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Cylander extension ?

Post in 'The Gear' started by Pallet Pete, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/restoring-my-splitter-pic-heavy.109973/

    I just finished restoring my splitter and it occurred to me that the cylander does not extend as far as it should. When I hold the detent lever it pops about 4" from the wedge. Before the restoration it went to about .5" away from the wedge. How do I measure to see if its extending all the way out ? Am I supposed to bleed the air out some how from the system and if so how ? The thing is it splits really well and moves pretty fast so I don't really want to screw with anything but its been bugging me lol.


    Thanks guys
    Pete

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  2. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Mark the front of the push plate on the beam with a sharpie, extend the ram, and measure from the front of the pushplate to the mark you made. Compare to the advertised stroke of the cylinder.
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  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Unfortunatly the cylander stickers where almost worn off when I re did the splitter. I think I wrote it some where though. Thanks MM !

    Also do you know how big a speed difference a 7 HP motor would make compared to a 5hp ? I have a chance at a free motor.

    Pete
  4. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Depends if the 5hp was having trouble running your pump at rated speed or not. If the 5 hp can hold 3000+ rpm with the system in relief, then no need to go bigger. 11 GPM pump should run fine on a 5hp, 16 GPM I'd be looking for a bigger engine.
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  5. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    It runs it fast ( way faster than the single stage pump ) but it goes very slow with the power stage. I can't seem to find the specs for the motor it's a Subaru ex130d50051 which they don't have listed on there site. Ill keep searching for it !

    Thanks MM
    Pete
  6. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    I went ahead and put the 212 cc on in place of the subaru. It made all the difference that thing is a monster now ! I split a 30" round of oak like it was butter but my back hates me now lol. Time for a log lift.

    Pete

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