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Re: log-splitters
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2009, 08:46:10 PM »
Nick , Don't have digtal camera @ prsent time , but will shortly . Short description to tide you over untill I get pics . First cut pickup off baler , narrowed up axle then pulled plunger out , all thats left ji stripped chamber. Then mounted rect beam in bottom of chamber, Then mounted big formed angle standing in V, cut rect hole in bottom of V & through beam & boxed in with heavy steel plate to make socket for different splitter knifes to slip in. Then made new sq tube plunger with hardwood slides on bottom to ride in big V . The V center log &plunger pushs threw the knife , plunger strokes every 2 seconds, slicker than pockets on a shirt .    Dave
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2009, 09:38:18 PM »
An ya left the twine tier and the bale thrower to end up with small, tied bundles of split wood ready for resale... :D :D

Sounds like a great project. And sure anxious for you to get that camera.  We like pics. Or...a short video.   :) :) :) :)
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Re: log-splitters
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2009, 10:04:01 PM »
I was hoping I could just windrow my logs and have them come out cut split and bundled.  That being said hmmmm smiley_sidelightbulb I may have a plan for a new firewood processor.
I do look forward to your pictures.  BTW where are you located?

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Re: log-splitters
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2009, 10:30:42 PM »
Tom,

My brother bought one of the Northstar's from northern tool Note:Please read the Forestry Forum's postion on this company in Houston.  It's a 30 ton, 5.5 hp Honda.  You can set it up horizontally or vertically.  Vertical is nice when they're too big to lift up, just leave them on the ground. I think he paid around $1500 for it.

We used it at my place on some live oak and mesquite, didn't haven't a real problem with any of it, including the crotches.  When it got in a bind, the second stage kicked in and continued the split.  Worked like a champ!

The Honda is very quiet and fuel efficient, great little motor.

You may want to check on these if you're near one of their stores.

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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2009, 01:02:24 PM »
Check out the one on www.hahnmachinery.com for your skidsteer.   8) 8) 8)
Might be a bit out of the price range at $23,900!!!
But man it looks cool.
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Re: log-splitters
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2009, 05:24:16 PM »
This is the setup to work up firewood out of junk logs. Seein' as how I have a bad back and no one trying to give me a check I have to make adjustments.

The log is placed on the old truck bed with the loader and cut up with chain saw, standing up straight. Wood is them rolled to the other side of the bed and on the splitter, don't matter how big they are they still roll, no lifting. Split wood is thrown in the box at the end of the splitter then picked up with the loader. It is easier on me than setting the splitter upright and bending over on the big ones. The splitter is a 35 ton Huskee, a Speeco rebranded for Tractor Supply.

 

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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2009, 05:30:37 PM »
That's a SWEET setup ya got there WH  :)  My back is in rough shape as well, and I've always thought it would be nice to have everything on a platform.  I also split all of my wood by hand (5-10 cords a year), and that constant bending over is a real pain.  Gotta try that splitting in an old tire trick I just read on here the other day.

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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2009, 08:21:32 AM »
Superdave,I have often thought about a hay bailer splitter but the bailers I've owned were always making too much money bailing horse hay to cut up.There is an old time tool you see at shows called a woodpecker.Big overhead flywheel crank and wedge that constantly travels about 8"up and down.Under the wedge is like a piano stool threaded to adjust up and down.You hold the chunk[by the side] and when the wedge is going up put it under.Osha wood surely fudge their rompers if built today.Frank C.
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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2009, 08:58:46 AM »
I would stay away from anything with a Briggs motor. Nothing but poor assembly/performance from these motors lately. Sad but true.

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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2009, 10:37:08 AM »
I would stay away from anything with a Briggs motor. Nothing but poor assembly/performance from these motors lately. Sad but true.


Got that right! You could not give me a B+S motor, maybe for a boat anchor. Too bad because they are only made 60 miles from my house.
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Re: log-splitters
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2009, 11:08:44 AM »
  On the Briggs motor-we have a troy built rototiller with one it starts and runs fine, and is 8years old. But only has about 15 or 20 hours probably. We had a generator with one, the motor blew a hole in the block after 150  hours. Good thing I don't use the rototiller more than a couple of hours a year.
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« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2009, 12:01:05 AM »
 I have a troybuilt 27 ton with a 5,5hp honda and couldn't be happier. have had it for a bit over a year and have split about 8 cords with it. It is amazing how big a piece you can split with it. I split Burr Oak and Red Elm with no problems.  I got mine on sale at Lowes last year for $945. They run about $1300 now, but they should go on sale in a month or two.
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« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2009, 07:45:05 PM »
Unfortunately Troy-Bilt was bought up by MTD after Troy-Bilt went bankrupt due to the foriegn import invasion of the market place & the stiffling business enviroment of New York State. But I have seen a drop in the quaility of Troy-Bilt since then. It's to bad because Troy-Bilt was a familey owned business that took pride in their products. Cheyenne
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Re: log-splitters
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009, 08:35:37 PM »
  My dad has an older troy-built rototiller. I'm happy with the one I've got  but there is definitely a noticeable difference in how heavy duty his is compared to mine. I think he has replaced the motor on his 3 times, and he has beat the daylights out of it in rocky ground, but the tiller is still going strong. I assume their log-splitters have followed the same pattern.
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 10:53:04 PM »
Engineer, my brother and I bought our splitter at a farm auction for about 1/3 of new price. Just a suggestion. Why rent if you can find a deal and buy? The convenience of splittiing wood when you decide you want to is worth it. Besides in one hour working steady I can split a heap of wood and burn a quart+ of gasoline.
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