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Digger mounted Blacks / Lasco cone splitter and grab

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Hey guys, looking at a cone splitter to mount on the machine, they do one with a grab attached, does anyone have any experience with these bits of kit, if so would be pleased to her the pros/cons, iam looking at as an alternative to a grapple, so i would use the machine to load the sub 14 inch to the processor, and then split down any larger stuff on the spot and either load to processor or side stack. cheers

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I looked at this but was quite a bit of cash.

 

admitidly I just want to break up bigger bits so a different job so opted for a cone splitter which can still move logs about

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I looked at this but was quite a bit of cash.
 
admitidly I just want to break up bigger bits so a different job so opted for a cone splitter which can still move logs about

ok thanks for that, is it a pain to screw into the log to pick it up to move then i guess unscrew ?

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3 hours ago, Bustergasket said:


ok thanks for that, is it a pain to screw into the log to pick it up to move then i guess unscrew ?

it depends how big they are. I am splitting some small stuff - 10 inch which is a faff and needs accuracy. The best for you would be decent sticks say 300 wide which you split in half then pick up the 3= m lengths and drop straight where you want it. I managed to make a lattice of these for drying quite easily.

 

google the cone splitter vids, you will soon see how easy or not it is!

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4 hours ago, Bustergasket said:


, is it a pain to screw into the log to pick it up to move then i guess unscrew ?

No, not really....

 

Andrew at Exac-1 would’ve a good source of info. He advised me against the grab/cone option and I had cone w/o grab. I think, if memory serves, cone & grab is better suited to bigger rigs. 

 

Advantage to the Blacksplitter kit is that there are other interchangeable heads to fit 1 rotator - post auger, brush, riddler bucket, stump planer etc

 

Edited by kevinjohnsonmbe

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