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General Forestry => Firewood and Wood Heating => Topic started by: h2ofwlr on January 24, 2016, 08:54:19 AM

Title: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 24, 2016, 08:54:19 AM
Has anyone  seen or built a processor that can cut multiple blocks from small diameter (4 to 7) logs or cut multiple logs with one pass. Pinossa comes to mind but too expensive etc. seems like there has to be a simpler way of breaking down the small logs.  Any thoughts, leads or advise greatly appreciated. Mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: Hilltop366 on January 24, 2016, 09:09:11 AM
I thought this one was interesting.

http://www.bilke.net/en/bilke-s3-en (http://www.bilke.net/en/bilke-s3-en)
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 24, 2016, 09:31:31 AM
Had not seen that one> I am always skeptical  of the  availability of parts and service from overseas companies that are not established in the US It does seem to move along pretty efficiently> I will have to look for a few more videos
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: thecfarm on January 24, 2016, 09:34:48 AM
Interesting is right!!
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on January 24, 2016, 01:55:43 PM
That one is good if you can pick up the log in question, very good option for branches. One of the main requirements for a multi log cut machine is a pusher instead of a trough chain or conveyor. You could make a smaller version of this one.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSXvdKupzgo

When I first saw this one I thought that the pusher was just another way of moving a log and couldn't see any advantage until I saw them drop multiple logs in the trough.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 24, 2016, 03:14:19 PM
r man  I agree that the pinosa  seems like the ticket. I was hoping someone here would have traveled the road already and had built one or knew of a manufacturer in the US that was producing something similar. I am personally not a very good fabricator. mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: woodmills1 on January 24, 2016, 08:10:19 PM
my 1610 ez will cut multiple smalls
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on January 24, 2016, 09:58:00 PM
h2 the main thing about the Pinosa is the large log trough with a pusher instead of a chain. The only other thing you really need is a bypass for the splitter, and most could have an added slide to drop in above the splitter trough to allow the small pieces to go over the splitter head and directly to the conveyor.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 24, 2016, 10:43:53 PM
r.man:  Do you know of anyone or manufacturer that I might discuss  a build with? Mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: woodmills1 on January 25, 2016, 07:46:56 PM
I have the prototype for the small chomper that was gravity fed.  It is a great small wood machine, but would only feed one stick at a time.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 25, 2016, 09:02:09 PM
R.man  was your chomper manufactured in Rainier Oregon? Mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on January 25, 2016, 09:35:22 PM
You mean woodmills.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on January 25, 2016, 09:36:45 PM
h2o, where are you located?
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 26, 2016, 06:54:42 AM
 R.man I am in Washington state.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on January 26, 2016, 06:59:31 AM
 Sorry I  was posting a reply to woodmills about the chomper.  I believe the chomper processors belive built in rainier Oregon which is not too far from me, Mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: woodmills1 on January 30, 2016, 03:26:57 PM
Yes it was built in Rainer
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on January 31, 2016, 09:38:19 PM
H2o I recall other people asking about the fate of the Chomper company maybe you can find out through local contacts and post the results. I don't recall anyone having more than speculation.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on February 18, 2016, 06:08:42 AM
R man  The owner of Rainier hydraulics and chomper  passed away and the company no longer exist. mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on February 18, 2016, 09:19:42 AM
Thanks Mark. I like the look of the shear type processor, seems a shame that no one took over the operation.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: thecfarm on February 18, 2016, 01:02:07 PM
I like the shear too. I saw one in action once. I kinda liked the idea of just winching the logs to the unit.
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: h2ofwlr on February 20, 2016, 08:03:33 AM
a producer has had problems with meeting the quality required for bundled wood with the chomper. It is great for home delivery. less problems etc than the saw type  processors mark
Title: Re: small diameter firewood processing
Post by: r.man on February 20, 2016, 10:37:45 PM
Do you recall what the problems were?