Hi folks. I just bought my first home and got my first tractor (John Deere 650) to help maintain it. I was wondering if it would be feasible to run a smaller log splitter off of the hydraulics on this tractor. The tractor has a front PTO setup for it's snowblower as well as power steering. From what I understand the GPM of this tractor is 3GPM at either 1500 or 2000psi according the tractordata and the technical manual. This is the splitter I was considering 12 Ton Tractor 3pt Log Splitter | 3 Point Wood Splitter I did the math and it would be about a 20 second cycle time which I can live with. My questions are as follows:
Will this tractor feasibly run this splitter?
Does anyone know if the pressure is 2000 or 1500 psi? Will this effect the tonnage put out by the splitter?
Would I hook up the lines to the quick connects for the snowblower and just leave one of the valves handles pulled open to keep fluid flowing to the splitter?
Where might I buy lines / fittings?
Just pondering at this point. Would love to entertain another use for the tractor around the property.