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If you can lift the timber, the screw will stay in if you put it in enough,
Mine is on a 3 ton machine but it’s probably more suited to a 3cx of 5 tonner. I need to watch on breaking up trunks.
The end won’t come off if you reverse the screw. It’s on to stay on unless you want it off.
There is a lot of gearing in them, just taking a screw off a pto splitter and adding an adapter plate won’t give you the same results on a hydraulic oil fed system.
It’s really quick, I wouldn’t say it’s for making small logs, I use it to break them down to a size I am happy to put the hand axe through once when they are dry, I don’t sell logs.

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9 hours ago, Stephen Blair said:

If you can lift the timber, the screw will stay in if you put it in enough,
Mine is on a 3 ton machine but it’s probably more suited to a 3cx of 5 tonner. I need to watch on breaking up trunks.
The end won’t come off if you reverse the screw. It’s on to stay on unless you want it off.
There is a lot of gearing in them, just taking a screw off a pto splitter and adding an adapter plate won’t give you the same results on a hydraulic oil fed system.
It’s really quick, I wouldn’t say it’s for making small logs, I use it to break them down to a size I am happy to put the hand axe through once when they are dry, I don’t sell logs.

I am not worried about size, my focus is moisture really. I plan to stick it on a 3.5 or probably 7.5 t machine, larger will have more reach and higher oil flow so in theory quicker?

 

if this is going to work I will want to buy a purpose made and proven unit as it will have to perform.

11 hours ago, matelot said:

Tree shears for cordwood and concrete pecker for trunks?

 

concrete peckers are a "normal" hire for an excavator. You could maybe hire an excavator with pecker to see how you get on.

I have acces to a pecker, not sure what bit will work best, time for a play I think!

 

i thought the shears would cut across the grain whilst the pincers will fit along it? Imagine the shears will be above to nibble at rings but not sure how they will bet on with say a 2dt trunk in 4 ft lengths?

11 hours ago, arboriculturist said:

Crosscut using grip tallon or rotator on excavator - onto pallets - take loaded pallets to fast cycle time splitter with huge table - slid from pallet to table - split into crates. 

 

Monsters lift onto table with grab.

 

We have tried pretty much everything else and this is the best it gets.

This sounds interesting but I don't really follow what you do!? Have you any pics or links, sounds like several processes to get what you want, which I assume is firewood to sell on? If so that's a different aim to me as few will be able to burn the size of what i have planned, I don't need the frills

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