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Log splitter vibration question

62barsoom

62barsoom

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The old splitter here on the farm just got a new pump, atf, and filter. It is a 31 ton rated MTD 306 cc briggs motor. Runs and works great. Typically splits about a cord a week, oak, locust whatever I can find. Sharks like crazy I'm thing cylindrical vib mounts would help. Why are they built without them? Had to weld the mount for the motor back on last year after a weld broke.
Thanks for the thoughts.

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sb47

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Is this a new issue or has it always done that? It shouldn't shake or vibrate more then any other small motor unless something has broken or fallen off. My guess is the fly wheel weights have come off or a cooling fin on the fly wheel has broken off.
 
arto_wa

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The engine probably has a fixed speed 3600 RPM, but it still should be adjustable with basic tools.
I made a minor adjustment on mine and it helped (6.5 HP Briggs), without any really noticeable difference in power.

Have you tried adjusting it down just slightly to see if that would help?
 
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