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3-Pt Long Log Splitter
Jim Spaid, Grant City, Mo., built a 3-pt. hitch log splitter from 6-in. sq. tubing.
"We heat our home with a `longwood furnace' so I wanted to split large logs into sizes that could be easily handled by my wife and me. I couldn't find a log splitter on the market that suited my needs or budget so I built my own. The 6-in. sq. tubing doesn't bind like I-beams. The cylinder has a 42-in. stroke. With the 3-pt. hitch I can drop the splitter to ground level to load large logs, and raise it to waist level to work logs without straining my back. This splitter is also unique in that I mounted the splitting wedge on the cylinder piston rather than on the backstop so that the log remains in one place. This eliminates chasing after the log for additional splitting."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Spaid, Rt. 3, Box 64, Grant City, Mo. 64456 (ph 816 786-2224).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4