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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 08:29 PM

This spliter may not be as fancy or pretty as the newer ones but it will split any block of wood you can lift on the H beam.  Just have to know how to read the grain of the wood and which way to go against the wedge.  Very few pieces of knots or forks that I could not get split with it.  Have had to use a 10lb sledge to knock a piece off the wedge a few times.  That old cast iron 10 hp Briggs starts first pull every time and don't know when to quit.  Will tear a belt up first if your not careful.  I have seen that H beam twist several times when it got into some real tough stuff.

 

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Small load of oak that needs to dry off before it goes into the mud room.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:12 PM

I like it !!! your log wagon gives me an ideal ..... Hey  if it works  what the *_*%^&# ',   it beats blowing out your  shoulder  like I did .

 

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I don't need any  points so I will leave " The wife " jokes  to some one else. 


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:17 PM

I ought to make one of those. Is it home made?


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:23 PM

I like the wagon. How big is it?
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Posted December 04, 2015 - 09:42 PM

Looks good. Mine works good too. It's stands at 35" or so, it's so much easier when standing up right. No back pain. Ferguson tractor was slow , but only a couple of pieces I had to change the piece around to get to split. Noel.

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Anybody that wants to see mine is welcome to come help this weekend. It's the ugly duckling of these "not so pretties." The H beam is on a Crosley front axle that keeps it low. It was originally used with tractor hydraulics. I added a 5 HP Briggs with a 2 stage pump. I made it so the nose sets on the ground and the engine is level. I can roll the big pieces onto the beam. I don't know what's worse, working being bent over or lifting the pieces up on a higher beam.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:14 PM

I ought to make one of those. Is it home made?

Yes it is.  Started as a tractor operated with a long loader cylinder.  Motor came off a short grain agar so hadn't seen much use.  I put it on 15" wheels to keep from bending over to run it.  The tongue slides in and out,  It is extended now - held with a 1/4" bolt.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:15 PM

What's worse , is working bent over. Just my experience. Noel
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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:16 PM

I like the wagon. How big is it?

Wagon is made on an Allis GT frame.  The bed is 30" wide and 60" long.  It gets used a bunch around the acreage.  Hauled 250 lbs of wood pellets up from the machine shed this morning and then 300 lbs of shelled corn from the garage to the basement door.  It will handle 500 lbs. easy but have to keep the load low as the back wheels are close together.  Slide on with a key so not way to turn or extend them.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:16 PM

I run mine off the bucket cylinder connections on my 790, not fast, but neither am I & I work alone!  HPIM3026.JPG  HPIM3027.JPG  HPIM3028.JPG  HPIM3029.JPG


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Anybody that wants to see mine is welcome to come help this weekend. It's the ugly duckling of these "not so pretties." The H beam is on a Crosley front axle that keeps it low. It was originally used with tractor hydraulics. I added a 5 HP Briggs with a 2 stage pump. I made it so the nose sets on the ground and the engine is level. I can roll the big pieces onto the beam. I don't know what's worse, working being bent over or lifting the pieces up on a higher beam.

When we get into some big oak stuff we roll them into the loader bucket and then onto the spliter.  Once they are on the spliter I can handle them - most of the time. But it gets harder every year.  Lot easier on the person catching and tossing the split pieces when higher too.  What ever works for you is the way it should be.


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Posted December 04, 2015 - 11:32 PM

[quote name="grnspot110" post="630312" timestamp="1449285419"]I run mine off the bucket cylinder connections on my 790, not fast, but neither am I & I work alone!  attachicon.gifHPIM3026.JPG  attachicon.gifHPIM3027.JPG  attachicon.gifHPIM3028.JPG  attachicon.gifHPIM3029.JPG[/quote

That is what I like to see! Prefer them vertical. When I was a kid and dad burnt wood. He seemed to alway get the logs that were too heavy to lift up on a horizontal beam. We often had to turn them several times and rip a section off, before we could get the wedge to the center. May be the reason I do not care to burn wood?
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Posted December 05, 2015 - 01:33 AM

I have a "Brave" brand horizontal and vertical 5 hp splitter. It is a great time saver. I have it set up near the stacked wood. Logs are dumped next to the splitter. I have it set vertical, sit on a milk crate, grab logs from the pile, split them, and toss them over to the stack. It is fast and easy on the back. As we age, using machines to do the work is very necessary. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 05, 2015 - 04:46 AM

I get to use my brother's splitter as needed. It just about spoils me. Has the hydraulic lift table for the bigger pieces and a fourway wedge. I forget what engine he has on it, might be about 12 horse Honda. Never stalled going through some dried down oak.


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Posted December 05, 2015 - 06:08 AM

That log spliter is a work of Art as far as i'm concerned!


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