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Hydraulic Wood Knife
A new hydraulic knife that slices through wood much faster than a chainsaw and almost as cleanly is attracting a lot of attention from wood burners all over Europe.
Norbert Bernholz, Willebadessen, West Germany, builds a versatile line of wedge-type log splitters for tractor 3-pt.'s, tractor loaders and free-standing platforms. Now he has added a heavy-duty steel knife that fits a standard wedge and cuts easily and cleanly through wood, even across the grain.
"You can cut off small chunks and burn them that way, or cut off larger chunks and split them with the wedge," explains Bernholz.
The knife has an 8-in. blade that'll cut through any type of wood up to 7 or 8 in. in dia. It'll mount either on a tractor 3-pt., on a platform powered by an electric motor, or on a tractor loader. Mounted on the tractor loader, the splitter can be maneuvered into position over big logs laying flat on the ground, or swung into the air for trimming trees.
The wedge splitter, outfitted with the cutting knife, sells for $1,280.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Norbert Bernholz, Sonnenbergstrasse, 14, 3533 Willebadessen-Peckelsheim, West Germany (ph 056 44 1711).

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