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Aren't you off by about 18K??

SR
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   / Tractors and wood! Show your pics #20,006  
I'd like to try one of those processors - about how much split wood are you two able to work up in 16 hrs Shooter ?

I finished blocking up my wood this morning. Turned this pile from last Christmas

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Into this one

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Time to get the splitter out and It'll have two full summers to dry. For me this is a good time to do my wood. March and April are transition months. Winter is over but real spring doesn't start until May when road work and gardening can start.

gg
 
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That's a pile of 'em Mr. Gordon...looks like some 24's slipped past Quality Control.

You must be a beast to be able to manhandle those!
 
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Processor would not work for me really, I'm kind of a one man show and when splitting firewood I normally do one tree at a time. cut it down, buck it up, split and stack it, then I'm ready to get out of firewood mode, at least for a few days.
 
   / Tractors and wood! Show your pics #20,009  
Gordon this is what we did in 15 hours:

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That worked out to about 12-13 cords. It was our first time using a processor and so we went through a bit of a learning curve. I expect the next time, we will be at a cord per hour.

Output is dependent on the diameter of logs and the capacity of the processor, Some processors have a faster cycle time. The ideal log size for us is 8-12", and that gives one pass through the 4 way wedge. Smaller diameter logs yield less wood per cycle and larger diameter logs need to be split a second time.

The next time we will pre-sort the logs. Logs under 6 " will not be split, just cut and stacked. Logs over 12" will be set aside and processed with the 6 way wedge.

I have 20 cords of logs to sort through. See below. That should take about two days but not a lot of effort as I have a cabbed tractor and a grapple. Getting old forces me to work smarter and not harder.

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This is how we store our firewood...just under 1/2 cord per tote.
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Gordon this is what we did in 15 hours:

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That worked out to about 12-13 cords. It was our first time using a processor and so we went through a bit of a learning curve. I expect the next time, we will be at a cord per hour.

Output is dependent on the diameter of logs and the capacity of the processor, Some processors have a faster cycle time. The ideal log size for us is 8-12", and that gives one pass through the 4 way wedge. Smaller diameter logs yield less wood per cycle and larger diameter logs need to be split a second time.

The next time we will pre-sort the logs. Logs under 6 " will not be split, just cut and stacked. Logs over 12" will be set aside and processed with the 6 way wedge.

I have 20 cords of logs to sort through. See below. That should take about two days but not a lot of effort as I have a cabbed tractor and a grapple. Getting old forces me to work smarter and not harder.

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This is how we store our firewood...just under 1/2 cord per tote.
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Thanks for the detailed explanation along with the great pictures. Gives a pretty clear idea of the processor capability. Very impressive. Actually your whole system of working up and storing fire wood is very impressive. Very efficient !! So far I have not been able to find a local outfit that rents processors - seems like a good way to go.

gg
 
 
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