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Re: My New Processor
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2021, 08:28:03 PM »
I will reckon it consumed a modest 401k, without replenishing it!
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2021, 09:43:46 PM »
Thats a serious setup.  Cant imagine the cost today.  Pretty cool!
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2021, 08:28:35 AM »
Yesterday we got everything to it's new home except the motors, pumps, and oil tank.  That's for today.  The owner will be home around noon.  He figures the machine was built in the 80s.  A guy in Roscommon built it.  I'm going to ask today if he knows whether it's a one of a kind or if more were made.  It doesn't look as impressive in pieces but much safer.  One spectator asked yesterday as I was torching if I could remember how to put it back together ;) :D :D ;D  I told her it would never be together in that form again :)  Zach has a piece of the frame picked out to make a bumper for his Dakota ;D 8) :)  Unloading was much less complicated with the 544H than the loading process  ;D 8) ;D 8)



 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2021, 07:05:09 AM »
Do you load your processor deck with a knuckleboom?  I load mine with a bobcat and as much as Iíd love to have a long deck for when Iím runnin by myself I donít think itíd help much cause I can only reach so far with the skid loader. Mine is 10í I think on the 22/22 and i can just reach to put a log in the trough. Iím sure a guy could push the logs if the deck would be longer but that can be hard on stuff and get the logs wopper jawed. If I have to get in the processor cab to advance the log deck Soni can fill it up I might as well stay in the cab and process the deck. How do you all with long live decks do it? Iím all ears cause I donít process very often by myself but thatís mostly because of the short on and off live deck issue 
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« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2021, 08:29:57 AM »
It's all home 😎😎. Quite a project it was.  Have to get plugs and caps to seal things back up.  Pumped 45 gallons of oil from the tank to get it below the pump intakes.  Still close to 40 gallons according to my calculations.  Good oil too.  It'll run in my Block Buster.  The tank is almost 240 gallons.  Going to get a couple quick couplers for the tractor and hook the decks up to the live lines on the tractor.  After oiling the chains and greasing the bearings.

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2021, 08:31:39 AM »
I've got a wireless remote controlled valve in mind to operate the deck from the Bobcat.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2021, 09:52:28 AM »
I've got a wireless remote controlled valve in mind to operate the deck from the Bobcat.
a $15 amazon winch remote will give you a 100+ ft range on 2 different triggered positive wires to fire in/out on a pad mounted 12v DC solenoid valve.  id find a parker or comparable on ebay personally.   if the solenoid coil needs more juice than the remote box can supply then you can use the remote to toggle a DC reversing contactor.  also very cheap.  once you find your valve the remote part can be done right for about $60.  
i just tore new and old contactors apart and am testing the first of the 2 cheapest chicom remotes i could get for my winch.  extremely pleased so far.  saving 3x as much time by using a remote control makes up for the 1/3 line speed of a real hydraulic or pto winch, but having to walk back a few times if the tong falls off or something needs redirected.  
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2021, 10:01:55 AM »
Do you load your processor deck with a knuckleboom?  I load mine with a bobcat and as much as Iíd love to have a long deck for when Iím runnin by myself I donít think itíd help much cause I can only reach so far with the skid loader. Mine is 10í I think on the 22/22 and i can just reach to put a log in the trough. Iím sure a guy could push the logs if the deck would be longer but that can be hard on stuff and get the logs wopper jawed. If I have to get in the processor cab to advance the log deck Soni can fill it up I might as well stay in the cab and process the deck. How do you all with long live decks do it? Iím all ears cause I donít process very often by myself but thatís mostly because of the short on and off live deck issue
i have contemplated this since i have a forklift with 8ft forks than can really swamp a deck but also like using the bobcat more when its running.  whenever a live deck materializes for me it will be built in a way that the bobcat can drive right up the center all the way to the trough and bracing will be diagonals to the exterior rather than joist bars running across. 
  i guess my biggest concern is not having enough power to move the chains when fully loaded.  i think a truck transmission may find its way in there. 
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2021, 08:58:00 PM »
Thatís an idea mike. Iíve tossed that around also as far as settin a deck up
That way so I can run bobcat down the middle. Just never figured out how to make it work so itís cost efffevtive and easily mobile. I prefer to process with a helper anyways. Doin 4 cord per hour keeps the loader busy especially if I get a log catty wompas in the trough 👎🏿

