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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. 6-52
"Log Splitter Wedge Plate Assembly Adjustments"