Having the power and the ability to handle even the larger logs, an industrial log splitter is an essential piece of equipment for any timber company or lumber mill. There are different options in these types of systems, and considering what is needed before making a purchase is the best way to ensure you have all the features and functions required.
While there is no point in purchasing the largest size of log splitter if you only work on smaller logs, this is rarely the case. For most companies, having a log splitter that can work with the mid-sized to big logs of up to 60 inches in diameter is the most practical. This prevents limiting the company from handling the big logs with the splitter if they do have the opportunity to obtain larger logs.
In some cases, and in very mature forests, it may be important to choose a splitter that can be customized to handle even bigger diameter logs. Some manufacturers can provide this customization to your requirements.
These systems use hydraulics to control the blade and also the travel speed. Some of the top systems offer a dual chain carriage feed as well as an automatic bar oiler for extended life for the blade and components.
To be able to maintain a straight, even cut, look for a system with an overhead support structure that holds the blade. This allows for precision, straight cutting on even long logs of up to 20 feet.
Always take the time to review the manufacturer of the log splitter and to get a sense of their reputation within the timber industry. This information is not difficult to find with established companies and should be readily available online or with a quick call to the company.