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Power upgrade to the mill
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:54:15 PM »
Thinking about a power upgrade on the mill
From 13hp to 22hp any thoughts ?
Going to take the 13 hp and put on an edger when I get one
Bruno
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 08:07:59 PM »
Mo power, mo better ;D
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 08:22:51 PM »
That's a 40% increase! Yup mm way mo better!  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 08:23:21 PM »
Thomas Mill?

Honda Power?

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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 08:28:21 PM »
Yes Thomas
I'm going to try a Honda clone
I'd like a diesel a 20 hp is $2,500 out of my budget
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 05:55:53 AM »
Sure would help,I betcha. I bought mine with the 20hp Honda,so no help with motor size.
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 08:00:34 AM »
Do let us know how it works out. I kicked that idea around a couple times, but really haven't went with it. :(

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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 08:12:28 AM »
Turbo power rules. My Kubota RTV diesel is 33hp. Turbo kit brings in to 50-ish. Makes a WORLD of difference!  8)
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 09:44:11 AM »
13hp to 22hp is a 69% increase!!!
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 10:42:48 AM »
You will love it. I went from a tired 18 hp to a new 25 hp on my old lt40. It's like a totally different mill.
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 03:36:02 PM »
Bruno: I did that project on my HM mill couple of years ago. Nice change. The 22 is so much smoother running than that 13. Hp increase is also nice. You will love it :)
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 12:23:13 PM »
Ordered the 22hp today got an extra $100 off
Getting it shiped to the house.
We will see how it works out  :)
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 03:00:37 PM »
how did you get the 100 off

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 03:44:20 PM »
You can down load $100 off super coupon on line
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 05:17:39 PM »
Good for you.  8) 8)
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 07:15:50 AM »
You can down load $100 off super coupon on line
NIce! didnt think those worked for the predator engines

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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2018, 07:05:11 AM »
The $100 cupon is just for the 22hp
If it runs well when they have it again I will buy another one.
I need an edger or keep as a spare.
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2018, 01:25:16 PM »
Wish me luck
Tomorrow at 7:00 I start the engine change over.
I hope it goes well
I'm very busy at the mill.
I need the extra power :)
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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 03:21:00 PM »
I did this to my saw a few months back. I went from 7.5 hp to the 22hp predator. It works so much nicer. Just make sure you buy the extended warranty. I have to bring mine back. I have had to rebuild the carb 3 times. The needle valve gets stuck in the seat and it dumps fuel into the exhaust. May have to get a good carb for a Honda in the future but it is a great upgrade and dosnt bog down in a 23 cut.

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Re: Power upgrade to the mill
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2018, 11:07:34 AM »
The 22hp is on
Taking an early lunch
Need to mount a gas tank and hook up the battery. 
Working in the shop unloading logs and waiting on customers 
That's my friend Zack doing the change over
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