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    H120 Downward Force?

    I would like to use my H120 in a downward force. Is this force strong enough to lift the front of the tractor (1025r) off the ground? Does it harm the H120 to use it in this fashion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRY1025r View Post
    I would like to use my H120 in a downward force. Is this force strong enough to lift the front of the tractor (1025r) off the ground? Does it harm the H120 to use it in this fashion?

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    It most definitly is strong enough to lift the front tires off the ground. And no it doesnt harm it at all, well maybe unless your doing it all day long all the time. Mines been lifting the tires for years when back grading or plowing snow in float.


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    Can you provide a bit more detail on how you intend to use the FEL with the front tires raised off the ground. Lifting the tires alone does not put any undue stress on the loader. But there are plenty of other activities that new tractor owners can unknowingly do that can cause excessive stress and even risk bending / breaking a hydraulic cylinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Can you provide a bit more detail on how you intend to use the FEL with the front tires raised off the ground. Lifting the tires alone does not put any undue stress on the loader. But there are plenty of other activities that new tractor owners can unknowingly do that can cause excessive stress and even risk bending / breaking a hydraulic cylinder.
    I'm wanting to split wood with it.

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    You’ll need much more force than a small tractor can impose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRY1025r View Post
    I'm wanting to split wood with it.
    Anything is possible, but I don't think your machine will weight enough to do something like that. It will also be super inefficient, and frustrating. Id invest in a log splitter intend for the job your wanting to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRY1025r View Post
    I'm wanting to split wood with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    You’ll need much more force than a small tractor can impose.
    Kenny is correct unfortunately for you. The H120 has POUNDS (perhaps 500-1500) of downward force, a log splitter employs TONS (5-30T) of force to do its work, they are orders of magnitude in difference.
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    IMHO, if you'd like to use your tractor to split wood, then purchase a 3PH mounted splitter. You may be able to find one that uses the tractor hydraulics or PB / Power Beyond circuit or a semi-self contained unit that uses a rear PTO hydraulic pump.
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    The arms are fragile. Look at the thickness of the metal alone. It isn't hard to warp them, and I've seen some snapped ones. Some downward force is definitely acceptable, but raising the front end, particularly moving forward, will inevitably result in the above two conditions when you "clip" something firmly wedged in the ground.


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    Tractors can be useful in many ways, splitting firewood with the FEL might be a stretch.
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