Over the years, people have used conventional gas log splitters. They have undoubtedly been an outstanding tool to be owned by the house owners or a company dealing with log processing. However, as we came down the line and as the years passed, a standalone gas log splitter started needing a lot of maintenance, involving utmost care while using the equipment. That is when the need for a skid steer log splitter came into the frame.
While using the traditional gas log splitter, once you pull-start the engine, the probability of the engine getting started was less than the probability of it not starting. This did not only lead to less productivity but also increased investment. The only reasonable solution to this was a skid steer log splitter. The skid steer log splitter also has a few types which can allow you to choose one from.
Horizontal log splitter
The horizontal log splitter is the one that hooks up to your machine. Using your skid steer loader, you can move it conveniently to take it towards the wood that is supposed to be split. The operation of the log splitter happens outside the cab, just like the earlier log splitter powered by gas. However, since the skid steer log splitter is used with the loader, you can get plenty of opportunities to make the most out of the cylinder.
Vertical log splitter
Just like the horizontal log splitter is operated from outside the cab, the vertical log splitter works similarly. Its working is also similar to the standard log splitter, excluding the use of hydraulics of the skid steer loader.
The log splitter has the functionality of flipping up the beam of the log splitter hence allowing the user to split the log of the tree in a vertical direction by conveniently pulling a pin and flip the splitter upright. If the size of logs is huge, it would be best to split the log in a vertical position without having to lift the log of the tree off the ground.
Inverter log splitter
Another option of a log splitter is the inverter log splitter which works in an up-down fashion. This log splitter is operated from inside the cab, unlike horizontal and vertical log splitters. In the inverted log splitter, the operator does not need to do any heavy lifting work, and also, there is no manual work involved. This log splitter simply places the beam over the log and splits it.
The operator can also shift the logs by picking up and moving them over the split pile by adding a little extra pressure on the log – by not splitting it completely and picking it up. Once the log is shifted to the split pile, maximum force can be applied by the operator to split the log onto the pile. This fashion of log splitting is the most widely used while using the skid steer log splitter.
Another great feature of the skid steer log splitter is that the attachment can handle over 30 tons. The four-way wedge is a feature of a log splitter that can help you cut the log in half the time. The log is cut into four pieces in this log splitter instead of two in a single cycle.
We have now known the different types of skid steer log splitters and have learned their features. It indeed is an excellent skid steer attachment that makes the work on job sites more accessible.