If you’re looking to build a hydraulic wood processor, there are a few steps you can take to build one. The first step is to determine what you need. The next step is to make a list of materials. In this case, the list of materials will be the log cutter, log splitter, and Operator station.
Hydraulic log cutter plans allow you to build a hydraulic log splitter, which is an excellent option for chopping wood. These hydraulic log splitters operate by hydraulic pressure, and can split logs of up to 18 inches in diameter. They are portable and have a foot control. The hydraulic cylinder provides a force of between 15.7 tons and 24 tons, which is sufficient to split large logs. The hydraulic cylinder also has an automatic kick-off valve, which allows the operator to set up a new log while the cylinder retracts.
Earlier versions of these log splitters relied on a flywheel to split logs. Modern versions use a ram to drive the logs into the splitting blade. There are also screw-type log splitters, which use a wide, pointed spade and a wide, tapered tip to split large logs. These machines can be powered by many sources, including a gasoline-powered engine or a car jacked up to power them.
The hydraulic log splitter includes several components, including a wedge or push plate, which is stationary in a horizontal direction. The hydraulic cylinder then presses the log into the wedge, causing it to split into two pieces. The speed and force of the splitting process depend on the size of the cylinder and the pump. A larger cylinder is more powerful, but requires more fluid to fill it. A larger cylinder will also slow the splitting process.
Log splitters use hydraulic power to cut wood into smaller pieces. The power produced by hydraulic wood processors can be up to 10 tons, which is sufficient to split large trees into smaller pieces. This machine’s length is approximately 18 inches and width is 8 inches. This means it can handle pieces of any size.
Log splitters come in different designs. There are three-point, horizontal, and vertical splitters. Horizontal splitters can accommodate large diameter logs while vertical splitters require flipping logs onto a foot plate. The splitters use downward forced wedge pressure to split logs. Hence, they are more powerful than horizontal splitters.
You can build a hydraulic log splitter for personal use, or to create a profitable firewood business. The machine is designed to cut even giant hardwood trees into smaller pieces. The hydraulic ram pushes the log against a steel plate with a sharp edge. This process splits the log into four or six quarters, and yields them for further use. Its safety controls need to work properly and be effective. Safety is a primary concern of any wood processor.
The log splitter hydraulic wood processor plans are easy to build and include many safety features. A safety switch allows you to shut down the machine if you need to.
Operator station for hydraulic wood processor plans include several components. The main feature of the processor is that it cuts firewood at an extremely high rate, up to ten cords per hour. The processor also requires minimal manpower for loading logs and the entire process is fully automatic. The preferred form of processor uses two separate pressure systems, the high pressure and the low pressure.
The driving force of the hydraulic wood processor can be as much as 10 tons, which is more than enough to process large trees. The capacity of this machine is also large, with the ability to cut a tree into sections as large as eight inches in diameter. The hydraulic pump can be connected to the operator control station with a hydraulic oil tank 60.
The operator control station is located on the main framework of the machine. From this station, he/she controls the feeding of log rounds and the advance of the logs to the cutting station. The operator also drives the log rounds from the catch trough into the splitting station. The main framework includes a hydraulic cylinder positioned beneath the log infeed trough. The hydraulic cylinder actuates the pusher plate to advance and retract in cycles.
Log cutting stations are also included in the firewood processor plans. A separate loading machine places delimbed logs on a supply deck 16. The operator then starts the circular saw 126 in an elevated position and activates the chain conveyors 88 to feed the logs into the log infeed trough 14.
If you are interested in building your own hydraulic wood processor, you may be surprised to learn that there are plans available online. You can also find plans for commercial wood processors at hardware stores. A hydraulic wood processor is a large piece of machinery that can break down large trees into smaller pieces. These plans can be customized to fit your job site.
The basic mechanism of a hydraulic wood processor includes a base 12 that supports various processor components. This base supports a housing 13 containing a number of rotary saw blades, a carriage 15 that supports a log, and opposing pairs of clamps 17a-17f that clamp the log in place.
The preferred form of processors utilizes two separate pressure systems: one for high pressure and one for low pressure. The lower pressure system can be controlled using limit switches or microprocessors. The hydraulic circuits are shown in FIGS. 12 and 13. The controls for sequencing the operation of the various devices are well-known to those skilled in the art.
There are many different types of wood processors. Some are single-movable saws while others are combined with hydraulic splitters. The size and design of the wood processor will depend on the market. It may require a large machine in order to produce the size of firewood that you want.
Hydraulic cylinder 118b
The Hydraulic cylinder 118b for a hydraulic wood processor is designed to meet the specific needs of a wood processor. The manufacturer can design the cylinder to match the design, size, and material of your machine. A customized cylinder also prevents you from having to purchase the same one for your hydraulic wood processor multiple times. Southern Hydraulics, a European manufacturer that designs customized hydraulic cylinders for wood processors, offers free shipping to the continental United States.
The hydraulic cylinder 118b attaches to a cradle 23b that allows the machine to tilt. Like the Hydraulic cylinder 118a, this cylinder is connected to a piston rod that rotates the cradle. The cylinder also has brackets 125 attached to the under surface of the cradle trough member 115.
A hydraulic cylinder 118b for a hydraulic wood processor has a high-pressure valve that applies pressure to the opposite end of the rams. The valve then retracts the rams once the carriage is fully advanced. The valve 185 is similar to those found in hydraulic cylinders 183 and 184.
A hydraulic cylinder 118b has two parts: an upper cylindrical section 156 and a lower cylindrical section 154. The lower cylinder 154 is mounted on a base 131 and has a top plate 156 that carries upstanding and dependent brackets. The upper cylindrical section 156 includes two end rods 83 and 84 that extend through openings 85 and 86 in the wall 62. The compression spring (161) is mounted between the lower cylinder 154 and the trough member 152, and an orifice 167 on the trough 154 is provided for air to escape.
Tilting cradles 23
The cradle assembly is best shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, with cradles 23a-f mounted on two longitudinal shafts 111 and 112 that are spaced transversely. The shaft ends are journaled in bearings 113 carried by a vertical support plate 114, and the opposite ends of the shafts are mounted in bearings 119 next to the funnel member 22. The cradle members form an inverted trough 115, with a combined mounting and stop block 116.
Tilting cradles 23 displace log sections into splitter devices 24a, 24b, and 24f. Each of these cradles tilts alternately, delivering log sections into the splitter devices. In this manner, a previously sawed log section can be fed into a hydraulic wood processor.
A high pressure system operates a set of hydraulic cylinders associated with the splitter units 24a-24f. Two pairs of splitters operate simultaneously, and a third pair follows. The cylinders are energized via a valve 175 (which is similar to valve 173). The rams of the cylinders are advanced along the axis after a predetermined time.
The preferred embodiment of the wood processor is shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. The base supports various processor components, including the operator station. The operator’s station is attached to a carriage that receives the log. The carriage advances the log to contact with parallel rotating saw blades. The cutting pieces are then pushed along the axis by a pusher rod. Ultimately, the cut pieces are pushed onto cradle members.