With original designed flywheel wood
splitters, kinetic energy is stored in the revolving flywheels
weight and RPM, offering a tremendous power advantage.
Several blows may be made to drive through any type of hard wood
grain in order to split the log. With dense hardwood the
flywheel may stall on overload impact but can recover in a split
Splitters work differently. Kinetic
energy is stored in revolving wood splitters flywheels. These
flywheels are firmly secured to a one-piece pinion gear. To
transmit power from the pinion gear to a log, a rack gear is
engaged by a cam-lock method. The rack gear, now fully engaged
and locked in the pinion gear, moves out with a 12 to 24 ton
Because of the flywheel weight and RPM, being mounted on
ball bearings and secured to the frame, the pinion gear has a
tremendous power advantage. At the end of the full 24" stroke,
the rack being spring loaded upward and backward disengages the
cam lock and immediately returns to start position.
Splitter Power Principals
wood splitter designs offer many patented forms for
driving a ram into a piece of wood to split it onto
With a flywheel operation this log splitter action
can be instantly triggered to engage or disengage
the momentum of a motor driven flywheel.
This in turn triggers the drive train operation
including a clutch that transfers the flywheel energy
when called upon to propel the ram into a piece of wood
to split it in a quick stroke compared to conventional
hydraulic operated ram splitters.
Safety features allow the resistance to effectively
disengage the motor if the flywheel load becomes intense
enough to cause a motor overload.
This rack and pinion driven ram system offers a much
faster cycle time than what is encountered with
conventional log splitters.
Flywheel Wood Splitter
The SUPER SPLIT® log
splitter is a semi-automatic machine designed with safety in
mind. Because of this safety feature, every cycle must
be manually activated. However, after activation it will
complete a full cycle and return to the starting position. The
rack, however, can be disengaged at any time by tapping down on
the operating handle.
With super dense woods,
the flywheel may stall on overload. Flywheel recovery time is
about 1/2 second and several blows may be made to drive through
any type of hard wood. If you have ever swung a heavy maul to
land a big blow on a log, you can easily see why the SUPER
SPLIT® wood splitter principle offers a more efficient system
for splitting wood.
Modern flywheel log splitters produce more firewood in