Slotta Hedge

lukem Posted By lukem, Dec 28, 2012 at 2:45 PM

  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Now that surprises me about the splitter. Does it have a 2-stage pump? If so, it should have done the job.
     
  2. chvymn99

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    That's a whole lotta of Hedge right there. Great stuff
     
  3. lukem

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    Yep 2 stage. It dropped into granny gear for several seconds before it gave up.
     
  4. Paulywalnut

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    Thats some nice hedge. I could burn hedge, mulberry and locust forever.
    Come to think of it, they're all kind of related;)
     
  5. Bret Chase

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    We don't have hedge here.... and all the Elms died in the 80's... My splitter was home made by my uncle... and I have yet to see a piece of wood rejected by it... the meanest thing I have come across is a big green Black Locust knot..... the ram will stop.... but just hold the lever and stand out of the way... then all of a sudden BAM! :D
     
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  6. Gasifier

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    Nice Lukem!
     
  7. bioman

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    Maybe you could turn up your relief pressure a little & see if it will split then !
     
  8. bioman

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    Just find somebody that has you of them Supersplit Machines & turn them lose. Should have cordwood in no time.
     
  9. lukem

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    Who's going to pick it up for me? These are at least 300 lbs. I dont think it would have a chance anyway.
     
  10. bioman

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    Just kind of a jab at the superplit folks, they always have perfect wood. I have some monster hedge on my place. I'll prolly just admire it. good luck with yours.
     
  11. lukem

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    Supersplit commercial:

    Guy in unusually nice khaki pants, brand new boots, and out of place looking flannel shirt approaches splitter. He places hand on splitter and says, "Whenever I need to split veneer quality timber into firewood, I reach for my supersplit log splitter. You should too."

    Guy puts on ridiculous amount of PPE, starts splitter, and grabs a pristine 8" round.
     
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  12. Redlegs

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    I have used a 34 ton Huskee on some in the 18-20in range and it grunted, but finally won.. Those are HUGE for hedge.
     
  13. Redlegs

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    It's wierd, but as it ages it just sorta turns into a black-iron shaped log. There is some up behind the house with moss on that you would swear was a carved rock shaped like a tree.
     
  14. Paulywalnut

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    People that don't know about hedge think its like boxwood hedge.
    Nothing further from the truth:rolleyes: It's like iron gate!
     
  15. lukem

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    I think I posted this before, I dug out an old gravel driveway. Under about 6 of rock I found a 5" hedge stump that had been there for at least 30 years, probably more. The 85HP skid steer had no chance of getting it out...30 years under ground and strong as ever.
     
  16. Redlegs

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    The big pieces you had would be prized out here as a corner post of a fence line. The fence builders will bury 6-8 feet and tamp them in hard leaving 5 feet or so showing, then run 5 stand barbwire off them for a mile in two directions.
    I was not too surprised to read that a 22 ton splitter struggled against those monsters.
     
  17. Redlegs

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  18. lukem

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    This *might* be why it is giving the splitter trouble.
     

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  19. Redlegs

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    yep...that will do it. :) That twisted and wavey grain is neat to look at.
     
  20. lukem

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    Not looking forward to this one. 2013-03-16_19-39-43_327.jpg
     
  21. jeff_t

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    I've read it can throw sparks when cutting. How is it to noodle?
     
  22. lukem

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    Definitely throws sparks. Noodling is terrible. I'm leaving stuff this size in the woods from now on. I just don't have the equipment for it.
     
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  23. chvymn99

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    Thats a nice chunk there a whole lotta BTU's. Can you rent a bigger splitter? Or take smaller edge bites & work it that way?
     
  24. osagebow

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    Grenade. Not "grenade wedge"mind you, but an actual grenade. Or C4 if you can get it. Good Luck!
     
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  25. Bret Chase

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    or bentonite clay and water...... it splits granite.... I think it might work on hedge....
     
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