How do you hook up a hydraulic log splitter to your 1956 Ford 850 tractor?
The first thing you need to know is whether the tractor has a PTO
(Power Take-Off) or built-in hydraulics. Given the age of the
tractor in question, likely it either has a PTO or neither.
If it has hydraulics, you should be able to attach the splitter.
This may require the purchase and installation of a hydraulic
transfer box. Be wary if you look at doing this
yourself...hyrdaulics are fluids under high pressure and can cause
devastating injuries when they leak.
If the tractor has a PTO, you can get PTO-powered hydraulic
transfer boxes. From what I've seen they can be really
If you have neither, you're likely not going to be able to get