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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Hey Overszd, why dont you come over to Holland and work here ? My boss is desperately looking for some good welder/fabricators...

    You did a better job as my brother last month, his log splitter first wasnt strong enough, and in the second attempt (with a bigger cylinder) he split the log splitter instead of the log..
    Your machine looks professional, and i like the idea of that sheetmetal you're using to catch the split pieces of logs behind the blade.

    The Americans on this site have all thanked you for your service to their country... As a Dutchman i just wanted to let you know that as well in Europe, there are loads of people that appreciate and admire the very dangerous work you do.

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Very nice looking splitter. As others have mentioned, thank you for your service! I have those serving over seas in my prayers as I know most do.

    On thing I did want to mention on the splitter is that some of the hydraulic fitting look to be common black iron. There are some high pressure fittings that do look very much like black iron and this may be what you have. I just wanted to point out that if these are common hardware store black iron fittings, they are not rated for anywhere near the pressure you are using them under.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Quote Originally Posted by montanaman
    Very nice looking splitter. As others have mentioned, thank you for your service! I have those serving over seas in my prayers as I know most do.

    On thing I did want to mention on the splitter is that some of the hydraulic fitting look to be common black iron. There are some high pressure fittings that do look very much like black iron and this may be what you have. I just wanted to point out that if these are common hardware store black iron fittings, they are not rated for anywhere near the pressure you are using them under.

    Ken
    I assume you are talking about the fittings where the gauge is mounted?? I questioned that too. My hydraulics guy said they would stand as much as the brass nipple screwed into the pressure gauge. I thought he made a valid point. I'll update if I have any problems. Thanks for the tip though.
    Richard

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    Super Star Member ovrszd's Avatar
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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD74T
    ovrszd, Very nice work. If you were to weld a piece of 3/4' x 6" rod on the front of the vertical 3pt post you'd have a fine storage location for your pto pump when dismounted from the tractor. MikeD74T
    Great idea!!!!! As is,, I lift the pump up over the vertical post and lay it on the reservoir. I'll add that tomorrow!!!
    Richard

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    That is one beautiful splitter ovrszd! Very Nice!

    And thank you for your service in Iraq...glad you made it home safely.
    Mike

    B7500, Loader: LA302, Backhoe: B4675, 3ph splitter, 3ph dump hauler, 5' Bush Hog, 5' rear blade, Chipper, 1 Wife, 3 Daughters and 2 Dogs (oh yeah...cat too but who counts them)

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Beautiful splitter! Any idea how much it weighs? I'm wondering if my little tractor could lift one like that. I rent a splitter now, but I'd sure like one of my own.

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Renze
    Hey Overszd, why dont you come over to Holland and work here ? My boss is desperately looking for some good welder/fabricators...

    You did a better job as my brother last month, his log splitter first wasnt strong enough, and in the second attempt (with a bigger cylinder) he split the log splitter instead of the log..
    Your machine looks professional, and i like the idea of that sheetmetal you're using to catch the split pieces of logs behind the blade.

    The Americans on this site have all thanked you for your service to their country... As a Dutchman i just wanted to let you know that as well in Europe, there are loads of people that appreciate and admire the very dangerous work you do.
    Overszd take him up on his offer Holland is a beautiful country. Do a few years tax free income and then come home and retire.

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ifixcars
    Beautiful splitter! Any idea how much it weighs? I'm wondering if my little tractor could lift one like that. I rent a splitter now, but I'd sure like one of my own.
    I have no way to weigh the splitter. When I first mounted it for the initial test I didn't have any front weight on the tractor. From a standstill, carrying the splitter, I could easily raise the front tires on the tractor when moving forward. No way I could have taken it into the timber. I added a 125lb weight to the front and now only have problems if I'm in a steep climb. Two weights would completely cure that problem but would make the tractor front heavy when not using the splitter. I'll leave the single weight on the tractor except when mowing. I think the length of the splitter is more the problem than the weight since it's so far back from the tractor. I'll measure the splitter from the pins to the rear end of the table and report that.
    Richard

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Then it would probably tip my tractor over! I thought it looked pretty heavy. I would need a training wheel or wheely bars on the back or somthing. Maybe I'll think about a smaller scale unit. Your's looks indestructable though, I like it.

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    Default Re: Homebuilt PTO 3PT Wood Splitter w/pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ifixcars
    Then it would probably tip my tractor over! I thought it looked pretty heavy. I would need a training wheel or wheely bars on the back or somthing. Maybe I'll think about a smaller scale unit. Your's looks indestructable though, I like it.
    Dang it,,, I just came in from the shop and forgot to measure my splitter. I think I could have gotten by with a smaller I-beam. I also built more weight into the wedge than necessary. Then add the table to the end and you get a heavy splitter. Plus the 15 gallon of oil. So I think if you were weight conscious you could build a strong splitter that is lighter than mine. I'm not a techno guy so usually overkill.
    Richard

    "Happiness isn't having everything you want, it's wanting everything you have."

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