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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:16 PM

I want to make a wood splitter but I know that its not a realistic thing for me to do right now. There are a lot of fancy splitters on the market but the home-build ones are my favorite. So, lets see them! Weather its a "simple" design or the most complex contraption since DiVinci, post your pics!

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:50 PM

To bad it's dark out now. I have a home built one here that my nephews great grand father made. I just pulled it out of the woods yesterday (it was buried pretty good) it's in rough shape but it is quiet the contraption. I'll take pics tomorrow. He even used an Army amo box for the hydraulic tank.I'll get her fixed up some day soon.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:52 PM

I look forward to seeing your pics, Chris! Maybe this will be your motivation to fix it up! Lol.

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 08:54 PM

I look forward to seeing your pics, Chris! Maybe this will be your motivation to fix it up! Lol.

Thanks LOL, Just what I need another project. :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thanks LOL, Just what I need another project. :laughingteeth:


Your Welcome! I look forward to following your progress! :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Your Welcome! I look forward to following your progress! :laughingteeth:

ROFL. My wallet said to say thanks :rolleyes:

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Posted April 21, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Man it is dark out there tonight LOL. I couldn't see anything, I just pointed the camera were I thought I put the splitter. PICT1179.JPG PICT1180.JPG PICT1181.JPG PICT1182.JPG PICT1183.JPG

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 12:05 AM

Here's the one I put together around 7 years ago. My cousin has it now, and still uses it. It's powered by a 5hp Tecumseh that belt drives a pump from a Western snow plow. The splitter isn't fast, but it works like a champ.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 06:27 AM

Here's one my Grandfather and uncle but quite a few years ago...

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Acrefarm, I thought that was the same splitter Chris had for a second! The fact that it didnt have the ammo box gave it away that it was not. lol.

Doc, that looks like a good set-up, your grandfather and uncle did a nice job with it.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 11:38 AM

I originally made mine to use on my 1958 JD 520, using the tractor hydraulics;

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When I sold the 520, I added a control valve & long hoses to the splitter so I can use it on my JD 790;

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I hook the splitter hoses to the bucket cylinder connections for the loader & tie off the joy stick to the left fender with a tarp strap. Using the open center "splitter control valve" to operate. This system is not fast, but neither am I & I work alone, so it works fine in my situation. ~~ Lowell

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:39 PM

Here is mine.
Making firewood, is a thankless chore, so I figured, at least take the back work out
of it. I use a set of railroed tie tongs to load the elevator. Then slide the blocks over onto the splitter table.
No bending down. Someone else stacks the split wood, while I'm not looking.LOL

The unit is powered by a self contained hydraulic power back, with a 5hp B&S
Or plug it into the David Brown hydraulic power take offs.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Wow Will, thats quite the contraption!

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 07:49 PM

Here is mine.
Making firewood, is a thankless chore, so I figured, at least take the back work out
of it. I use a set of railroed tie tongs to load the elevator. Then slide the blocks over onto the splitter table.
No bending down. Someone else stacks the split wood, while I'm not looking.LOL

The unit is powered by a self contained hydraulic power back, with a 5hp B&S
Or plug it into the David Brown hydraulic power take offs.

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Now that looks like a great idea for a splitter. all you need now is a powered conveyor going to your wood shed.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:02 PM

I have one, but haven't used it in years. About 6 years ago, my buddy and I made 360 cord between Jan 1 and Easter.
We did it out in the bush. Into a dump truck via the conveyor, and then delivered to his, mine, and others.
Best winter I ever had. Every day, all day, no matter what the weather was. We had a fire going beside us, for all the cull.
It never went out all winter. BBq for lunch every day. We feed the deer, and at times had 30 hanging around. They got
so use to us, we had a couple eating out of our hands. They love the tree tops in the winter, so every time the
skidder dragged a tree in, they'd come running.




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