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Log Splitter Engine Question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Hubbardmt, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Hubbardmt

    Hubbardmt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I am trying to find a mount for a Briggs 14.5HP IC Gold vertical shaft engine. The engine came out of a craftsman riding mower. The mount I am looking for connects the hydraulic pump to the engine. I have seen a lot for the horizontal shafts but am having a hard time finding one for a horizontal.

    Any recommendations for hydraulic pump size for that motor ?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,781

    Have you checked Northern Tool's site?
    That or GOOGLE.
    I got a vertical engined log splitter out in the shed, but it only has like a 6hp or so quantum motor.
  3. Hubbardmt

    Hubbardmt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I haven't checked Northern Tool, thanks for the input. As for Google yes I have. Google results come back with a yes/no answer. I would hate to put $150 in a pump and then break it.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  5. kwwolfe

    kwwolfe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    There should be a bypass valve on the pump that should keep you from breaking it. Same idea as to why it stops pushing at the end of the stroke.

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