Wood is a material that can give us so much in regards to building, small fixings and heating. Although wooden material isn’t hard to find, you might find yourself in need of additional machines that help process the wood.
In case you’re looking for help with cutting and splitting wood, you might consider purchasing a firewood processor. They come in various shapes and sizes and are adjusted to cover all the purposes.
What is a firewood processor and how does it operate?
A firewood processor is a machine designed for cutting and shaping firewood with minimum manual labor. Firewood processors are generally made out of 4 parts: a log deck, saw station, splitting chamber and outfeed.
They can be equipped with a hydraulic system that will split the wood with precision which a simple axe cannot guarantee.
Some firewood processors are small enough for individual use and some, which are custom designed, can be programmed to split the wood in exact dimensions that fit your need.
Log deck – part of a firewood processor where logs are placed. They can be placed using a machine like skid steer or a wood grapple extension. Each log is then pulled into a shaft that places the log into position to be sawn into desired length firewood pieces.
Saw station – depending on the size and type of the firewood processor the logs are being sawn either by a chainsaw harvester bar or a very large circular saw blade. After the logs have been cut, the pieces drop into position to be split further more.
Splitting chamber – the wood is forced into a wedge that splits the rounds into 2-16 pieces depending on your wood splitting needs.
Outfeed – consists of a conveyor belt used to pull the split firewood away from the firewood processor into the delivery truck or woodpile for further handling.
What to consider when buying a firewood processor?
Efficiency matters the most in this case.
Before you decide to purchase a firewood processor there are some very important facts to consider like size of your needs, the log size and the productivity of the machine.
Size of your needs – if you need a bigger firewood processor that means that you’ll probably be looking for a machine with additional features. If you’re looking to turn your firewood hobby into a business eventually, you can always opt in for a machine that can be upgraded later on.
Size of the log – most firewood processors cut the wood in 4, 8 or 12 pieces. If you need a machine for smaller handlings you don’t need a large processor.
Productivity and expenses – operating costs are important to take into account when buying a firewood processor. Also, they don’t come free of expenses.
Titan 43/20 firewood processor
The Titan 43/20 (https://uniforest.de/produkte/sagespaltautomat/139/holzspaltautomat_titan_43_20/) is a unique firewood processor made by Uniforest (www.uniforest.de).
It is perfect for domestic use due to its compact and ergonomic shape. This firewood processor cuts logs with a strong and durable harvest chainsaw bar using a splitting force of 20 tons.
Now that you’re aware of all the facts that need to be considered, finding and purchasing the perfect solution for your needs shouldn’t be hard anymore.