Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2014203233) A LOG SPLITTER, AND A METHOD FOR SPLITTING A LOG

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/203233    International Application No.:    PCT/IE2014/000013
Publication Date: Thu Dec 25 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 24 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B27L 7/00
Applicants: CONROY, Bernard Michael
Inventors: CONROY, Bernard Michael
Title: A LOG SPLITTER, AND A METHOD FOR SPLITTING A LOG
Abstract:
A log splitter (1) for coupling to a dipper arm (2) of an earth working machine comprises a support element (3) and an anvil (5) extending perpendicularly from the support element (3). A splitting element (6) is slideable longitudinally along the support element (3) from a receiving state spaced apart from and defining with the anvil (5) an open mouth (9) for receiving a log, and a splitting state adjacent the anvil (5) for splitting the log. A primary ram (7) coupled between the splitting element (6) and a mounting bracket (20) extending from the support element (3) urges the splitting element (6) between the receiving and splitting states. A mounting element (10) couples the log splitter (1) to the dipper arm (2) and is pivotally coupled to the support element (3) by a main pivot shaft (45), so that the support element (3) is pivotal about the main pivot shaft (45) through an angle of 95° relative to the mounting bracket (10) from a first state with the open mouth (9) facing in a first direction, and a second state with the open mouth (9) facing in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, thereby permitting the log splitter (1) to engage horizontally or vertically disposed logs or logs inclined to the vertical for splitting thereof.