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Re: Wood Processor on the Slide
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2018, 12:55:23 PM »
I was finally able to get the 20 hp twin Honda mounted on the machine.  What a world of difference!  Easily twice as fast now.  It eliminates the chugging of the saw and speeds the splitter cycle significantly as well. 

 

 

I know that the hydraulic oil will run hot now - here comes a cooler. 

I've got some minor fit reworks to perform where the exhaust interferes with the saw belt when the control arm is raised up.

I will get some videos posted soon after that rework is complete.

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Re: Wood Processor on the Slide
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2018, 03:38:38 PM »
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That motor has to make a huge difference on the saw staying up to speed. It will speed up your production. You will find it likes the gas. I run a 40Hp kohler on a firewood processor and it likes gas and added 20Hp Briggs to help the Kohler.  My hyd chain saw takes a lot of power.

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Re: Wood Processor on the Slide
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2018, 10:31:24 PM »
             That's an interesting machine and somebody put a lot of study and work into it. I have learned the hard way that to really cot wood you need iron, big thick saws, horsepower, gpm and pressure. Big iron cutting small wood is the thing for production.

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« Reply #63 on: February 15, 2018, 06:17:21 PM »
Jmur1
That motor has to make a huge difference on the saw staying up to speed. It will speed up your production. You will find it likes the gas. I run a 40Hp kohler on a firewood processor and it likes gas and added 20Hp Briggs to help the Kohler.  My hyd chain saw takes a lot of power.

I have seen the gas ramp up quite abit from the 15 hp.  Its a tough call.  For many of the logs I cut 15 hp was all that was needed; but then when the larger logs came along the 15 hp was VERY slow to cut them. 
The 20 hp Honda is much smoother as well.  I think I'll stick with the extra power and capacity.
 


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Re: Wood Processor on the Slide
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2018, 06:22:24 PM »
             That's an interesting machine and somebody put a lot of study and work into it. I have learned the hard way that to really cot wood you need iron, big thick saws, horsepower, gpm and pressure. Big iron cutting small wood is the thing for production.

I definitely agree with that sentiment - When it comes to this type of equipment you can't build it too heavy or powerful if you want it to last!   
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Re: Wood Processor on the Slide
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2018, 04:39:13 AM »
Here are some pics of the exhaust rework.





I made some video but it was not usable.  Ill make some more on the next run.
In the meantime....
I'm going to rework some of the seasons damaged parts.  More power = more damage!
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Re: Wood Processor on the Slide
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2018, 09:41:30 AM »
That 20 looks to be at home on the processor. Looking forward seeing a video of it running. 


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