Modify Ryobi 4 ton splitter to 6 ton???

Ryobi Posted By Ryobi, Jun 8, 2007 at 5:48 PM

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  1. Ryobi

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    I have heard that the Ryobi 4 ton splitter can be modified such that it puts out 6 ton of force. Can anyone give me information on how to do this?
     
  2. wahoowad

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    Hmmm, anybody seen anything on this?
     
  3. MrGriz

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    Easiest way to increase the power would be to sell the electric splitter and buy a gas one.
     
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    sure would be nice if there was a way to modify it.
     
  5. Corey

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    Maybe look at the hydraulic portion and see if there is any adjustment on the pop-off valve.
     
  6. DennisR

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    If you can figure out the NEMA frame of the motor then just upgrade to a higher horsepower motor. I do not own this splitter, but it looks like the motor is C-face mount. The frame is probably 56C. Don't let anyone tell you that gas one is more powerful as that is not true. A 5 Horsepower electric will perform the same as a 5 Horsepower gas.
     
  7. par38lamp

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    Two ways to do it. Increase the cylinder diameter, or increase the pressure.

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/Hydraulic.htm

    The electric 5 HP will out-power a 5 HP gas engine. Has to do with torque, and HP curve of the engine at different RPMs. Northern Tool has a coversion on electric HP to gasoline HP. I realize the 1 HP = 1 HP. :)
     
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