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« on: October 18, 2015, 11:23:11 AM »
I am thinking of upgrading to a LT35HD.

How is the 25hp on fuel?

What I have read the new style debarker is doing well?

Bolt pattern on the axle? Is it 5 on 4"?

I will be sawing alot of Walnut, Poplar, Maple and a bit of Oak.

Maybe a few saw jobs. I will be 55 and done with my real job in a few weeks. 8) 8) 8)

Thanks
Dave



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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 02:16:56 PM »
Congrats on the "retirement".   8)
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 02:52:36 PM »
Congrats on the "retirement".   8)

Thank You
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 05:17:00 PM »
So much for the 8 hour days.
Now the pace picks up. Time to get busy...
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 05:33:30 PM »
So much for the 8 hour days.
Now the pace picks up. Time to get busy...

 I hear ya. I have not worked  for the last 4 years.
So I kinda have my feet wet already..... Lol
 
 
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 07:01:10 PM »
DD,

   I got mine in January and have a little over 130 hours on it. (Lost the first month due to snow). I have been very happy with mine. I saw mostly poplar but have sawed maple, hickory, locust, walnut, cherry, oak (red and white), buckeye, hemlock, spruce, red cedar, and likely some others that don't come to mind.

   My mill came with 5 bolt axle pattern.  (I am unclear where to measure to determine the distance but let me know where you want me to measure and I'll check that for you tomorrow.) I bought the spare tire from WM and it came with an ST215/75R14 Goodyear/Marathon tire. I'd guess I typically run a 5 gallon tank for 7-8 hours. (I know I ran 6.5 hours of steady sawing on red oak without a refill). I am happy with the performance of the debarker. The breaker on the debarker trips fairly often but I'd say that is because I am not diligent enough about monitoring the pressure one it - at least it protects the motor well and is simple to reset. (I'd say if I started at the big end on every log, unless I hit a big knot or something I would never trip it).

    I have cut up to 2X12X20'6" framing lumber. You have to be real careful to stay between the marks on the mill but it works fine even at that length. I cut some 2X8X20 oak a couple weeks back and they were true and works of art.

    The hydraulics work well even with the biggest logs/cants I have loaded but be careful not to use them with the head moving or you will have arcing and create a dead spot on the power strip. I'd rather the hydraulics worked anywhere for those times I get halfway down the log and realize I didn't lower the clamp or dogs enough and have to back up but that happens less and less now that I have more experience under my belt.

    My support for WM has been first rate and usually due to my ignorance. Minor warranty issues have occurred and have been addressed immediately and with complete satisfaction.

    If you have specific questions let me know and I'll address them the best I can.
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2015, 08:11:46 PM »
I had a hd-35 and it worked well, good on fuel.
I then upgraded to the lt 40, the hyd system is about the same, but the head section is more robust than the 35.
The 35 has less clearence between guides.
I do like the 40 much better than the 35, but the 35 was still a very good sawmill.
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 10:54:59 PM »
Great mill, at times I wish I still had it. The one advantage to it over the 40 super I have now....simplicity. Maintenance and electronics with the bigger mills take longer to fix and troubleshoot. All can be handled by the average joe, one is just easier than the other.
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 10:57:12 PM »
Thanks for the great answers.
Of course I want a Lt40hd but if things work out that will happen.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: LT35HD
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 12:44:09 PM »
I am thinking of upgrading to a LT35HD.

How is the 25hp on fuel?

What I have read the new style debarker is doing well?

Bolt pattern on the axle? Is it 5 on 4"?

I will be sawing alot of Walnut, Poplar, Maple and a bit of Oak.

Maybe a few saw jobs. I will be 55 and done with my real job in a few weeks. 8) 8) 8)

Thanks
Dave


Dave;  I have now have a 25hp Kohler on my LT40HD and really like it!

I use 91 octane gas (to get away from the ethanol) and I can run about 8 "engine hours" on 3 gallons of gas.
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Re: LT35HD LT40HD
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2015, 10:28:36 AM »
Has the LT40hd changed a lot since 2007 to today? There are a few good 300-500 hour mills out there that are in my budget.
 Having built my first mill and owning my EZ Jr. now. I know there is always that log that is a tight fit. Sure I still have my CSM for that real big one.

Thanks ahead of time for putting up with my questions.

Dave
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Re: LT35HD LT40HD
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2015, 10:12:16 AM »
Has the LT40hd changed a lot since 2007 to today? There are a few good 300-500 hour mills out there that are in my budget.
 Having built my first mill and owning my EZ Jr. now. I know there is always that log that is a tight fit. Sure I still have my CSM for that real big one.

Thanks ahead of time for putting up with my questions.

Dave

They are all good questions ;) I don't think you will find many differences between an '07 and a new LT40. My LT40SHD is a '97 model, and it is very similar and updatable to the current models. The frame and hydraulic system, the head, and many other things are pretty much the same. I find mainly component changes, and upgrades. Different engines, setworks, a better debarker, I think the Auto-clutch comes standard on the new HD models, at least. A used low hour LT40 that has been well maintained can be a really good value!
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