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Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:24:08 AM »
 

 

 

 
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Re: Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 08:32:18 AM »
Being bored is sometimes dangerous. I added photo's of my potential log splitter project in the 12168 before I added text. I will abide by the rules of FF regarding a percentage of the sales of any or all of this project go back to FF. This seemed like a good idea until I had it delivered. Someone can make better use out of this than I. It has a 4 cylinder Ford engine and was running and worked when parked. As I master adding photo's I can post the other 10 or so I took photo's and get more info if people are interested. I need it gone before my wife sees it. It has no tires but the wheel spin It has a complete hydraulic system cylinder, pump reservoir, valving and the pump spins along with a gas engine that hasn't

 

 

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Re: Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 08:32:26 AM »
I don't think you need to worry about bending that beam .Stout !

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Re: Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 08:54:24 AM »
It weighs more than 4,000 pounds but came off the trailer easily. I may just take it apart and scrap it. 
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Re: Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 09:22:19 AM »
Scrap is way down, dont waste your time.  Let someone else have a crack at fixing it.  It'll sell for more than scrap. Try Fb marketplace. 
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Re: Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 10:37:35 AM »
thanks i would rather see it get used. 
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Re: Log Splitter Project in Eastern NYS near Albany
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 10:46:14 AM »
You don't mention what you have into it. Looks like a beast. What size is the cylinder? Agree with Mike, someone should get it going. Scrapping would be a shame. Just needs tires and some work.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2020, 12:21:50 PM »
I would have to measure the cylinder and length of throw I am going to hook the pump onto my tractor PTO and see if everything function my investment so far is complicated......
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2020, 12:32:10 PM »
I wouldn't get too  hasty and think the  engine is no good .If it's not stuck it might not take much to get it going .If it is stuck that's not the end of the world either .There's tricks to everything you know  ;)

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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2020, 02:16:48 PM »
@gasman1075 It appears to me that you are trying to do things right with the sale of your splitter, so rather than putting it into the wood shed I moved it here as this is where the post should be.  Please read the rules for posting an item for sale and amend your listing to reflect the proper language.  Good luck with the sale.  
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2020, 02:30:51 PM »
Thank you I tried posting it correctly and did something wrong. I have read and agree and will abide with the FF for sale agreement.
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2020, 05:33:10 PM »
... my investment so far is complicated......
I think I may have an idea what that means. But now that you have the thread on the correct forum, maybe you could say what you would like to get out of it. There is another forum member pretty close to you and his handle escapes me for the moment (old-timers), he is off to your northwest near the mass pike and thruway connector road.
 That is a beast of a machine, mighty big engine for just running the pump, I wonder how fast it strokes? Must be a big pump. Do I see block height adjustment cylinders on that? Pretty fancy. You might be able to put a six way on there! Hope your main splitter is still working well.
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2020, 06:12:50 PM »
....There is another forum member pretty close to you and his handle escapes me for the moment (old-timers), he is off to your northwest near the mass pike and thruway connector road.
 Took me a while to recall, it is @A-z farmer that is over in Castleton not far from you.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2020, 06:21:39 PM »
Evidently somebody got creative with a bunch of stuff they had laying around .If it just happened to be a spare 4 cylinder Ford you certainly have enough power and with a large displacement pump most likely be able to run it at low  RPMs .The only thing that could be a problem is a horizontal splitter that won't tip .A big round could be a problem without a lift or a ramp or a skid loader . 

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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2020, 06:22:54 PM »
Looks like an interesting concept.
Fire up your other photos.  Nice work!
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2020, 08:11:08 AM »
My e-mail is down for some reason so I cannot post any more pictures. From push plate to wedge is 4'. The cylinder is 2" D x 60" long. Pump moves freely with disconnects on the hydraulic lines so I am going to try and get it free from the mounting bracket and see if I can find a 540 PTO pump for my tractor. Somebody with a couple of tractors and a need for 4' split wood could get this fixed up pretty easy. Wheels spin and I am looking for tires for them so I can move it around in the field. Thanks for your input. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2020, 08:44:56 AM »
Unless it's a typo I think what you might be saying is the cylinder has a 2" shaft size which would be about standard .What you need to know is the cylinder bore size .Not that it makes much difference but I would assume 4" .A 2" bore size would be way too small to get any tonnage out of it .

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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2020, 09:24:43 AM »
you are correct thank you. 

 
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2020, 12:56:48 PM »
That splitter is definitely cool and I agree with others to say it would better to get it working.We built one just like it in 1973 during the energy crisis but ours was vertical and driven off hydraulic of Oliver 1850d.
We bought Taylor wood boilers for the farm houses and it took just about 40 inch wood .So the doors were not very big and we had to split some of the bigger wood .Our splitter we used a garbage truck cylinder and it was very slow .we finally got a Honda powered one in 2005 and it was much faster and user friendly.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2020, 08:57:17 PM »
I have been watching this and thinking about how neat it would be to get it operational and making it pretty (in so far as is possible) again. (but you still have not said what you would like to get out of it, so I am just thinking). But now I am looking at the pictures and have a question.  I see the V-pan for the block to lay in and center and I see the stationary wedge and the moving anvil.
 My question is, how does the anvil travel down the rail to split the block without crushing the V-pan?  I am trying to figure out what I am not understanding here. What I see just doesn't make sense so I know there HAS to be something I am missing. Can anybody straighten me out and make me feel foolish? ;D Explain to me how this works please. I don't see how that pan can move and 'something's gotta give here' for this to work.
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