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morgan in ar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I saw this PTO driven wood splitter on the local craigslist. I saw one once that mounted on a skid steer that was similar, but you operated it from the safety of the skid steer seat. This looks like a real man eater. I'm guessing that you run the PTO and use the handle to guide the spinning wedge into the block of wood. What could go wrong?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The ?handle? is the brace that stops the wood from spinning.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Maybe it's not as bad as I imagined.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They made one that bolted to the rear wheel of your PU,you jacked it up and put it in gear.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What could go wrong?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They're more than dangerous, they're a man killer---I had one years ago & thank God nobody got hurt with it---You need someone on the tractor all the time to shut the PTO off if you get into trouble
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Gravely had an attachment like that too. You wanted everything in LOW gear. Also known as a Unicorn splitter.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's worse than your worst thought. Neighbor had one, bent the PTO shaft on a JD 60, but he's still alive.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well.....

As a kid I helped mom and dad cut up wood with the circle saw on the front of the farmall H. In winter of course, on snow and ice.

So, coming from that, the screw wood splitter seemed a lot safer to me when I used it. Person needs to keep their witts about them and know what they are doing.

Frankly I think the chainsaw is equally or more dangerous, a spinning saw out there in your hands as you walk around.

two people using a regular log splitter is frightening to me. Very easy to smash something when one person doesn?t anticipate what the other person is going to do.

I ran the screw at idle, it killed the tractor when you got in knots, it ran pretty slow, seemed to work well. Keep your hands the heck away from that ?handle? getting yourself limbs pinched in that bar was the danger I found to creep up on you.

Much more dangerous in the far, is livestock. They aren?t predictable.

So, yea a spinning screw is a danger.

Seems on the lower end tho to me, of the dangerous things I?ve used?

Paul
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just like anything it demands a lot of respect for what it will do and what it can do to you if your not careful with it
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Morgan in ar wrote:
(quoted from post at 20:17:17 01/11/19) I saw this PTO driven wood splitter on the local craigslist. I saw one once that mounted on a skid steer that was similar, but you operated it from the safety of the skid steer seat. This looks like a real man eater. I'm guessing that you run the PTO and use the handle to guide the spinning wedge into the block of wood. What could go wrong?
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I have a similar one to mount on my skid steer post hole auger...I don't burn wood and have never used it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Like this one.

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used to have one - they are dangerous. I never got hurt but I had some close calls. Sometimes, if you had stringy Ponderosa Pine, the piece might not split all the way, it would then snap back together on the shaft in front of the screw and spin around dangerously. You would have to stop the tractor and chain saw it off. It's so dangerous I scrapped it rather than sell it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had one on a 2400 International 3 point. I drilled the fenders and put eyebolts in them and ran a rope from the PTO lever thru the eyebolts and tied it off so I could grab the rope and shut it off in case of problems. I placed a smaller piece on the screw and it came around and it hit me in the chest so the unit went to the scrap yard. Good luck and set up a fast shut off for the PTO.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Looks dangerous! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now here is how to REALLY split wood. Crazy time.
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