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Show us you pics of the dirty work horses you call a splitter!

Post in 'The Gear' started by Sean McGillicuddy, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    Lets see some pics of you splitters!
    This should be interesting!
    I'll go first!
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    10 hp,30 ton, quick return, 18" log capacity. Tray is a nice feature.At one point it was for a three point system.
    Sean
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  2. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    I'm too embarrassed;em
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    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    NICE rig!
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Yes, it is in that first picture. MTD 20 ton.

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  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Borrowed one few years ago
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  6. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Jeepers, I'm afraid to show you mine. It's a $200 - 6 ton iron horse from Grossmans.

    Here's what it looked like new:
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    Now it's been beat to hell, the rails that hold the wood are loose, bent and I think one fell off at one end. I need to reattach it. A log landed on the power cord so it's hanging off at an odd angle. That cute little handle off the front legs is sitting on a shelf in the garage waiting to be reattached and I'm sure there are a few other dents. I was in the wood shed a few days ago and saw that a mouse had sat on the bar and left many little calling cards on it.

    It's been a great machine and doesn't owe me a dime. It will split 90% of what I throw at it and the sledge and wedge take care of the rest.

    Matt
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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  8. MofoG23

    MofoG23 Feeling the Heat

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    The day I brought it home - has not missed a beat since.

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  9. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    Yes that is an old Wisconsin engine! Still runs as strong as the day it was new. Thankfully too because parts are almost nonexistent for her. What parts are available are HIGH dollar.The govener is broke so i got a lawn Mower throttle control hooked to the carb to keep her from running away. It has a five inch bore cylinder with a two inch rod. A log lift mod is needed badly and will happen "someday ". Along with an engine transplant.

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  10. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    The big boy:

    And the little boy:

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  11. MasterMech

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    Care to post the specs? Cyl size and pump relief psi? Maybe the pic looks deceiving but that cyl doesn't look anywhere near big enough to throw down 30 tons of force. Nice lookin'' machine tho!

    And GREAT THREAD. (my pics forthcoming.)
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  12. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Smodaddy, whats up with the life preserver lookin' thing on the resevoir? You been river splittin' again? ;)
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  13. DexterDay

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    21 ton MTD Gold..

    Only complaint. No throttle control :(

    Splits everything I throw at it :)

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  14. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    Yes that us a work only vest. I work on/near the river. That is the hydraulic tank its on and the tank makes an excellent "operator" seat for my seven year old son. The tank gets warm after some use and is cold metal starting out. Sooo I had that handy one day, fit relatively well, and has been there since. Gotta keep those operators comfortable while us laborers bust it!!! :cool:


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  15. shmodaddy

    shmodaddy Burning Hunk

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    Here's a little better pic of his spot.
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  16. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    This is a home made unit. I'm the third owner. The info is what I was told. The 10 hp is a no brainer. I will look closely @ the cylinder and note what it says!
    The maker was a hydraulic mechanic.
  17. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Just measure the OD of the cylinder barrel. Since 3000 psi is the practical limit for a homemade unit, then minimum cylinder size you would need to generate 30 tons of force would be be a 5" diameter. The external measurement of the cylinder barrel should be about 5.5" to 6"

    Either way, most of us have sub-30 ton machines here that have no trouble blasting through tough rounds!
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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  19. Wildo

    Wildo Feeling the Heat

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    nissan 009.JPG nissan 008.JPG nissan 007.JPG The paint was so nice when I bought it. Don't know how many tons but it is a 4" cyl. with a 2" ram, had an 1968 18hp Wisconsin tjd twin but ate a bearing on a connecting rod. Too much to repair since parts can be hard to find. So I scored an 11hp B&S. Full cycles in 8 sec. Sometimes the 15" wedge is a godsend, sometimes it seems to cut splitting psi due to so much surface area. That much speed and I don't really need to make a 4-way for it. Splits to 26", 20 gpm prince pump,4gal. hyd. res./hand warmer.
  20. brokenknee

    brokenknee Burning Hunk

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    Here is mine, 20 ton North Star from Northern. 5.5 honda engine with auto idle.

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    Another view,

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  21. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

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    I got 1-7/8th" ;em
    So what does that come out to 10Tons???:confused:
  22. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    I bet it floats good too with the life jacket......................LOL
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    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    It even survived a garage fire............................
  24. oldogy

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    Here is mine. Some of the results can be seen in the background.

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  25. bioman

    bioman Burning Hunk

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    here's one i built this spring. log splitter 014 (Medium).jpg
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