2001 - Volume #25, Issue #5, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Modified Log Splitter Lets Him Lift Big Blocks With Ease
I mounted an angle iron boom on the splitter, fitted with a pulley. I also attached a pulley to the splitting wedge. A cable runs down through the pulley on the wedge and back up through the pulley at the top of the splitter.
There's a length of chain with a spike attached to the end of the cable. I drive the spike into a block of wood and then activate the splitting wedge to lift the block of wood. I have to unhook the pulley from the wedge to split the block. I leave the tongue of the splitter hooked to the tractor while in use. To remove my contraption from the splitter, all I have to do is take out two bolts and unhook the pulley from the wedge. (George C. Glover, 1116 Glover Acres Place, Lenoir, N.C. 28645)
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