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    Mini Excavator Wood Splitter

    I seen one of these on the internet and I had to have one. I made quick coupler to go along with it. Just trying it out and it seems to work good. It may not be as fast as two guys with a conventional splitter however It beats handling the wood by hand!
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    nice one!

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    That reminds me, I need a cup holder in that machine!

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    I have seen guys use a hydraulic hammer with a wide chisel on it to split wood before not sure how well it worked it was on a 4.5ton excavator
    JGS Machinery a heavy machinery manufacture www.jgsmachinery.com

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    works great with a blunt point and frozen wood.

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    Bravo TCM!
    I would like to see your coupler and hear about it's construction.
    I have an auger attachment I need to put to work as well as a plate compactor to modify and adapt to my little TB016.Then there's the 'ripper-saw' I could use more often with a QC setup.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Here is the coupler all tacked up and ready for final welding. One thing I did learn is how much metal moves when it's being welded! I'm by far no expert, just trying to save a few bucks. Draftsight is great for drawing parts to be cut out of plate metal. I need one pin turned down 1/4" and a hole and threads cut for a bolt to retain the link pin and the coupler is finished. I'm starting a tilt mechanism for a 42" bucket and drawing some ears for a couple of bucket blanks I got from USA attachments to fit this coupler. Stay tuned.

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    good job....I built one for my skid

    Cheers

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    Great job! I like your machine. It looks like a monster that will tear any kinds of wood into pieces!

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    It will save your back that's for sure. It's now painted orange to keep the rust away.

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