If you've already spent the money on a tractor, adding a 3-point log splitter can make the most of your investment.
Your tractor also makes it easier to move a large log splitter over rough terrain without the hassle of dragging a trailer.
Most units attach to the 3-point hitch on your tractor to make the most of the hydraulics you already own.
Several styles are available. There are horizontal units that work like a standard log splitter, but someone still has to lift logs onto the beam.
Vertical log splitters are better if you're splitting large logs as you won't have to struggle to lift them onto the wood splitter beam. Just push them under the wedge and watch your firewood supply multiply.
The best of both worlds allows you to split both ways. This lets you split a variety of logs with ease.
For increased productivity, you can opt for a dual-action wood splitter. These allow you to split in both forward and reverse directions, eliminating the wait for the ram to return to a starting position.
Some 3-point wood splitters are powered by a hydraulic pump, and some are operated using power take-off (PTO) by connecting to the drive shaft.
Some log splitters can be used in both ways (hydraulic pump or PTO), but some of the hydraulic models come with a PTO conversion kit so you can convert it to a PTO-powered 3-point log splitter.