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    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
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    Logsplitter Build

    I have decided on building a log splitter, I've done my research and already know what I will be using. The reason I'm building one is cause I will only spend about $350 to $400 on the new parts. I've looked and couldnt find a used one for a good price, they are going around $1000, My brother will help me out with the welding and I will be working on designing and buying the parts. I will be mainly using this for home use, and since I'm only 19 I plan on building it for myself and keeping it as long as I live, Its really difficult to find a good used one because there is really no need to sell it, Its just like a tool around the shop. You will use it for ever.
    I will mount this on a small axle to tow around.
    Logsplitter will be a vertical & Horizontal. it will be able to fold down onto a vertical position for the bigger logs.

    Here is the parts list. I will be buying.
    Hydraulic Cylinder Ram. 2.5X24 stroke. $103.00
    2 Stage Hydraulic Pump 11gpm $109.00
    Pump bracket and coupling housing $32.00
    Valve with pressure release $69.00
    Oil filter, $30.00
    Coupler for oil pump and engine, $32.00
    Hoses, Dont know yet.
    I will be using a 5hp Briggs & Stratton,
    the parts above are the ones recommended upon the 5hp powersource.

    if any of you guys have any suggestions or have built one before, any help will be much appreciated.


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    Sounds good. Don't skimp on the hoses (recommend Goodyear with Eaton fittings). Nothing worse then a hose under pressure blowing on you. Make sure the foot is welded on well. Are you buying a splitting blade or making your own? Make it beefy. I have collapsed the cheap ones that have the pie gaps in the blade and it takes longer to split logs since the wedge angle decreases. I recommend that you have a splitting blade that a horizontal blade can be added to for a 4 way split.

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    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
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    The blade will be attached to the ram it will be beefy,
    I will be using a I-beam and welding a plate at the end to hold the log
    yes I will not go cheap on that hose, I know it will get dangerous when working under pressure.


    Also my brother will make a spare blade with about 6 blades to split the bigger logs on pieces,reducing the splitting time

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    how long are your hoses going to be as they can be very pricey. I'd set aside at least $200 for hoses.

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    Give me a call when you know the lengths of hoses and a list of fittings. I have TONS of stuff that we put on jobs then pulled right off because of unit re-design. I may have a lot of that in my overstock and will give you. I may even be able to help with the pump/motor adapter and couplings.
    Who are you getting the pump, cylinder, and relief from? Those prices are very good.
    I have a few sources for the low end mobile hydraulics.
    Below is a link to my work address.
    www.confluids.com
    Let me know if I can help.

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    Thanks alot Kirk. the supplier will be Dalton Hydraulics.com
    the only hold up is my brother welding the things together, I have to kiss his ass to get him to do something

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