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    3010 Kubota with 482 frt loader

    Default 3 pt. log splitter

    I have just ordered a 3 pt. log splitter from splitfire.com. I hope to install it on my 3010 Kuboto tractor hydraulics with a 482 FEl. I have a four hose hookup at the joystick valve on the FEL. I see four different colors on the fast hookup couplings, colors, black, yellow, red and white. Can anyone tell me which two hoses to connect to. There is the up, down, dump and curl circuit. I was thinking it would probably hook up on the curl and dump circuit. Would anyone know how these two hydraulic hoses from the log splitter would hook up to the FEL with out adding any new hyd. outlet to the system. I would appreciate anyones help and advice on these hookups. Thankyou.

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    Platinum Member Molerj's Avatar
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    JD 955, Economy Power King

    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    Great question. I just borrowed a friends 3 pt. splitter & I have the same question. One
    other question for you all; the splitter has it's own valve. So when I hook up the hoses,
    will I have to tie my joystick open one way or the other to have a continuos flow. Another
    problem I noticed is the hose connections on the splitter are bigger than those on
    my tractor. Is there some sort of coupler/reducer I could use? (I guess that's two questions)

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    Mahindra 4110 4x4

    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    centell, don't quote me as I am just starting to learn about hydraulics, but I think you will be alright to use either circuit as long as you use the supply and return from the same circuit (ie curl and dump or up and down). Does your tractor not have an aux hydraulic valve. If not I would check on adding one as it will require many steps to split alot of wood. Adding another wouldn't be that hard and there is alot of threads on how to do it on this board.

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    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    Molerj, I am not sure but I don't think you can just tie the joystick back and supply fluid to the splitter valve. This would just close the circuit on an open circuit system and dead head the fluid at the splitter valve. It would be just like raising your loader to full height and holding the valve open causing the relief valve to open. Not really sure what you need to do but I am sure someone on here can help. As far a the couplers go I have no idea.

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    1961 ford 971

    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    Note: I am NOT an engineer, But I do have my splitter hooked to my fel controls and no problem except that it's a pain to operate by yourself . All you do is figure out one circuit, whatever two colors hook to the same cylinder use these and away you go, if you use the dump & curl circuit you can still raise and lower bucket to move without hooking and unhooking hose's.The other post wanted to know if he could tie his control open, I don't see why it would'nt work as long as the valve on the splitter has a bypass and I believe they all do. You will still need two hoses from tractor ,one supply and one return ,hooked to the splitter valve (same circuit)This will prevent the tractor relief valve from opening.If you don't like this idea simply get some nipples and adapters and go around the splitter valve,this way you contol it from the tractor.As far as different coupler sizes I would just buy the ends that fit the female (male ends a lot cheaper) . One thing occurs to me and that is if your two circuits are plumbed with different size hoses I would use the bigger one for more flow.

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    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    On my cub, one of the lines has a quick connector that you undo when you take off the loader. I just hook the splitter into that, and my bucket is still live.

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    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    I own a splitfire 3pt splitter model SS244 with 4-way wedge. I got instructions from my JD dealer for installing a power-beyond outlet. This is the best way to operate a splitter, and will allow you to run a backhoe or top-n-tilt, etc. I had used my loader outlets and joystick by hooking the splitter hoses in the outlets for the bucket and tying the joystick to one side or the other with a bungee strap. This allowed fluid to flow thru the splitter valve (open center on splitfire) at all times, and then to the splitter cylinder when the splitter valve was moved. I do prefer the power beyond for ease of use (not unhooking the loader hoses), and oil flow. I am sure more oil will flow this way since it is not going through the joysick valve. The only drawback is that the tractor must be turned off while hooking or unhooking the hose to the power beyond.
    You have purchased the best splitter I have ever used, and I have used a few. With 3 men, I have split @ 10+ face cords per hour (4-way wedge). My wife split 80 face cords this summer by herself! Enjoy.

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    Platinum Member Molerj's Avatar
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    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    <font color=red>I do prefer the power beyond for ease of use (not unhooking the loader hoses), and oil flow. I am
    sure more oil will flow this way since it is not going through the joysick valve.<font color=black>

    Splitfire, Excuse my ignorance, but what is the power beyond?

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    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    In a not too hydraulics knowledgeable persons terms(mine). Power Beyond is a hookup point for hydraulic attachments that allows you to use the attachments controls with no or almost no impact on the existing hydraulics on the tractor. You should not have to tie back an existing joystic or anything like that. I am still learning tractor hydraulics also.


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    JD4100 Hydro

    Default Re: 3 pt. log splitter

    Splitfire.com returns a web site for sparkplugs. I don't see anything about log splitters?

    Help!

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