If you have a backhoe, you may want to consider using a wood splitter processor instead of a backhoe. Compared to a tractor backhoe, this machine splits logs into four pieces in a single actuation. It also includes an alternative wedge 50 to help you split small logs into four pieces.
SSP-180 is a wood splitter processor
The SSP-180 wood splitter processor is a skid steer-mounted machine that is capable of processing long logs from butt to top. The machine is designed to reduce the wear on skid steers and operator fatigue. The video below shows the SSP-180 in operation, and has been edited to emphasize the learning curve of the new operator. The production machine will run more efficiently than the prototype.
It uses a tractor backhoe
A wood splitter processor is an attachment for a tractor backhoe. These devices are powered by hydraulics and can split logs and limbs. They also require a worker to assist with moving logs to the splitter. Wood splitters can be mounted on larger excavating backhoes.
This piece of equipment is mounted on a tractor backhoe and includes a pair of splitting pincers. The splitter has a dipperstick with a hydraulic curl actuator, which moves the pincers in a curl arc. Splitting pincers typically have a wedge in them with a rounded face facing the log. The operator then pushes the log into the wedge.
Wood splitters can be large or small. They may be powered by an electric motor that drives a hydraulic pump. They may also be powered by a diesel or gasoline engine with a tractor. Some models can be operated remotely. Once the process is complete, logs are split and then loaded into trailers, trucks, or bulk bags.
It uses log splitting pincers
Wood splitters are a powerful and maneuverable alternative to a tractor backhoe. These devices reach into a pile of unsplit logs and split them, allowing them to be moved from one pile to another. They can also be used to haul split logs to a truck or wagon. The pusher and splitting pincers can work independently or in tandem to split logs and move them.
Wood splitter processors can be mounted on a tractor backhoe or a larger excavating backhoe. A suitable backhoe 10 includes a boom 11 that pivots up and down. It also has a hydraulic curl cylinder 14 mounted on the dipperstick 12, which operates the bucket linkage 15 and 16. The hydraulic curl cylinder 14 moves the bucket, allowing it to curl the log around a bucket pivot 17.
The wood splitter processor has a pair of wedges that can be adjusted to split logs. One is a blunt wedge that requires a greater amount of power to split logs, while the other is a wide wedge that acts faster.
If you’re looking for a log splitter or a firewood processor, you should choose one that meets your needs. Log splitters are ideal for home use, while firewood processors are better for commercial use. Firewood processors are a more expensive option, but they can be used to process a large volume of firewood.
It uses an alternative wedge 50 for splitting small logs into four pieces in one actuation
Wood splitters are very versatile and can be used to split logs into several pieces. Using an alternative wedge can allow a wood splitter to split logs into four pieces with a single actuation. This makes it easy to cut more logs in less time. However, the splitting wedge can become worn out over time. If this occurs, the wedge must be replaced.
The wedge head 52 of the wood splitter is moved by a hydraulic motor 80, which is located in the bushing housing 62. The wedge head is shown in FIGS. 3 and 5. The wedge head 52 is secured by a locking mechanism 86, which extends outward or forward to attach to a blade of the wedge.
An alternative wedge 50 can be used to split small logs into four pieces in one atomization. The wedge head can be adjusted so that it reaches the axial center of the log. This is an effective method for splitting small logs.
Wood splitters are a versatile tool for dividing wood. Depending on the diameter of the log, the splitting wedges can be of different sizes. Some machines are equipped with a large number of wedges that will accommodate varying diameters of logs. Moreover, a wood splitter processor may be equipped with multiple wedges, each of which is removable. This will give the user greater flexibility in using the wood splitting machine.
It uses a chain
A wood splitter processor consists of a log cutter and a log splitter. The operator in the cab holds a chain or a lever that shifts the log to a splittable orientation. The log is then pushed against a steel plate with a sharp edge and split in half. The operator can then rotate and reset the split half to yield the log quarters.
The Alpha 6 Log Splitter features a table grate and specialty box wedge to quickly split large diameter logs. It has a low operating height and is compatible with the TWC-12 Firewood Conveyor. The machine’s high torque makes it ideal for professional or semi-professional use.
It uses a cable
In the past, a tractor backhoe was necessary to split logs in a woodlot, but a wood splitter processor uses a cable in place. The cable is strong, durable, and inexpensive. Today, a cable made of synthetic fibre is being used in forestry and other industries. It is best to pre-stretch the cable before use, and to regularly check its tension.
Before starting the process, park the tractor on a skid trail or skid road. Select the PTO, parking brake, stabilizing legs, and neutral. Once parked, you can begin pulling the log out using the cable. Make sure that the angle is not more than 30 degrees. You do not want to force the cable or the log, but you do want to be outside of the danger zone.