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Old 02-24-2016, 12:51 PM   #16
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Well,..... I have to report severe disappointment,......

While it does split rounds such as in the inventor's vid, small 12"/ 18" dia. straight grained rounds,....

It don't even come close with the monster hard maple rounds, even the shorter stuff, much less a knot,....

It does make a 'ell of a grapple, but on a backhoe, motion is limited,...

I'm chalkin' it up as a failure,...

Probably gonna put the 2' diggin' bucket back on,...
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:05 PM   #17
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Maybe if you devise a thinner blade on it, that 1 inch looks a bit wide to me, or taper the wedge to a finer thickness.

Maybe you could fashion a thinner blade that attaches to your digger bucket, and just use it as a powered wedge to split hardwoods.



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The problem is the bucket is meant for digging and probably only pushes 4 ton. To split bigger wood, you'd need to increase your curl cylinder to get 15 + ton. At that force, you'd probably take out your bucket pins or wreck your dipper arm.
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Ayuh,.... I ain't completely given up, 'n pulled it off yet,.....

1st thought was/ is to carve the 1, 3/4" blade to a more tapered edge,....
I figure I can cut that back, like I cut it out the 1st time, with the bluetip wrench,...

Even then it ain't gonna be enough,....

Don't need it for small wood, need it for the 3', 4', 5' rounds, 12" to 20" long,....
With Knots,.... Lotsa Knots,....

So far, it's half-azzed handy at knockin' the frozen pile Loose, 'n movin' the rounds over too, or onto the splitter,....

The 4 tooth, 2', digger bucket is missin' a tooth, so I do use one, or two teeth to break up rounds I didn't quite cut all the way though/ evenly,....
Also good for splittin' apart tightly grown crotches,....
Splittin' factor is limited to the weight of the tractor,... 'bout 8 ton,....

As for the cylinder, it's 'bout 3, 1/2",.....
I'm thinkin' a 5" might be enough,...
Donno's I'm gonna do that, got enough goin' on now,....

Still gotta check the pressure of the by-pass valve,....
Might turn it up abit, if the pumps got it available,....
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Still gotta check the pressure of the by-pass valve,....
Might turn it up abit, if the pumps got it available,....
Glad to hear you're going to check it first. Some guys are just turn it up...
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