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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2021, 08:31:11 PM »
Oiled the chains, greased the bearings, added couplers to the hoses, plugged them into the tractor and it works 8) 8).  Tight, quiet, reversible, I let it run a while both ways to work the oil into the chains.  The motor was off the other deck and needs hoses.  It is loose and clean oil came out of it.  I have to clean up the shafts to reinstall it and get a couple hoses.  That's for another day.  Thinking about power, controls, and plumbing for them now.  I've got firewood to process ;) ;D :)



 

 

 

 
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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2021, 07:06:31 PM »
Same drill with the little deck.  Same results 8) 8) 8)  Supposed to be warmer tomorrow and I need to get going on firewood orders.  This project will have to wait for a bit.  I'll deal with climbing on and off the Bobcat for a while longer ;) :) :)  The end of that is in sight thumbs-up surfer-smiley



 

 

 

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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2021, 07:19:05 PM »
  I've been thinking about the fate of the rest of my "New Processor".  I'm for sure keeping the 50hp motor, its pumps, the reservoir and the iron.  I would consider parting with the 150hp motor, its pump, the saw hydraulic motor and other parts to include pillow blocks, shafts and sheaves.  There's much of what's needed to build a slasher style firewood processor.  I'd recommend modern saws ;) :)  I'm still contemplating this.  I could add it all to my hoard which I've actually pared down  8) and would rather not grow ;D :) or part with it to someone who wants to make something out of it.  It'll be added to the collection before it's scrapped.  I've read and understand and agree to the terms of selling items on The Forum and will list stuff in The For Sale Section when the time comes.
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2021, 07:39:25 PM »
Corley5,

I can test them decks out for ya and get the kinks worked out of them while you saw out your other orders ;D. Best if I test them out on my processor... at my house.  Always willing to help :D

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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2021, 05:33:00 PM »
I woulda had it running but the two adapters I needed didn't get in the bag at the hydraulic shop.  That's all that needs to be done.  Other than cutting the backstop down some.  It doesn't need to stick up that high.  Figured I'd better use it since I've got it.  I wasn't going to use it until I moved the machines into the building in the back but that's going to be a while.  Have to run electrical etc. out there.  So I leveled things up, put in a pad and stuffed it in the shed.  Maiden voyage after I get adapters in the AM.



 

 

 

 

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« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2021, 09:27:47 PM »
Heck yeah
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2021, 09:15:09 AM »
Id bet it takes a mess of horsetorques to pull those chains with that deck fully loaded. 


Do the rollers stick out beyond the chain sideplates or are the sideplates dragging into the troughs?  
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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2021, 09:32:42 AM »
I'm going to find out ;D  The chains drag in the trough.  On my way to the parts house and to pick up a 1,000 red pine plugs because I need something else to do  ::) ;) :D  I'll get it going when I get back :)  Fingers crossed that I've got enough hydraulic power in the processor to pull it.  28 gpm and 24 hp.  It never lacked pulling a third that length ;) :)
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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2021, 04:06:07 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2021, 11:07:12 PM »
  It works  8) 8) 8)  It'll pull a full load :)  I loaded it and got off the Bobcat once to advance it.  I think I may be able to load it full without getting off the skid loader once I get a routine down.  Pretty nice to run a 5 face cord load without loading the machine 7 or 8 times ;D :) :)  It's gonna work  ;D ;D



 

 

 
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« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2021, 11:02:24 AM »
Awesome! Count me jealous!! I'll be cursing you every face cord today when I get in and out of my skid steer😡😂
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