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Old 10-20-2020, 01:23 PM
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My nephew, Tyler, bought this log splitter a couple months ago. He brought it to me because he needed help repairing it. The pusher is messed up.
It seems like a good heavily home built machine.
So with a little work I think it will blast thru the big blocks. It has a 7" cylinder. Some kind of pump off a backhoe??
It's sporting a 2 cylinder Wisconsin engine.
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Old 10-20-2020, 01:29 PM
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So today its raining. So I started disassembling it so I can weld on it.
I'm going to move the cylinder up 3"and build a new pusher.
Apparently they from the looks of things the previous owners were bending steel.
I'm going to have heavy duty gussets and make it 1" thick material. I already have some on hand.
I'm going to have to move the cylinder mounts up. Thats the hardest part of all this.
I took off the gas tank and oil reservoir.
I removed the engine and pump assembly.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-20-2020, 01:32 PM
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I had to set up the tripod. This stuff is heavy.
I got the engine off.
So now I'm ready to remove the cylinder.
I have to cut the mounts off and move them up. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-20-2020, 01:53 PM
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Nice project, glad to see you back again!


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Old 10-20-2020, 03:20 PM
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Why do you have to move the ram, good to see you back!
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:19 PM
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Good to see you back Kevin. Looks like a work project for sure. Work to fix it, then work to use it.




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Old 10-20-2020, 07:32 PM
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What is the main beam size?
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:54 PM
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Digr, I need to move the rod up higher on the pusher so there isn't so much leverage on the upper part. Then it'll reduce trying to bend the upper part of the pusher.
Somebody put all kinds of crappy welds on it too. And inferior gussets too.
I want to make it like the pusher on my splitter. I don't have any trouble with that one.

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Old 10-21-2020, 10:56 PM
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I needed to do some sort of thing to keep moving. I'm glad I got to finally do some project too. I have been away too long.

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Old 10-21-2020, 11:02 PM
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Milo, The beam is a 8" x 12" H beam 1/2" web. The builder turned it a quarter turn when they built it.
I don't like the way it is. I think too much wood chips accumulate in the grooves.
Its going to work tho.
I'm just helping Tyler get it runable. I'm not planning on a major build here. Lol

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