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Offline scully

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Input on wood splitter build please
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:44:35 am »
I wasn't sure what to put this under , anyway I am going to build a wood splitter using one I have that was poorly made I.E. home built . My question is what would be a good hydro pump ,size etc. ? I will be using a 24 h.p. Onan to power it . I will also have a loader on it . I have little knowledge of pump sizing etc. any help is appreciated . This will be a very heavy duty splitter .  I have all the other parts I need .
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Re: Input on wood splitter build please
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 10:32:17 am »
When I built mine I went to a local hydraulic shop, gave them hp, cylinder size . They helped with pump and valve size.
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Re: Input on wood splitter build please
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 06:09:46 pm »
with that kind of power you are unlimited on 2 stage pumps 22 gpm 26 gpm that will handle it  . You will need a very large oil tank . 1 gal. of tank for each gal of flow . I run 2500 psi on a 4 X 24 in. cylinder and it will test your welds .
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Re: Input on wood splitter build please
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 09:32:06 pm »
What is the flow capacity of your valves and cylinder ports?