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Log Splitters require spare parts. Parts that are most often purchased include engines, fuel filters, hoses, mufflers, spark plugs, wedges, and wheels.
What are the key components of a Log Splitter?
Engine - Most log splitters use a 4 cylinder engine to power the hydraulic pump.
Motor - Some log splitter use an electric motor to drive the hydraulic pump. Electric motors are quieter and produce less emissions, but are also less powerful.
Pump - Log splitters use hydraulic pumps to create hydraulic pressure to actuate the cylinder.
Hydraulic Tank - the hydraulic fluid must be stored onboard. Typical Log splitters hold approximately 5 gallons of hydraulic fluid. The larger the cylinder diameter and stroke, the more fluid that must be available pump through the system.
Valve - the hydraulic valve or typically a spool valve directs the flow of the hydraulic fluid from the pump in order to control the extension or retraction of the cylinder.
Hydraulic Fluid - As fluids are not able to be compressed, they are a good fluid to be used as a pressure fluid. Most log splitters utilize an oil filter to keep the hydraulic fluid clean.
Hydraulic Hoses - The hydraulic fluid is transferred between the various components of the hydraulic system through hydraulic hoses.
Cylinder - The hydraulic cylinder uses the differential pressure created by the pump to create linear motion to move the log splitting wedge toward and away from the log.
Wedge - Log splitters use either use a two sided wedge or a four sided wedge. The wedge is a simple mechanical device that splits the wood as it is pushed into the log.
Frame - The log splitter frame supports the engine, pump, and of course the logs that need to split.
Tongue - Larger log splitters are able to be towed behind vehicles using a hitch.
Spark Arrestor Muffler - Spark arrestor mufflers prevent the emission of flammable debris from the generator muffler.
Wheels - Log Splitter wheels are used to support the log splitter and enable the log splitters to be moved or towed.
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