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Author Topic: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design  (Read 723 times)

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Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« on: December 03, 2017, 09:24:40 PM »
Hello,
  There was a post about the power feed driven pulley coming loose. There has been a design change on all new mills and you can retro fit the earlier mills. Here is the picture.

 

 

This is a picture of the old shaft notice there is no nut on the larger pulley.

 

  



 

 

  



 

Wood Mizer recommends replacing the bearings.

Hope this helps. If you need the part # I can post them also.

Marty

 
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 08:09:50 AM »
More "good info" !

You're a good man for posting this kind of info!

Thanks Marty!
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 08:25:25 AM »
Marty, you said retrofit for older sawmills.  Are you speaking of '98 models?
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 08:30:37 AM »
Marty,

   How far back were the machines that had the older design you are talking about that needs/recommends replacing?
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 08:36:56 AM »
Marty, you said retrofit for older sawmills.  Are you speaking of '98 models?

Don't worry Magicman... Your mill is so old that it's rusted on.
Your's will never fall off...  :D
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 10:24:13 AM »
Don't worry Magicman... Your mill is so old that it's rusted on.
Your's will never fall off...  :D



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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 10:36:26 AM »

good upgrade. I see a lot of those bearings go bad, go un-noticed and ruin the shaft. I have welded up a few shafts and turned them back to correct size. I think most of the failures are from running the drive chain way to tight.
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 12:43:54 PM »
Piney;  If I remember, my book says allow 2" drop at the center of the drive chain when the sawhead is at either end of the mill!
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 06:44:25 PM »
Marty, you said retrofit for older sawmills.  Are you speaking of '98 models?

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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 09:52:03 PM »
I think that I am on my third assembly, but I ride it hard.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 10:45:59 PM »
  I ride it hard.
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Re: Wood Mizer Power feed LT35 and LT40 new design
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 12:11:12 AM »
Hello,
 Magic you have a Super, they are different.
WV You may have direct drive power feed on the LT35? Early LT35 are direct drive with no belt. If it has a belt then you could replace the shaft with the new design. I would not change this unless you are having issues keeping the pulley tight.
Marty
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