ApplicationNo. 05/818389 filed on 07/25/1977
US Classes:144/194, Self-feeding180/53.61, PTO mounted directly on or engaging drive wheel to rotate therewith403/336, Separate flange or shoulderD15/127Cutting (6)
ExaminersPrimary: Spruill, Robert L.
Assistant: Bray, W. Donald
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB27L 7/00 (20060101)
B27L 7/04 (20060101)
AbstractApparatus is provided for splitting wood and specifically logs. The apparatus includes a conical splitting device which is attached to a vehicle wheel hub and is rotated as the wheel is driven. A separate mounting plate attaches the splitting device to the wheel hub which enables one splitting device to be mounted on a variety of vehicle wheel hubs by the use of a variety of mounting plates. The splitting device itself has a spirally-grooved cone with a truncated conical portion behind the cone to prevent the possibility of logs riding up the device and damaging the wheel hub or adjacent portions of the vehicle.