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Title: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: just_sawing on October 13, 2013, 07:25:09 AM
I need a post peeler to add to my operation. I would like a three point hitch hookup.
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: jmouton on October 13, 2013, 09:06:35 PM
just wondering what a post peeler is  and how it would be  3-point hitch  hookup



                                                                                                                           jim
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: just_sawing on October 14, 2013, 06:13:16 AM
This is what I am wanting but I want it to run on my tractors three point hitch and PTO. Morbach seems to be the one here in America but I lie the look of the European ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXgwJgInMwM
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: grweldon on October 14, 2013, 08:06:06 AM
That is a pretty interesting piece of equipment!  I'm not sure why someone would want to split a post down the middle, but it's pretty cool to know you can!  That would be perfect for my smaller SYP trees that I just burn.  Too bad they would rot unless treated.  The cost of treating would kill the deal for me.

Do you happen to know how big of a post that beast would prepare?
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: hardtailjohn on October 14, 2013, 03:55:24 PM
Split rails last forever! I've got split rail fences here with rails that are over 40 years old.  I'd imagine that's what they were trying to show...not posts. Looked to me like he just grabbed post stock and split it too... maybe they hired a "model" for the video, not an "end user"? ;) 
I'd love to have that machine too but treating would  be a real pain I'm sure.  Come to think of it, I'm not looking for any more to do...I'll just go buy posts already treated and peeled and pointed and let someone else do that part for me! haha
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: jmouton on October 14, 2013, 08:06:17 PM
 thats a pretty kool  machine    , i'd  love to have one of those too  ,  i bet there a pretty penny though,
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: Cedarman on October 27, 2013, 06:51:11 PM
Lets try that on a cedar with knot bumps, taper, and a little sweep.
It shows what it will do on a perfect log, but what will it do if knots are not trimmed properly.
For pine, it looks like the perfect machine.
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: just_sawing on October 28, 2013, 06:26:44 PM
That is the million Dollar question that Morbach has not answered
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: roadhunter on June 03, 2015, 02:52:53 PM
I am actually in the process of purchasing a PTO post peeler and ran across this thread.  As has been mentioned earlier morbark is really the only manufacturer in the USA who offers this product. 

My issue with the morbark is the cost and the complexity of the machine.  So many moving parts.  Looking at around 40k for one which is by far the most expensive.

Here are the others I'm looking at.


The Cundey
Cundey PTO Post Peeler | Cundey Systems Ltd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArKG1mZOFZ4

Posch
Sch舁Profi 500 - POSCH Leibnitz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXgwJgInMwM

Rabaud
http://www.rabaud.com/en/products/po...bopel-250.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TnsOViPKP4

Neuhauser debarker
A T Osborne Limited - Neuhauser Peeler/Pointer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esbB-_pdfvA

I am really leaning towards the rabaud.  It seems to be built well and has an automatic feature on the feed mechanism so you don't have to use the foot pedal to load/unload.  That is very appealing to me.

Anybody have any thoughts on these machines?
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: grweldon on June 03, 2015, 03:19:18 PM
I have not looked at the Morbark, but since you aren't considering it, I guess it doesn't matter.  From the videos you posted it seems like the most efficient machine is the one you are leaning towards.  The others look like toys compared to the Rabaud. I have no idea what one of those goes for.  The one with the circular saw just looks plain dangerous when using that part of the machine.  Just my opinion and you know what they say about those...
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: roadhunter on June 03, 2015, 06:13:02 PM
I considered the morbark but it's just too expensive for my application.

The Rabaud is about 14k euros for the base unit and about $2,500 for the rollers and automatic eye for the feed rollers.

The Cundley is apparently about 10k euros but I have not been able to get a actual quote that included freight.  Still waiting on the others to get back to me.  I get the impression that these companies don't like Americans as they seem to take several days to respond if they do at all.  None have a unit in the united states.  Not sure if there is no demand or if they just dont like dealing with US customers.   
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: roadhunter on June 03, 2015, 09:25:19 PM
I have not looked at the Morbark, but since you aren't considering it, I guess it doesn't matter.  From the videos you posted it seems like the most efficient machine is the one you are leaning towards.  The others look like toys compared to the Rabaud. I have no idea what one of those goes for.  The one with the circular saw just looks plain dangerous when using that part of the machine.  Just my opinion and you know what they say about those...

I considered the Morbark.  Actually the first company I called. 
The Morbark
http://www.morbark.com/wp-content/up...ost-peeler.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLnFC9s2dTU


PS8 = 38,400
PTO drive = $4,600

Bark Blower/waste removal auger = $4,500
Hitch and wheels = $1,525
Total before tax or delivery $51,400

I just could not justify the extra cost over the others.  $4,600 just to power it with a PTO sounded out of whack IMO as well.    I know it is a popular machine but I like the simplicity of the GErman style peeler that the other machines offer at a much lower price point.  I think the Morbark is really designed for high production and to be fair is likely in a different class of machine so comparing price is not entirely fair. 
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: Cedarman on June 14, 2015, 12:29:05 PM
These machines work great with posts that are trimmed very well, very little to no taper and are circular and with very little sweep.   I could see lots of machine marking on most of the poles.  If you are working with 5" and smaller posts they should work well.  We make octagons out of our cedar logs and it makes a big difference when running them.  We do get pulls next too knots depending on the amount of moisture in the log.  Green logs run best, but are a good bit heavier.
We can go up to about 7 1/2", but takes 2 people each end to deal with the post.
Have never run pine on ours.
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: wisconsitom on September 15, 2021, 12:37:49 PM
Resurrecting this old thread to fish around and see if anyone has actually gotten a 3-pt. unit and successfully used it.  I have many small-dimension thinnings from my larch stands which would make suitable fence posts.  I do not relish the thought of hand-peeling those.  If I thought at all that a Posch unit or equivalent could do what I need to get done.....I might go as far as beginning to talk to my financial director (wife) about same.

I've read right here that white-cedar bark can really string up and gum up these machines.  Oddly, although I've got tons of that species on my property, I do not intend to log any of it.  Just larch would be going thru this thing.

Any thoughts?  I've got 2 draw shaves heh heh....but not 2000 hours to hand-peel.
Title: Re: Wanted a Three Point Hitch Post Peeler
Post by: wisconsitom on November 02, 2021, 10:29:07 AM
Bump!