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Offline alanh

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more lt 15 mods
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:56:15 PM »
Didn`t want to hijack the thread that was the inspiration for this project so I`ll start a new one, getting started on adding a hydraulic turner/clamp to the LT 15, it already has power feed and a trailer made under it, my back has been telling me it needs more and I have a son who`s pretty handy in the fabrication area so here goes, we have a spot on the valve and a spare set of pallet forks to add a log loader also. Any advice is welcome 

  


 



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Re: more lt 15 mods
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 04:00:59 PM »
I don't think you need 2 rams on the turner. Maybe on the loader, but not the turner. Looks good so far.

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Re: more lt 15 mods
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 08:35:55 PM »
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Re: more lt 15 mods
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 11:08:16 AM »
I don't think you need 2 rams on the turner. Maybe on the loader, but not the turner. Looks good so far.
Looks very familiar to me. The reason for 2 rams is a physical room problem. Not enough room for a 3 inch ram, double  2 inch about the same price as a single 3 inch. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 11:21:04 AM »
That would make sense. Didn't think of the room constraints.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 05:00:30 PM »
Yup, thats what we came up with, not enough room..., anybody have an idea on where we should start with loader arm rams, we`re using a set of forklift forks for arms so 90 degrees instead of curved

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 02:42:42 AM »
build a hinge point on the outside of the mill's horizontal main beam. weld a bar, say a 4" or 6" I-beam between the 2 forks and attach a ram or 2 from the under side, if there is clearance below, that will push against the welded in cross bar. the bottom of the on the forks. similar set up as the curved units, but it might require a bit reinforcement around the main bean, maybe some tie bars going to the other beam so it doesn't try to twist just the 1 beam. i can see it in my head, but explaining it on paper isn't my strong suit.
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