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Woodmizer LT35hd
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:26:45 PM »
Getting close to pulling the trigger on a new LT35HD with a debarker.  Just curious to see how you guys that have one have been making out with them and what to look out for etc...
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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 07:44:20 PM »
Great choice and congrats! Pull the trigger....go ahead.....make my day!  :D

The main thing to look out for is "WHAT YOU DO NOT READ IN THE MANUEL"

When you get your new mill, send us some pics. Can't wait!


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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 08:54:16 PM »
Going from your manual mill to a hydraulic will having you grinning like a fool for at LEAST 3-4 hours (several days in my case). I don't know who Manuel is David  :D.....but you should read the manual cover to cover first thing. It's also very helpful if the dealer gives you a little walk through on setup and operation (Thanks Marty).

You already know how to mill, you'll pickup the controls pretty quickly, and you won't be dog tired from wrestling big logs at the end of the day.

DO IT!  ;D

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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 09:10:07 PM »
Looking at the specs on WM site for the LT35. It says std w/ 2  hyd. side supports and 2 manual, you'll probably want to add the two additional hyd. supports. Only $135 more. My 40 (1995) has two manual supports right in the middle, between two hyd supports. When I mill logs under 7', I've got to walk down and move them myself. Sometimes a nub on the log is sticking out, and I've got to use the cant hook to nudge the log over so that I can raise the support by hand. Long story short, I wish all of my stops (supports) were all hydraulic.

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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 07:41:57 AM »
I wish all of my stops (supports) were all hydraulic.

I think they have an upgrade kit for that.....
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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 09:31:52 AM »
Bibbyman came up with a home made link to couple the 2 middle backstops to the end ones. There's a post in the sawmill section with pics.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 10:05:28 AM »
You will like it.
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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 10:38:00 AM »
Bibbyman came up with a home made link to couple the 2 middle backstops to the end ones. There's a post in the sawmill section with pics.

Yes, I think I did see that. But I'm not sure if they copied him or if he copied them..... I thought his came out first but we'll have to ask him about that.....

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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 12:10:37 PM »
I would double check on the debarker option. I looked at the 35 and thought I'd save some money, til I found out the debarker wasn't an option. That's when I went for the 40. This was 2 years ago and things may have changed though....


I love my hydraulic side supports. (all 4) I wonder why WM doesn't make them all hydraulic to begin with.


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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 12:45:36 PM »
Some mil owners had linked the tops of the manual back supports to the top of the power supports before I prototyped the link of the supports from below.   

The design concept used on the Wood-Mizer 4 power back support is basically the same as I developed but they link from support to support with three connection rods. My desigh still uses the long factory rod that connects the first to last.   Then I connected the first to second and forth back to third.

I understand that's four power back supports are standard on the LT40 Super and an option on the standard hydraulic.

I also think that the conversion kit will only work on the latest generation mills.
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Re: Woodmizer LT35hd
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 05:58:24 PM »
Woodmizer is going to through in the hydraulic supports.  The 35 does come with a debarker, I believe that they added that option about a year ago.
-Matt


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