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Modified Log Splitter
I often cut firewood a good distance from my home, driving my tractor into the woods. In order to take my wood splitter and also tow a trailer to haul wood, I came up with the idea of elevating my 3-pt. mounted split-ter to a 90 degree vertical position with a trailer ball hitch mounted on the bottom of the splitter. When raised up for towing, the splitting table faces the back of the tractor and the bottom of the splitter faces back-wards. I had to make a second hitch point for the top link to hook to when the splitter's in a vertical position. I did it by making a bracket out of 2-in. strap metal that attaches to the end of the splitter ram. To switch from splitting to towing, I just unhook the regular 3-pt. hookup and lift the splitter up and rehook it.
I've used this idea for 3 years and it works so well I just wanted to pass the idea on to others. (Charles Starnes, 61 Columbia 29, Waldo, Ark. 71770 ph 501 234-0571)

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #3