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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2022, 03:09:47 PM »
Jeff, thatís as funny a thing as Iíve seen on the Forum in a while!   :D
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2022, 03:27:17 PM »
A man's gotta know his limitations.

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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2022, 03:40:08 PM »
He also has to know when 100 maybe 150 years of combined experience are telling him " eh, not so much"
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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2022, 04:07:50 PM »
 

 
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2022, 04:25:59 PM »
^ Making it work, I like it!

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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2022, 05:29:22 PM »
I'm not sure if it would handle that weight moving or with the factory 5 lug axle that's under it.
My LT40SH has a 6 lug axle under it.  I believe 225R75 15 tires.

Even though the outriggers carry the log's weight while sawing the sawmill undercarriage still suffers some rigors from use/abuse.  I recently had an issue to repair:  LINK
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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2022, 05:45:10 PM »
One addition consideration is in the travel configuration, the bed isnít open for much to be hauled.  The log turner, two plane clamp and log lift arms occupy the space in front of the head.  



 
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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2022, 06:10:25 PM »
Thanks for the link MM and the actual data that you and Walnut Beast have provided so far.  The new LT40 super appears to have five lugs per the WM site which strikes me as odd.  I suspect you put enough miles and use on anything, you'll have fatigue issues somewhere.

Ted, is that your LT50?  I know the area beneath isn't well suited for storage, that's another solution that will have to be developed.

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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2022, 06:21:56 PM »
I like the bus idea, a cube van or decommissioned ambulance would do the job too.

Then there are all those cool 4x4 military trucks on Iron planet, probably more trouble than they are worth.

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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2022, 06:30:04 PM »
This might still be available.  Didn't meet the reserve!   :D 8)

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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2022, 06:33:49 PM »
One addition consideration is in the travel configuration, the bed isnít open for much to be hauled.
The three black towers, are those the bed support legs in travel mode?  That sure eats up a lot of open space!
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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2022, 06:43:11 PM »
Yup, had to look. There it was. Says engineer.
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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2022, 06:46:36 PM »
One time up here, before it was common to have a camera, I saw an old box ambulance, still in it's colors, hauling a cemetery vault mover, with a huge knarly maple log hanging in it.
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Re: Maximum traveling payload capacity of bandmill bed?
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2022, 06:48:43 PM »
Which brings to mind the time just a few years back in Harrison, there was a female dwarf pulling a red wagon with three bowling balls slogging around in it, down the edge of business 27.
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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2022, 07:04:37 PM »
Thatís a photo of an LT 40 in travel configuration.  OlJarhead does carry some tools, a spare tire and fuel in custom made expanded metal baskets and on a platform on the bed.

The LT 40 Super Hydraulic weighs in at 4,200 pounds.  The LT 50 comes on a 5,000# axle according to the owner manual.   I would think the LT40 Super has the same axle as the 50 based on Magicmanís comment.  The 50 is 200 or 300 pounds heavier than the 40 Super.

The LT40 Hydraulic comes with a 3500 pound axle and 14Ē tires.  It is similar to the LT35 in weight.

The manuals for all are on the Woodmizer website under Resources.  
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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2022, 07:50:04 PM »
Like Larry the cable guy says! 

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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2022, 07:58:14 PM »
The axle rating is probably 6k on your mill. 

The biggest concern I would have wouldnít be the extra weight it would be securing  and tie down to secure the top heavy motorcycle as opposed of having a big log on the deck. The Woodmizer doesnít have the room compared to a Timberking deck. Having a 2,500 lb log on the deck raging down the road 75 mph is a little different especially if you hit some nasty spots in the road. 

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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2022, 09:19:39 PM »
I drove 1900 miles with a cooks edger on top of the mill from the factory. it was heavy. Im pretty sure it bottomed out at least once on I-81.  not recommended. 

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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2022, 10:07:29 PM »
BB you seem like a smart guy.  I guess you can try it out and see if it looks safe.  my mill has the wheels near the back and a long ways to the tip of the tongue.  a board or cant distributes its weight over several bunks and has some rigidity and supports its self to some extent.  I would be most worried about significant weight half between the axle and tongue.  good luck and let us know what you decide.  pics are always great.
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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2022, 10:23:58 PM »
ok, I missed this earlier.

I would not load anything like an atv on the mill.  As I said in my post I try to limit the weight as much as I can

In your post you said 7 to 8 years?  I'm confused by that??

Did you mean days?  Drop the ATV, get a super crew and fill the back seat with tools and bands etc and use all the camper storage etc and keep the load on the mill light.
That's my advice.

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