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Firewood processor build, info needed
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:43:14 PM »

Hi folks,

Now that I've got my replacement wood boiler on order, I know I need to get my log splitter upgraded to a firewood processor. I already have my bar, drive motor, log clamps, steel, etc. on hand and the weather is getting ripe for getting into the shop and making some sparks. I have a question that I'm hoping someone here can answer for me though.

With my processor setup, I plan on having a hydraulically powered chain drive to advance the log into the saw, and a similar setup for the live in-feed deck. I've got the Grainger book, all 10 lbs of it on my desk and I'm trying to pick the chain type I want to use and frankly I'm a bit confused. It seems that everyone uses pretty much the same setup but I'm lost in all the specs. Can anybody recommend to me the type of chain to use on my live deck and infeed setup? I'll match up the sprockets and drive motors to the chain so once I pick the chain I'm off and running.

Oh, and for context, the wood splitter is 44 tons, and the power source is 94hp diesel so I'm not limited by power on this build.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Firewood processor build, info needed
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 02:56:27 PM »

It's 81X chain you need. Or X81. I forget! It's been 15 years since I built my last processor, but I'll be building one real soon for myself.