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Title: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on May 19, 2019, 12:38:15 PM
      Got started on the wood today, want it done before the hot weather in july . Although the roof addition of last year helps with the sun .
                                                                     J 5
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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: Andries on May 19, 2019, 01:10:54 PM
Very nice setup J5!
It looks like a long splitter and a Bombardier Muskeg(?) with a grapple trailer.
Your gallery doesn't seem to show the pictures that you've posted in the past, which seems weird to me . . .
Care to throw a few more photos up?

Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: sprucebunny on May 19, 2019, 03:04:03 PM
I want to know more about that splitter !!
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Post by: Southside on May 19, 2019, 03:22:15 PM
want it done before the hot weather in july


Oh, how I miss those days....
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: barbender on May 19, 2019, 03:40:49 PM
Come visit MN, Southside! We seem to be stuck in early April, highs in around 40 the last couple of days👎
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on May 19, 2019, 05:45:26 PM
       No regrets on buying the 1700 Hardy loader, with extend, giving it a 20 foot reach, which seems never enough . I fabbed a basket for the operator and mounted it on my Muskeg after it's rebuild .
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  A crank driven pump powers the clam and winches, a trans pto powers the wood splitter and chain driven hyd gate to push the wood toward the 4 foot splitter. The splitter can follow the trailer , with the wheels mounted the original way, by an articulated joint if I have to travel through gates or swung into position, with the wheels at the ends to split, ending up 13 wide.
                This setup works for us, the trailer was a low budget project and was something whipped up on short notice. Been 5 years , other than a roof, not much has changed on the setup.
                                           J 5
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: 47sawdust on May 21, 2019, 03:38:46 PM
Man I love this forum.The creative talent here is remarkable.
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: Andries on May 21, 2019, 09:06:03 PM
Man I love this forum.The creative talent here is remarkable.
I'll second that!
J5 - the four foot splitter is that long because of your OWB firebox dimension?
. . .and the wheels on the splitter are switched from the square side tubes to the square end tubes for splitter use behind the moving tailgate wagon?
Wow!
Ingenious and clever and talk about an 'thinking outside of the box' solution !
Hats off !  8)
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: 47sawdust on May 22, 2019, 05:30:32 AM
Who holds the splitter up when you swap the wheels? I want to be on his good side. ;D
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on May 22, 2019, 06:39:53 AM
         Yes , this is a great forum, hardest part was mastering the posting pic riddle ( for those of us that are computer  challenged ).
       The four foot splitter was built about  15 years ago by a buddy and I to feed our 450 Empyre furnaces, we man handled the cylinder on a hand truck through a hundred yard obstacle course at the local junk yard. Back then we were both splitting wood our own way, my buddy would put it on a clam trailer and myself I had a boom with electric winch and tongs mounted on the splitter. So the wheels would come off and on depending, either way its now set up like this and my young lads split my buddy's wood for him . Not to much physical work involved doing it now this way , so I think its as good as it's going to get , don't want to go back to the previous way we split,... but they were fun times.
                                                                 J 5
                                                          
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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: jmur1 on May 22, 2019, 12:46:35 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on June 14, 2019, 05:00:45 AM
       Finished up splitting , will have to measure up to see where were at, probably get some soft wood later on in the summer. 22 hours of splitting time, we missed one weekend due to a break down. I had to make up 2 new shafts, both got bent from a jammed block, added a couple pillow blocks and turned down the relief valve at the same time.
                J 5 smiley_smash
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Post by: hedgerow on June 14, 2019, 07:32:44 PM
J 5 
Those stacks of split wood is looking good. That's one thing about processing wood you find the weak spots on your equipment. 
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on July 08, 2019, 05:39:37 PM
  Well , I guess the splitting isn't over yet. Got some free wood from the neighbor, as he cleans up his land, mix of elm ,maple and some ash, so going to have to get cracking.
                  J 5 ;D
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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on July 14, 2019, 08:03:17 PM
               My 83 year old father in the zone , happy with his stihl saw and international tractor , blocking his wood . The newer generation, can't even come close to that work ethic !
                                            J 5
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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: thecfarm on July 14, 2019, 09:18:17 PM
Well first off,you have to get up before 11 am to do a days work. ;D
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on October 22, 2019, 03:12:23 AM
                 Started splitting last weekend, around 7 hrs, hope to finish this Saturday,maybe another 5 hrs. Great weather , no bugs , no snow , my favorite time of the year.
                                                              J 5
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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on October 23, 2019, 09:16:10 AM
Maybe a lot of Youngins are lazy but my 28 yr old grandson is a regular dervish when it comes to work of any kind. 
Me not so much as when younger.
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: NORTH on October 23, 2019, 09:34:51 AM
You all have some nice set ups. I get by with my old woodbooger ways but that machinery would make life a lot easier. 
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Post by: thecfarm on October 23, 2019, 09:07:04 PM
@J 5 (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=4032)  nice set up.
Did not see any pictures in this thread. Do you haul a trailer behind that and load that with the loader?
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on October 24, 2019, 05:37:12 PM
         The wood splitter stays at home, ever since I finished the Muskeg /loader. Now that I can load the trailers with it , I don't  have to split away from the comforts of home.
                                                              J 5
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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: thecfarm on October 24, 2019, 08:42:35 PM
Thanks for the pictures.
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Post by: Magicman on October 25, 2019, 09:33:02 AM
I agree with Ray above.  You have quite an operation and the pictures are very descriptive.  Thanks.  Me thinks that I am glad that I don't have to deal with all of that white stuff.  :o
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on October 27, 2019, 05:08:22 AM
    Finished splitting yesterday, just in time as it is a wet one today. The wood splitting is offficially licked for this year . smiley_smash

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Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: J 5 on October 27, 2019, 07:45:18 AM
 
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    Looks like you can never have to many dog pics !   J5
Title: Re: Wood Splitting Has Begun
Post by: Andries on October 27, 2019, 08:43:35 AM
Everyone needs a good logdog in their life.
                      running-doggy 
Have a warm winter.