2022 - Volume #46, Issue #2, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Loader-Mounted Log Processor
Owner Glen Halverson used the previous HWP-140B model as a basis for the machine, then upgraded it to become their newest and largest 150 log handler.
The HWP-150 weighs 1,638 lbs. and can be used in the yard or easily transported into the woods for ease of cutting. All work can be safely done from the comfort of the cab seat. The machine requires a minimum of 2,850 psi and 15 gal. per min. of hydraulic flow rate to operate properly. A Parker F10 motor runs the .404 pitch, .080-ga. chain on a 30 1/2-in. saw bar.
Tom Kruschek, Halverson sales representative, says the top-of-the-line 150 machine easily handles and cuts 22-in. logs, forcing them through either a 4 or 6-way adjustable hydraulic wedge to create perfect-sized firewood pieces.
Logs are lifted with forks, then clamped in place with a reinforced grapple arm.
“The log rides on top of the tray as it slides back and forth,” Kruschek says. “When you get it where you want it, clamp it with the grapple, slide the tray out from underneath and cut it. The log drops down into the bottom of the trough, and the front of the tray becomes the push plate forcing it through the wedge as it’s bringing the log into place for the next cut.”
The processor is built to be compatible with many common skid steer brands and other equipment including excavators, telehandlers and tractors.
“It’s a 14-pin plug and play connection but can be run off a main cab harness if your machine isn’t 14-pin equipped,” Kruschek says. “Bolt them in, plug them into the electrical connector and use your joystick functions. It works best with six auxiliary switches on the joystick. The main cab harness kit is simple to understand and install.”
The unit is built from scratch in the Pine River shop and sold to farmers, construction companies, loggers and tree service operations across North America and 15 different countries.
The HWP-150 sells for $21,500 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Kruschek, Halverson Wood Products, 199 College St., Pine River, Minn. 56474 (ph 218-587-2065; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.halversonwoodproducts.com).
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