Most skid steer loader brands, including Bobcat, John Deere and Caterpillar, are equipped with mounts to attach firewood processors from third-party manufacturers. Many companies manufacture firewood processors for this type of application, such as Hahn and Hammerhead.
Hammerhead Attachments, based in Duluth, Minnesota, manufactures a wide range of firewood processors and other wood handling attachments for most brands of skid steer loaders. The company's SSP series offers the 140, 150 and 160 firewood processors. These attachments can handle logs up to 15 inches in diameter and 10 feet long. The finished firewood generated can be up to 22 inches long. The SSP machines have options of two, four, six and eight-way fixed or adjustable splitting heads.
The Hahn HFP160 can be attached to most skid loaders, compact track loaders or excavators to turn them into high capacity firewood processors. The attachment can pick logs up off the ground and cut them into 20- or 28-inch sections. It can then split each section into four, six or eight pieces of firewood. The skid steer attachment's mobility allows users to deposit the finished wood into stacks, trucks, bins, trailers or directly onto a conveyor. Only one operator is required, which reduces the operational expense and increases the safety of the process.