Bernardo Log Splitter

In forestry, motorised log splitters have been used for many years. In recent years, these practical machines have also become increasingly attractive for private users. Prices have fallen significantly, so that today a log splitter can be found in many garages and garden sheds. Equipped with different drives, Bernardo log splitters, Lumag log splitters or Bamato log splitters, for example, achieve very high splitting forces with which even hardwoods can be split effortlessly. For those who regularly need to prepare wood for their fireplace or log heating, we can recommend buying a powerful log splitter.

Frequently asked questions about the log splitter

 

How does a log splitter work?


A log splitter, whether standing or lying, consists of a frame and a table connected to this frame. Above the table, on a Lumag log splitter, a Bamato log splitter and a Bernardo log splitter, there is a movable splitting wedge driven by a hydraulic cylinder. To split a log section, the log is placed or laid on the table of the splitter. The log is held in position by lateral arms. After the machine is switched on, the splitting wedge drives into the wood in the longitudinal direction. This splits the wood into two halves. The splitting wedge is then moved back to the starting position, the split wood is removed and the process can start again.
 

How much hydraulic oil does a log splitter need?


How much hydraulic oil a log splitter needs depends on the volume of the hydraulic cylinders. Basically, the larger the capacity of the log splitter, the more hydraulic oil it needs. For example, the compact Lumag BENZIN HB-8N hydraulic log splitter only needs a maximum of about 4 litres of hydraulic oil. The BAMATO HO-22P log splitter with PTO drive, on the other hand, needs to be filled with around 24 litres of hydraulic oil. With a hydraulic oil tank capacity of 30 litres, the Bernardo HS 25 ZE log splitter requires even more oil for the hydraulics.
 

How often does the hydraulic oil have to be changed on a log splitter?


As a rule, the manufacturer specifies how often the hydraulic oil for its log splitters must be changed. On average, the change interval is about 150 operating hours. At first glance, this does not seem like a long interval. But a lot of logs can be split in 150 hours. In the time between oil changes, it is essential to check the oil level regularly. If oil is missing, it should be replenished promptly so that the hydraulics can function properly and the machine is not damaged.
 

What should be the minimum splitting force of a log splitter?


How high the splitting force should be for a Lumag log splitter, a Bamato log splitter and a Bernardo log splitter depends on which types of wood are to be split and in which dimensions. For the private user, a splitting force between 3 and about 8 tonnes is basically sufficient. With this splitting force, firewood can be split without any problems. If longer wood, for example for a log heating system, or wood with a larger diameter of up to approx. 40 cm is to be split, then log splitters with a splitting force of approx. 10 tons or more are recommended. The highest splitting force is achieved with a wood splitter with power take-off shaft. If you want to buy a log splitter that takes up little space but has a high capacity, then you should buy a log splitter that is set upright. Lying devices require more space and usually do not offer very high performance.
 
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