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Old 09-23-2020, 07:21 PM
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Default Screw log splitter mod

My screw log splitter was used on my (sold) Farrmall H. Now mounting it on my Massey 1100, I find the PTO shaft to be too short. So I find out the slip joint is not square tube but rectangular tube. It is 1" by 1 1/16" ID. Of course I do not have any. The old tube was pretty shot and was welded up years ago. It was also only 1/16" wall so the new longer tube is 1/8" wall. Had to make a 1/16" shim for one side.

After all was done I has to test it out, so split 4 rounds. Every thing working as it should.
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Old 09-23-2020, 07:23 PM
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More pics. Have several more piles to split over the next few days.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:34 PM
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:39 PM
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Thanks digr. The PTO is a 540 rpm and the tractor motor is only turning just above idle going into a 4 speed truck tranny in reverse gear, so the screw turns pretty slow. No risk of shaft vibration being a hair out of line with the shim. Going slow is just right for me at my age.
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Nice repair mod. I’ve seen those screw type before, and they must work, but how easy does it start into the log? Would a table on the back help hold the log so all you have to do is push it on to start?

Or upon closer look, it looks like it has a blade to help keep the wood from turning as it screws on? The wood cart is blocking the picture of the splitter end.

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Nice fix. I'm in the middle of repairing/upgrading mine now (mine is a conventional hydraulic type).
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I have one of those. It has a bar that stops the wood from spinning.It is too slow to be dangerous. Works well. Bought it like new at a tractor show for 40 bucks.
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I think I would not shim it, I would replace the whole tube assembly.
I recently made one up and had no material for the sliding tubes so I went to the JD dealer and they had a 9 ft length for $200 bucks. I went to Case dealer and they cut me off what I wanted for $25.

At PTO speeds there is no concerns for vibration. I have 4 speeds on my pto and have driven it at 250 and as high as 1000 rpm with no vibration. At a severe angle you will be getting vibration from the U joints protesting.

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Nice repair mod. I’ve seen those screw type before, and they must work, but how easy does it start into the log? Would a table on the back help hold the log so all you have to do is push it on to start?

Or upon closer look, it looks like it has a blade to help keep the wood from turning as it screws on? The wood cart is blocking the picture of the splitter end.

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Here is a pic of the screw. The wood is split with it standing vertical. You can see the table now.

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Nice fix. I'm in the middle of repairing/upgrading mine now (mine is a conventional hydraulic type).
I have used the hydraulic type but it would need a 40 ton to split some of my big rounds. The screw is much more efficient I believe.

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I have one of those. It has a bar that stops the wood from spinning.It is too slow to be dangerous. Works well. Bought it like new at a tractor show for 40 bucks.
I paid $10 for mie at auction.

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I think I would not shim it, I would replace the whole tube assembly.
I recently made one up and had no material for the sliding tubes so I went to the JD dealer and they had a 9 ft length for $200 bucks. I went to Case dealer and they cut me off what I wanted for $25.

At PTO speeds there is no concerns for vibration. I have 4 speeds on my pto and have driven it at 250 and as high as 1000 rpm with no vibration. At a severe angle you will be getting vibration from the U joints protesting.

My slider tube is a member of BGM

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This one turns at 60 RPM (best guess) so a shim should be fine for what little I use it. My tubes were greased after modification.
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I have used the hydraulic type but it would need a 40 ton to split some of my big rounds. The screw is much more efficient I believe.



I paid $10 for mie at auction.
I haven't met anything mine can't split - at an idle, but that doesn't mean it isn't out there. That being said, you for sure have me beat in the pricing department!
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