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    Default fire wood splitter

    Has anyone used one of these:

    YouTube - Hands Free Log Splitter

    Also, has anyone made, or attempted to make something like this to fit the PT's?

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    Elite Member Tig's Avatar
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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    Various versions have been discussed previously and a friend of mine also has one that his father built. As I recall the consensus is that they are effective but frightening.
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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    Do you have any pics?

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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    They must be very proud of that splitter. Almost 4 grand.

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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    I don't think it is worth the money.

    Two guys feeding a normal (cheaper) hydraulic splitter could beat the socks off of someone using that splitter (and you have to work the "hands free" one alone, or you could have some amazng injuries).

    I think the "hands free" splitter could be an exercise in frustration trying to make your skid loader do something that god intended to be done by hands.
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    Elite Member Tig's Avatar
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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    Sorry no pics, but it was PTO powered. He offered to give it to me once. I declined because of the dangerous reputation of this type of splitter.
    Here is another thread on this type of splitter
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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    I've seen a couple of the confined versions used to split wood commercially. Listening to the video, and watching how slow it works, it is clear that this unit takes a lot of power to run. Despite the manufacturer's claims, I was unimpressed with the performance, especially given that it was hooked up to a bobcat...

    I'd rather go with a Palax 100S. It will split wood, or make kindling. Totally enclosed, and safe. Of course it costs a little more- $43,600.

    It's baby brother mounts on tractors, for a mere $15,000....

    All the best,

    Peter
    Last edited by ponytug; 11-11-2008 at 10:22 PM.

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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    Quote Originally Posted by ldabe View Post
    Do you have any pics?
    Here are a few.

    I saw one like these bolted on to the rear wheel of a truck about 60 years ago.
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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    Yeah. There used to be a junkyard over here that had a sign out front that read "This Car Splits Wood!" It had one of those spiral splitters bolted to the hub of the rear wheel of a car. The wheel wells were all banged up but there was a pile of wood there.

    If you search for screw log splitter you will get all kinds of hits.
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    Default Re: fire wood splitter

    Here's mine. I did 9 cords with it this spring.
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