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  • Writer's pictureBeckside Machinery

Log Splitter

Designed to split logs independently or externally, this hydraulic log splitter consists of a frame mounted with a specially designed push plate that is secured to a hydraulic cylinder at one end and to a splitting table with logs to be split against a straight blade. The push plate is substantially shaped like a straight blade with a plurality of discrete nubs positioned substantially parallel to it and separated from its edge along a majority of its height. The nubs are designed to grip log segments more firmly during splitting, thus preventing log segments from flying away. To drive the reversible hydraulic cylinder, an electric or gas engine drives a hydraulic pump or the compact tractor's hydraulic system.

With log splitters for sale, a log is supported between a ram and a wedge-shaped blade, and one end of the log is engaged with a ram, pushing the log into forceful engagement with the cutting blade, and continuing to move the log relative to the blade for the log to be split. When a log is split using one of these log splitters, the blade penetrates the log's end and forces it to split as it moves toward the blade. Push plate tension creates tension against the log end during splitting, which holds the log in place. When the force vector directed outward exerted by the ram exceeds the force keeping the log in place against the push plate, the log may slip unpredictably along the push plate face, or may even be ejected unexpectedly from the desired position at the center of the push plate. It is possible that the operator or a bystander may suffer an injury as a result of this unexpected slippage and ejection of the log from the machine.

It is still necessary to find a durable and practical solution that prevents unwanted slippage and ejection of logs during splitting despite all these efforts. In light of the above, the general purpose of the present invention is to design a log splitter with a push plate design that minimizes or eliminates unpredictable log ejection.

In this invention, a log splitter for sale UK is described that includes a frame and a vertically mounted splitting blade. Adapted to support logs, the table member is translationally supported on the frame. A push plate is attached to the table member and is adapted to push one end of the log so that the opposite end engages the splitting blade. To force the log through the splitting blade, power transfer means are operatively connected to the push plate. An individual nub protrudes from the surface of each row of the push plate for making contact with the log. A splitting edge defined by the splitting blade is substantially parallel to and spaced substantially perpendicularly away from rows of individual nubs.

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