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 09-15-2005, 18:41 Post: 116456
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 BX and a screw type log splitter

I just picked up a screw type log splitter made by Knotty Wood in Hebron CT. It's a pretty old unit. First one I've seen. I would think they probably aren't made anymore based on you have to have common sense to use it.

Anyway to the point. How bad is this on my BX2200 if it digs into a big log and has a hard time splitting it? Could I break my PTO or is there a "clutch" type mechanism on my tractor? I know when I engage the PTO for my finish mower it hesitates and then kicks in?

This thing is cool and splits wood faster than any Hydro splitter I ever had but I don't want to wreck my BX.

Any knowledge on these is appreciated....Jim from CT






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 09-15-2005, 19:48 Post: 116459
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 BX and a screw type log splitter

In my opinion, those things are death traps looking for a place to happen. I don't think it would hurt your pto except under the most extreme of abusive circumstances. It definitely could catch on your clothing or pin an arm or a leg causing an ampulation or worse. I would STRONG suggest buying a free standing gas powered log splitter instead or even a 3 pt. hydraulic splitter. Just don't want to see you get injured.






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 09-15-2005, 20:24 Post: 116461
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 BX and a screw type log splitter

I once saw a man who jacked up one rear corner of a pickup, took the wheel off then bolted one of those things to the hub and was splitting wood with it. It did split wood rather well, but I could'nt believe that anyone in good concience would sell such a death trap. Please destroy that thing before you are killed or badly injured with it. Frank.






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 09-15-2005, 22:10 Post: 116468
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 BX and a screw type log splitter

Yes they are still being made. I ordered one a couple years ago, that in theory would have worked on my Tundra using a rear drive wheel.

After having a good look at it I sent it back and gladly ate the shipping both ways.

No way I would use that thing.

Instead I bought a three point splitter that runs off the tractor hydraulics. It has been a very good investment.






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 09-16-2005, 02:47 Post: 116476
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 BX and a screw type log splitter

I have also used the screw splitters. They were quite the idea 50 years ago. They did do the job easier (but not safer) compaired to splitting wedges and mauls. They do work well on a straight grained piece of wood.

BUT I'VE never seen any old timers that had used them using them now. I'll never use one again. Hydraulics is the only way to spilt wood if you are going to do it yourself.

If you put a solid block of wood on it with some knots in it it will hopefully only stall your tractor. Be prepared for some real grunt work unscrewing the point.






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 09-16-2005, 08:12 Post: 116482
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Yes, it would be a bit hard to put your PTO in reverse.






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 BX and a screw type log splitter

I have a Bark-Buster. Same thing, pto screw. I let the tractor idle at about 800-1000 RPM while splitting. (saves lot of fuel) It is very fast to split a lot of wood. And yes you have to be very careful.
You won't hurt your tractor any.. If you hit a knot thatís just not going to split you just stall the tractor. Turn the key off and disengage the pto and reverse to screw out. I once had to use a pipe wrench.

I do like it and I've been planning to add a few safety items to it.

To get the wood to start onto the screw you have it waist high and have to push the log into the screw to get it started. NOT COOL!!, so I'm going to add some springs and a short hydro cylinder to push the log on for me with out having to lean into a sharp powerful rotating object. I am also going to make a safety cut off switch on the back of the implement, so if the worst happens I could hopefully cut the engine.
Think smart.. Take your time..






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 09-16-2005, 15:58 Post: 116521
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I knew it was dangerous and was quite suprised to see this thing was even produced. Law suit waiting to happen. I get most of my wood from a pallet company that uses only red and white oak and cherry wood. They get 8"x8" timbres and all the cutoff's go down the belt into a dumpster. Most are 4-10" long. Nice big untreated blocks with no chemical or bark. Great stuff for the wood stove. I get about 6 cords a year for around $125 which beats the heck out of splitting.

I toyed with getting a 3 point hydro splitter for my bx but there is no hydro hookup in the back. I've had hydro splitters in the past and know they are much safer. I am only going to use this for the occasional treee that falls down or when I do a tree job. I just can't believe something like this was produced and I can't imagine how much that company that makes them to bolt on your car rotor pays in insurance!....Jim






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