Earl Brunner on mon 6 aug 01
Sure, you can run hydraulics off of electric motors. Seems like the log
splitters I've used were hydraulic, but it's been over ten years....
Jon Pettyjohn wrote:
> I am wondering if I could power it with an electric motor instead
> of gas, any idea how much horse power we might need ?
Jon Pettyjohn on mon 6 aug 01
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question. The consensus
seems to be that the mini-splitter isn't that much better than
splitting by hand with a maul and wedge. I knew it was too good to
Looks like we might have to try and have one built here, the good
thing is that it isn't expensive to have machinery made at our local
machine shops. No way we can buy from North America with
our Peso exchange rate the way it is, which is pathetic, this
Asian currency crisis is a never ending nightmare.
I do wish I could find some plans though, nothing around here.
I am wondering if I could power it with an electric motor instead
of gas, any idea how much horse power we might need ?
We're splitting our local tropical pine mostly , not as resinous
as the varieties in North America but good firewood all the same.
We will have to split some harder wood too sometimes like Acacia,
after typhoon season every year we have an almost endless supply
The wood is for the small anagama we finished last April, some
of you may remember all the questions we were asking about
anagama building last year. The building went fine, and it fires
like a dream. There is a website that recorded the project