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Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« on: July 05, 2015, 08:21:09 PM »
Im planning to pour a cement foundation and remove the axle from my LT70. I have ordered and received all the non adjustable legs. I see there are holes in the feet of these legs...Does a guy bolt the thing down tight or does he not?? I need the mill to stay in the same spot, within reason, for my homemade receiving table etc.. I wonder if all the components are tuff enuff to handle the bashing and my yet to be installed powered log deck......any opinions...???
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 08:32:01 PM »
The first time I bolted my mill down, I used pieces of rubber under the legs. The second time I bolted it solid. I didn't notice any problems.
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 09:54:48 PM »
Yes bolt it down solid. I have seen the concrete not be level and shims are needed under the legs if this is the case.
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2015, 09:50:36 PM »
OK. Thanks guys.....
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2015, 10:10:23 PM »
Personally I do not like anything to do with a concrete floor when it comes to being in the sawing lumber business. But this is just a Goats point of view......your views may vary.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 10:20:08 PM »
Personally I do not like anything to do with a concrete floor when it comes to being in the sawing lumber business. But this is just a Goats point of view......your views may vary.  :D :D :D
Ba-a-a-a-a. (Gotespeak for I hear you). I plan on building up from the cement with wood to a floor. My current setup is too flexie and temperamental for a non adjustable leg installation.
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 10:32:16 PM »
Personally I do not like anything to do with a concrete floor when it comes to being in the sawing lumber business. But this is just a Goats point of view......your views may vary.  :D :D :D


A 6" concrete floor is a dream to clean. And helps when it' time to bolt down a 24' extension.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2015, 10:38:50 PM »
Goat hoofs don't do well on concrete :D

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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 11:23:22 PM »
Bolt it down for sure. The local pole mill used to have a manual LT40 to resaw the oversize butts from their poles. They just sat it on a concrete pad under a roof. No problem.

5 years and 6000 hours later they replaced the mill with a Super Hydraulic. Just sat it on the concrete as before. One day the boss was loading a really large, perfectly round log. He had the sawhead near the top of the mast. The log rolled right across the bed, hit the side stops, and over went the mill :o.
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2015, 01:43:47 AM »
Personally I do not like anything to do with a concrete floor when it comes to being in the sawing lumber business. But this is just a Goats point of view......your views may vary.  :D :D :D


A 6" concrete floor is a dream to clean. And helps when it' time to bolt down a 24' extension.
My view,  :D ;D
Is your floor a floating slab or does it have deeper footings? Your 6 inch thick floor is intact I'm assuming. How old is it??
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2015, 06:50:55 AM »
My floor has a honch around the outside edge. With a hand finish, I don't like a polished floor ;D
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2015, 07:56:47 AM »
I am going to have to do something similar too.  All the rain we've had, coupled with some pretty big logs has rocked and knocked the blocking all around.  I like the dirt/dust floor, lot better on my back and knees, so I am planning on digging a footing under each jack stand and using quick crete.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2015, 08:37:26 AM »
Bolt it down for sure. The local pole mill used to have a manual LT40 to resaw the oversize butts from their poles. They just sat it on a concrete pad under a roof. No problem.

5 years and 6000 hours later they replaced the mill with a Super Hydraulic. Just sat it on the concrete as before. One day the boss was loading a really large, perfectly round log. He had the sawhead near the top of the mast. The log rolled right across the bed, hit the side stops, and over went the mill :o.
OK....Hadnt thought of that scenario.....yep hevey duty bolts for sure...
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2015, 09:07:01 AM »
No doubt, I get tired of the big ones scooting the mill off the blocks,  bolts for sure when I do it.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2015, 09:57:07 AM »
I put in a pad slightly larger than the footprint of the mill, made it thick and used plenty of steel. I am MUCH happier with the mill bolted down versus resting on blocks or just sitting on concrete. Rob
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Re: Stationary LT40/70 installation....
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2015, 07:40:27 PM »
Goat hoofs don't do well on concrete :D

Too DanG funny but true. Some like concrete, some don't.
I guess its just what ever Cocks Your Pistol.  :D :D :D :D
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