Ransome Attachments is the first distributor to introduce the cone splitter, a unique German-manufactured attachment, to the North American marketplace. Although new to the United States, Black Splitter products are utilized in numerous industries around the world including firewood and wood fuel production, biomass harvesting, forestry, land clearing, and landscaping.
As with all Black Splitter wood-splitting attachments, the rotating cone splitter can be used to maneuver and position individual logs before and after splitting from the operator’s cab. This improves comfort and productivity, especially during the winter.
“You can sit in a heated cab with the radio going instead of out there next to a loud machine, freezing and busting your fingers up,” says our customer, Reisenweaver. “When the operators are comfortable and your workers are comfortable, you’re going to have lot more production.”
ACC processes a lot of hardwoods including oak and maple, but what impressed Reisenweaver most was how easily the S2X 800 tore through gumwood, which he describes as a “giant knot.” “It will split a gumwood log that’s 30 inches around,” he says. “That’s impressive.”
This is made possible by the 245-millimeter rotating threaded chromium-steel cone with replaceable tip. The cone is available with a double helical thread design with a thread pitch of 24 millimeter for rapid wood penetration, or a quadruple helical thread design with a thread pitch of 45 millimeter on the model S2G for more powerful penetration into the largest and hardest timber.