I ordered the Timber-croc
On eBay in late September 2021. The manufacturers use DHL to ship the product from Ireland via the UK, to my home in central Canada, a process that took less than three days after the relevant import duty charge.
Assembly took less than 20 mins and after completion I took the device to my log storage area for a try out.
I think the best I can say is, that it does what it’s designed to do, how it’s designed to do it! It holds the logs at a convenient height and they don’t fall out. I inserted logs of varying diameters ranging from 2-12” in fact, whatever would fit through the frame which holds the hanging “fingers” – it took them all. It’s a simple well made and well thought out design that simply works! I’ve had more complex devices in the past which didn’t come anywhere near this product.
If I have any suggestions for improvement, it would be to extend the length of the floor rectangular frame, by say another 12”, and switch the vertical frame support arms to the rear of the vertical frame. In this way the metal support arms would be in tension, rather than compression, and increase the weight bearing capacity of the vertical frame.
Otherwise it’s great, I have no hesitation in recommending Timber-croc to anyone. I cut and split around 5 cords each year. This years are already done but I think cutting next years supply will be safer and easier with this product.