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Log Splitters

Does anyone have any experience or opinions on log splitters.
We're struggling to chop wood for all our needs and are thinking of investing in a log splitter.
Fancy going for a hydrolic one but would be interested to know if anyone has used them and if they are any good.
Thank you
Rusticwood

I just use a grenade wedges and sledgehammer

adds an extra warming session to the use of the wood Laughing
touchwood

Hi, thanks Rusticwood. That's what we have been using up until now and it's been really good, unfortunately hubbie's has had to have an op on his wrist which has limited how much he can do.
He's not happy leaving it all to me so is looking for an alternative.
Jamanda

I'm sure someone showed us pictures of a shiny yellow log splitter. Need to remember who Confused
gil

I've used a log-splitter operated off the PTO of a tractor.
Worked well and we used to do a lot of logs pretty quickly.
Much better with two people, one in the tractor working the ram/splitter, and one at the splitter/wood end.

But this may not be the kind of log splitter you mean.
vegplot

I'm sure someone showed us pictures of a shiny yellow log splitter. Need to remember who Confused


RichardW I recall.
alison

Richard showed me, and I bought one.

It is fantastic. I can't say a bad thing about it.

pto driven.
Hots

We have a cracking log splitter that was made by a friend of ours who had a company that specialised in hydraulics.
It has a Honda lawnmower motor that pushes a ram along a horizontal iron girder onto a steel wedge.
It will split a piece of oak 2ft in diameter without blinking.
Wondrous thing, but he only made the one for an experiment.
Sadly he is no longer with us,.
Tavascarow

I've not used one but seen it demonstrated & very impressed with the Hycrack splitter.
j60pro

Hi we have a home made hydrolic log splitter cost about 300 pound to make and is the best 300 i have ever spent it runs off the tractor has a old jcb ram and has never failed to split anything. willl post some pics of it tomorrow if interested honestly everyone who burns wood needs one xx
Jamanda

Hi we have a home made hydrolic log splitter cost about 300 pound to make and is the best 300 i have ever spent it runs off the tractor has a old jcb ram and has never failed to split anything. willl post some pics of it tomorrow if interested honestly everyone who burns wood needs one xx


Oh I can assure you people would be interested.
Tavascarow

Hi we have a home made hydrolic log splitter cost about 300 pound to make and is the best 300 i have ever spent it runs off the tractor has a old jcb ram and has never failed to split anything. willl post some pics of it tomorrow if interested honestly everyone who burns wood needs one xx
Sounds interesting.
Although I have survived quite well with just a chainsaw and an axe for 30 years you never know when your joints are going to start to creak.
RichardW

Yes the yellow one was mine. Tractor mounted but hydraulic powered not PTO powered. You could run it of a digger or even an hydraulic power pack.

The smaller plug in electro hydraulic ones are ok for small stuff if a little slow.

linky
alison

Richard you are right, it is hydrolic driven.

I was just thinking it needs the tractor.

Ours is identical.

We have ours mounted on a very sturdy bench the OH made, so the log splitter lives on it, and it is easy to set up (with his bad shoulder).

If anyone wants to see it in action you are welcome to visit. It could be a demo at the skill share weekend if people were interested.
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