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    Elite Member WilliamBos's Avatar
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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    Go 3 point. We did, and we do not regret it!!
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    Will


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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterK View Post
    I have the Ramsplitter 16ton electric too and easily split 4 cords this summer. Up to 20in diameter if I split the outsides off first.
    Check your hyd pressure. 16T should split about anything. I have 18T and I encounter less than 1 thing a year that it wont split -- and none once repositioned. Could possibly be wedge design...
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    Super Member 3RRL's Avatar
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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    I went with a 3pt splitter mainly for cost reasons.
    I got an 18 ton for a really good price, plus I don't split nearly as much as some of you guys do. I'm figuring to split maybe 2 or 3 chords a year if that much. I have plenty of time and I couldn't be running my tractor to do something else at the same time anyway. I can only do one or the other. The hydraulic connections are a snap to get on and off. I've got quick disconnects right at the hydraulic pump and I use those. My 3pt splitter is horizontal/vertical and has it's own stand. What I do is leave it in the splitting area and drive the tractor up next to it. The hoses reach and I run it like that. When I'm done, I disconnect and rehook the tractor system up (2 quick connects) and I'm off doing something else.
    So for me the 3pt was the way to go, and I'm perfectly satisfied with it.
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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    I have split 2 cords in the last 2 days with my tractor and a borrowed speeco 3 point splitter. Never took the tractor off a dead idle and worked great. Now I am shopping for my own splitter. Either a speeco from tractor supply or the harbor freight model.
    I'll click on anything. Just post it.

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    Elite Member WayneB's Avatar
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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    I decided on a stand alone splitter with 13" wheels which makes it easy to move around in the woods or around the wood pile. You might want to check these guys out.

    Log splitter, wood conveyor and firewood processor by American CLS

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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    Most 3pt splitters can only be used in the horizontal position, while standalones usually can be operated vertically. This means that you don't have to lift the wood up onto the splitter, possibly many times if the piece is big enough, while you disect it. Like one of the above post stated.....standalone splitters have a two stage pump. This means the pump operates in a high flow mode until the ram encounter enough pressure to switch the pump to low volume/high pressure mode....and makes the process faster. So, if you want to split wood, tie up your tractor, lift it up to split it.....get the 3pt. Or, if you plan on sometimes not splitting 'girlie wood', and will split big blocks that you can hardly roll up to the splitter. Get the standalone. Pull the splitter out to where the tree is, put the ram into verticle position, roll the blocks up to the splitter and flop them in position, sit your arse on an over turned pail, split, and use the tractor to move the wood where you are going to pile it.

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    Veteran Member JerryK's Avatar
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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    Geez, I though the 'Girlie wood' comment would get the juices flowing, but you guys must be out following the wifey shopping....

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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    Huh?
    Sorry I missed your post Jerry.
    lol ... I was out splitting wood while you were drinking your tea and pounding the keyboard this morning.
    I have 2 tractors anyway, so I'd recommend that if you ever need to use the tractor while splitting.
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    Veteran Member JerryK's Avatar
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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    Quote Originally Posted by 3RRL View Post
    Huh?
    Sorry I missed your post Jerry.
    lol ... I was out splitting wood while you were drinking your tea and pounding the keyboard this morning.
    I have 2 tractors anyway, so I'd recommend that if you ever need to use the tractor while splitting.

    Must be northern Kalifornia....last time I was in Simi Valey it frosted....and the locals said it didn't happen very often. Unless you are just heating up your jacuzzi.... My wood is all split, stacked and covered with snow. Had the blower out this afternoon to clean the drive. Only about 4 inches of new lake effect stuff....but something to do besides 'pounding something'...

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    Default Re: log splitter attachment. Yes or no

    An overlooked advantage of a 3pt. splitter is that no one will ask to borrow it ...

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