Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Log splitter beam

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • MMW
    replied
    Was down at his yard Wednesday. Still loves his beam. He splits 10-12 footers, then one of his guys just cuts them with a chainsaw.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	image_40460.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	3.61 MB
ID:	608963



    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200610_113534.jpg Views:	0 Size:	3.64 MB ID:	608964
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200610_113546.jpg Views:	0 Size:	3.41 MB ID:	608965

    Leave a comment:


  • MMW
    replied
    Spoke to my customer today and he loves it. Says it works great.

    Bls repair asks "Nice work ,what keeps the log from getting jammed between wedge and flanges"

    Answer - I assume since the flanges are about 3" high and slightly tapered being more open on the top then at the web that the logs would just "pop out" if they tried to get wedged in there. Just my opinion.

    Leave a comment:


  • Bls repair
    replied
    Nice work ,what keeps the log from getting jammed between wedge and flanges

    Leave a comment:


  • MetalnTrucks
    replied
    Nice welds. Interesting that your customer wants to use his excavator for log splittin, cool idea. I would imagine a traditional splitter would be faster, but who knows haha

    Leave a comment:


  • MMW
    replied
    Flipped the beam and welded on the wedge. Then added two pcs of angle standing up to box it in and give it some side strength and capped the top. Wedge is 1" x 6" x 12" tall. Point of wedge is 5 ft. from end of beam. Used .045 innershield throughout. Have not heard from him yet, he was away when I did this. Third pic is what he will see from the excavator seat.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200302_155321.jpg Views:	0 Size:	2.85 MB ID:	607230
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200302_155341.jpg Views:	0 Size:	3.38 MB ID:	607231
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200302_155404.jpg Views:	0 Size:	3.09 MB ID:	607232
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200302_155332.jpg Views:	0 Size:	2.29 MB ID:	607233
    Last edited by MMW; 03-22-2020, 06:30 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • MMW
    started a topic Log splitter beam

    Log splitter beam

    Customer wanted a wedge welded onto an I beam. It is a 24" beam laying on it's side, 40 ft long. He plans to pull up to it with his small excavater having the front blade against the end of the beam, then pick up the logs with the bucket/thumb, drop them on the beam and then use the bucket to drive the log against the wedge. Logs will be cut to size already, so maybe 18"-24". Having the beam on it's side will keep the logs from rolling off. Anyone ever seen something like this? Since the web is usually the weakest part of the beam I put some braces underneath first. The wedge will be directly on top of the center rib. Ribs are 3/4 x 3" flat bar.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200302_133439.jpg Views:	1 Size:	3.13 MB ID:	607227
    Click image for larger version  Name:	20200302_133447.jpg Views:	1 Size:	3.36 MB ID:	607228
    Last edited by MMW; 03-22-2020, 06:28 AM.
Working...
X