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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #140 on: July 04, 2021, 12:25:25 PM »
We've had a bit more than 3.5in of much needed rain between Thursday at 5pm, and when I dumped the rain gauge at 7am today (Sun). I'm not complaining, we really need the rain, but I need to move wood too!  It wasn't raining when I started at 7:30 this am, just overcast.  First log through the processor started good, the the splitter started auto cycling on it's own... Got the tools out and made on small adjustment on a small stopper/bolt. The machine is ALL mechanical, so from time to time you may need to add a tad of weld,or tweak a bolt.  Of course while I eas twisting the wrenches, it started to rain. Out comes the ultra high tech severe weather gear, ie, the 8x10 pop up from Princess Auto. It keeps most of the water off of me when processing, most. My buddy showed up once the machine was back up and running. The rain slowed as we got first cord done. I got the first trailer moved and the empty trailer backed under the processor. That when it really started raining!  We got that cord done, it was a bit of a challenge, then we called it a day!  I was soaked and headed in for a hot shower.  I'll finish cleaning the processor area, fuel equipment, dump sawdust, and deliver wood later, I think it's time for a rest, and wait til that Sun thing that's now peeking out to do a bit of drying!
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #141 on: August 29, 2021, 06:48:29 PM »
update - We've been plugging away mostly getting 3 cords done a weekend some weeks better, some not.  After today we're up to 77 cord done and delivered so far.  I know I've got another 10ish cord worth of orders to complete then we'll work on topping off all our own wood cribs (me and my buddys/helpers/friends, try and stay 2 years ahead on wood)

My portable PTO unit has been acting a bit hoo-key lately, the belt seems to slip way more than it used to.  I am gonna try and investigate that at some point this week, after I reload the log deck
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #142 on: August 29, 2021, 11:40:07 PM »
look close at the vee of your pulleys, the cheek area of the sheaves will wear out and go from being an A belt to a B belt basically.  they'll slip in time. 
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #143 on: August 31, 2021, 05:54:02 AM »
Mike, I was thinking it'd be something like that. Pretty sure they are TSC pulley made out of some Chineseum metal.  I had a load to deliver yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to look into it yet. It also has a few tension springs that are probably due for replacing.
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #144 on: September 04, 2021, 07:27:18 PM »
new, bigger idler/tensioner pulley and a stronger tensioner spring installed this evening.  I ran it for a few with the belt cover off, seems to track fine, we'll give it a hot suppah test tomorrow!
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #145 on: September 06, 2021, 10:45:06 AM »
So...I'm not too bright.  I got my little PTO unit all tuned up, new belt, bigger idler pulley, bigger tension spring, all in an effort to make sure that when the processor is splitting nd hits a hard chunk/spot/knot that the TO unit doesn't slip it's belt and not put the power to the hydo pump, where I need it.  The first tree through was a small, maybe 8in dia red oak, pretty straight not many limbs... yeah, it started to slip on the second block through. I tried profanity, but that didn't fix it! I had my brother run the machine a bit while I inspect ed things. Yeah, turns out that it wasn't my newly repaired portable PTO unit slipping, it was the hydro drive belts on the machine!  Power from thr PTO drives a gearbox with 1 pulley off the front and a triple pulley on the rear. The front pulley is a constant to the elevator, the triple runs the hydro pump, somewhere in there is a belt to the chainsaw too??? Anyway, I shut everything down and re-tensioned the triple belts, low and behold, no more slipping! At least most of the maintenance on the PTO Unit is done!

Couple pics, this is some of the stuff we're feeding the processor right now, a good mix of oak and maple with a bit of black birch, beech, and ash. I got 2 tri axle loads of this stuff, and 95% of it can go through my little machine!



 

I had this other landing all cleaned up on Sat afternoon.  Then Sunday a friend called and had to take a few more trees down for a driveway on a new house lot. Guess I won't complain about free logs! A few are outdoor boiler bound, the rest are firewood. The giant oak butts were payment to my buddy for trucking



 
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #146 on: September 06, 2021, 12:11:27 PM »
Swearing didnt fix it because you didnt throw enough tools.  Try harder next time. 

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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #147 on: September 06, 2021, 12:45:50 PM »
Mike, I knew I forgot something!
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #148 on: September 06, 2021, 04:12:38 PM »
hey it happens.  keep an eye on the mail, i sent out billing invoices on thursday.  smiley_contract_point
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #149 on: September 06, 2021, 07:24:48 PM »
I will send you an envelope full of Biden Bucks :(
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Re: Firewood on a Hakki Pilkie 1x37
« Reply #150 on: September 06, 2021, 09:49:01 PM »
I was hoping for barge bucks but ill take what i can get!
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