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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #1
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hey guys i got lazy this year and decided to build a firewood processor . was wondering if anybody thought it is Grant-o-vation thred worthy let me know if you want to see more
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I got loaded up (and helped run) a commercial built one this summer and I was less than impressed. I'm interested to see how yours works.

The one they had didn't deal with the not straight logs well. Was hard to load and feed and would make near impossible to stack "splits"
Also was slower than cutting by hand and splitting with a reg splitter.
We were 3 guys, owner and a helper and me. Took almost 3 hrs per cord.

Wouldn't mind having you as a neighbor...
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There's some steel tied up in that thing boss!
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thats why i reused as much as i could I wish i could have used all new but it cost to much
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thats why i reused as much as i could I wish i could have used all new but it cost to much
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Since building stuff is one of my interests, I never throw any material away, "re-purposing" steel is a huge money saver. Nice job on the processor! Have you used it yet?
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Gotta love them circular saws. The coup de grace would be to run this hog with a big ole steam engine!!!
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Have you used it yet?
X2 ??? Lets see this thing in motion!
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I still have a long ways to go before we get to see it turn big ones into little ones .working on the power plant and hyd system .
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What did the oxide primer section used to be?
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it was a saw for cuting material in to pallets the saw arm was mounted vertical and on the wrong side. the end feed was a 10" wide belt that was 12' long i didnt figure the belt would work very well with snowy logs or in -20 and colder wether plus i wanted to be able to process logs that were half a semi load length so I streched it to 20ft and used a chain instead.The power plant is a 40hp wisconsin v4 with a clutch unit the saw will be belt driven not hyd
I'll be runing 2 hyd pumps one for the spliter a dual stage 28-9 gpm thats
28gpm up to 900 psi and 9gpm 900-3500 psi the second pump 11 gpm at 3500 psi to run my feed motors.

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That sucker is gonna fly!!
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I got loaded up (and helped run) a commercial built one this summer and I was less than impressed. I'm interested to see how yours works.

The one they had didn't deal with the not straight logs well. Was hard to load and feed and would make near impossible to stack "splits"
Also was slower than cutting by hand and splitting with a reg splitter.
We were 3 guys, owner and a helper and me. Took almost 3 hrs per cord.

Wouldn't mind having you as a neighbor...
what brand of a machine was it and what kind of saw and power plant
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I can't remember the company that built it. Uses a ~25" bar for the saw. Motor was a 3 or 4 cylinder diesel. I had all the info written down somewhere, might be in my truck somewhere... like I'll ever find that again!
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