The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Multitek sfp-18 processor  (Read 1917 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Buck

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1169
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Asheboro, NC.
  • Gender: Male
  • Another "traveling man"
    • Share Post
Multitek sfp-18 processor
« on: November 12, 2010, 11:16:48 PM »
Anybody ever repowered the 25hp kohler with single phase electric?  Curious to know about your experience.
Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.

Live....like someone left the gate open

Offline Buck

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1169
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Asheboro, NC.
  • Gender: Male
  • Another "traveling man"
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 07:00:39 PM »
Wow, no ideas? Come on guys.....
Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.

Live....like someone left the gate open

Offline beenthere

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 27074
  • Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 09:05:47 PM »
Maybe no one has the experience you asked about....a multitek (firewood) processor with single phase electric.
Sounds like a pretty big order to imagine it.

Maybe 3 phase power.

Have you searched for single phase electric motors that replace 25hp gas or diesel engines?
south central Wisconsin
 It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

Offline Buck

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1169
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Asheboro, NC.
  • Gender: Male
  • Another "traveling man"
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 09:39:37 PM »
Yeah probably just wishful thinking.  With my limited experience on the topic, I dont even know if it is possible. 
Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.

Live....like someone left the gate open

Offline LOGDOG

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3300
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 09:48:24 PM »
Buck,

    You could probably use a phase converter to convert the single phase to 3 phase and then you'd have larger motor options available to you. The phase converters aren't that expensive at all these days. In fact Logosol had a killer sale on them just a little while back. I think one of our members up in AR has a 20 h.p. Baldor 3 phase electric motor for sale on the Forum too.  

Offline beenthere

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 27074
  • Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 09:49:43 PM »
I see Baldor has a 16 HP single phase electric motor.

http://www.electricmotorwholesale.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.catalog&categoryID=103&searchfor=&startRow=31

That might replace the 25 hp gas.
south central Wisconsin
 It may be that my sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others

Offline Buck

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1169
  • Age: 55
  • Location: Asheboro, NC.
  • Gender: Male
  • Another "traveling man"
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 10:11:03 PM »
Thanks guys, I definitely have some studying to do.
Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.

Live....like someone left the gate open

Offline WH_Conley

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4124
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Camp Dix, Ky.
  • Gender: Male
  • I need to tide my profile!
    • Share Post
    • Stone Hill Hardwoods
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 11:49:37 PM »
At 62 amps that will take some serious wiring.
Bill

Offline customdave

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 450
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Pigeon Lake, Alberta
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Multitek sfp-18 processor
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 12:04:07 AM »
They say you need as rule of thumb you need 1.5 hp gas to replace 1 hp electric , so doing the math.... 16.6 hp electric to 25 hp gas , i6 hp is close!,@ 220 volt single phase a pretty fair suck on the amp meter....


                                     Dave
Love the smell of sawdust


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Multitek firewood processor

Started by sherpa on Drying and Processing

2 Replies
2319 Views
Last post August 29, 2011, 08:57:08 PM
by woodmills1
xx
multitek 1610EZ

Started by woodmills1 on For Sale

4 Replies
4432 Views
Last post March 15, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
by woodmills1
xx
12 way wedge for a Multitek

Started by Erichmatt on Firewood and Wood Heating

1 Replies
529 Views
Last post July 10, 2020, 03:08:16 PM
by hedgerow
xx
my multitek setup

Started by Tom L on Firewood and Wood Heating

24 Replies
3684 Views
Last post January 11, 2016, 07:36:42 PM
by DDW_OR
 


Powered by EzPortal