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Firewood splitter
« on: May 27, 2006, 10:01:57 PM »
It dosen't matter how big or good a firewood processor you have there are always some stick's that don't work well in it. The big ,knotty,crooked and punky.
I used to to use this IH spreader for it's intended purpose but the beaters broke, I sold the cows and added the splitter to it.
The floor of a manure spreader is not all that strong, you have to add some support,I took out the wood floor and added a steele crate that lets some of the fines and snow slip through. Now I can drop blocks into it with no damage. I added a sprocket to the pto to drive a gear pump and a oil reservoir, with the tractor running about 1500rpm the pump put up about 15gal/min.
It will handel any size of block I have for it.The apron advance was mechanical , but it was noisey so I added a hydraulic motor to advance the next block to me if i can't reach it.
It is as easy to pile it as you take I  it from the splitter as to throw it. So I have boxes made that will hold 1/3 of a cord, I can leave it in the box or dump it in the pile
I like the wood that goes through the processor best (faster) but if it wont I can still make use of it.Since these pictures I have changed a few things . I put on a Honda motor with a hydraulic pump and a new loader tractor.
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 10:13:47 PM »
That's a real neat setup you got there  8)  8)

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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006, 10:16:00 PM »
coooooool! 8)
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2006, 12:46:27 AM »
That's a right slick outfit there...
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006, 01:10:13 AM »
Nice setup.  8)

Can you tell us more about that box? How big and what is it made of?
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2006, 07:05:25 AM »
Nice setup.  8)

Can you tell us more about that box? How big and what is it made of?
The box where the wood is piled is 4 feet high 4 feet wide and 32 inches deep, it is 4inches of the ground to let the fork slide under. They are made of 1x1 square tubeing with 1inch wood on the floor and a couple of pieces on the sides. Short chains are welded to the sides of the box and grab hooks on the loader you hook up if you want to dump. I have 25 of these when they are full I dump in the piles.
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006, 10:38:06 AM »
It dosen't matter how big or good a firewood processor you have there are always some stick's that don't work well in it. The big ,knotty,crooked and punky.

Well that pretty much eliminates all my firewood. :D :D :D Just kidding. ;)
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006, 10:41:53 AM »
I got all my firewood this week, all stacked and sun drying. It was cut in winter and split from treelength before delivery. I purchased 7.5 cords, I had 1.5 cord outside and I have about 3/4 cord in the basement from last winter.  All set for another season. ;D
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006, 12:09:09 PM »
 8) setup!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006, 01:03:53 AM »
That is a nice looking setup you have there.  I really like what I see there.  I though would change one thing.  I would add a small engine driven hydraulic pump to run the whole works, that way you would be able to pull it with a 1 tonne truck if needed.  Something like that could be rented out by the day and show real good returns.  I would be able to rent that system out here for atleast $150/day here. 

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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2006, 07:06:38 AM »
That is a nice looking setup you have there. I really like what I see there. I though would change one thing. I would add a small engine driven hydraulic pump to run the whole works

Thanks Brad, I added a 9 hp Honda to this outfitt a few weeks ago and it works like a charm and frees up the tractorfor other work.
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2006, 12:34:44 AM »
Great minds think alike. 8) 8) 8).

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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2006, 12:46:28 AM »
That reminds me of the manure spreader New Holland built for the amish. The pto was driven by a Wisconsin because they would not use tractors. Liked the shiny implements though.
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2006, 04:13:14 AM »
My uncle has a horse drawn manure spreader. It's sitting on the edge of the field with a sheet of steel over the top of it. It required two good sized horses to haul it and he mostly borrowed a neighbor's tractor to haul it.
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Re: Firewood splitter
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2006, 01:01:19 PM »
There's a guy near me that loves those ground drive manure spreaders. He loads it with his loader on the tractor then hookes it to his pickup drives to where ever the field is in some cases a couple miles puts the spreader in gear empties it and is back in half the time it would take a tractor to make the trip. Since he's only got one tractor he doesn't have to keep unhooking and hooking up to it.


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