Log splitter: Articulated Tractors  -- Other Tractor Brands Discussion Forum and Review Log splitter: Articulated Tractors -- Other Tractor Brands Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Articulated Tractors Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 10-30-2002, 22:34 Post: 44469
Alex
2002-10-30 22:34:31
Post: 44469
 Log splitter

Hi,
To all Ventrac, Steiner owner, I have a question..I have a log splitter.The engine that power the splitter is 6 HP Briggs & Stratton Quantum,The engine is no longer working. I was thinking if.I would modify the hydrolic hole and make it fit onto auxilary hydraulic.Just want to know if the hydrolic pump on the tractor is powerfull enough to split the log?and what problem that I might run in to?I have a Steiner 425 with a kubota diesel 22 Hp engine.

here the spec on the Log splitter-->

25 ton maximum splitting force

6 HP Briggs & Stratton Quantum series industrial/commercial gas engine

Cylinder is 4.5" diameter X 24" stroke

Two-stage 11gpm hydraulic pump

18 second cycle time

33 quart reservoir

Spin-on, replaceable oil filter

72" Vertical Height / 42" Horizontal






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-30-2002, 22:47 Post: 44471
Peters

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern AL
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3034
 Log splitter

Alex;
Look back into the discussion regarding building a log splitter. I am sure you have enough horses the question would be the rate of pump flow and cylinder size.
I suspect that with 2 stage 12 gpm pump it should be no problem.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-31-2002, 05:35 Post: 44477
JackIL

TP Contributor

Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Illinois
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 18
 Log splitter

I don't see how using the auxiliary outlets would be convenient for the log splitter. Somehow you would have to run oil continuously to the splitter, but the auxiliary valve controls do not have a continuous flow position. If you just tied the valve in the open position there might be an overheating problem.

How about another approach. Power the existing pump on the splitter with the front attachment drive. You would remove the pump from the splitter and install a belt pulley on it. Then mount that on a small platform that attaches to the Quick Tach on the front. Run hydraulic hoses with quick couplers to the splitter. Then the tractor is just powering the log splitter pump as the former Briggs engine did. This keeps all of the splitter hydraulics self-contained and any high pressure "spikes" don't have the possibility of damaging the tractor hydraulics.

Jack






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-31-2002, 07:01 Post: 44483
TomG

TP Contributor

Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Upper Ottawa Valley
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5406
 Log splitter

Jack's idea about utilizing the belt drive is a pretty interesting one.

In terms of utilizing the auxiliary tractor hydraulics, I do run my backhoe from a third control valve section in my loader valve for a rear outlet. I do have to be very clear about which hose gets pressure when the valve is pushed forward and I do bungee cord it open.

There would be more line restrictions in this oil path than operating the hoe from the power-beyond line, but I haven't encountered oil heating problems. The oil return path to the sump is through the loader valve low-pressure (TANK) line so the hookup is in effect a power-beyond application. The system pressure relief and loader valve relief valve should provide protection against pressure spikes.

I guess it's feasible that if the splitter valve is a conventional open centred valve, although overheating is a possibility. The question of how much it would split and how fast is another question. The tractor's system pressure may be less than the splitters pump and might not be enough to operate the detend. Pumps on tractors that size are usually much less than 12 gpm.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Articulated Tractors Forum

Thread 44469 Filter by Poster:
Alex 1 | JackIL 1 | Peters 1 | TomG 1 |




Most Viewed

+ ZETOR ZEBRA 2040 4WD Reviews Buying Info
+ Steiner and Ventrac Articulated 4WD Tractors
+ Power trac
+ For sale steiner 430 max 25hp
+ Ventrac or Steiner?
+ Steiner Loader for sale
+ R400 Kubota problems
+ Power-Trac
+ Steiner Snowblower
+ Steiner Question

Most Discussion

+ ZETOR ZEBRA 2040 4WD Reviews B
+ Steiner and Ventrac Articulate
+ Power trac
+ Interchangeable Wheel/Track -
+ Power-Trac
+ Steiner Question
+ NH TC40D vs. JD 4400
+ kubota are junk
+ Becoming A Dealer
+ For sale steiner 430 max 25hp

Newest Topics

+ S no problem
+ Zetor zebra 2040
+ Steiner Rough cut 66 mower
+ lift arms dont work IH444
+ Steiner Tiller For Sale
+ Thoughts on a Farmall 4366
+ Steiner 430max belt problems
+ New Steiner 440 Model Review
+ Looking for a used Steiner mower for sale.
+ Steiner Utilimax













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines