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Author Topic: LT40 with Autoclutch - blade never stops?  (Read 4259 times)

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Re: LT40 with Autoclutch - blade never stops?
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2014, 12:43:15 AM »
Even a "tiny" space will stop your blade from moving at idle, because all the engine weight is now on the brakeband. However, the band will wear and close the gap. You're better off setting it to the maximum recommended gap while you've got the covers off and right tools at hand.

If you ever have to adjust your drive belt tension, be sure to check the brake setting afterwards.

Nice followup. Thanks for taking the time to do it.

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Re: LT40 with Autoclutch - blade never stops?
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2022, 10:24:11 PM »
John and I were sawing cedar and oak for a customer who drove quite a ways for us to saw for him.  On the third cedar log, the autoclutch would cycle and not disengage.  We called wood mizer and they suggested that it was not the switch.  We pulled the five sided cover between the engine and the front vertical rail of the monobeam.  After using a meter, John determined that one of the Parker sensors was not working.

 We temporarily installed a switch that would bypass the sensor so we could finish the job.  WM's computer system was down today so we'll find out Monday if they have the part in stock.  Ironically, the part from WM was $55 and on the net it was $120-$150.  

We sawed mostly cedar and a few oaks today.  Some of the oaks were firewood, in my opinion. 




  This is the magnetic sensor that failed without notice.  The additional switch takes a little getting used to.  I only used it when flipping the cant or when loading another log, otherwise, the blade kept moving.

Some may also notice the oak box on top of the accuset II.  It holds a couple of commonly used wrenches, tape measure, chalk/crayon and has some magnetic clips above to hold cut lists.  It has magnets epoxied to the bottom to keep it in place. 

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Re: LT40 with Autoclutch - blade never stops?
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2022, 11:41:32 PM »
I bought one of those in 2013. $62 for the part, $63 to overnight it from Indy. :D
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