some notty hardwood
The only slight criticism is the assembly instructions. Once together, it started after a couple of pulls and ran like a dream. It certainly performs well on all timber. I originally thought I needed a larger machine, but after trying timber on the smaller machine was happy and confident to down size. The staff are very helpful. All in all a great experience
PROS Solid build and a huge time saver - put a whole woodsheds worth through in 3.5 hrs. Won't ever need to manually split wood again. Multiple/flexible positioning is great. Personally found diagonal working best for me. Fuel efficient - ran over 3 hours on a single tank at 2/3 throttle CONS Assembly instructions and operators manual are adequate (just) Without seeing/testing I cannot say for sure but I am doubtful about the claims it will handle iron bark or yellow box. I'm running red stringybark and ribbongum, both of which are far from the hardest/densest woods going and it failed on a couple of larger rounds, even on full throttle, so anyone wrangling those extra hard timbers might need to go up a notch or two to 16 or even 25 tonnes
Tried a 6 tin electric. Took it back to store due to valve issues. Saved up the extra to get the BBT 12 ton, and there is no comparison. Running it on about half throttle it splits everything the electric could not. Uses very little fuel for the time I spent splitting. Found a new use for the splitting block; sit on it with the ram on 45 degrees and the job is so much easier. I only burn hard wood, and this compact machine is brilliant for what I throw at it.
I always hesitate to recommend anything, because everyone's experience and requirements tend to be slightly different. However, having said that and after only using the splitter a couple of times, I have found it certainly does the job and comes up to expectations. I have been splitting gum logs with, with in some cases, particularly curly and obstinate grain . In most cases it has had no trouble in doing the job although when stalled a couple of times, it was only a case of reversing the log to complete. I am using my unit domestically, but I have no reason to feel at this stage it won't continue to give good service for a considerable period. My only criticism, if valid, is the assembly instructions could have been a little clearer with a larger exploded diagram to follow without the use of a magnifying glass for interpretation ! A good set of sockets would also be helpful (as I had) because you might be struggling with only an adjustable spanner. Generally speaking you get what you pay for and I regard the price as very reasonable.
Split some very large hardwood logs with knots throughout. Not a problem. Split 2 trailer loads in just over an hour. Won't split with an axe ever again.