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Log splitter on a manitou

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Does anyone have any proper knowledge of running a log splitter on a manitou, I know it works but I’m concerned about the long term damage to the hydraulic pump. You can jam the switch in the cab like operating a shear crab but the oil is on constant pump , so obviously has no return , please no stupid comments back , thanks 

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It should have cooling system to put up with it.

You could fit your own return straight back to tank and use one 3rd  service supply.

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Does the manitou, not have two oil fittings on the front?? Thought they all did to be honest 

If so when you wedge lever or button find out which one of the two fittings is pumping then put that on the feed side of the splitter and the other pipe will flow back to return using the other fitting on the manitou 

 

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6 minutes ago, FJMatt said:

Does the manitou, not have two oil fittings on the front?? Thought they all did to be honest 

If so when you wedge lever or button find out which one of the two fittings is pumping then put that on the feed side of the splitter and the other pipe will flow back to return using the other fitting on the manitou 

 

Will work but too much heat.

have done this with a mini digger in the past , works great but oil boiling within 20 minutes 

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Depends on size of hydraulic tank and oil cooler on machine 

I powered a fuelwood 360 splitter off a 655c digger for 3yr just ticking over without any problem 

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We’ve been running a 20ton vertical Binderberger off ours for 3 years we just run it off the hydraulic locking pin circuit on the machine with a flow and return.

we bungee the lever so it gives us constant flow on tick over more than enough flow / power to do the job .

we split roughly 300-350 tons a year.The machine we have is a MT 732.

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