Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:20 am

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My late cousin George McQuaid made this he used it regularly I purchased tractor from him before he passed. I hooked it up to try and it worked. Do not have a wood stove so for now it is a novelty.
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Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:26 am

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I'm uhTnis is the pump
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Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:44 am

For some reason an old time comment of "the tail wagging the dog", comes to mind. :lol: :lol:

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Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:46 am

Wow. That's pretty innovative. Some people just have that special talent. Great tool too have. :coffee:

Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:04 am

I like it Phil. :{_}: :{_}: --Lee

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Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:40 am

Is this driven from the cub hydraulics or is that a pro driven pump in the bottom picture? Really neat!

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Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:54 am

Looks like a Cub PTO driven pump.

Question. Where is the reservoir for the hydraulic fluid?

Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:26 pm

The pump is pto driven. Tank is on other sid
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e painted white.
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Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:23 pm

Are those the correct "splines" in that pump , or maybe he was using an adaptor ! Lee Petrie, Joliet, IL.

Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:30 pm

I have a wood stove. I'll come and get it :D

Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:50 pm

Lee_Petrie wrote:Are those the correct "splines" in that pump , or maybe he was using an adaptor ! Lee Petrie, Joliet, IL.

Ahhh, yes. The spline issue....

If anybody needs a PTO adapter for this kind of project:
Hub City, 31/32"-10 spline to 1 3/8"-6 spline. Part Number 0332-00355
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Special order from the local IH/Case dealer and on back order, so I paid quite a bit of freight $$$
It came to $43.00

That splitter looks like a winner! Sweet addition to the toy box.

Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:01 pm

One of the compact John Deeres had the same size pto, and many Deere dealers have those adapters in stock.

Re: Fast hitch log spliter

Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:24 am

interesting Idea but it almost looks like the PTO pump would stick out far enought to get in the way of the operation of the fast hitch? I don't know what GPM the pto pump would produce but I remember one working off the hydraulics on an old ford 8n and it being painfully slow. Sometimes you have to just work with what you have.

kirk