Firewood splitter powered by a horse on a treadmill

An innovative Russian has developed a horse-carrying treadmill to power his firewood splitter.

A 30-second video clip published on the website shows the saw efficiently splitting several blocks of firewood.

woodsplitterPrecisely how the unorthodox setup works is not entirely clear, but the power from the horse’s efforts is transferred to the saw by a universal driveshaft, which can be seen in the video.

The horse seems entirely unperturbed by its role, and diligently plods away on the treadmill.

It is possible that the splitter is an off-the-shelf unit designed to run via the driveshaft off a tractor’s power take-off unit.

Instead, the Russian has built the treadmill and used his horse to power it.

Either way, it’s a fascinating innovation and no-one can deny he needs it, with all that snow on the ground.


One thought on “Firewood splitter powered by a horse on a treadmill

  • March 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Good idea for use of horse. Normal power take off unit is enough to convert the energy to saw engine and it does not require any power.


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