A good way of accessing do-it-yourself hydraulic firewood processor plans is to purchase them through websites such as Gizmo Plans and International HYDRAULICS. Moreover, interacting with members on online forum sites such as The Forestry Forum can also provide more information about the processor plans.
The plans offered are for building a firewood processor, which is a hydraulically operated processor. The completed machine loads the log and cuts the wood, splitting the round into four pieces. The operator only needs to roll the log onto the log loader and then roll the log off of the log loader before then operating a hand crank and hydraulic levers.
There are finished firewood processor specifications, which include the overall length of the wood and the productivity of the processor. The plans also outline the basic processor operation, such as the prime power and the cutting process. Plans also highlight necessary tools, such as a welder, cutting torch and drill press, as Gizmo Plans explains.
Gizmo Plans' firewood processor plan is a 42-page document in a PDF format. It also contains written instructions accompanied by digital photographs and diagrams of prototypes. It also includes a bill of materials that are important for building the firewood processor.