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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted September 25, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Since we just had the ultimate snow blower.  Going for Ultimate wood splitter

 

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Now thats a log splitter.  Seems to work well, but obviously some flaws that slow it down.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 09:41 AM

I bet that thing could do a few cords an hour. Very ingenious, I like how it adjusts for different size logs. Sure beats my method of splitting, Hammer and wedge!


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 09:50 AM

I wonder how that would split logs that aren't straight?


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 10:11 AM

That was really cool.   I like how he just shook it to correct it.  

 

Thanks for posting it.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 12:37 PM

I agree with DD I like the way he adjusted the log by shaking it. I bet there is a lot of maintenance on that rig...it looks brutal.


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 01:26 PM

I want one.  Now I've finaly got a reason to get a Bobcat


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Thats why I thought of the flaws.  Logs that aren't straight, logs that may be too big diameter, looks like it would handle a monster, it doesn't always completely expell all the wood, and if the log isn't in there straight you gotta shake it around.

 

Still the SOB will kick out some firewood!

 

I bet a fellow with some torches, welder, and a good ram could make something similiar to that that is mounted to a wagon.  I bet ya!!!  Probably take a rather large motor and pump to power that ram and get reasonable cycle times, but I bet you it could be done!

 

A good old hammer and wedge will get the job done though!


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Posted September 25, 2013 - 05:09 PM

Wow!

That is a neat piece of equipment. You would have to cut and sell a lot of firewood to pay for that!

 

I can't believe that it didn't stack the wood too..... :bigrofl:



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Posted September 25, 2013 - 11:25 PM

According to my wood guy, those machines are called "processors" (he's got 2 different ones).  I don't remember the brand he has, but there's several on the market.  You gotta SELL a lot of wood to afford one that will stay together long enough to make it's own money.  He doesn't recommend "used" for any commercial business' starting out, used is too much maintenance and you bought somebody else's problems.  Wish I'd seen one back in the '70's!:D






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