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Does anyone have any experience of bypassing the dual handle operation on a log splitter to make it run on a single handle?

 

I’m using rock machinery splitter and have rigged up a bit of a “bodge it” modification with a piece of rope (works, but isn’t as comfortable as a nice ergonomic handle!)

 

Any ideas or knowledge grateful received

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Does anyone have any experience of bypassing the dual handle operation on a log splitter to make it run on a single handle?
 
I’m using rock machinery splitter and have rigged up a bit of a “bodge it” modification with a piece of rope (works, but isn’t as comfortable as a nice ergonomic handle!)
 
Any ideas or knowledge grateful received


What model or Rock Splitter do you have? I converted my Venom 22t ES easily, but it’s a different mechanism than the standard Venom.

The thing is the Spool is designed for single handed operation and converted to two handed. So it’s really a case of reverse engineering what’s been put in place.
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What model or Rock Splitter do you have? I converted my Venom 22t ES easily, but it’s a different mechanism than the standard Venom.

The thing is the Spool is designed for single handed operation and converted to two handed. So it’s really a case of reverse engineering what’s been put in place.


I’m using the 20Ton Venom Metre Length Log Splitter
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6 minutes ago, Gav73 said:

 


I’m using the 20Ton Venom Metre Length Log Splitter

 

I think the operation will be different. But here’s a couple of pics. Maybe it will help? 
 

I was initially sent a silent video of how to disable the two handed operation from the lads at Rock, but they clearly never tested it as it would never work. Only extended the ram. So I had to rebuild it. In the end it was simply a case of removing the bolt in the picture to allow the handle full travel. The only down side is I have to keep the second long handle in place for it to operate. But it’s on the other side of the splitter so does not really get in the way. 
 

 

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Interesting! I’ll get underneath mine tomorrow and have a look to see whether it’s similar. Would be very handy if it’s just a case of removing one bolt! Fingers crossed!

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All I did on mine was strike a bit of weld on the swively bit that forces you to push both levers so now you can push/pull either to get the same result .

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This is what I did to my rock splitter will get round to doing it properly one day but it’s been fine for two years 🤷🏼‍♂️
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That’s pretty much what I’ve done with mine, but just using a bit of rope to do it.

Need to find a better way though is the rope isn’t the most comfortable way of controlling it
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All I did on mine was strike a bit of weld on the swively bit that forces you to push both levers so now you can push/pull either to get the same result .


That’s definitely an option to look at
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