I agree with all of that. My FIL had a OWB, was told that he could burn whatever he wanted, quickly learned that was a bad idea.
Mikey Mikey Mikey, My brother. I would be happy to come down and take care of your yard/tree frustrations if you need me to.Can't wait until you MacGyver a wrist onto that thing so you can delicately place the chunks onto the splitter!
Just be sure to build those with hefty gusseting. The wings on my splitter are the weakest part.Mikey Mikey Mikey, My brother. I would be happy to come down and take care of your yard/tree frustrations if you need me to.
All I need is "wings" on my splitter and I don't need to "gently" drop anything.
I can't wait to get the tractor off the job site and get the splitter hosed into the tractor to see what it will do.
I lift them up onto my splitter with the loader. I added some wings to the splitter that made a huge difference keeping big stuff like that up at work level. I did mess up with a large piece that was out of round. A hump hung down below the main beam on the splitter and I caught the wing on the other side of where I was working with part of the "round." It still split, but just about ripped the wing off that side. It still works so I haven't bothered hauling the splitter down to the garage to weld it back on. Not my brightest moment. The biggest round I have split from the maple taken down last year was 52". That one was hard to handle even when i popped it in half. I just let the other half fall onto the ground and then picked back up with the loader.Ok you masters tell me how to split these big ol" buggers.
Ones 32"s the other is 36"s We have dropped off a nice piece for slabbing that was bigger. So don't be haters now.
It was cherry and sugar maple.
If you decide to get the trans rebuilt I know a guy close to you that is a master at heavy duty transmissions.That's pretty far down on the wish list.
We need to figure out what we're doing about the RV first. It's 28 years old, in pretty good shape, but needs a transmission and/or torque converter. It actually runs just fine unless you try to climb big hills/mountains. Not sure that it's worth the investment at this point, or whether it's time to upgrade to something newer.
We've certainly got our money's worth out of it. We've owned it for 16 years. My FIL helped us rebuild the bunk (water damaged) and then borrowed it for a winter while he cleared a plot of land to build a house.