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Franklin with stroke head?
« on: November 08, 2020, 06:54:12 PM »
Thereís a franklin 3000 with a 4 foot stroke head no to far from me. Says it works $12,000. Are they any good. Is that head going to cut more than I can by hand. 15 cord a day? 

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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 11:00:20 PM »
Itís going to depend on the head what is it rated to handle?

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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 04:56:23 AM »
I donít know. Iím guessing 16Ē but thatís fine. Iím wondering about speed. Itís got to be slow Iíd think. 

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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 06:59:16 AM »
The speed will depend on the operator as well as the model of head.
Do you know what it is? 
I run my stroke head a bit slower as I don't want to beat it apart.  I run normally around 1400 RPM or slightly under. Sure, it will fly if I want it push the RPMs up a bit to but it makes it bang harder the faster you run it.  I also have configurable settings so I can set how long to rest the solenoids before making the next move.  Its in hundredths of seconds. This way I can tune it to run a bit smoother. Also, since mine is measuring the stroke, I shut it off just before it gets to the full stroke extent. It might mean an extra partial stroke over the length of a log, but it makes the abuse on the head a minimal amount. 
There is a big difference to depending on the operator. My Dad will run a bit faster than myself. Just better at at. 
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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2020, 09:44:07 AM »
A stroke on a wheel buncher probably isnít the most efficient way to go about processing, what happens when you need to drop a stem to reset or go past a bad spot?

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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2020, 04:54:19 PM »
Is this the Franklin on marketplace? 3 wheeled machine with stroker head in wisconsin or michigan? 

If it is I saw that one, i think i have the same head or very similar. He didnt know what brand head it was either. 
can't have anything nice...

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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2020, 05:19:17 PM »
Yes itís in Michigan. Iím sure itís meant for single st standing trees. What do you think of the head you have? What size tree will it cut? What size limb? Hardwood? 

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2020, 08:47:57 PM »
Up to 24" tree. Ran balsam, pine and spruce thru it so far, delimbed fine. But limited run time since I bought it needing work. So it's been fix this, then this type of deal. 
Weight wise we will see how big of trees it will swing, I believe/read it was built to thin row pine. So I'm skeptical on bigger wood. But we shall see. After deer season here I'll have a better idea. Last item will be fixed this week.
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Re: Franklin with stroke head?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2020, 04:46:48 AM »
Wow 24Ē. I was hopping it would at least cut a decent size tree. Just use it as a buncher on hardwood. Thanks. 


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