Like you I think my youngest grandson would have been able to split that log.That log he was splitting seemed to pop so easily you could have split it with a small hand axe. Many logs I've split are WAY tougher to get through. Given the size of the ram on a MCUT backhoe (compared to a log splitter ram) and the fact that it is putting the force into an angular effort instead of straight on it would seem like the available force would be nothing like a real log splitter. But that's just me guessing. Control of the placement of the wedge would also be challenging as the pieces get smaller.
:bigthumb: now that is one heck of a way to split ur wood-i've seen them on skid steers-but never on this type of machine.I think a stye like this with a traditional ram would be much more useful: