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Palax KS43 Firewood Processor not fast enough

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1 hour ago, Khriss said:

Possibly a new / better motor needed there , not expensive as that cut speed costing you money anyway, plus a flow check. K

Well it makes no difference with the tractor pto or on 3 phase! Yes, will do some flow checks

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21 hours ago, SbTVF said:

Is the generator definitely running it at the correct speed?

Yes, is a 44kva running at about a third capacity. Thanks all the same

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14 hours ago, woodwizzard said:


Doesn't look to be the fastest cutting saw, seems pretty slow on this birch.

Haha, if you think this is slow mine is about twice as slow as that!!! 

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14 hours ago, Stubby said:

About 6 seconds ? seems ok to me .

The palax I have is probably twice as slow as that!! It is cutting hard wattle, been down for about 6 months. 

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Thanks for your help everyone who chipped in! Will run through various things and update this thread. 

It could also be a possibility that it has something to do with the small hydraulic ram which pushes the bar down, as there is some small play in this. 


In case you're wondering I'm from New Zealand, the dealer here has ceased to be, and this is the best help I've found! 



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Silly question, but was it faster before you changed the filters ?.


If you’ve accidentally fitted a smaller micron filter it would slow the flow and increase back pressure on the pump, before going to the expense of pumps etc, it would be worth sourcing a different filter.


I think the usual is 30 micron, but I was given a 5 or 10 micron once and the pump literally turned it into a steel balloon with oil everywhere!.

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