We will start our operation in a couple of weeks. Your more then welcome to come across the lake and try it out.I'd love to try one.
I will try one before buying a processor (if and when).
The plus side is handling any size wood, and doing so with less trash.
I'm right down the road from you. I'd love to come see your operation. I drive past all the time and admire your neatly stacked bags. You mind if I drop in sometime if your running?We will start our operation in a couple of weeks. Your more then welcome to come across the lake and try it out.
You can stop in any time your driving by if were working. Thinking around the third week in January when we will be done with sheds and starting up on firewood.I'm right down the road from you. I'd love to come see your operation. I drive past all the time and admire your neatly stacked bags. You mind if I drop in sometime if your running?
There is an outfit over the Illinois border from us that cuts and just halves all of there rounds on a multi-tek processor, then moves the halves over to the power split and does the finish splitting on the power split. This makes sense to me from a business stand point where you don't have the employees handling chainsaws then. Much safer and easier on the body. When we cut we will have 2 guys running saws and one guy in the machine bringing logs. You are literally running the saw for 7-8 hours a day. The fatigue factor is real, you need to keep your head on straight when running the saw. We do this for a day or 2 then switch over to splitting. Not sure if 2 guys bucking all day would be faster or slower than the processor, but if we cut for 1-2 days straight, that usually translates to 3-4 days of splitting. 5 cord a day is the best we have ever done with the power split.Power split awesome design except somebody is still bending over to buck up wood. Don't get me wrong I've would love to have there small unit.
We have the double splitter with the 25' conveyor and one log lift. Ours is older, it says Timber Devil on it. We actually bought ours from Multi-Tek up in Prentice WI. Big firewood guy from Minnesota traded it in on a Multi-Tek Processor. Our main business is storage sheds, we do that April through January, then we split firewood from Jan to April. I have 2 employees that we try to keep busy through the winter so instead of laying them off thats why we do firewood. So for me the Powersplit makes perfect sense seeing that I have 2 guys to operate it. I think the testimonials on Utube is just Powersplits way of marketing their product. I'm sure they just asked their owners to do a little video about the machine, did they pay them for it, who knows? We started with an Iron and Oak splitter, moved to a Timberwolf TW-5 with a conveyor, sold all that and bought the power split when it came available. There is no comparison between the the TW-5 and the power split. The ergonomics of the power split will make you wonder how you ever split wood before. Its hard to explain but as soon as you try one the light bulb goes on in your head and your like wow, this is so much easier. By splitting the wood with it standing on end, you don't have to wrestle it. It just stands there while you split it. You grip the piece from the outside and hold it together while you dice it up with the wedge. then the whole thing goes in the conveyor all spilt up. If your splitting stringy stuff you have to pull it apart some times but not to often.Ok, I've been looking at these for a few years. I'm leaning toward them over a processor because all I process is tree service wood. Not a whole lot of pole type wood in tree service unless a property lot is being cleared. And then it comes at a cost. A cut up tree from a yard is almost always free if you hook up with the right tree services but you must take the good with the bad to have a good marriage.
So who has one (with conveyor)? Sounds like T. Mainus does? The testimonials on their website all look convincing enough to buy one but what makes someone do a testimonial video? Is there kick back from PS? Are these owners really that happy? Do they just want to be on social media? Please tell me......Another thing is I cant find any other videos other than the ones by PS.
In all videos I have yet to see anyone split a piece of wood with knots or a fork in it.
Can the machine handle some knotty wood? Has anyone who owns one put any questionable wood through it?
Just looking for a little info. Thanks