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Old 12-06-2009, 03:06 PM
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Heres some pics of the 2nd wood splitter I built. I made this one for me. It has a 10 hp Briggs on it and a 16 gpm pump. The cylinder is a traverse cylinder off a 850 ton Cincinnati Milicron Injection Molding machine. I set the relief valve at 2000lbs. It'll do 30" blocks of wood no sweat. You just have to load it with the Big Case. I just hold them up there and it'll just crack them right off. Kevin

The first 4 Pics is the wood splitter 5th pic is the free wood they give out at work.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:18 PM
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Nice job. But how are you going to get the wood in the splitter?
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:30 PM
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Oh I need to explain this. All the pallet wood is broken down and run thru the cord wood saw. All the blocks of tree trunks are run thru the wood splitter. If they are small enough I just lift them up there and if there big pieces then I use the Big Case tractor to lift them. Kevin
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When I had the shop I was the place to get rid of pallets .It took 24 a shift to keep it cool not warm.Those look like steel skids I used to get cut 3 times and then in the stove .The door was 5' tall and 4 ' wide.
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I believe that's the longest-legged cylinder I ever saw on a splitter.
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Cutter, Its still long I cut 10" off it where it was broken off the machine. Thats how I came to get it. The electricians was checking the over stroke switch on that machine and built tonnage on those cylinders and broke them off. They bought a new one. It layed around for a week and My foreman asked if I wanted it and I says ok. I had to do some fancy welding on it to get it to work tho. I welded the cap end back on with 7018 it works good that was back in 97. Kevin
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That's a nice low setup you've built there Kevin. I always thought splitters should have a hydraulic lifting fork for the big logs and at 36" long it could use it. I guess with having the Case to load it that is not required in your situation. Nice save on the welding of the cylinder. I don't see any leaks.
This is the size of splitter we need at work as some of the logs are 24" diameter and at 36 to 40" long they are very hard to load in the outdoor heater.

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Midmo, Your right they are steel skids, all hard wood too. If I don't take them they throw them in the dumpster. I been heating the shop and house for 4 years now with them. Its a little work but my heat bill is 0. I found out it takes 1 skid per day to heat the house. Kevin
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You have to keep them worked up or the pile gets pretty big.Do you pull the cross pieces off or just cut them off the runners. I never figured a good way to get the coated air nails out regularly
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Kevin, it looks like you have enough room to put a hydraulic wench and a lift on the splitter. Save climbing on and off the tractor.

Good looking splitter though.
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