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what logs have you been chopping today!

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Set this up for doing the oversized elm.

 

Worked an absolute treat!!! :thumbup:

 

Pick the rings with the thumb, roll the rings along to the splitter and off you go....

 

No heavy lifting anymore.

 

Came home with my spine still intact.

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Both of them will run on our 35hp massey but it won't lift, just drag them. The 400 is about 1200kg I think. Worth mentioning if you jam the splitter and don't lift the guard (which switches everything off) you'll probably stall the tractor but that shouldn't ever be an issue.

 

They both need an electric connection, we had to adapt our old tractor to run it by putting an alternator in. I'm not sure how long they would run off a battery.

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Set this up for doing the oversized elm.

 

Worked an absolute treat!!! :thumbup:

 

Pick the rings with the thumb, roll the rings along to the splitter and off you go....

 

No heavy lifting anymore.

 

Came home with my spine still intact.

Nice idea. Is that a bucket you've adapted into a log grab in the background?

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That splitter's getting a bit hard up now....

 

The valve block has a few leaks now...

 

When you stop using it for a while, the blade drops over time. And also during general use it has a constant drip from the block.

 

We're not worried about it though, she's done some tonnage of wood so leaks now are expected.

 

Maybe time for an overhaul / new seals....

 

As for the thumb on the digger, it was made with inch plate, laser cut to make the 'teeth'. Scaff bar for the cross members, and a small ram that's been lying on the shelf for years.....

 

Bit of welding and job done.

 

Just can't believe how much that has saved my back / lifting etc... :thumbup:

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This was yeaterday, still on that big pile here ive just found a few lumps of what looks like chesnut or something similar that are about 5ft diameter (largest peice) so will have to get the 880 with the 46" bar out for that one which im not looking forward to lol

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