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Offline DaleK

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Hay baler wood splitter
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:52:38 am »


I don't think I'd use this one either.  If it hits a tough one things can't end well.
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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 10:09:08 am »
I think I have seen three of these on the net, and a bunch of others that use the large steel wheel with an ax head welded on. Not enough safeties for my liking. If the baler has a proper shear pin on its flywheel it might be mechanically safe but it needs some sort of loading chute so the operator doesn't get close. This might be the one where the fellow dismantled it after jamming it and found that it had broken two teeth in the drive gears. It could be made safe but these ones are too slap dash.
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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 01:53:31 pm »
I think that's the one that later on it broke the gears like R.man stated. A hay baler isn't built for that kind of pounding.

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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 06:25:41 pm »
Scares me watching him roll the large log over onto the beam.  I could just see him not getting his hand back in time and the plunger getting it.
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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 07:11:09 pm »
I am surprized the shear pin held.
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.

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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 10:53:21 am »
If he runs that long enough I guarantee he'll be missing at least some digits maybe a hand.
I will stick to my home built reasonably fast hydraulic splitter.
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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 01:56:53 pm »
I am surprized the shear pin held.

They weld the shear pin....

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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 01:57:56 pm »
If he runs that long enough I guarantee he'll be missing at least some digits maybe a hand.
I will stick to my home built reasonably fast hydraulic splitter.
I agree.... he better hope  he ruins the gear box on that before he hurts hi self real bad!!

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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 03:51:58 pm »
I didn't see any bandages when he posted a video shoeing the ruined gearbox teeth. A shear pin on a properly operating machine is like an electrical fuse or breaker, when it pops it is a good thing compared to the alternative.
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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 09:11:31 pm »
I am surprized the shear pin held.

They weld the shear pin....


I guess if they are stupid enough to use a baler for a splitter that would be part of the repurpose project. I have said it before but here it is again. Some people should not be allowed to ave children or own machinery.
If you ain't livin on the edge you are takin up way to much room. Of course at my age if I get too close to that edge any more theres a good chance I may fall off.

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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 11:47:16 am »
Geez... the things some people are willing to risk to save a few dollars. As stated before, I'll stick to my home built hydraulic splitter. My 5" cylinder with a 9 1/2 second cycle time is plenty fast (and strong) enough for me. As a bonus, I get to keep all of my fingers  :)

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Re: Hay baler wood splitter
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 10:23:36 am »
When I was a kid, my dad set up a hay baler to split cedar shakes. He had an electric motor on it with a  switch you had to step on and hold down to activate the thing. The thing was slowed downed compared to the one in the video. It had a blade oriented horizontal and about 3/4" above the chute of the baler. It worked slick and we split alot of shakes.
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