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Rear 3 pt log splitter
"I built this splitter to split large chunks of white oak as big as 36 in. round," says Stan Dale, Midland, Mich., who's splitter mounts on a tractor 3-pt.
"I can drop the splitting table all the way to the ground, roll the log onto it, and then pick the entire splitter up to a comfortable working height. The wings on each side catch the wood as it splits so I don't have to pick it off the ground again.
"A key feature of the splitter is that the wedge moves through the wood rather than pushing the wood onto the wedge, as on most splitters. It gives better control with the block sitting on the platform so crooked cuts don't cause a problem. I make a few 'pimples' on the cutting table with my welder to keep the wood blocks from sliding out as they're split.
"The cylinder and valve cost a little over $200. The rest of the material in the splitter came from a salvage yard," says Dale.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Stan Dale, 1370 4 Mile Road, Midland, Mich. 48640.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #6