Skid Loader Wood Processor

A skid loader wood processor is a machine used to process wood. It is a part of the skid loader, which is attached to a skid steer loader. The present invention is a skid loader wood processor. According to the application, it is a wood processor connected to a skid steer loader.

Disengage the control for the cutting unit 50 and the clamp 40

The operator of loader 16 starts motor 34 to advance the conveying member 32 and log 13 to the working end of the machine. Once the log reaches the desired length past the cutting unit 50, the conveying member stops. This process may be repeated in reverse.

There are various configurations of cutting unit 50. Preferably, it is in the form of a chain saw with a rotating blade 52. Controls in the loader 16 cab control the cutting unit. It also preferably includes a motor for selectively operating the cutting unit 50.

In another embodiment, the cutting unit 50 and the clamp 40 are attached to a skid steer loader. Cutting unit 50 is positioned adjacent to the working end. The clamp is disposed on a wedge 75. The wedge is preferably made of steel or hardened metal and can be sharpened.

A skid steer loader wood processor has several advantages over prior wood processors. It has a pivotally mounted support structure, a cutting unit 50, and a ram or wedge 75 that transfers a log 13 to a conveying member. The cutting unit and ram are adjacent to the conveying member, and the wedge and ram move back and forth in the working end.

Skid Loader Wood Processor photo 0

Operation of the conveying member 32

The invention provides a skid loader wood processor with an operator-controlled conveying member 32. The conveying member is adapted to move a log 13 to a working end and stops when the desired length has been reached. Alternatively, the conveying member can reverse-cut a portion of the log.

The wood processor attachment comprises a pivotally mounted support structure 20, conveying member 32, cutting unit 50, ram, and wedge 75. The conveying member travels from the receiving end to the working end, where the cutting unit and ram are located.

The conveying member 32 is preferably powered by a motor 34. The motor may be controlled using controls located in the loader’s cab. In addition, the conveying member may be equipped with a coupling device for easy connection to an electrical source.

A skid loader wood processor may have two working ends or work ends. Each working end includes a receiving lot for receiving the log and a cutting unit. The cutting unit and the conveying unit are located adjacent to each other. The working end of the processor may be mounted on various objects.

Operation of the ram 70

A wood processor attachment for a skid loader has many advantages over traditional processors. It includes a pivotally mounted support structure, conveying member, cutting unit, and ram 70 or wedge. The conveying member travels between the receiving end and the working end of the skid loader. The ram or wedge is attached adjacent to the working end.

Skid Loader Wood Processor photo 1

As the conveying member 32 moves between the receiving end 26 and the working end 27, the cutting unit 50 and wedge 75 pivot downwards. The ram forces the cut portion of the log past the wedge. The present invention is particularly advantageous when many records must be processed simultaneously.

The cutting unit 50 can be controlled through the hydraulics and electronics of the skid loader 16. It is preferably controlled from the cab of the skid loader. An independent power source may also power it. The auto-return feature is also beneficial, as it automatically allows the wedge to return to the starting position, giving the operator time to pick up the next log.

Operation of the ram 70 – This machine allows the operator to split and cut logs. It can handle records up to 16 inches in diameter. It can also be positioned on a trailer. The trailers reduce maneuverability, particularly in wooded areas or construction sites.

Operation of the cutting unit 50

The operating system of the skid loader wood processor includes a cutting unit 50. This unit cuts logs into desired lengths and pieces. The cutting unit pivots over a record to cut it. As the cutting unit hangs over the register, a portion of the log extends past cutting unit 50. If the log is not the desired length, the conveying member can be run in reverse to change the size.

The operating system controls the movement of cutting unit 50. The clamp 40 is preferably arc-shaped and made of durable material. The cutting unit is attached to the working end 27 of the support structure 20 and selectively pivots over a second end 39 of the conveyor unit 30.

Skid Loader Wood Processor photo 3

The cutting unit 50 may comprise several configurations, including a chain saw. Blade 52 of the team rotates similarly to a chainsaw blade. Controls in loader 16 preferably control the speed of blade 52. The operating system also includes a motor selectively operating the cutting unit 50.

The present invention has several advantages. First, it is mobile and can stack wood. The second feature is that it can be loaded into trailers and trucks. Second, it is easy to operate. The machine weighs about 2050 pounds and is 52 inches wide and 43 inches high. It can process logs up to 16 inches in diameter. It has been designed to mount on a skid steer but can also be modified to fit wheel loaders and small excavators.

Operation of the clamp 40

The clamp 40 on a wood processor skid loader can be operated by holding down a single control and engaging the motor 34. When the motor is activated, conveying member 32 moves log 13 to the working end. When log 13 reaches the desired length, the conveying member stops. In some cases, the operator can run the conveying member in reverse to adjust the log size.

The wood processor skid loader attachment comprises a pivotally mounted support structure, a conveying member, a cutting unit, a ram, and a wedge. The cutting unit is adjacent to the conveying member. The wedge is positioned adjacent to the working end and extends into the conveying member to move the log.

The conveying member 32 is powered by an electrical motor in the cab of loader 16. The engine provides power for the conveying member 32. The power can be switched on/off electronically. The conveying member is preferably composed of a toothed chain or a belt that travels along the longitudinal axis of the trough.

Skid Loader Wood Processor photo 2

The clamp 40 on a skid loader log processor allows the operator to split logs quickly and maximize productivity. It can be used to split logs or to cut them. The length and diameter of the records are essential considerations for optimizing system performance.

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