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A few log splitter modifications. #8092146 12/16/20 09:02 PM
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I had a bunch of my old growth oak trees die and/or blow over due to the drought we are experiencing.
I had struggled with splitting them in the past but due to Black Friday sales, I finally got a log splitter big enough to handle them.
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Split a few logs and realized I needed a table to hold logs so I built one.
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Split a few more and dropped a chunk of firewood on the motor so I build a guard over it.
I also built a smaller table on the operators side to catch really big logs when I split them and make handling them easier.
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While I have the Kubota to load really big stuff over 18" in diameter, a lot of my logs are 12"-16" so I built a simple gin pole with a 2 to 1 lever to save my back.
The gin pole clamps onto the splitter i-beam and has a boat trailer jack to help stabilize it when lifting big logs.
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Little over a cord later and I'm pretty happy with the result.
I cut the trees into 8' pieces in the pasture and haul up to hay barn with tractor and forks.
I cut them to length there and roll them to the splitter which is only a few feet away.
As I split off pieces, I take the wood right from splitter and load it into converted IBC totes for easy storage, drying and transport.
These are the 275 gallon totes you can buy for $20 (they had latex paint in them) and each one holds a little over 1/3 of a cord.
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Last edited by Vern1; 12/16/20 09:04 PM.

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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8092189 12/16/20 09:30 PM
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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8092193 12/16/20 09:31 PM
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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8092422 12/17/20 01:37 AM
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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8092884 12/17/20 02:00 PM
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I’d say you won that project, outstanding job up

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Great job on the innovations! up

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Thanks for the kind words folks.

40 years ago, 100 pound logs were exercise, but these days they make my back hurt!

Got the handy down fairly well, the handsome...not so much - LOL.


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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8094143 12/18/20 01:44 PM
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Someone asked about capacity in a PM so I will add this photo of a 26" diameter chunk about to become a bunch of smaller pieces.
Basically, if I can get it on the splitter, it's been able to split it.
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Wow. Just wow.


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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8095002 12/19/20 02:53 AM
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Well you kicked that log splitters asss lol. Nice work.


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Nice innovations to that splitter. I have the same splitter, but in the 30 ton model. Mine came with a large shelf on it, surprised yours didn't.

I like that picker and the idea of the totes.

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Re: A few log splitter modifications. [Re: Vern1] #8234695 04/13/21 02:16 PM
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Are you not able to stand the splitter upright and avoid the hoist? Much easier to roll those big logs into position vs. pick up and set on top.

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