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  1. #1

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    Default Log Splitters

    Any one have info/experience with log splitters mounted on A kubota B7510 tractor? (or any other for that matter)
    1. Kind
    2. Make etc.
    3. All recommendations greatly appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Dean


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    Deere 855 (24hp/19@PTO)

    Default Re: Log Splitters

    Log splitters seem to be a pretty popular tool. Mine is a tow behind, so I can't answer your question, but there have been some threads discussing this kind of thing in the past several months. A topic search might generate some good information.

    OkieG

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    Kioti DK55 Cab, 3 NHs (from 40-90HP)

    Default Re: Log Splitters

    i recently purchased a unit for my tractor (runs off auxiliary hydraulics).. can't recall the unit name - i'll dig out the receipt tonight.

    i'm going to start splitting tomorrow afternoon, so i'll send a detailed reply this weekend.

    pf

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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    Thank you much appreciated.
    Dean

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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    Thanks to all that replied and I absolutly agree This tractor already has more ports (outlets) than most.
    My neighbor upon hearing that I was looking for a log splitter towed his down to me and it is a brute, the oddity is it has a little 5 HP and the hyd pump looks like a small elongated tennis ball but it sure split wood and had a massive frame with a 30" mouth, just the ticket, sure convinced me this is not rocket sicence!!
    It appears to me that just the rail, cyl,w/wedge and perhaps valve is all I need (maybe best found on an old tow splitter with worn out engine) will begin the search locally today.
    The hoses and couplings are readily available to me and with all of the hyd. fittings (ports) that are available on my tractor this seems to be an easy project and considerably cheaper than $1800 or so for a good 3 point splitter
    4 cords is about what I burn every year so not exactly needing high volume production and can do that in a weeks time so really don't want to piddle around with another engine to baby sit!
    Will keep you updated on this project.
    Dean


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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    <font color="blue"> 4 cords is about what I burn every year... </font>

    Cords, half cords, and face cords are the firewood measurement terms I grew up with in Washington State. Everybody here in Ok. uses "ricks" as their measure. As best I can tell, a rick and a face cord are the same thing. You are the first Ok. person I have heard use "cord". My guess is you are not a native Oklahoman??

    Good luck with your project. Post pictures as things progress.

    OkieG

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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    You are the first person I have ever heard use "rick". We only deal in cords as a unit of measurement. When you go to buy firewood, out here in my part of CA. (we use white oak, walnut, almond) probably in that order, you get the wood stacked in a rack in 1/2 cord increments.

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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    I use a 3pt. splitter on the back of my kubota B21 and have mixed emotions about it. The splitter is a Bushhog brand, they no longer make splitters, and will split most anything I have tried in it. The reason for the mixed emotions is that with the splitter on the tractor you lose the use of the tractor to move wood while splitting. On the other hand a hydraulic splitter does not require maintaining an additional motor, something that I dislike doing. I have built a stand for mine and added some longer hoses so I can easily unhook the hoses and move pallets of split or unsplit wood to and from the splitter.

    With a hydraulic splitter cycle time can be an issue if you donít have enough hydraulic flow on your tractor. Mine is a little slow but I get a little slower each year so we about even out. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

    MarkV

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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    Arch,
    I have a 3pt splitter that I run off a Ford 1710. The splitter has its own hydraulic pump &amp; reservoir. The Ford has no problem powering it.
    Your idea of finding parts from a machine that has a worn out engine sounds pretty good. I know that Northern sells a hydraulic pump that has a spline coming out of the middle of it so you can hook the driveshaft right to it. This is how mine is built and it works great.
    About the only thing to consider is the weight of the splitter given it needs and I-beam or some thing like that. My tractor handles it ok but I can tell it is on there. I think in part it is because the weight extends out some 7 or so feet behind the machine.
    As mentioned the upside is not maintaining an engine while the downside is your tractor is tied up.
    Good luck

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    Default Re: Log Splitters

    In NH it's the law that when dealing with firewood you must sell by the cord (Cord, half cord...). Not sure what the reasoning is, but there is always a blurb in the Classified about selling firewood.

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