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PTO Woodsplitter on WD

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06-10-2010 10:30:58

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Hi All,

I have a WD45 with a PTO pump and woodsplitter. I've had this woodsplitter for a few years now and have never changed the hydraulic fluid. The fluid is really milky looking and the splitter seems to be sluggish. I'm not sure what type of fluid i should put in this. Any suggestions. There is also a filter that probably needs changing. It has info on the filter so getting a replacement shouldn't be a big deal. The splitter is always shedded so it must be condensation making the fluid milky. Any suggestions on the fluid type would be appreciated.

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06-11-2010 08:02:08

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 Re: PTO Woodsplitter on WD in reply to mradke, 06-10-2010 10:30:58  
I do have a tank mounted on the splitter. Holds about 5 gallons. It moves along pretty good. It was made at a local fabricator here. Has a table (so to speak) built around the splitter so you have a place to set pieces when your loading and unloading. I wanted to change fluid this weekend but forgot to get the number off of the filter. What's UTF? Universal Tranny / Hyd Fluid.

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Wendell Parsons

06-10-2010 14:42:34

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 Re: PTO Woodsplitter on WD in reply to mradke, 06-10-2010 10:30:58  
I've been wanting a wood splitter for my D-15, but someone told me it would be very slow. Do you have an extra reservoir? Does the cycle time seem reasonable?

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06-12-2010 22:05:17

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 Re: PTO Woodsplitter on WD in reply to Wendell Parsons, 06-10-2010 14:42:34  
The D-series, like other AC tractors of that era, used a low volume, high pressure system. If your friend hooked it to a typical woodsplitter with a low pressure, high volume cylinder...it would move slowly, and if bottomed out, would blow the cyl apart. D17 had a 3200 psi pump, about 7 gpm. You need to match the cyl to the hyd system no matter the tractor. AC used about 3200psi pumps, small cyl to get the same push pressure of a low (1500-2000psi) high volume system. Poster had a pto pump- likely low pressure, high volume. BTW- usually better to run a splitter with a little gas engine, not pto- uses less fuel, while tractor has to be cranked to higher rpm for hyd work.

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Ted in NE-OH

06-10-2010 13:13:34

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 Re: PTO Woodsplitter on WD in reply to mradke, 06-10-2010 10:30:58  
Universal hydraulic fluid. Availanle at WalMart in 2 and 5 gal containers. 5 gal is $42

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06-10-2010 10:47:35

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 Re: PTO Woodsplitter on WD in reply to mradke, 06-10-2010 10:30:58  
If it was my machine I would use UTF in it. Now if the fluid looks a bit on the red side that means it uses ATF not uncommon in hyd systems

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