Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby indy61 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:29 pm

That's pretty darn cool. Much easier than maneuvering a trailer splitter.

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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:06 pm

How much does that thing weigh?
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Shane N. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:18 am

Don McCombs wrote:How much does that thing weigh?

I'm guessing it weighs between 365~390 lbs. A tad more than the Cub wants but we will find out one day soon :D
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Urbish » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:34 am

Excellent work and ingenuity as always, Shane. Any thoughts on how heavy of a log you dare to set on there? Does it bounce around at all?

A couple of months ago I was splitting some 30" diameter green maple trunk sections that weighed at least 200 lbs and I'm not sure I would drop one of those on this out of fear of over-stressing the tractor. But I'll bet it will be the cat's meow for general use. I suppose you could add some fold down drop legs (landing gear) if stability or capacity were an issue.
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Shane N. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:46 am

Urbish wrote:Excellent work and ingenuity as always, Shane. Any thoughts on how heavy of a log you dare to set on there? Does it bounce around at all?

A couple of months ago I was splitting some 30" diameter green maple trunk sections that weighed at least 200 lbs and I'm not sure I would drop one of those on this out of fear of over-stressing the tractor. But I'll bet it will be the cat's meow for general use. I suppose you could add some fold down drop legs (landing gear) if stability or capacity were an issue.

The biggest tree we have on the ground right now is about 18" in diameter, I don't know if it bounces around or not, Cole wanted to see how it worked and we split that one piece so he could see it and we parked it.

I don't plan on using it more than a few hours a year, it was just something I had and got the idea to do what I did so I don't have to use a maul with the bulging disc problem in my neck. If you notice on the very back there is a piece of 2 1/2" receiver tubing with a hole in it, there's also one on the front between the engine and the I-beam and very soon there will be some sort of legs for it to hold itself up when the tractor isn't hooked to it. They are roughly 28" off the ground when it's raised all the way up..... SHHHH don't tell anybody yet :lol:
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Urbish » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:34 am

:thumbsup:

Shane Nelson wrote:
Urbish wrote:Excellent work and ingenuity as always, Shane. Any thoughts on how heavy of a log you dare to set on there? Does it bounce around at all?

A couple of months ago I was splitting some 30" diameter green maple trunk sections that weighed at least 200 lbs and I'm not sure I would drop one of those on this out of fear of over-stressing the tractor. But I'll bet it will be the cat's meow for general use. I suppose you could add some fold down drop legs (landing gear) if stability or capacity were an issue.

The biggest tree we have on the ground right now is about 18" in diameter, I don't know if it bounces around or not, Cole wanted to see how it worked and we split that one piece so he could see it and we parked it.

I don't plan on using it more than a few hours a year, it was just something I had and got the idea to do what I did so I don't have to use a maul with the bulging disc problem in my neck. If you notice on the very back there is a piece of 2 1/2" receiver tubing with a hole in it, there's also one on the front between the engine and the I-beam and very soon there will be some sort of legs for it to hold itself up when the tractor isn't hooked to it. They are roughly 28" off the ground when it's raised all the way up..... SHHHH don't tell anybody yet :lol:
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:54 am

Looks great Shane...how about some kind of drop leg on the end for stability?
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Eugene » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:19 am

Ken (48 Cub) wrote:Looks great Shane...how about some kind of drop leg on the end for stability?
Good idea.

If I put a real big log on my two wheeled log splitter, the log weight will lift the rear end of the Cub.
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Shane N. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:31 am

Eugene wrote:
Ken (48 Cub) wrote:Looks great Shane...how about some kind of drop leg on the end for stability?
Good idea.

If I put a real big log on my two wheeled log splitter, the log weight will lift the rear end of the Cub.

Look 2 post above Kens, Urbish and I already discussed this and I have already welded 2 pieces on for it :D
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Indy4570 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:00 pm

I was a bit worried about the extra weight hanging off one side, I was thinking of the twisting stress on the fast hitch. It looks to be sitting straight though on the tractor
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Shane N. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:28 pm

I welded these 2 pieces of tubing on yesterday before taking it home for some support stands. Here’s one for the back, scrap I had laying around. I’m gonna take it home and put it on and see where I need to drill a couple more holes to get it up out of the way for transport. I’ll make the front one another day. It’ll be a little more complicated since it will have to be wider and it will have more weight on it.
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Shane N. » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:43 pm

Need to poke 2 more holes in this one but it’ll work good.
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Re: Fast Hitch Wood Splitter

Postby Shane N. » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 pm

Got 4 wheels and made a couple adapters so I can roll it around the shop out of the way. It’s been hooked to the 140 since I brought it home.
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