Let's see your splitter

bsruther Posted By bsruther, Nov 1, 2008 at 2:13 AM

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  1. bsruther

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    Here's mine. It's a Bolens 8 ton I bought at Lowe's for a little over 500 dollars. It's not real fast, but it's really easy for one person to use since I put it on a trailer.
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  2. Elderthewelder

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    pics of my DR 6 ton. Have only split about 6 cord with it so far, mix of oak,fir,maple(soft),pine,hemlock. so far so good
     

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  3. abj1969

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    heres my powertek

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  4. bmwbj

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    Speeco, Used rental from Home Depot I bought. Can't kill this thing...
     

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  5. gweldgen

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    Custom made -rehabbed in May '08
     

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  6. Dill

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    I should have zoomed in more.
    Northern Star 3pth on a 62 IH 606.
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  7. MotoBoyMatt

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    It's about a 10lb, 1 Manpower unit. Purchased at Menards about 6 years ago, I've run about 10-15 full cords through it.
     

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  8. savageactor7

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    Wow...that's a lot of wood to do by hand Matt. I take it you do a little bit each day like part of an exercise program?
     
  9. Skippydo

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    It looks small but it is mighty. It has no trouble splitting the log that is sitting on it.

    This splitter is electric with no noise. Runs on 110 and is easy to store.

    Cost under $500.00.
     

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  10. Highbeam

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    This thing qualifies for the do as I say and not as I do award. 9 cords this year.
     

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  11. MotoBoyMatt

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    I'm assuming that's a 540, and not a 1000 RPM PTO
     
  12. fattyfat1

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    1960's something. unknown make and model brought back from the dead.
     

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  13. Highbeam

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    Actually it is both 540 and 1000, the lever can select either speed. I run the 540 gear when splitting but the engine RPMs are loafing along at half of PTO RPM so it is only spinning at say 270RPM. This saves fuel, is much quieter, and the loafing engine seems to calm my nerves and allow me to be less twitchy than when she's spun way up. The screw action is plenty powerful with 30 HP engine (at half speed) on the other end.

    It also makes moving the splitter pretty easy. Note the tracks in the foreground. This photo is only 4.5 cords of douglas fir.
     

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  14. bsruther

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    Home made, operator comfort and mobility were the main reasons for the design.
     

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  16. flewism

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    I have a genetic TSC 22 ton Huskee . I've had it for three years, and done about 18 cords with it total without any problem.
    I added my $0 splitter tray to it, built out of scrap. I only have used the splitter with the tray once and this is a major improvement
     

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  17. raybonz

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    Very well thought ergonomically correct design!!!

    Ray
     
  18. YZF1R

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    I like the simple but ingénues way of coming up with a log lift. That's something completely different that I haven’t seen before.

    Steve
     
  19. heatwise

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    the brave e z split. prior to this i split by hand, i prefer a small sledge and a few wedges around , i found this mini splitter when i was shopping for bar oil. it became handy as i would go to my sisters farm and help her split wood from time to time. it fits in my car, and has done a bunch of work. i had to have the wedge re-welded back on after it met its match with a piece of oak i thought would open up.it does only have 8 tons but is great for what i need it to do. also switched out the wheels from an old lawnmower. oh , that's a little tykes plastic chair, more comfortable than end grain log seat. pete
     

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  20. Corey

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    My homemade splitter. 4x24 ram, 6.5HP, 11GPM pump, 19 ton capacity @ redline, 17 ton operating. It hauls around like a two-wheeled cart. Pic is from a few years ago...right now, it's buried in a pile of elm!

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  21. Shipper50

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    Here is my Huskee 22 with the table from ebay. My neighbor had his land logged and I was cutting and splitting the good stuff that day.

    Shipper
     

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  22. ATVriderINmass

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  23. crs7200

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    mine
     

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  24. Stephen in SoKY

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    Here's my 3 ph cantilever splitter on my JD 2240. Cycle time of around 3 seconds as it uses a 4X8 cylinder.

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  25. kenny chaos

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    The Angry Beaver-
     

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