Firewood Processor Plans
for Cutting and Splitting Large Quantities Of Wood For Commercial
The handy mans tool for producing mass amounts of firewood
just happens to be a
It happens to be the essential tool for safely and efficiently
cutting and splitting large volumes of firewood.
Unfortunately these machines are very expensive to buy.
However, most handy man homeowners may be able to construct
their own firewood processor for just pennies on the dollar
compared to firewood processors you find on the retail market
your own firewood processor will no doubt save you some
serious cash, and in turn, allow you to enjoy the benefits
of fully automated firewood processing, including cutting
large logs into firewood length, then splitting them.
Perhaps this can even lead to substantial profits as
well should you find your neighbors and others are interested
in purchasing their firewood from you!
To build a homemade firewood processor it's good to start
with a set of firewood processor plans that can help you
design and fabricate a good quality firewood processor right
in your own workshop or garage.
Tools You May Need To
Build A Firewood Processor
||Welder - arc or mig welder
||Cutting torch - acetylene
||Hand tools - wrenches, spanners, etc.
||Power tools - drills, cut off saw, grinder etc.
Firewood Processor Components
||Hydraulic motors, Hydraulic cylinders
||2-way, 4-way, 6-way, 8-way splitting wedge (hydraulically
||30" harvester bar / .404 chain / 15 tooth sprocket
/ run hydraulically
||22 HP Kohler hooked to a 18 GPM pump to run the
||In-feed, wedge lift, log clamp (not shown), In-feed
||18 HP B&S hooked to a 28/7 GPM 2 stage pump to run
||2 motors allow for simultaneous cutting and splitting
Detailed Components List
You will need to choose the type of equipment that you
want to power your firewood processor. Do you want the firewood
processor to be hydraulic, electric, pto driven, or a mixture
Firewood Processor Splitting
With a firewood processor, there is no doubt you will
be splitting all different sizes of logs. The diameter dictates
how many splits are needed to whittle your log down to the
proper size to fit in a wood stove or fireplace. For this
a multi position splitting wedge like in the diagram above
is the perfect solution.
Firewood Processer Dimensions
Here are some measurements for the framework of a fairly
good size firewood processor that can handle solid 2 foot
diameter logs. Click pictures to enlarge.
16' long log capacity | 24"
diameter log capacity | 24" splitter capacity
Firewood Processor Fabrication
||Steel - box iron, - 2x2 square tubing 1/4" thick
wall for frame
||Steel plate, etc.
Processor Pictures of the CAD Design Plans
More Updated Firewood
Processor Renderings Below
Sprockets on the shafts drive logs down
the in-feed. Pitch can be adjusted on the in-feed table
adjustable legs. Hydraulically actuated stop at the
end of the in-feed table rocks back the other
way to assist with loading the log into the in-feed.
In order to have the wood pass through the middle portion
of your boxed wedge the edges of the cross blades need to sharpen so the wood isn't deflected up or down but
allowed to pass straight through. There also needs to be
so logs don't jam into the sides.
Firewood Processor Wedge
Renderings show the
log pressed half way (12") into the wedge and the assumption
is made that they would split the entire way back to the
butt of the log at such point. The sides for the out-feed
need to be wider to avoid jamming.
That's it, these basic plans are being provided and you
view the complete thread here for additional information
and details. Enjoy, and be safe!!!