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Log loading foot
« on: July 27, 2022, 12:32:07 PM »
I usually don't use my log loading arms much.   Just keep them upright as a holding area for stuff needing edged.   I load logs on the mill with my skid steer. 
I needed to do some leveling and went to raise the log loading feet and they dont want to raise.    The loader arms raise fine but feet stay in place.  Nothing seems to be frozen up and there are not any hydraulic leaks.   Any ideas???

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Re: Log loading foot
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 12:44:53 PM »
   I am only familiar with WM so my comments only apply to them. To raise my feet I raise the arms all the way, hook them to the claw which has been fully raised and extended, close the claw and the arms pull down and the feet raise half way. I toggle the loader arms down and with the arms locked the feet raise the rest of the way. Is that what you are doing?
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Re: Log loading foot
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 04:44:40 PM »
What mill do you have? Do you need to lift them with the arms?

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Re: Log loading foot
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 05:03:16 PM »
I see a Woodmizer hydraulic sawmill in your posts. Technically you dont raise the feet with hydraulics. Each foot is attached to a cylinder at the other end of which is attached to the loading arms. The loading arms are pushed up because the feet are on the ground. If you want to raise the feet, first raise your loading arms to the highest position with the hydraulic lever. Then put your clamp and side supports all the way up with the loader hydraulic lever. Take the chain from your loading arms and hook its hook to the clamp by lifting the hydraulic arms up you may need a helper if you havent done it before. Or just push your body against it and the loader will swing up, Along with the feet you are asking about because the feet are attached to the loader. Or if you have a chain Turner, raise it to about 30 above horizontal, attach the chain to that lower it to the lowest position, and then push the loader hydraulic lever and the feet will go up because the cylinders will pull them up. Sometimes with a sawmill that has been set up it seems like the feet are stuck to the ground, that is because some of the weight of a mill has rested on the feet. You just give those loading arms a big push, being careful that the sawmill might move a little bit when that happens.

If you look at the instruction manual concerning packing up the sawmill you will also see some discussion probably of how to put the loader arm apparatus in the travel position, which gets those feet off the ground.
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Re: Log loading foot
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 09:41:21 PM »
Thx for info.    I had pressure on the feet and they wouldn't raise.    Cleaned out from underneath them and everything worked as it should.   Duhh moment when they raised up by hand.


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