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Mini Excavator Wood Splitter

Discussion in 'Compact Equipment Attachments' started by TCM, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. TCM

    TCM Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. robin yates uk

    robin yates uk Senior Member

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    nice one!:drinkup
     
  3. TCM

    TCM Well-Known Member

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    That reminds me, I need a cup holder in that machine!
     
  4. JGS Parts

    JGS Parts Senior Member

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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
     
  5. cdm123

    cdm123 Well-Known Member

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    works great with a blunt point and frozen wood.
     
  6. AirBornOne

    AirBornOne Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. TCM

    TCM Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  8. Danny Steel

    Danny Steel Well-Known Member

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

    Cheers
     
  9. glenlunberg

    glenlunberg Senior Member

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

    TCM Well-Known Member

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    It will save your back that's for sure. It's now painted orange to keep the rust away.
     
  11. Hagar16

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    What size of cylinder did u use for this setup
     
  12. TCM

    TCM Well-Known Member

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    3"x 24"
     
  13. Hagar16

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    Could you give me your material list I like your setup

    Could you give me your material list I like your setup