1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Giant Farm Splitter Handles 4 Ft Diameter LogsDean Montgomery, Jerseyville, Ill., built his own giant log splitter so he could handle even the biggest tree trunks - up to 4!t. in dia. and more - without having to cut them up or lift them onto a splitting table.
"We wanted a splitter that would work from a vertical position and that would let us drive right up with logs in the front-end loader bucket, split them in the bucket, and then haul the wood away," says Montgomery.
The log splitter it mounts on its own tandem axle trailer. The splitting wedge and cylinder mount on an I-beam that pivots hydraulically from its horizontal transport position to its vertical splitting position. The splitter has its own motor and self-contained hydraulics that supply up to 32 tons of pressure to the splitting wedge. The wedge cuts all the way through and into the ground which Montgomery says works great for fibrous wood.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dean Montgomery, Jerseyville, Ill. 62052 (ph 618-498-6464
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