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Mechanical splitters?
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DeadCarp    Posted 09-30-2002 at 06:49:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody ever seen one of those Super Splitters or a similar flywheel-driven affair work? I've been thinking of trying one or making one or something that's faster than hydraulics......

rhudson    Posted 09-30-2002 at 13:24:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Mr. DeadCarp,

I know this is not what you had in mind. but have you seen the cable driven logsplitter featured on one of the Farm Show vcr tapes? The guy used a car rearend as a windless to pull the wedge through the wood. a set of springs returns the wedge to the back position. a control lever operated the brakes on one side of the axle to control the windless. also could use the windless to pull large logs to and up over the splitting i beam. it was pretty neat and made out of scrap metal, lotts of welding rods, little money. by the way it was pto driven off a tractor that was set to idle.

TB    Posted 09-30-2002 at 11:01:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know a guy that had one it worked real well. However once when he loaning it out he was showing the man what not to do and, YES he lost his finger. They can be too fast and wicked. So if you get one BE CAREFUL.

JoeK    Posted 09-30-2002 at 09:16:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few yrs back,I saw a cone type splitter at a show.It could be run off PTO,vehicle rear hub,or garden tiller shaft supposedly,depending on the model.Also set up with gas engine.Worked real well but looked like it could eat ya up if you were not careful.PTO model looked safest/solidest.
Screw tip on rotating cone drives into side of block forcing cone through wood to split it.Will attempt to locate/post link.

Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-30-2002 at 08:32:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DC the one I saw work was very old and took several strokes to split the block. It would be dangerous to use and any one built today would have so many safety devises that it would likely be awkward to use. If you are getting one I would recomend a hyd one. For more speed you need more HP.To get an idea of the HP here is a formula, GPM times PSI divided by 1714 = Hyd Hp. Then use an engine that has 3 times that Hp.
Later Bob

ger    Posted 09-30-2002 at 08:49:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
i thought you were talkin about me there for a minute bob very old several strokes, dangerous lol , have to try that forumla an maybe i can get my wood split, would i drink that forumla or rub it on my aching bones lol later ger

Bob /Ont.    Posted 09-30-2002 at 09:19:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Gerry you should drink the special formula but keep the Gulps Per Minute to a moderate level. If you don't the axe head might go flying off the handle.
Later Bob

ger    Posted 09-30-2002 at 09:46:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
wife says the axe, flys of the handle way to much now but i think we should try that secret forumla any how cause the alternative could be much worse, we could well you know , later ger

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