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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:16 PM

Today I bought this log splitter from a friend of mine. It is homemade but it was done right and way over built I think. Originally it was set up to be powered by a pto on a tractor and then we started to convert it to be driven off an engine mounted on the splitter itself. They lost the time and interest to work on it so I bought it and will finish the project. Last fall we had the engine running and that was were we left off. All of the hoses will need replaced and I may also change the way the hydraulic system is set up. Overall it is a good solid base and for 350 I couldn't pass it up.

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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:46 PM

What is that 3 or 4 inch ram ? Over built depends how many stumps are you planning on splitting ? Looks like it'l be one nice log splitter .


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Posted August 31, 2013 - 08:53 PM

That will be a heavy duty splitter! Whoever built it sure didn't skimp on the steel. 


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 05:47 AM

It's a heavy built beast for sure. Looks like it has a trailer axle under it which means it will probably tow much better than most of the factory units. 


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 09:25 AM

That looks like one huge cylinder! What is the bore on that thing? Another thing I noticed is that the wedge on it is very wide!


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:17 PM

Nice splitter. What hp is the engine?
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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:42 PM

That looks like one huge cylinder! What is the bore on that thing? Another thing I noticed is that the wedge on it is very wide!

 

 

It is a massive cylinder. The bore is 3 inches in diameter and the whole cylinder is between 6-7 inches in diameter. I think it may be from an old bulldozer.



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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:43 PM

Nice splitter. What hp is the engine?

 

The engine is a Wisconsin TFD and I think is it about 14 hp.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 04:44 PM

Looks like it has a trailer axle under it

 

 

The axel is actually and old front axel from a truck.






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