1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #34[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Log Hog Buzz Saw, Splitter Combo"We built this machine because we were tired of all the different pieces of equipment we needed to split wood. This machine is equipped with both a buzz saw and a splitter and it's built like a tank. There isn't any wood it won't split," says Don Brooks, Clayton, Kan.
The Log Hog is equipped with both a 6-cyl., 230 cu. in. Chevrolet engine, which powers the buzz saw, and an 8-hp. Tecumseh engine that powers the splitter. The main splitter frame was built from 8 by 10-in. I-beam that runs the full length of the machine. An oil reservoir is built into the right side and a gas tank into the left side. The Chevy engine is coupled to a right angle gear drive to power the saw. A combination clutch-brake lever at the left rear of the machine engages the saw. The splitter is fed by a 22 gpm pump which powers a 5 by 30-in. cylinder. The log lift, for heavy chunks, has a 2 by 8-in. cylinder equipped with flow control valves. Machine has dual levers on both sides to run both the splitter and lift. A control panel at rear monitors oil, water, amps, fuel, engine rpms and is fitted with an AM-FM radio and cassette player. The hood tips up for easy access to motor. For appearance, Brooks added chrome wheels and a professional paint job. The Log Hog is rigged with lights for over-the-road travel.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Donald R. Brooks, Brooks Manufacturing, Clayton, Kan. 67629 (ph 913 693-4380 or 4508).
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