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« Reply #1320 on: September 20, 2021, 06:05:26 PM »
lol no worries.  

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« Reply #1321 on: September 20, 2021, 06:15:16 PM »
Be well!
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« Reply #1322 on: September 22, 2021, 06:31:33 PM »

For those bored ;)  But hey, check out that Jet!

Anyway, seems I needed to do something with the bearings under the carriage.  Any of you do anything with them periodically?  I seem to have a bad one now.
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« Reply #1323 on: September 22, 2021, 09:02:05 PM »
Ordered new carriage bearings for the mill.  Had one fail while milling log zilla (new vid just posted on YT).

hoping to get them replaced this weekend 
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« Reply #1324 on: September 28, 2021, 10:28:42 AM »
Still haven't gotten the new bearings in but hope to do that this week.  However, I need to make a cabin run on the weekend so no sawmill maintenance then and the following week I need to head to a milling job in the mountains so I better get it done!

I did, however, take on LogZilla a few weeks ago before I tested positive for Covid.  Got it done!


However, I did have a lot of trouble with the bad bearings causing feed issues so I only did the one log and pulled off AGAIN!  If I can get the bearings done soon I can get back and do the other two logs.

Only thing I've had energy for (though I am doing a lot better now) was to take the jeep out for a short run at the dunes to test the new suspension.   8)  It was a good time and I posted a vid of it today.  Good times, but it took a lot out of me to walk around much on the soft sand.  I'll get back into shape but for now it's literally one step at a time!
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« Reply #1325 on: September 29, 2021, 07:57:21 PM »
Got the bad bearing replaced.  was simple enough except that the vertical bolt that holds the housing up, if tightened snug stops the head from moving so I need to check that.

The bearing was ground down some and had a flat spot.
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« Reply #1326 on: October 07, 2021, 08:43:55 AM »
Well I ended up replacing the 2nd bearing as well.  I'd gone under the mill to check the bearing placement (that upright bolt is to center the bearing on the rail) and noticed it was worn as well so off it came, got it replaced and noticed the 1st one wasn't even on the rail!  So, I had to adjust that side by pulling it in which changed the alignment a little so I had to fiddle with that a bit to get it right but in the end it's sorted!

Now I have to get packed out so I can go mill up 60ish logs in the woods for a long standing customer.  I'll be up over 4000 feet so here's hoping the weather holds!  I don't like pulling the mill in the snow!
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« Reply #1327 on: October 09, 2021, 11:30:17 AM »
Well it's 8:30am and where is my customer and his help?

I arrived at 7am as I indicated.   went through the mill (lube etc) as it is Dat two and no one has arrived.  grrrrrr

I need to add a waiting on my are clause that says I will bill you for sitting on my rear waiting on you!

if they ain't here in an hour I may just pull up stakes and head out.  

What would you do?  I guess I could call him and ask where his help is but frankly he is an hour away so if he ain't on the way already then I am sitting for am hour.

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« Reply #1328 on: October 09, 2021, 11:46:24 AM »
I have had a few empoyees/PA/NP think they were off.  one came in late and the other felt she did not need to come in since she thought she was off.  must be a new thing.  maybe they got the date wrong in their head, I would call.  give you a chance to express your displeasure.
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« Reply #1329 on: October 09, 2021, 12:54:30 PM »
I call as soon as I get there to find out where the customer is.
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« Reply #1330 on: October 10, 2021, 09:06:54 AM »
They showed up not long after, got a slow start and only milled 11 logs that scaled out about 1700bf.

They say they will be there earlier today.  we shall see.

Have had a litany of issues this trip the latest of which is sporadic slowing down of the head once the clutch engages.   seems to help to clean and lube the rails but not all the time.

I am scratching my head on this one.
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« Reply #1331 on: October 10, 2021, 05:28:18 PM »
I'd check those bearings you replaced the other day, sounds like they may be adjusted a tad bit too tight.
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« Reply #1332 on: October 10, 2021, 08:56:46 PM »
funny thing  is it only happens when the clutch is engaged 
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« Reply #1333 on: October 10, 2021, 08:57:30 PM »
and not always 
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« Reply #1334 on: October 12, 2021, 08:07:04 PM »
Spoke with. WM rep who agreed this is a tough one.  I agreed to lube the drum switches etc since I hadn't done in a while and then would test it out and see what happens 
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« Reply #1335 on: October 12, 2021, 08:24:37 PM »
funny thing  is it only happens when the clutch is engaged
If I read that statement correctly it says that things are happening as the head turns cw when the clutch is engaged.
That bolt that locked the head I think needs to be backed off 1/2 to 1 turn.
Anyway that is where I would start.
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« Reply #1336 on: October 12, 2021, 11:43:11 PM »
but most of the time it's fine
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« Reply #1337 on: October 16, 2021, 08:49:34 AM »
As strange as it is that thus issue was intermittent it does seem it was the carriage drive belt being loose.  it had a half inch of flex vs the called for 1/8.  I tightened it up and it seems good.  we shall see.

Now off to mill Logzillas siblings
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« Reply #1338 on: October 17, 2021, 03:04:46 PM »
well dis some math today and it looks like Lozilla and the twins ran about 49c/bf to mill (for the customer) so not as good as I would like.  specially since the knots were horrible to mill through.

Job before that was about 55c/bf but that was because the customers crew was so slow and delayed milling a lot.  could easily milled about 1200 to 1500bf for the same money. maybe more like 2500 really, but this is why I bill hourly.
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« Reply #1339 on: October 18, 2021, 06:59:51 PM »
What caused the slowness with the customer's crew? Too much jibber jabber or didn't know how to work/not capable?
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