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difflock

Some good firewood production equipment here

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I thought that considering the amount of metal, hydraulics and automation that the result was disappointingly slow.  I could certainly process faster with my "manual" Palax Combi with timber up to 12 inches and keep a bit warmer!  A lot of the end product seemed to be far too big to sell to the normal firewood market.

I thought that it was ridiculous to have two men employed moving logs by hand rather dangerously into the splitter with so much automation all around in the first machine.  They did not seem to be actuating the splitter themselves which seemed very dangerous

The second machine's operator looked as though he might be fairly cold after an hour or two and the third machine was painfully slow

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The third machine was the blue one producing 1.0m long beech billets, being strapped into(I am reasonably certain) very tight 1.0m3 billet bundles.

 I thought productivity was high, with the rate the billets were coming off the conveyor, and the twin billet set-up to allow for strapping and removal of one , while output continued on the other.

 

But yes the highly automated  factory set up, in the first clip,

with 4 blokes then hand picking the bigger blocks and hand feeding 4 separate splitters, puzzled me, & not a little,

but the sophistication (and £ cost) of the rest of the set-up led me to conclude that it must make financial sense.

marcus

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I'd like to see the Mary agricultural on cutting and splitting some oversized stuff. Looks like it's designed to deal with bigger diameter stuff than they were running through it

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