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Log Lift For Splitters
Lifting big chunks of wood to the splitter table is no longer a problem for Joe Pownell, Macy, Ind. He equipped a lifting mast at the end of the splitter with three pulleys. Cable runs through the pulleys and connects to the plunger of the splitter. A gripping "claw" at the end of the cable grabs onto big chunks and lifts as the splitting wedge is retracted. Once in the air, the log is simply pivoted over onto the splitting table.
"The cable is high tensile 3/16-in. dia. The main lifting shaft is solid steel, 1-in. in dia. It can be locked into the rear lifting position by a hand-screw," says Pownell. He made the log gripping claw by sharpening -in. spikes and welding them to plates at about 45? angle. He drives the spikes into the wood.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Pownell, Rt. 1, Macy, Ind. 46951.

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1986 - Volume #10, Issue #6