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.

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