Log Splitter for Cub 154

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Log Splitter for Cub 154

Postby cub154er » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:37 pm

Has anyone found a pto log splitter for cub 154? the pto turns the opposite direction of modern tractors
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Re: Log Splitter for Cub 154

Postby Eugene » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:28 pm

If you use the search function, top of page, Rudi manufactured a log splitter that was powered by a standard Cub. Other than that, I don't recall any postings in the past 12 years concerning a 154 powered log splitter.

Unless you have most of the parts, it's cheaper to purchase a factor built log splitter.

You could build a log splitter powered by the 154. It will take a bunch of research and math to come up with the correct parts for your usage. For example, I have a home built 24 ton log splitter. I have sycamore. I can split sycamore limbs but not trunks.
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Re: Log Splitter for Cub 154

Postby Smokeycub » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:43 pm

I don't think you'll find one, like you said, the PTO runs reverse of most of the others. Not to mention they're not 540 rpm either. I have, however, adapted a home made splitter to run off of an F Cub. There are several things that need addressed. One big one is finding a yoke to fit the Cubs PTO, I never did find one. I attempted to use a 15/16 - 10 spline to 1 3-8 - 6 spline adapter. It worked but kinda scary. The shaft was fairly long and the connection at the PTO was a tad wobbly, running at somewhere around 1000 rpm things were vibrating and moving around. ... a lot! :shock: For that reason I wouldn't recommend it. It did split wood but I didn't run it long enough to really test it out. If you really want to use your Cub to split wood I think Rudis' set up would be much better than using the PTO. Rudi uses his on board hydraulics and some significant plumbing, it works nice. Otherwise, as Eugene suggests, buy/build a nice stand alone splitter, that's what I ended up doing.
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Re: Log Splitter for Cub 154

Postby Eugene » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:55 pm

I had several learning experiences (failures) before I got to the current design/construction of my home made log splitter.

1st. I tried to use the auxiliary hydraulic outlets on my Bobcat skid steer. To slow and not enough power.

2nd. Built a log splitter powered by a 10 hp Kohler engine. Proceeded to bend up the log splitter's main beam and then bent the rod on the hydraulic cylinder.

Haven't priced out the cost of my current homemade log splitter, but think it would be very close to a commercial manufactured one.
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