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Shop busy work
« on: February 04, 2023, 01:45:11 PM »
Getting parts of all kinds is becoming an issue at the shop,  India parts order is 3 months old. Gasket order is 2 months old and no ship dates yet for either. Thus slow speed work has come to a halt.  Staying busy building myself a new wood splitter. Heavy iron came out of the scrap pile, Engine is a Chinese copy of a Kubota. Main wedge is horizontal with a vertical secondary wedge. Unsplit portion remains on top of tbe horizontal wedge and will be pulled back with an arm not yet installee when I took these pics. About $2000 outlay at this point.
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2023, 02:32:26 PM »
Butch,
Do you think the parts problem will correct itself or will owners just be out ?

Your log splitter looks great. I always enjoyed building projects like that.
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realized it was the fuel tank !

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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2023, 03:21:15 PM »
Gary, The parts will get here eventually, not sure what the issue is with India. They may having same supply train issues that we in the states are experiencing or according to an Industry insider there has been pressure applied for an exclusive right to all exports of Lister parts?
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2023, 04:46:39 PM »
I ordered a couple complete injectors from India about a month ago and they showed up about three weeks after the order. I donít think they are targeting listed parts yet, may be supply issues at the India end.
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2023, 08:47:51 PM »
Hi Butch, nice work as always, looks like you are planning to supply fire wood to half the US population!  :laugh:
Supply issues are worldwide, Lister parts are becoming harder to source in Australia, they are also becoming dearer. The Old Timer website shows a lot of parts as out of stock.

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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2023, 04:57:15 AM »
Lovely job on the wood splitter. You wont want to use it once finished it looks too good. Well done.
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2023, 02:39:13 PM »
Thanks, I worked a little harder at fit and finish on tbis splitter than I usually do with such projects.  Workability 1, looks last, LOL

Yes Bob we burn a bit of wood. About 11 cords per year, a cord being 128 cubic feet. Even so with the logs all cut up and ready we should be able to split a years supply in a few days. There was more need to keep my fingers busy than actual need for the machine. ;D
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2023, 09:01:30 PM »
Hi Butch, I`m the same, I hate sitting around doing nothing. Fortunately there is enough work to do here to keep my fingers busy for years.
We also heat the house with wood but burn a lot less than you because Australian hardwood is so heavy and dense. You can`t split it with an axe so a log splitter is essential.
I have a crazy plan to build a wet back boiler to burn WVO, linked to underfloor heating it should save me a lot of work cutting wood. It will have to wait till I have some spare time.  :laugh:

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2023, 10:16:49 AM »
From today my fingers are busy drivng and towing our caravan for the next 7 - 8 weeks
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2023, 07:11:01 PM »
From today my fingers are busy drivng and towing our caravan for the next 7 - 8 weeks
Hope you have a great holiday, enjoy!
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2023, 09:51:54 AM »
Thems the rules, enjoy. If we dont it is our own fault.
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2023, 06:43:24 PM »
38AC,

Where did you find a Chinese copy of a Kubota.?
Are they still available ?
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Re: Shop busy work
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2023, 08:12:38 PM »
I bought four of them from a manufacturer of APU units for road tractors 8-10 years ago. They were not allowed to use them on new trucks with tier4 requirements. I sold 2 and kept 2. The first one I installed on the splitter had issues soI set it aside and put the other one on. I have tried for two months to get parts for the bad engine and its like they never existed in spite ofbeing made by a major engine firm Jiangdong. They denied making them so I sent them a picture of the tag, no responce. My guess is Kubota got a hold of them and said you either knock it off or suffer X. consequences. They are identical to a Kubota 482 on steroids.
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