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    Elite Member KennyG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Log slitter- 2.75 vs 3.5 vs 4 inch cylinders

    JJ, have you got any further information on how that Prince valve works? For the life of me, I can't see how a valve can make a cylinder see more flow than is available from the tractor.

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    Super Star Member J_J's Avatar
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    Default Re: Log slitter- 2.75 vs 3.5 vs 4 inch cylinders

    Regen mode.

    The regen mode adds the cyl fluid to the pump flow, and that gives increase GPM to the cyl for fast speed, but low power.

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    Default Re: Log slitter- 2.75 vs 3.5 vs 4 inch cylinders

    Thanks for all the info, even tho I really did'nt ask a question I have a better understanding what I am looking for in a splitter, or what may or may not work for my tractor thats what I was really looking for thanks again.

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    Default Re: Log slitter- 2.75 vs 3.5 vs 4 inch cylinders

    I always forget about mentioning the re-genvalve

    But keep in mind that it only works when going forward. Yes it will make it faster though. It will extend as if the cylinder diameter were only as big as the diameter of the rod.

    So if you have a 4" cylinder and a 2" rod, in re-gen mode it will extend only as fast as a 2" cylinder.
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    Default Re: Log slitter- 2.75 vs 3.5 vs 4 inch cylinders

    Actually, comparatively little force is needed for slitting logs. You should be able to get by with a small cylinder. Maintaining the integrity of the slitter blade is likely to be a problem tho.
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