Manufacturers such as Steinex, Darda GmbH, Agris, Shrikrishna Agro are the key players of the Global Hydraulic Splitting machines market. For log splitting, the size and the quality of its hydraulic pump inside it matters a lot. We can say that the hydraulic pump of the log splitters is the running wheel of wood log splitting machines. The invention of the log splitter has been an amazing one as it has made the whole lot process of the splitting the wood logs much easier. Splitting machines have completely transformed the overall idea of splitting wood logs. The invention of log splitters embed with the hydraulic pump is a fascinating one.
The function of the hydraulic pump is based upon the phenomenon of hydraulics. Based upon Pascal’s Law, the principle of hydraulics states that if we apply pressure to any part of the confined fluid, it transmits to every other part with no loss. Any kind of hydraulic system follows this principle. Moving ahead, you also need to understand what is the hydraulic pump. The main idea of using the hydraulic pump is to convert mechanical power into hydraulic energy. The hydraulic pump uses water flow to create a hydraulic system.
The question is why we want to talk about the size of a hydraulic pump for a log splitter. We are talking because the size of the hydraulic pump does affect. The speed of log splitter and its splitting force depends upon the size of the hydraulic pump which is being used for a log splitter. If the cylinder in the pump is bigger, it would facilitate the splitting of larger woods. Apart from this, it will also have a higher splitting force. The bigger hydraulic pumps also require more fluid, which makes the splitting slower.
To find out the volume of a hydraulic cylinder, the formula is Pi*Radius2*stroke
Have a Look at Few More Common Sizes and Speed of Hydraulic Pumps
- 11 GPM pump
- 13 GPM pump
- 16 GPM pump
- 22 GPM pump
The more you go up in GPM size, the smaller the cylinder and the less force is exerted in the log splitter. Before making a choice to buy a perfect pump for your log splitter in terms of its size, determine that what you are looking forward to- speed or the splitting force. Make a note of the fact that you go for a cylinder that goes well with your pump.
At many times, you have to do log splitter pump adjustment. You need to do such adjustments because the cylinder is dependent on the pump and the lines which get filled with fluid, makes it work properly. The force gets created by the hydraulic fluid which further creates the force to split the logs of wood. One of the issues we come across with hydraulic pumps is that if there is not enough fluid, it will not be able to split logs efficiently. That is why it is recommended that you should refer to the usual manual to find specific information in order to efficiently run the log splitter. The manual would also have the information about which hydraulic oil you must use.
The adjustment of the pump usually does not take much time. Sometimes it takes only a minute or so. The adjustment is required because you might need to increase pump pressure during cold weather. You also need to do the adjustment in the
pump pressure when there are different varieties of wood being split together, e.g. you splitting the woods of walnut and oak together. Walnut is moderately hard, whereas, oak comes under the category of one of the hardest wood. The densities vary with the species of wood. Please know the fact that the log splitters are already equipped with the pumps which are adjustable and this helps in increasing pressure for greater efficiency.
For the manual hydraulic pump, you need to do some adjustments too. It is routine work for a log splitting machine to make adjustments in order to function efficiently. The manual log splitters use hydraulic force from a foot pedal to split logs. The foot pedal or lever does the movement as per the strength you apply to it. The adjustment is in terms of the position of log splitting wedge. One of the advantageous facts of using manual log splitters is that you can sit and operate it vertically. In order to do this, you place the log to split on the platform of the machine and then adjust the wedge as per the length of the log. Either it is a foot pedal or lever after the adjustment is done you can pump and the wood log will split. The manual log splitters exert up to 10 tons of force.
For the hydraulic pump, of course, the size does matter. Along with it, it takes a few adjustments and the considerations which you should not forget to make. In case of a hydraulic pump for log splitters, always check for the manufacturer’s
recommendation for using oil. There are myriad of intricacies that are associated with the hydraulic pump for a log splitter. We strongly suggest that you must go as per the requirement of the situation and your own experience.