The Japa 471 hydraulic timber deck is a sturdy metal log rack that can hold large logs, in large amounts. In addition to it’s durability, this timber deck comes with two powered infeed chains. These chains can move forward, or in reverse, to straighten misaligned logs. Furthermore, if logs are stacked on the rack, you will be able to single out logs and load them individually. This keeps your infeed organized and easier to run. And, as a result, your workflow will be more efficient.
This rack also comes standard with gravity fed extensions which allows it to hold even more logs.
The Japa 471 will work with the Japa 365+ Basic, 365+ Pro, 395, 405, and 435. It can be connected using the valves and connectors that are standard on those machines.
Benefits of a Timber Deck
Japa’s Timber Decks are built to handle large amounts of logs. They are sturdy enough to handle bulky and heavy logs. And their built-in hydraulics allow the infeed chains to be controlled from your processor. The greatest benefit of a large hydraulic timber deck is an improved work flow. Specifically, you will spend less time staging and more time processing your logs.
As an example, one way to fully utilize your Japa timber deck is by having one person run the processor while the other loads the deck. This is a highly efficient way to run your processor setup because it lessens down time and allows you to create more firewood faster.
For these reasons, the Japa 471 hydraulic timber deck is a firewood professionals best friend. However, if you need something larger, check out the Japa 47901 Timber Deck.
Japa is a Finnish company that has been making firewood processors since 1977. At Metsa Machines, we are the sole US importer of Japa machines and are proud to be bringing Finnish ingenuity to the states. Their processors are robust, easy to use, and safe, and their log racks and timber decks are built with the same focus on quality.
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