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Easy Way To Lift Log Splitter For Vertical Splitting
Milan Hochstetler, Cumberland, Va. “A friend helped me lengthen an old Deere lawn mower 5 in. to make this ‘donkey’ mainly so I can ride instead of walk at auctions. The cargo box on back and hood are made of oak. Very handy.
    “I’m 89 years old and started finding it difficult to lift my log splitter up for vertical splitting, so I made the job easier by using the splitter’s hydraulic cylinder to do the job. I use pulleys and steel cable. To lift to vertical, a cable runs from the extended cylinder over a pulley at the foot of the splitter and back up over a pulley to a bracket on the frame underneath. Retracting the cylinder raises the splitter up. To lay the splitter down, a cable hooks to the retracted cylinder and to the tongue. During both operations I stop about half way, unhook the cables, and ease it down by hand.”

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2