Log Splitter Wedge Plate Assembly Adjustments

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					      Log Splitter Wedge Plate Assembly Adjustments
    IMPORTANT: As normal wear occurs, the
    wedge assembly must be adjusted to make
    certain the tolerances are correct for smooth
    operation. See Figure 6-48.




                                                                                Figure 6-50.

                                                                15. Start the log splitter and position the wedge
                                                                    assembly at the midpoint between the rectan-
               Figure 6-48.                                         gular foot and the end of the hydraulic cylinder.   6
14. Place the beam assembly in the horizontal                   16. Shut the log splitter off.
    position and lock it into place. See Figure 6-49.
                                                                17. Remove the hex lock nut from the hex bolt
                                                                    securing the piston rod of the hydraulic cylin-
                                                                    der to the wedge assembly using a 3/4" socket
                                                                    and a 3/4" wrench.

                                                                18. Raise the piston rod enough to remove the hex
                                                                    bolt securing the piston rod to the wedge
                                                                    assembly.

                                                                19. Slowly lower the piston rod until the hydraulic
                                                                    cylinder assembly rests on the face of the
                                                                    beam assembly.

                                                                                          NOTE

                                                                    The piston rod should not contact the face of
                                                                    the beam.
              Figure 6-49.
                                                                20. Start the log splitter and retract the piston rod
                                                                    fully. See Figure 6-51.
                         NOTE

    The right and left sides of the log splitter are
    determined standing behind the rectangular
    foot of the log splitter, looking toward the hitch
    coupler assembly. See Figure 6-50.




                                                         6-49
                  Figure 6-51.                                          Figure 6-53.

   21. Shut the log splitter off.                         2. Grasp the right side of the wedge assembly
                                                             from below the back plate and raise it up, mak-
   22. Make certain the face and back side of the            ing certain there is not excessive tolerance.
       beam assembly are well lubricate where the
       wedge assembly travels. See Figure 6-52.                                   NOTE

                                                              The wedge plate should not rise off the beam
                                                              face more than 1/16".

                                                          3. If the wedge plate does not rise more than
                                                             1/16" off the beam face proceed to the Correct-
                                                             ing the Gib Adjustments section.

                                                          4. If the wedge assembly rises off the beam more
                                                             than 1/16”, perform the following steps:

                                                          5. Remove all three hex cap screws, lock wash-
                                                             ers and lock nuts securing the wedge plate,
                                                             adjustable gib shims, fixed gib plates and back
                                                             plate using a 3/4" socket and a 3/4" wrench.

                                                          6. Remove the adjustable gib shim(s) required to
                   Figure 6-52.                              achieve the 1/16” tolerance.

Right Side—Correcting the                                 7. Assemble the right side of the wedge assem-
Adjustable Gib Shims                                         bly in the reverse order above.

   1. Make certain all three hex cap screws, lock      Left Side—Correcting the
      washers and lock nuts securing the wedge         Floating Gib Adjustments
      plate, adjustable gib shims, fixed gib plates
      and back plate are secure on the right side of          IMPORTANT: Prior to performing this section,
      the wedge assembly using a 3/4" socket and a            make certain the beam face where the wedge
      3/4" wrench. See Figure 6-53.                           assembly travels is lubricated. See Figure 6-
                                                              54.




                                                   6-50
              Figure 6-54.


   IMPORTANT: Periodically remove and inspect
   the adjustable gibs between the wedge plate
   and the back plate as follows: See Figure 6-55.
                                                                      Figure 6-56.
                                                                                                           6
                                                        2. Slowly remove the flat washers, floating gib
                                                           plate and adjustable gibs from between the
                                                           wedge plate and the back plate. See Figure 6-
                                                           57.




              Figure 6-55.

                       NOTE

   The adjustable gibs can be rotated and or
   turned over for even wear.
                                                                     Figure 6-57.
1. Remove the center lock nut, lock washer, and
   hex cap screw securing the floating gib plate                              NOTE
   using a 3/4" socket and a 3/4" wrench. See
   Figure 6-56.                                            Make certain the flat washers are position
                                                           between the wedge plate and the floating gib
                                                           plate during assembly.




                                                 6-51
3. Remove, inspect, and replace the adjustable             5. Tighten the tensioning hex cap screws equally
   gibs if necessary. See Figure 6-58.                        until they are snug using a 9/16" wrench.

                                                           6. Slowly back off the tensioning hex cap screws
                                                              until the wedge assembly slides across the full
                                                              travel area.

                                                           7. Hold the hex cap screws in place with a 9/16"
                                                              wrench, and secure the hex jam nuts up
                                                              against the floating gib plate using a 9/16"
                                                              wrench.

                                                           8. Grasp the wedge assembly and make certain it
                                                              moves freely across the full travel area of the
                                                              beam assembly.

                                                                                  NOTE
               Figure 6-58.                                    There should be less then 1/16th inch tol-
                                                               erance between the adjustable gibs and the
4. Assemble the left Gib adjustment assembly in                side of the beam assembly.
   the reverse order above leaving the tensioning
   hex cap screws and hex jam nuts loose.




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