Traditionally, splitter supports have either been rigid (rods) or flexible (cables), which both have positive and negative characteristics.
Rigid supports are great; until you slam your splitter into the ground and damage the frame where the rods are mounted AND your splitter AND the rods themselves. Cables will flex in those situations, but will not rigidly hold the splitter otherwise. This can lead to your splitter fluttering and/or not staying in its original place. We thought, why not design a product that has the best characteristics of both?
Our clean-sheet, support rod design, is rigid enough to stop flutter, but will flex and return to its original position when hit aggressively (within reason).
Our simple system uses custom collets that allow for infinitely variable lengths. The base 18″ rods included will accommodate lengths from 4” to 20.” The optional longer rods can be used in up to a 50″ application. All you need to do is attach the provided clevises to your mounting structure and splitter, then measure and cut the rods to your custom length requirements. If you ever need another rod, they are cheap and can quickly be replaced at the track with simple tools.
- Reinforced fiber rods are flexible but have unbelievable tensile strength.
- Custom collet system makes assembly and installation a breeze.
- Collets are custom stainless steel for long life.
- Infinitely adjustable length, just cut the rods to your size requirements (high speed abrasive wheel recommended).
- Reusable, if you need a different length, buy new rods separately, assemble, and go.
Which Options to Choose:
- Rods are designed to be cut to length. Choose the rod length that is shortest to meet your needs. Remember, two rods come with each order.
- Clevises are all metric and interchangeable. The only difference between Fancy Aluminum and Stainless Steel is the look. In most mounting situations, two clevises are hidden from view, which is why we give the option to choose 2 Fancy Aluminum and 2 Stainless Steel.
- The Titanium Pucks mount under your splitter and are designed to protect your splitter from scraping on the ground. The pucks screw directly into our clevises and sandwich your splitter, holding everything in place. They are replaceable if they become excessively worn. If you go with Titanium Pucks, you will not need Elevator Bolts. Side note, if you have a carbon honeycomb or Alumalite splitter, the Titanium Pucks may be preferred over Elevator bolts for ease of install.
- Elevator bolts can be used instead of the Titanium Pucks to mount our clevises to your splitter. They have a smooth bottom and a countersunk head that locks into your splitter to keep everything secure. They work particularly well with wood based splitters. Care should be taken when using Elevator bolts with Alumalite as it’s easy to over-tighten and crush the Alumalite. Elevator bolts are not recommended for most carbon fiber splitters.
- 2- rods
- 4- rod ends with compression fittings
- 4- M8-1.25 thread pitch clevises.
- Optional “Fancy” Aluminum clevis upgrade available. (This is a purely cosmetic option)
- 4- clevis pins
- 4- hitch pin clips
- Optional 2- M8 elevator bolts (used to attached clevises to your splitter) OR
- Optional 2- Titanium Splitter Support Pucks (used to attach clevises to your splitter and protect your splitter from impacts with the ground)
- Torque the compression fitting to 20-22 lb-ft. This can be accomplished with a crowfoot wrench.
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Splitter Support Rods and Quick Release Kit Install:
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