1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Backhoe Wood splitter"It works great, especially for splitting big chunks on the ground," says Billy Joe Wood, Grand Rivers, Kent., who mounted his madeit-myself wood splitter in place of the bucket on a backhoe.
The advantage of the vertical splitter is that you don't have to lift wood up onto a splitting table. It splits logs standing on end on the ground using the up-and-down bucket cylinder.
Wood used a section of lightweight metal tubing to extend hydraulic controls from the levers on the tractor to the splitter so one man can operate the splitter.
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