I built this for about 200.
Building a hydraulic log splitter.
This project is not about building the ultimate log splitter but uses the basics of what a log splitter used to be.
The problem with a lot of diy log splitter plans is that while they might be relatively easy and inexpensive to make many give you only questionable levels of performance and reliability.
Diy hydraulic log splitter.
Attach an electric or gas.
Build your own hydraulic log splitter kit in our hydraulic log splitter pump build kit listing.
Some of the important components and tools that you will need for building a log splitter include.
John gasper and william palmerton once the machine is on site.
Splitter plans engine at least 5 hp gas engine hydraulic oil pump dual stage hydraulic oil tank and filter hydraulic cylinder valve hose base metal for holding the splitter transporting wheels.
Log splitter build kits.
5 inch hydraulic log splitter cylinder.
From the material selection to its layout controls colors and extra features this diy log splitter shows you the right way to build a log splitter.
Ruggedmade experts have also made it convenient for you to quickly buy pre built hydraulic kits which are composed of commonly used components for log splitters and other hydraulic systems.
How to build a log splitter you can start by sketching out a set of plans or purchase your log splitter plans here and substitute materials you may.
8w31 steel i beam.
Assemble a wheeled metal trailer type structure by attaching a axel to the i beam and a tongue on the front to pull it.
Scrap 3 4 and 1 2 inch steel.
Just getting started on a new log splitter project.
The engine is a 12 hp kohler gas engine and it drives a 2 stage hydraulic pump with a 4 inch diameter and 24 inch length.
It has an 8hp briggs stratton vertical shaft engine salvaged from from a rusted out yard tractor a 2 stage hydraulic pump fro.
A beam with a hydraulic cylinder attached to force an axe head through the log.
Not many of them can match a good hydraulic splitter in terms of power and convenience but this model is different.
Splitter gurus will argue about the merits of their different log splitters but i believe the vertical table splitter is the most practical.
Choose your pump coupler bracket and valve.