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This is very ingenious.
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I can see a couple of problems with it.

1. Not easily height adjustable.

2. Not capable of spinning fast enough to cut very efficiently.

In the Southern part of the USA we call these "Redneck" ideas.

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Maybe his ground was flat enough he didn't need to worry about height adjustment Charley.
Drive speed may have been an issue though. Years ago, when we still had some red cedar that would make roofing shakes guys were splitting the knots out with a splitter made from car or pickup axles. They took one rear wheel and attached a Pitman arm to it which converted the rotary motion into linear. That would push the block into a splitter knife. To make it work you simply stepped on a brake pedal that stopped the other wheel and caused to limited slip rear ends to transfer all the power to the wheel with the Pitman arm. They were pretty bulky as they usually utilized the old vehicle frame but they worked pretty well and they were fast. Sometimes that redneck technology turns out some pretty good ideas and shows an impressive level of creativity.
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I want to see a video of it in operation LOL Red Neck engineering at its finest!!! I love the fact they even used the leaf spring for the blade and the drive shaft tube for the tow hitch
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I can see a couple of problems with it.

1. Not easily height adjustable.

2. Not capable of spinning fast enough to cut very efficiently.

In the Southern part of the USA we call these "Redneck" ideas.

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I'm sure Charley that these improvements will be incorporated in his Mk11 version.
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That would sure level off the mole hills. Watch out prairie dogs ,don't stick your head up.

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Novel, but never fall off your tractor.
I can just imagine the OH&S tragics reaction :-/
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That would sure level off the mole hills. Watch out prairie dogs ,don't stick your head up.

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Down here it's the wombats and one in particular comes to mind, so far he's caused about $3k damage to the underfloor airconditioning ducting.

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