Japa 365+ Pro Firewood Processor
- Max Log Diameter: 14 inches
- Max Cut Length: 23.6 inches
- Wedge Knife Options: 4-Way Wedge, 6-Way Wedge, 8-Way Wedge
- Perfect Split Knife Options: N/A
- Warranty: One year
- Tractor PTO horsepower required = 30-35 HP
The Japa 365+ Pro firewood processor is powered by either tractor PTO, tractor PTO & 3-phase electric, or by a Honda iGX700 engine. It’s a professional machine with optimized hydraulics, so it can cut and split simultaneously; it has a high output, is highly efficient, and has a great uptime. The infeed, cutting, and splitting functions are all controlled by one hand with a short throw joystick, which is one of the upgrades over the 365+ Basic.
The Japa 365+ Pro comes standard with a powered in-feed and out-feed conveyor. You can easily fill up wood crates, truck beds, and more, without needing to move your firewood by hand. The Japa 365 can handle log diameters of up to 14 inches (35.56 cm) and has a max cut length of 23.6 inches (59.94 cm). Furthermore, you can easily raise or lower the processor knife to split logs of all sizes quickly and efficiently.
The PTO configuration requires 30-35 horsepower.
The Tractor PTO & 3-Phase Electric option does not require you to use both power options at once. There are two separate pumps, one for Tractor PTO and another for 3-Phase Electric. This lets you choose how you want to run the machine.
Consistent Firewood Lengths
The Japa 365 comes with a positive log stopper. This metal positive log stop adjusts to your required cut length and will stop the log when it enters the chamber. Then, when the saw comes down to cut the log, the stopper moves up and out of the way. As a result, the log drops into the split chamber without getting caught on anything.
This guarantees that your cut lengths will be uniform from cut to cut. It takes the guesswork out of processing, and you don’t need to deal with a hanging chain or rubber antenna that can give inconsistent results.
Self-Lubricating Bar & Chain
The Japa 365+ Pro has a hydraulic powered adjustable bar oil pump. It has a separate oil reservoir to automatically lubricate the bar and chain. As a result, it is less likely to overheat because there is less friction. Which, in turn, lets your bar and chain last longer.
A Safer Firewood Processor
The Japa 365 firewood processor has several safety features. For starters, the hydraulics, and chainsaw disable when the guards are open. This prevents accidents. This means if the guard is opened while the chainsaw is running, it will deactivate. It will also automatically stop the log splitter when the safety guard above the chamber is opened. Customer safety is at the front of every decision that Japa makes when building their machines.
Gas Engine Option
The engine configuration for this machine is a Honda iGX700 v-twin gas engine with electronic governor and electronic fuel injection. This is the same for both the standard engine option, and the road configuration.
The Japa 365+ Pro is compatible with timber decks, feeding rolls, and log lifters. A log rack/timber deck greatly improves this machine’s output. You can also choose to configure your machine with a log lift if you don’t want a full timber deck. The hydraulic log lift will assist in raising logs onto the machine. While the hydraulic lift with feed roller also assists in moving the logs into the cutting chamber, reducing your work load even more.
There is also a Japa 365+ Basic version that is a little more affordable.
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Basic vs Pro Comparison
Below, you can see a comparison of the Basic and Pro version of the Japa 365. While they can both handle the same sized logs, there are multiple quality of life improvements with the Pro version.
|Japa 365+ Basic||Japa 365+ Pro|
|Max Log Diameter||14″||14″|
|Max Cut Length||23.6″||23.6″|
|Power Options||Tractor PTO, 3-Phase Electric, Honda iGX700 Engine||Tractor PTO, 3-Phase Electric, Honda iGX700 Engine|
|Road Version||Not Available||Available|
|Hydraulic Valves & Connections||Included||Included|
|Machine Control||Manual Saw Pull-Down Lever||Joystick|
|Conveyor Speed Regulator||Optional||Included|
|Infeed Controls||Forward||Forward & Backwards|
|Knife Adjustment||Mechanical Lever||Hydraulic Lever|