Firewood Processor Plans





Build Your Own Firewood Processor

Why buy a firewood processor when you can build a complete processor for about the same price?
Why pay nearly $10,000 dollars for a firewood processor when you can make your own for approximately $2500?

The plans offered are for building a firewood processor. This machine is a hydraulically operated processor. The completed machine loads the log cuts the log and splits the round into 4 pieces. The operator need only roll the log onto the log loader, roll the log off of the log loader, then operate a hand crank and hydraulic levers.

Finished Firewood Processor Specifications

Overall Length: 13 feet
Estimated Weight: 1400 pounds
Cutting Table Length: 8 feet
Log Diameter Capacity: 20 inches
Firewood Length:? up to 20 inches
Productivity: Approximately 1 cord every 3 hours depending on diameter.

Basic Firewood Processor Operation

Prime Power = Engine is a 10 HP small gas engine (larger could be used to increase speed and efficiency)
Cutting = Hydraulically powered chainsaw

Tools Needed

Welder, Cutting Torch, Drill Press (or Heavy Hand Drill)
Hand Grinder and Cut Off Saw are helpful but not necessary

Homemade Firewood Processor Details

The plans are in PDF format
Plans include detailed, step-by-step, written instructions accompanied by over 70 digital photos and 14 diagrams of the prototype as it was built.
Also included in the 42-page instruction manual is a detailed bill of materials.


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