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Homebuilt Flywheel Splitter Video

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Cmccul8146, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Cmccul8146

    Cmccul8146 ArboristSite Member

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    Not sure if it's going to work, but the link below is a video of my 1st trial run of my splitter. This was made in January of 2010. The rounds were not the best to check the power of splitter, but were all I had available at the time. Rounds were red oak & maple that had been stored under a shed for a couple of years, & were ready to burn as soon as they were split. This was my 1st time ever running a flywheel splitter. Will try to get another video made & posted in the near future, now that I have more experience with it.
    When this video was made, I didn't have any bumpers on it, & have since moved return springs so it doesn't slam back so hard.

    Splitter Video pictures by cmccul8146 - Photobucket
     
  2. Grouchy old man

    Grouchy old man ArboristSite Operative

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    Video doesn't work.
     
  3. indiansprings

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    That awesome, great job on the build. I would love to see some photo's detailing how it is made, the engagement mechanism is what I'd really like to see. I've got all the equipment to make one, I've just never got a close view on how the engagement system on these work. I stopped by a Tractor Supply this week to look at one of the Speeco units but they didn't have one in stock.
    Looks like you have made a very efficient splitter. Shoot I'd be willing to pay for a set of plans. I'm sure I can build one for less money than I can buy one, I've got a 5hp, 11hp and 13 hp engines sitting on the shelf and plently of steel and welding rod on hand.
    Thanks for posting! Great job.
     
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    Under the Hood - DR RapidFire Log Splitters - YouTube
     
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    Nice job. Pics and more details would be nice.:)
     
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    Looks like it works great. I would love to see more pictures and maybe more detail on the engagement disengagement system. What weight were the flywheels?
     
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    looks good,,,
    Rack and pinion details please. Like, heat treated and teeth per foot.


    Ted
     
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    Looks really good, nice job!
     
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    A quote from Dumb and Dumber.LOL

    Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I'll be right back. Don't you go dying on me!

    I couldn't resist.Nice job.
     
  10. Davej_07

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    Let's see if this works

    Tried to paste the HTML, but it didn't work.

    Dave
     
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    Very Nice Job

    Nice video... The other day I found some of your pics from a previous thread. Very nice build !!!
    Very nice machine !!
     
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    hi,great effort,looks like u got a winner there.some safety guards will be added i,m sure.nice and quick machine,best suited to straight grained wood it would be hard to keep it fed,but thats a good thing,we are here for a good time ,not a long time.:clap:
     
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    nice splitter.

    but, i'd put a guard around that fly wheel.
     
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    That's pretty cool.
     
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    very sweet
     
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    Flywheel Splitter

    Sure beats workin'!

    You couldn't have conceived a more perfect design than to mount the table on the tailgate of the pickup. Left side in, right side out! Slick! We used an electric Supersplit years ago. Its biggest detraction was lifting the 16-18" rounds onto the cradle. We're using a gas Troybilt/Honda horizontal/vertical splitter now...always vertical. Roll the rounds over and split'em. The Supersplit was a marvel of innovation, though. We couldn't begin to keep up with it. Looks like a lot of power for that frame, though. Maybe the bumpers absorb some of it. Thanks for posting this. We'll stay tuned!
     
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    anéqus, The table isn't attached to the truck tail gate. It was built at that height on purpose, though. That video was made when I 1st built it ,& only had a 38 yr old. 3 hp. tiller engine on it. I've since put a 6 1/2 hp Harbor Freight motor on it. ( I know ,Chinese made Honda copy ) Frame certainly isn't weak. Thinnest metal on it ,except table , is the leg under the table end of the beam ,& it's 2 x 2 x1/4 tubing. I use my forklift to load big rounds ,so that's not an issue either.

    You can see original pics that I posted on page 3 of the link below. http://www.arboristsite.com/firewood-heating-wood-burning-equipment/111335-3.htm
     
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    Oh, that was what I meant, that it's the same height by design. It doesn't appear to be attached. Those are great shots of it. You can't appreciate it in the vid. It's definitely sweet! Well done! I'm thinking our Supersplit was 6hp. No idea who made the motor. It was almost an antique. Could've been his prototype.
     
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    Good Job!
     
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