Post in 'The Gear' started by Sean McGillicuddy, Oct 30, 2012.
Those are some tough regs.
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I am glad I didn't put a seat on mine. That would have doubled the build expense.
CO and WA are now updating their codes, with line 36a: "Beverage containment and storage devices may be omitted provided a suitable "Medicinal or Recreational" smoking device is within 8" of the operators reach and enough dry "tobacco" type product storage space is provided for a 6 hour of burn time."
I think we'll see an addendum stating the foliage storage device cannot have a capacity exceeding one ounce. FYI to you guys considering getting a jump on your next build.
Well, it's nothing like bioman's, but it's a workhorse. An old LaFont. And yes, the boy and I had matching wood splitting outfits on. And the pictures a little old. We're both a lot bigger now.
Man, some of you guys are SERIOUS about splitting wood!
Are you not aware that this is the support group for woodahaulics anonymous?
Screw woodohaulics anonamous. I chose to get off the wagon so I could put more rounds in there.
Thats a serious splitter right there. Awesome
O man now I have small splitter complex !
My beast I built. 22gpm. Prince Autocycle, Hyd 4 way and log lift.
I was given this old beater a couple of years ago. I had to replace a hose, hydraulic fluid, rewire the engine, modify the ram and splitting blade. Now I have to find a replacement mobile home tire since one won't hold air any more. Ugly, but works for me.
That thing is really cool, good job on the build !
Not as big as some others but built at a perfect height for me. Since this pic I have added a hydro log lift. Added it when I had a broken leg so my son could roll logs to the lifter and I could still split. Part of my physio therapy
have someone put a 15" tube in it.last for yrs yet
Good idea on the tube! I'll try that.
The engine is an 18hp OMC. Same as used in old Cushman trucksters. The best guess I got from an oldtimer was it might have been used on a reefer unit. Runs great after I figured out the wiring and modded a voltage regulator to replace the original rectifier. The magneto charges the battery just fine.
Betcha it's quiet too.
It's actually not that loud. I think my snowblower I ran this morning is louder. I just wear hearing protectors when I'm splitting. I wonder if there is a decibel app for my iPad...
I'm sure there is. I downloaded a decible app for an ipod touch the other day.
So I downloaded a decibel meter app and tested both my snowblower and splitter from the operating positions. Interestingly, they were both about the same noise level, around 83-85 decibels. Not too bad but a good idea to wear hearing protection if running for hours at a time. I think the splitter sounds much neater though, probably because of the dual cylinders and exhaust.
This is the MTD 20 Ton Vertical/Horizontal (for towing only) after splitting some Cherry.
Monster Maul on left,X25 on right.Low maintenance,cheap to operate.
Just your typical wood mower, or is that lawn splitter?
Now that is defiantly different!!
Does it have a beverage holder??
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