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.