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Clearing endless Laurel down the jungle, a small windblown beech tree beside the saw rack, another windblown hung up sycamore tree in the mud, and soon I will make a start on this large beech tree that failed last winter in the bluebells.

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On 07/03/2017 at 10:51, william127 said:

Loads of hornbeam at the moment, need to add a chute to the splitter to get the split stuff onto the pile, then it should be very efficient in time and fuel costs.

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That was the best splitting set up I've had to date, horizontal splitter on a trailer for a bit of height, powered by the digger and towed by it. Shouldn't have sold it but after I bought my x27 I stopped using it and got what I paid for it, plus I'm not sure it was doing the digger much good.

The splitter was home built by the man I bought it from and had some great features:

Big old digger ram

One handed operation, as it should be😋

A slope leading up to the wedge, so the logs never got jammed so badly that a quick tap didn't get them off.

And possibly the best bit was that it was made of an I beam, with the pusher traveling inside it, so you could rest logs on it and let go of them!

 

If I ever make my own it will be very similar but ideally it will have:

A large steal table behind the wedge, so you don't have to try and 'catch' the logs that need resplitting.

A 4ft ram, obviously with loads of power, and an I beam to match.

An auto return ram, but with adjustable return- so if you're doing billets it goes the full 4ft, if youre doing single rings, just a foot. If such a thing even exists!

And 1 handed operation of course!

 

My current splitter is a standard, vertical, JSilk model, absolutly nothing wrong with it but I'm just not that bowled over by it. I'm going to build my own massive table for it and if that doesn't make me really like it I'll build the one I've described above.

 

Still not sure why I sold it!

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, bilke_user said:

Easy bit of ash today.  Not often we get a tree right beside the road.

 

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I think that wants to be in the overloaded thread 

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A big hairy windblown spruce this weekend. Very knotty. The last 3 meters where caught up in holly and alder but managed to snip this off (thankfully no side tension) and it fell gracefully to ground level making it easier to ring up working back towards the root plate.

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I've been cutting 6inch logs which I hate because it's so slow, luckily some nice ash made things better.

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1 hour ago, gdh said:

I've been cutting 6inch logs which I hate because it's so slow, luckily some nice ash made things better.

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You know someone has some great kit when the hate 6" for being slow. Can't think of anything better myself

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On 07/05/2019 at 12:40, rowan lee said:

Clearing endless Laurel down the jungle, a small windblown beech tree beside the saw rack, another windblown hung up sycamore tree in the mud, and soon I will make a start on this large beech tree that failed last winter in the bluebells.

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I love that tractor!👌and GDHs of course😁

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