I have split Merlin so many times that I don't care to repeat the procedure again. I can say for certain that the splitting done in the video is an accident waiting to happen! No wedges in the front bolster, a chain holding the rear end of the tractor in the air, nothing blocking the rear wheels from rolling.... WOW.
The guy's delivery is funny and humorous, but the potential "fall"out from this splitting could have been very NOT funny and UN-humorous!
Mike in La Crosse, WI