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Selecting The Ideal Log Splitter

Selecting The Ideal Log Splitter
There are many different options in splitters for working with logs of all sizes. When it comes to an industrial or commercial log splitter for use in sawmills and lumber production, finding the ideal equipment is important. One important piece of equipment is the log splitter. There are a variety of different systems on the market to allow for the effective splitting of large logs, but not all systems are the same. When choosing a splitter, taking the time to compare options and to consider if the equipment provides the cutting capacity, power, safety and operational efficiency required is always important. Cutting Capacity Each model of log splitter on the market is designed for specific sizes of logs. This includes both length and diameter, with some having a relatively low capacity for larger logs. There are also systems that are designed to breakdown logs up to 60 inches in diameter and up to 20 feet in length. A smaller number of companies can customize the log splitter to operate with larger logs based on the needs of the customer. Power and Operational Efficiency With any type of cutting, particularly with large logs, power is going to be a critical consideration. Hydraulic controls and a substantial horsepower motor to drive the operation is a necessity. Systems should also be designed to maximize power by being efficient. Dual carriage chain feeds, and automatic bar oilers help to ensure the system keeps working even with the biggest logs and the hardest to cut species. Operator control and safety is always a major factor to consider. The controls should be simple and intuitive to use, and the operator should be protected during use of the splitter. Knowing what is needed before looking for a splitter is always the first step. Comparing models and finding the right match is the most cost-effective choice and also maximizes production. 3 people like this...
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Choosing An Industrial Log Splitter

Choosing An Industrial Log Splitter
There is a very big difference between a log splitter that is designed to handle small logs and one that is designed to work with logs that are up to 60 inches in diameter and 20 feet or more in length. As logs get larger in diameter and longer, they become more challenging to work with and to process safely. By using an industrial log splitter that offers durability, operator safety and highly effective horizontal cutting capacity, even large timber can be effectively and efficiently processed with just a single operator. Choosing a Brand One of the most important aspects in choosing any type of log handling equipment is the brand name. This industry is very demanding, and it is not a place where timber companies and lumber yards want to gamble on unknown manufacturers, even if they are offering vertical saws at a great price. Instead, choosing a brand name in the industry that has a proven track record of standing up to the wear and tear of operation is a far better option. While these systems may not be the cheapest, they are dependable, reliable and have a recognized manufacturer standing behind their brand and their equipment. Power and Features Operator safety should be a primary concern when choosing any log splitter. Look for systems that have the controls, and the operator, away from the cutting blade and protected from any debris that is created during the cutting process. The ideal splitter allows for the saw to move through the log horizontally from an overhead support, ensuring a clean, flat surface cut with every pass through the log. Most companies manufacturing these systems offer full customization of the unit, which is important for those timber companies or lumber yards handling the largest sizes of logs. Be the first to...
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