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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:06 PM

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


I know somebody who bought a convener from a quarry that was used to load trucks with gravel and he put a log splitter on the front of it! He has a tree business so when people order wood he backs the dump-truck under and loads it up! We used it to split some monster logs! The biggest that has went through it were about 3' in diameter, any bigger and they would cut it in half with a chainsaw so you wouldn't have to lift them.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:10 PM

That's where I got my conveyor from too. I just put 1" wood screws up through the rubber belting, so the wood
wouldn't slide back down.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:23 PM

That's where I got my conveyor from too. I just put 1" wood screws up through the rubber belting, so the wood
wouldn't slide back down.


The one I mentioned has a piece of angle iron bolted to it every three feet. It works good but, if you get to many pieces in one section the belt stops moving. So, you have to shut it down, climb up the conveyor, and throw out some of the pieces so it will move.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Sounds like someone was splitting too fast.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Sounds like someone was splitting too fast.


It would happen about every few cords. The splitter head was a big cross shape, one piece coming up that was a foot tall and another that slid over that which you could remove, that one was also a foot wide. As you could imagine, you can split a lot of wood fast with it, and we worked in pairs on the splitter so it was a very efficient way to split wood. Then you would have somebody in the skid steer with the log grapple bringing logs, and somebody with a chainsaw cutting the logs as the skid-steer held them up. I liked driving the skid-steer best. Lol.

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Posted April 22, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Sounds like you had a good production line going there. Makes the job go
so much faster.




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