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.
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
19. Slowly lower the piston rod until the hydraulic
cylinder assembly rests on the face of the
The piston rod should not contact the face of
20. Start the log splitter and retract the piston rod
fully. See Figure 6-51.
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.
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-
IMPORTANT: Periodically remove and inspect
the adjustable gibs between the wedge plate
and the back plate as follows: See Figure 6-55.
2. Slowly remove the flat washers, floating gib
plate and adjustable gibs from between the
wedge plate and the back plate. See Figure 6-
The adjustable gibs can be rotated and or
turned over for even wear.
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.
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
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"
8. Grasp the wedge assembly and make certain it
moves freely across the full travel area of the
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.