Introducing the next project from David & Jared Burder – designers for Whitlands Engineering – “The Rex Log Buster”

After a lot of research and discussion with participants in the firewood industries in both Australia and New Zealand we found there was a gap in their ability to handle and process the UGLY logs that are accumulated as the result of logging and firewood operations.

The UGLY logs are generally too big and narly to worry about or are dealt with by workers hanging off the end of the biggest available chainsaws. A long arduous task, breaking these logs down to a handleable size and able to then be reworked with smaller type firewood processors.

Loosely based along the lines of the very successful SUPERAXE wood splitters, Whitlands Engineering have designed and built their first “REX LOG BUSTER” able to split ugly logs up to 3 meters long and 1.5 meters plus in diameter.

Designed to be operated from the cab of a 20 ton plus excavator, the log buster can produce up to 90 tons of splitting force and the blade has a travel speed of about 100mm per second, the full travel distance through a 3-meter log being about 30 seconds. In most cases the log will have broken apart long before the full splitting stroke has been reached.

Initial field tests, shown on the linked video footage, show the Log Buster breaking up ugly Red Gum and Yellow Box logs up to 1.2 meters in diameter. It handled the job with ease and processed the eleven logs in approximately 20 minutes. The yard operator of this firewood business seemed very pleased not having to do the hard yards from the end of his chain saw.

If you would like to discuss the new Rex Log Buster, please call Whitlands Engineering on 1800 702 701 (AU) or on 0800 702 701 from New Zealand.

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