SPLITTING STAND

Splitting stand, mounting stands, etc, etc.

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SPLITTING STAND

Postby ToddW » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:38 pm

My front-split stand. Spent $30 on the 1000 lb trailer jack. Spent $12 combined on the 1/4" x 2" x 18" angle iron and 3/8" x 4" x12" steel plate.

I used a 3/8" drill bit to make all of the holes on this project
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For the starter mount holes, the holes are 4.25" apart. I rounded off the end of the angle iron so the corner will not hit the oil filter. Keep the holes a bit to the outside of the iron as well.

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I placed the trailer jack mounting plate on the 3/8" x 4" x12" steel plate to mark the holes.
Nice thing is the the 2" wide angle iron will fit nicely between these holes, which later pictures show.

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Holes drilled for angle iron to bolt to the steel plate NOTE: these holes go on the other side of the angle iron that the starter holes are on.
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Pic shows the faceplate to show me were to drill holes more mounting the jack to my made faceplate.


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Now the all the holes are drilled, I begin bolting the splitting stand together. I used GRADE 8 bolts 3/8" x 1.25" long with lockwashers. This could have also been welded together instead of bolts, but I wanted to make this with no welds for the members who want to make one of these but do not have access to a welder.

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Bolting on the jack for final step, and removing the cotter pin for the standard trailer jack swivel. I bolted the cotter pin area to lock it from moving.

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Here's how it will bolt up when the starter would get removed from the tractor.
I hope my tractor will not be needing this for a long time!!
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