Palax has made the innovative new KS40 chainsaw machine for the professional wood processing market.
The machine is designed particularly for heavy-duty professional users. KS40 is designed for contractors who process wood from tree trunks of widely varying diameters. The maximum length of the wood to be processed is 55 cm; the maximum diameter 40 cm. The machine has option of “Ergo” or a fully hydraulic joystick “S” control system, meaning that operating the machine is physically undemanding and straightforward.
The Palax KS40 machine has a powerful crosscut saw with a 40cm Guide bar and .325 Chain. Wood-splitting begins automatically after the wood has been cut into lengths. The machine has a patented variable speed cylinder, which makes short work of smaller pieces of wood and can handle up to 13 tonnes of force for big blocks of wood. A 4.3 m long hydraulic side-on unloading conveyor transfers the processed firewood to large sacks or onto a pallet. The machine is hydraulically driven and has no V-belts.
The KS40 is available as a mounted tractor-operated machine (TR) or a tractor/mains electrical combination machine (TR/SM). The machine comes with quick connectors as standard, such as for an external log platform.
Operating the KS40 Ergo or S is exactly the same as the KS35 as shown below, except you get a bigger cross cut and more splitting power. The 6 way splitting knife is fitted as standard with 2, 4 and 8 way axes all available as options.