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Lt 40. Which motor?
« on: June 14, 2021, 09:23:24 PM »
We sadly sold our LT40. It is sad to see it go but we feel it is our only opportunity to upgrade to a newer mill despite the 72 week wait. We are getting ready to order and my question is 26 or 38hp kohler?  Is there enough added performance to warrant the cost and extra fuel of the bigger engine?

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Re: Lt 40. Which motor?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 08:27:52 AM »
I have had both.  Currently the 38hp and the Wide option.  I highly recommend the higher horsepower, the added expense is well worth it.
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Re: Lt 40. Which motor?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 03:39:51 PM »
I concur, especially with the wide head model you'll want that HP. My 38hp LT-40 cuts wide hardwoods with ease.

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Re: Lt 40. Which motor?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 06:58:10 PM »
"My sawmill has too much horsepower", said no sawyer ever. 
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Re: Lt 40. Which motor?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 08:52:22 PM »
Thanks for the help. Ordered the 35hp
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Re: Lt 40. Which motor?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2021, 09:42:24 PM »
Good decision.  Horsepower is king, and the faster you can cut, the cooler the band will stay, and better it will do.  
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