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Made me a cradle for my splitter today...

Post in 'The Gear' started by HillbillyDlux, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362266107.446794.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362266121.131538.jpg
    Had to break it in with some ash rounds I had Layin about. Why didn't I build this thing along time ago???
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  2. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    That's gonna save you a lot of bending over!
  3. Excavator

    Excavator Burning Hunk

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    i started out with no cradle, then made one, then made it bigger, last week made it bigger again :cool:
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  4. 711mhw

    711mhw Feeling the Heat

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    And ya even painted it!!!! Looks good!
  5. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Surely doesn't live up to your name!
  6. Ozzie33

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    Well done!
  7. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    Looks real nice Hillbilly, I'll have to remember that one, looks strong yet simple!
  8. HillbillyDlux

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    It's even very easily removable, slips on and off. I welded a small piece of angle to the splitter itself creating a pocket for the cradle to sit in, just a matter if lifting it off for transport or going into a vertical position. Total cost with a can of red rustoleum was about 30.00$.
  9. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a good seat for the mother in law when you have to take her home !
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  10. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

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    Couldn't have thought of a better place for her to ride myself!
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  11. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Wow, what a nice addition.
    I have a couple on my splitter that the PO obviously used to hold up 8000 lbs of something. They're bent all to heck and back.
  12. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Nice job there HillbillyDlux.
  13. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    cool beans..looks like it was factory equipment
  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Sweet. Ever consider a lip on the outer edge? It may help hold the one that tries to get away.:cool:
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    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Yep. put about a 30 degree bend in mine for just that reason...works so far.
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  16. Excavator

    Excavator Burning Hunk

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    like this? ;)
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  17. ScotO

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    Excavator, is that beer tap your splitter's lever or do you have a keg hiding somewhere on that puppy!!

    Nice splitter with mods, Excavator, and nice mod to your Huskee, Hillbilly!
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    Really wish I knew how to weld.....
  19. Excavator

    Excavator Burning Hunk

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    started plane and keep modding :)
    added old splitter on top of skid steer splitter for smaller stuff


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  20. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Holy crap! A double-barrelled splitter! :eek:
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  21. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I wish I had toys like that!
  22. Isaac Carlson

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    I know this is an older thread, but HOLY MOLEY!!! You guys turned those splitters into REAL tools.
    I just got a torch from my dad and when I went to switch the lease over the guy said the tanks were mine free and clear and no fees of any kind EVER.
    Now to put it to use.......along with the welder.
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  23. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I've got several welders (MIG and stick), and finally, after many years, I found a set of the BIG tanks, and I own 'em now.....
    let me tell you, there's nothing like having your own oxy-acetylene tanks.......not much you can't do with welders and torches.....::-)
  24. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    I own a medium size set of tanks and that is by far the easiest and cheapest option for me. I don't need them filled very often so paying a tank rental fee would really get on my nerves.
  25. Isaac Carlson

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    I have an AC4 and an OX125. They last quite a while. I had an older wheelchair-looking thingy, so I turned it into a torch cart. I never liked putting tanks on a dolly and trying to get them to balance on the ground.:eek: Now I have a six-wheeled torch cart that is almost impossible to tip over. It almost rolls itself and it has TWO parking brakes. I need to make a couple of baskets for attachments, but things take time. I will post a pic when I get the time. My next project is that splitter table.;)

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