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Thinking about upgrading my processor
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:58:01 am »
Well as some of you know i purchased a new wallenstein firewood processor this past year.  It has been a great machine for me and has worked for me pretty good. It has boosted up my production and has made some money for me but its time to up  grade. I have been doing some research on a few different processors to replace it with.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 07:46:09 pm »
Too small, too slow ?  Or what is it you don't like on it, or why upgrade ?
Just think it would be interesting for people who are looking at the wallenstein products.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 07:53:35 pm »
Had too long :D Logman gets a little fidgety when he owns something for more than 6 months ;D
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 06:56:41 am »
Well my deman has increased yet again. So im having trouble keeping up a little. And i am getting tired of having to stop and fuel up the saw. It has nothing to do with me being fidgety its lack of production.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 06:25:25 pm »
Well I guess that's not a bad thing, to be busy.
What model do you have?

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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 06:42:44 pm »
I'm just ribbing you logman ;)
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 07:50:11 pm »
I have the 835 with all the options
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 08:20:58 pm »
Might want to consider a remote fuel and oil tank for the saw.

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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 05:26:01 am »
This machine isn't worth the effort to modify it. Im hoping to be bought out by Clayton at brute force manufacturing and get one of thier model 16-24 processors.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 10:29:44 am »
I would look at cord king too. not that high price for the features and production in my opinion
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 08:10:23 pm »
I heard from several people that they are junk but idk. And brute force may be buying my machine but nothing has happened yet.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 09:01:47 pm »
seriously?? I have my  eye on a bar and chain model 24-30. I hope your wrong
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2017, 06:08:19 am »
Yes seriously, they won't return my calls so the heck with them. Bells is also a very good well made machine but a little pricey.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2017, 09:43:47 am »
I wouldn't call cord king  junk.  They've had some problems with welds on the earlier models but claim they have them fixed now.
Also heard of unhappy customers and calling cord king names, but those were mostly operators fault. On those big machines with several tons of force you can brake pretty well anything if you run it without common sense.
Some dealers are just not interested when they know there is a trade in.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2017, 08:53:50 pm »
I think Cord King and Bell are linked by design or builders?? Someone started in one and then opened the other up almost across the road so I expect they are similar. I look at designs and try to guess how hard it would be to fix or replace things because I know who is going to be doing it if I own it. Over the years I have modified numerous pieces of machinery with simple changes to make it easier to fix the first time or the next. Very often just access problems related to looks or just poor planning. I would prefer to talk to someone who has owned the same machine for a number of years and is running it how I wanted to run it, ie full time/part time/hired help etc.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2017, 09:03:03 pm »
Im hoping to get a brute force machine they are well maid.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2017, 08:12:55 pm »
I bought an older used Wood Beaver-16 and love it. Saw the newer model at the Paul Bunyan show and wish I could upgrade. Think they are a good machine and reasonable priced.
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Re: Thinking about upgrading my processor
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2017, 06:38:43 am »
Nice hey whatever works and does the job.
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