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wood splitter

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Sharpshooter77, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Well guys in the goodness of using up all of the so called junk around my house i have decided to build a wood splitter for my uncle. He is 60 years old and in great shape and has 5 cords of wood that needs to be spilt, He mostly does it by himself with an axe, a wedge and a sledge. So I told him this year I make you a splitter. I have a 12 volt hydro pump good for a few tons and I have some hydro pistons lying around. So I figure that I can put something togethor tomarrow. The only thing is I will need a 12 volt power inverter. That turns 110 volt ac in to 12 volt dc. I kinda need a new project I'll post some pics and keep you guys updated.
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    our log splitter is 34 tons. I hope you only plan on splitting small stuff with a couple ton splitter.
  3. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    you'll have trouble finding a cheap inverter that will give you the current you need at 12V.

    You will likely be better off buying a 110V hydropack- many surplus places have them.
  4. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    For right now I have put the splitter on the back bunrer for the time. Also I have thought of take taking one of the bobcats from work and using the central hydraulics on that to run the splitter.
  5. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Funny story about splitting wood:
    My Dad tells me (15) and my brother (12) that if we split it, he will stack it.
    We worked for 6 hours with manual splitting tools and did 7 pickup loads.
    The pile was 6-7 foot high and 15 foot around when we got done.
    Mom pointed out it was his turn to stack it when he got home from work.
    My Mom, Brother and I still laugh every time someone brings it up!
    The look on his face was priceless!
  6. Greenworks

    Greenworks Junior Member
    Messages: 1


    Pick up one or two marine batteries, 1000 CCA. Keep a small charger on them both. This way, you will stay < $200.
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    The cost of a constant draw inverter to run the pump would be real high. Two batteries would be a good idea. His uncle could split till the pump slows down.Then charge them up and start over in a few hours.