Watch: Tractor-Mounted Machine Cuts and Splits Firewood


Watch: Tractor-Mounted Machine Cuts and Splits Firewood

I love a good labor-saving device, especially if that labor is something like cutting and splitting firewood. That is a chore that I just don’t enjoy, especially the splitting.

This Mottimaster machine has a rotating blade to cut off hunks of logs as they are fed into the machine, plus a big nasty spike to split the wood at the same time.

Don’t worry about the buildup of split wood inside the machine, because that stuff gets carried away on a conveyor belt and dropped into a container (a pickup truck bed, for instance) placed below the end of the belt.

What’s not to like? Well, it did look to be a bit rough on the guy feeding the wood in because the log being fed into the machine tends to ride up or jump when the blade/spike contacts it.

Beats using a splitting maul, though, and it’s much faster than chainsawing the wood and splitting it afterward.

What do you think?

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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