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Locking dogs
« on: November 15, 2011, 05:36:35 PM »
What is used on most mills for the locking dogs, hyd. motors or cylinders.
Mine is 12 volt and its just not strong enough.
Rod

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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 10:16:42 PM »
I don't know of any mfgers using electric motors for the clamp. most use cylinders  or hyd motors for the clamp.
my mill uses cam lock MANUAL clamps for now anyway. PC
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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 04:46:30 AM »
Thanks for the reply, Paul.
I put a 12 volt 2000 lb winch on my mill with a swing arm type arm. works pretty good except on the bigger logs.

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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 11:44:22 PM »
I put a 2000 lb 12 volt electric winch on my manual mill and it will drive a home made shuttle clamp well into the log or cant, if I let it.  Check out the thread below if you want to see what it looks like.  Pretty easy to build and doesn't lose any mechanical advantage, so a 2000 lb winch will clamp with one ton of force.  Stronger winch, more force, but I never needed it.  If you don't want to install the hydraulic cylinder and turn it into a two plane clamp, and only build the shuttle clamp, it will  cost almost nothing since you already have the winch.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,53476.0.html

I never used manual clamps again, I took them off the mill.
I clamped logs almost 30 inches in diameter, no problem
Also have more pictures in my gallery.
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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 01:30:10 AM »
Well done Yellowhammer those are some nice modifications. You have done with your mill.
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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 05:17:53 AM »
Nice job on your mill.
I put hyd. on my mill a few yrs back and the winch for the locking dog was before the hyds.
I just never took the time to put a hyd locking dog on.
Now with winter around the corner I'm going to do it, some how. It looks like a hyd motor will be the best and easyest way to do so.
Thanks for the pic of your mill.
Again, good job.
Rod

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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 02:31:00 PM »
Here is a photo of a home built two plane dog that uses hydraulic motors and chain for the up/down and in/out:



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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 06:52:27 PM »
Thank you eastberkshirecustoms for posting that photo, that is just what I want to do with my mill.
Will the locking dog turn logs and if so what is the largest log you can turn.
Thanks again
Rod

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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 09:04:43 PM »
EZ, sent you a PM

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Re: Locking dogs
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2011, 05:19:35 AM »
eastberkshirecustoms,
I've built my own bandmill that will mill a 40inch log, but I'll be DanG if I can figure out how to use the PM thing.
Everytime I try to reply in it I delete the PM message.
Sorry, and Thanks for the PM.
Rod


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