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Processor build
« on: January 17, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »
Gathering parts to build a processor. Belt driven saw. Looking for opinions on rolling blocks into splitter trough or falling straight in 

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Re: Processor build
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 02:33:02 PM »
I don't think your going to find a clear cut answer. A lot is going to depend on what you have for parts. The big thing you want to do is make sure you build the splitting tunnel to self center the wood no matter the dia of the wood and make sure you have easy access to that tunnel if the round needs repositioning. You need to watch a lot of processor videos to see what you think will work for your set up the best. If I was doing it over again I wouldn't have used a splitter I already had and I would have went with a flipper that rolls the round into the splitter. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 01:46:37 PM »
Gathering parts to build a processor. Belt driven saw. Looking for opinions on rolling blocks into splitter trough or falling straight in
Both methods may have drawbacks.  Also you need to know the typical wood you will cut.  
Rolling Method:  If you have limbs and lots of knots you will not roll easily and hands-on manipulation will be required for every cut.  If this is in the plan anyhow then no big deal.  It definitely helps for things like placement of hydraulics and location of major components (engine, hydraulic tank, and so on), by increasing the frame size in the horizontal plane.  
Drop Method:  If using a belt driven (circular?) saw - dropping method can also be problematic for many reasons.  With only air below the wood when cut it may "flip" somewhat and drop with a spin to it.  Also if you want to have a hard stop for measuring lengths this can also cause binding and bad drops.  These problems also leads to hands on manipulation of cuts.  
If you notice in the all the processor Utube videos even the most expensive giant processors have quick access to the machines spitting chamber.  I suspect there is no 100% fix to this question.
With my own machine I have found the 10" diameter size wood falls  the best.  Bigger and smaller both cause some issues.  This may be because I am using a smaller diameter circular saw blade.       
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Re: Processor build
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 03:05:41 PM »
My wedge failed on the splitter I plan on incorporating and Iím looking to redesign using a single thick piece instead of a V. What width and thickness are most using?

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Re: Processor build
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 05:17:39 PM »
Putting together a wedge like this for my splitter that will be part of my processor. 

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 06:01:18 PM »
Got beam prepared.  

 

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Re: Processor build
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 09:28:48 PM »
Put new set up together today. Still need to finish welding to splitter and sharpen. 

 

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Re: Processor build
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 07:10:43 PM »
It worked. I guess I need to straighten the back plate as knife does not quite line up. 🤭

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 09:29:11 PM »
 

 

 Straightened back up plate. It was only off by 1/8” but was driving me nuts. Also added wings to make it a 4 way.  Thanks to beenthere you don’t have to turn your monitor sideways. 

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
 

 

 Added manual knife lift and trimmed end of beam. Split wood was not dropping enough. 


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