Hints & Tips
Hang on a sec. The lawn’s looking really white this morning, is that frost?
How many of you have said that this week peeking through the curtains first thing?
Some areas have already seen a slight frost and certainly no matter where you are the evenings get chilly quite quickly.
And how many have wondered about the first fire of the winter and cast a glance at the wood shed and thought you should have replenished it earlier?
Now’s the time to stock up and this will mean cutting and splitting old tree branches and trunks left to lay in the sun all summer.
Splitting wood is much easier when you have a machine to do it for you and there are a number of log splitters on our pages here.
The stronger the splitting force the more easily the machine can take on thicker trunks and more twisted grain.
But for the vast majority of log splitting our MowDirect exclusive MD machines will do the job quite easily. In fact, few other splitters on the market offer such amazing value for money.
For example, and still on special offer, the MD 4-Ton Electric Horizontal Log-Splitter has an electric motor to develop the splitting force and can deal with wood up to 25cm in diameter and 37cm long. It’s the best value electric splitter in the UK.
Our happy customers have given it five stars and such plaudits as: “…this beauty – absolutely fantastic!”, “Excellent product that will pay for itself in no time.”, “Truly awesome piece of kit” and “…brilliant, easily splits logs as well as much bigger models, (5 and 8 ton ones), I have hired before.”
It is simple and safe to use and as it both hands are needed to activate the mechanism keeping them well away from the business end.
Hydraulic pressure forces the splitting ram against a wedge. And as an optional extra you can buy a four-way wedge for an extra £20 which will split the wood into smaller pieces, ready for the fire.
It is easily moved around as it is fitted with transport wheels.
Delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty it costs just £159.95, £90 less than the price recommended.
If you want a machine with a bit more oomph, this one could be the answer.
The MD 5-ton Electric Log Splitter is similar to the one above but this model has more splitting force. it can handle logs up to 25cm in diameter and up to 52cm long.
Easily moved around with integrated transport wheels and still requiring both hands to operate, it is the lowest priced and best value for money splitter in its class.
The recommended price is £299.95 but we have it for £179.95, £120 below the recommended retail price. Again you can buy a 4-way splitting wedge for another £20.
Delivery for the next working day is free and there is a two-year warranty.
And this one is even easier to use.
The MD 5-Ton Electric Log-Splitter with Stand, on special offer, incorporates the five ton splitter described above but this time it is mounted on a stand, meaning a bit less leaning and crouching.
Powerful enough for most branches and trunks, it will take logs up to 52cm long and 25cm in diameter. And you can buy the four way splitting wedge for £20.
The handle and transport wheels make it easy to move from shed to wood pile.
It costs £199.95, £150 less than the recommended price and is delivered complete with a two- year warranty the next working day.
If you want to ask us any questions on these great value splitters or any other equipment on our pages give us a ring on 08454 588905.