So I'm thinking of building a log splitter to run off the hydraulic system on my newly aquired economy tractor. It is a 75 with FEL and three point hitch.my question is, what size cylinder will work well with this pump? my plan is to build a unit that i can just set next to the tractor and hook up two quick connect hoses and use the valve already on the tractor to save money and avoid complication. I know however from personal experience that a cylinder not properly matched to the pump capacity will give you a splitter that is totally useless. My father's work has a tractor driven splitter made from all salvage parts and the thing is very impressive looking but useless.
Thanks for any input
Edited by 2broke2ride, June 02, 2014 - 09:08 PM.