Yesterday's Tractor Co. Same-Day Parts Shipping Available
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Re: Log splitter woes

[Show Entire Topic]  

Author  [Modern View]
PJH

01-09-2014 06:25:52
50.40.239.62



Report to Moderator

You've got it shined up good!

When I was a young man, I cut a heaping truck load of dead elm and hauled it home. Dad used to say that you could split the elm with the red center, but not the elm with the white center, or wait - was it the other way around? He was dead and I couldn't ask him. Anyhow - after unloading it, I found that I had the kind that wouldn't split. I couldn't even get a splitting wedge to stand up in it. I loaded it up to take back to a ditch on the farm, but I stopped at the corner gas station on the way. As I was there, an old timer came in and commented on the wood I was "bringing home". I told him the story, and he laughed - said HE could split it. I bet him a soda that he couldn't. I have to say - he was a big man, and he DID get a wedge to stand up in it, but when he'd roundhouse it, the wedge would jump as high as his head. He really drew a crowd, and we all took another try at it - and all failed. I really enjoyed that soda, and the friendly razzing that went with it.

You're right, we've gotten lazy. . .

[Reply]   [No Email]
teddy52food

01-09-2014 18:42:58
184.94.175.179



Report to Moderator
 Re: Log splitter woes in reply to PJH, 01-09-2014 06:25:52  
Around here in mid Mn. the elm can be split by taking a slab off the sides. It won't split straight across.



[Reply]  [No Email]
PJH

01-10-2014 07:03:45
50.40.239.62



Report to Moderator
 Re: Log splitter woes in reply to teddy52food, 01-09-2014 18:42:58  
Yeah, there's tricks to splitting it. Start around the outside and work your way in. That's what the old timer was gonna show me, but this particular tree was like trying to split an anvil.

I don't have any trouble with elm, now that I'm "wealthy" enough to own a splitter, ha. Some of it will make the splitter cry the blues though.

Sycamore is what I hate to mess with. It's stringy, and won't separate until the last inch. It's undesirable as firewood, but I have a creek bottom that grows it too well, and if I cut it, I'm gonna burn it. It's spring and fall firewood - it just doesn't have the heat in it that hickory and oak have.

[Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Add a Reply]

Hop to:
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters