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Got my LT-15 wide.
« on: May 12, 2018, 08:24:28 PM »
Over a week ago I drove to Wood-mizer to pick up my lt-15 wide. Since then we had a bit of a windstorm and I own a tree service so no time to play until now.

I finished cutting about 1.30 today so I figured I'd load up a decent size oak to test the wide out. This is typical of what I get paid to remove on a daily basis.

I bought a box of Wood-mizer 9 degree bands when I bought the mill as that's all they had so that's what I used. I may try 7's and 4's from all the things I've heard about them here.

 My last mill was a Norwood lumbermate 2000 with a 13hp Honda and all I can say is the 25 hp Kohler is NICE. 28 inch live edge oak slabs cut quick with that Kohler.

Here's a few pics of some slabs today. Also a pic of my fully hydraulic log turner for my lt-15 lol..





 

 




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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 08:29:31 PM »
Congratulations on the new mill!  Those are some pretty slabs!
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 04:18:20 AM »
Your gonna make some money with that lt15 wide ;)
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 07:09:58 AM »
What brand is the log turner?
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 05:36:53 PM »
What brand is the log turner?
Case 685. If it ever fails I'll just use my Ferrari to load logs. In case your wondering, the crane on my dumptruck is a Ferrari.
I figured I would try some wider white oak for a rundown of the mill before I put some Black walnut on it. I love when I get black walnut as i always do good on it.

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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 11:30:29 PM »
nice choice.  If I was to start over it would be all about the wide and thick
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 08:07:49 AM »
You didn't get a cant hook?  You do need one even though you have a Case.  You need one to adjust, to roll smaller ones etc.
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 04:37:30 PM »
If you are shopping for cant hooks look no further than Logrite . They are the best.
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 07:25:09 AM »
I do own a Logrite cant hook and use it a lot. It is just no fun on a 9ft6 30 inch oak log. That, and once you have a finished surface you can maul it up pretty good with a cant hook depending on positioning.

I have already had 3 people wanting to come buy some slabs and always sell green and fast. Its a good market up here for wide live edge. I do have a dual 660 stihl alsakan set-up that I can mill up to 60 inch but wanted a bandsaw for the smaller stuff.

For me the lt-15 wide gives the widest cut for the money. I was considering a Norwood hd 36 but they wont cut near as wide and that was a dealbreaker. I find a lot of the nice stuff I get is in the 30-36 inch range.

I only do wide live edge to sell.

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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 08:04:10 AM »
Shelby78: nice set up!  Have the Case 695. These Cases are beasts!  Use mine mostly to haul my forwarding trailer. All the best, Rob

 
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 07:02:51 PM »
How high can you pile slabs with that forwarding trailer?? ;)
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 10:36:03 PM »
Peter--that's an older pic.  Pile is a lot higher and wider than that now :D :D :D.  All the best, Rob.
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Re: Got my LT-15 wide.
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 11:10:33 PM »
Congratulations on the new mill. The LT15 Wide is a nice little mill that can do big things. 
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