For years now, I've been splitting my wood the old fashioned way. I saw it, and the kids get paid to split it. In a typical year, we burn about five cords of wood. Because of the work I do, I usually get paid to haul it off someones site, so we usually have an ample supply of 12' long logs.
A friend of mine acquired this wood processor that operates from a skid steer loader, and offered to rent it to me for a weekend. This year, we purchased a new Kubota SV90 compact track loader, which was just the right sized machine to operate this heavy duty attachment. As you can see, this wood processor, picks the log up, saws it, then splits it through a six way wedge. After a small learning curve, I had the machine dialed in and in five hours of working it, I processed about six cords of wood. It should probably be mentioned that I didn't really break a sweat or strained by back.
We already have most of our wood for this year split and ready to go so this recent bit of work is for next season, or it will allow me to crank the heat up in the shop. Either way, I got a huge monkey off my back quickly and for next to nothing in cash laid out.