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Log splitter troubles 1300 PSI

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by staywarm53, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. staywarm53

    staywarm53 ArboristSite Lurker

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    Gauge is between valve and cylinder

    In my first paragraph I said I put the gauge between pump and cylinder.

    To be more specific,I put the gauge on the "push" line between the valve and the cylinder.Does this make any difference to anyones suggestions? In neutral there is no pressure. As I apply "push" it builds up to 1300psi .
     
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    You have a open center valve. If you could cap your line at the cylinder
    and try opening your valve, that will tell you what your working pressure
    is from the valve if it is still 1300 try and adjust your relief valve to
    increase pressure.
    If it reads something like 2200 to 2500 then you know the prob is in your
    cylinder. Just be careful when working with high pressure, use high pressure
    fittings. Good luck.
     
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    in neutral there shouldn't be any noticable pressure because the control valve allows the fliud to bypass and return.

    the gage is in the proper place.

    when it reaches 1300 psi, the cylinder stalls...correct? and you stated that the motor bogs down as well...correct? but the motor doesn't quit...does it?
     
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    MTA:The motor doesn't quit but it trys to slow down (pto also)and I can see it puts a lot of torque on the 3 to 1 gear setup. It torques it to the side

    dtw902:I'll try a slight adjustment on relief valve after I get back from family reunion this afternoon.
     
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    Sounds good just us some caution if you cap the line there may pressure
    on the line after you go back to neutral. Good luck!
     
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    or--your ford tractor will produce close to 3000 lbs hydraulic pressure--why not hook two lines, the pressure to the pressure side of your valve,and the other to the return side of the valve--and those two lines,to the hydraulic hookups on the back of the tractor???? and use its pressure???--it probably has a open center pump i/e--when its not pumping--tractor aint pulling--and whichever set of fittings on the back you hook to--pull that lever to full positon up,and hold it in place with wire or something--which will make one line pressure--other return--and this may not pull down the tractor--as the pump is integral to the tractor-----i did this on my splitter--before i had the money for pump and engine--and worked great--that pump on the tractor had a lootttttt of flow--gpm--!!
     
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    Log splitter fixed !

    thanks everyone ! !
    There was lots of very good ideas and suggestion and even just al little help is sooooo welcome.

    It was the relief valve .. I adjusted first to 1500, the splitter split some wood it wouldn't before but not the bigger or greener pieces. I adjusted valve a half turn, which put it up to 1800 and 1900 psi(depends on how long I apply pressure) and the splitter is splitting everything I can pick up(horizontal splitter). The last piece I had to rotate the log a couple times, but it did split it.

    Since the splitter is old and the hoses look it, it would probably be better to leave the valve setting where it's at, especially since i don't know what it's designed for ???
    thanks again
    dana
     
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    hey...i'm glad WE fixed it!!!!!!!
     
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    Sounds like all is well.:cheers:
     

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