Picken's Farm Equipment has worked with Hakki Pilke to develop 2 options for customers wishing to run their firewood processors with gas engines instead of their tractors.
The first is a wheeled powerpack that simply plugs to the pto shaft of the tractor. It's powered by a 22HP Honda GX or a 38HP Vanguard commercial engine depending which processor it will be coupled with. The advantage of this unit is that it can used to power many other accessories around the farm in the place of a tractor.
The second is a more permanent installation, though it could easily be returned to it's original pto operation later if desired. The engine drives the hydraulic pumps directly and increases the efficiency of the engine. It connects directly to the processor's 3pt hitch receiver and has a removable fuel tank, making it easy to fill and put back in place.