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Remade "homemade" log splitter

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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  



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Posted October 04, 2011 - 11:13 PM

We bought a 3 point log splitter at an estate auction. Appeared to be homemade. Made of a heavy I beam and more weight than my tractor could handle. Also worked off the tractor hydraulic pump and mine ran it too slow. Besides, we often use the tractor to skid logs out to cut them, and that would mean continually unhooking this beast from the tractor. So, we adapted it!!!!

Added an old axle and tires (from a boat trailer), a 6hp engine (harbor freight on sale) and a hydraulic pump (Surplus center). I had a hydraulic tank and the hoses laying around (from an old forklift), and added a pindle hitch to tow it with.

Now we have a self contained log splitter. I can tow it to the field (tractor or truck) and set it up, then use the tractor to pull logs out.

Not the prettiest thing, but it works and the price was right!


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Posted October 05, 2011 - 12:47 AM

Glad you got it adapted for your use. Often times the prettiest stuff is the most cobbled up.

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 05:08 AM

Good thinking! Glad you could adapt it to your needs. Better keep it chained up when not in use, someone may try to 'borrow' it.



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Posted October 05, 2011 - 06:21 AM

Excellent use of leftover materials. You may want to build some out riggers. Sure don't want it trying to roll while you're putting something heavy up there. You may be able to just block the wheels, but they can work loose during use.

Thanks for sharing. :thumbs:

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Posted October 05, 2011 - 02:56 PM

Excellent use of leftover materials.

Thanks for sharing. :thumbs: