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How many trouble free seasons with hydraulic splitter

Posted by loger (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 9, 11 at 18:52

1. How many trouble free seasons have you had with your hydraulic log splitter's hydraulic system?

2. I'm still amazed at the number of good comments on splitting mauls and manual splitters after 20/30 years.

3. My hydraulics sys given to me is 1 HP electric vs gas, I feel they are about equal with my 3 yrs use.

4. Are electric splitters referred over hydraulics, electric motors driving pump and cyl vs screw driven?

5. I do admit I had started paying for some splitting labor and cutting wood smaller before the splitter.

6. Over the yrs I tried reduction screw driven cones and hydraulic press type splitters that were too slow.

7. My next mod will be to add a filter in the system.

8. Hopefully you can help me ID what splitter this was before it was modified ( I h/n seen one close).

A. Main rail 4X4"sq X 4'+ w 1" pin rear cyl mounts welded, black splitter label side of orange sq.

B. Front adjustable splitting wedge w 1/4" handle 1" pin 24-22" to about 16-12" positions,

C. Cylinder 24"X4"X2"rod 1" pin mount on rear and rod, no cyl guide, 1 bolt cyl front mount

D. Wheels 2 small 6-8" rear mount black 16-18" w/axle/adapter for more height, one front 6" swivel, all too light and worn-out.

I feel at some point the splitter was manual hydraulic or lighter electric driven due to wt and balance.

Please help me (with links) to ID The Monster! It has been a 3 yr Work-Horse over my many past mauls. loger

PS. Photobucket Link w/n work!!

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RE: How many trouble free seasons with hydraulic splitter

Loger I take it from your "PS" you have some photos up on a Photobucket account. If you could post the web address for the photobucket page, it would be easy enough for folks to go and see what the splitter looks like. Maybe someone will recognize it.

RE: How many trouble free seasons with hydraulic splitter

I'm having trouble getting pics/links posted. I noticed this old link below showed the splitter's upgrade on page 2. Thanks for any help in advance with ID. loger�tEquipmentLog-SplittersMotor-PumpsSo.mp4

RE: How many trouble free seasons with hydraulic splitter

Loger The Hydraulic style cylinder comes from Timberjack skidder. That cyl. was used Blade decking, Grapple Tongs Grapple Boom Lift and steering. You have one spare cylinder are kit it fit all cylinders on tractor and same for pins rod end was same. Color on your splitter matches Timber Jack colors.

Its my guess splitter was made by shop around are by Timber jack Dealer around Dallas or Forth worth. The rancher in north east Texas bought a lot of timber jack at one time in pass as winch Trucks on ranch.

1960's 70's 80's Timber Jack was orange now Green don't no when changed colors.

I worked on logging equipment as Field mechanic from 1964 until 1996.

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