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    Veteran Member oosik's Avatar
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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    The more I watch that video, I wonder, is somebody off camera - setting up those rounds so the splitter picks them up so squarely & nicely each time. I'm wondering if off camera set up is there or does the unit pick the round off the pile, set it down and then pick it up again squarely & nicely. I know for certain that all the rounds in a pile of rounds will not be positioned so that they can be picked up perfectly like shown in the video. And it does not appear that the splitting head is on an articulating gimbal.

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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by sikboater View Post
    The interesting thing will be if the curl on my BH bucket has enough power to make it worth while. It is only a 2 1/2 in cylinder (I think that is around 5 ton worth of force).... Originally I was thinking of building one with a cylinder that would replace the bucket, but I saw this yesterday and it got me thinking a different path. I was suprised after searching on here that no body else had seen it (at least that I could find).

    I will post my progress for those who are interested...
    I am very interested. I think there is some leverage at work in that original design. I would agree a whimpy 5 ton piston isn't by itself enough to crack a large round.
    So Using a longer arm that pivots might be what the doctor ordered...
    can't wait to see what you come up with?

    I am also interested in the grapple effect of this attachment.

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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by oosik View Post
    The more I watch that video, I wonder, is somebody off camera - setting up those rounds so the splitter picks them up so squarely & nicely each time. I'm wondering if off camera set up is there or does the unit pick the round off the pile, set it down and then pick it up again squarely & nicely. I know for certain that all the rounds in a pile of rounds will not be positioned so that they can be picked up perfectly like shown in the video. And it does not appear that the splitting head is on an articulating gimbal.
    yeah that does seem suspicious, None of my logs are lined up nicely in my pile like that ever. Interesting addition to the design, mounting the splitter on something that can rotate. Good thinkin there.

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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    so has anyone built one of these ? i doing one now about done with it
    will see how well it splits wood .

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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    I was able to complete this splitter , my thoughts on it

    i have a late 70's John Deere 300B Backhoe so it's old and alittle tired ,
    if you have bigger machines or newer then you maybe more happy with the outcome
    of building a splitter like this for your machine .

    as a log grapple it works out great was able to pick up a 12 ft x 24 " log no problem
    as a splitter it will split you have to do alittle by trial before you can get the hang of it to start splitting wood .
    if you have 2 people doing the splitting it should go good but as a 1 man operation you bust the logs open and they fly apart
    then you have to move them around to be split again , i just had the main beam to split maybe if i had a 4way wedge it might of done better
    who knows , for me i will run a splitter off of the machine with quick connects as i have a splittter i built for the bobcat that sets now since
    i traded my bobcat for the JD backhoe , anyway i will post some pictures of it .

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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    Have you found out anything more about building a log splitter for your backhoe?

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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    That looks like an order specially made for 4shorts, could probably offer it chrome plated.
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    Default Re: Kwickjaw Log splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bstarn View Post
    Have you found out anything more about building a log splitter for your backhoe?
    No I sure wish I did though, It's getting thick into the splitting season, and I think it's gonna be a long cold one, even way down here int he South.

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