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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: richhiway on November 12, 2019, 04:36:41 PM

Title: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: richhiway on November 12, 2019, 04:36:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSjxzpaXVE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYSjxzpaXVE)
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: jeepcj779 on November 13, 2019, 11:08:37 PM
Thanks for posting that. I have ordered, but don't have my mill yet, so I appreciate seeing someone conduct some of the routine tasks I will need to perform once I get it. Plus, I feel like I have watched all the LT40/50 videos on the internet a dozen times each, so seeing something new was nice.
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: 123maxbars on November 14, 2019, 06:26:35 AM
good info there, thanks for posting, 
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: SawyerTed on November 14, 2019, 08:08:42 PM
Good info and a good motivator to pay attention to maintenance.  It motivated me to go spend an hour or so taking care of some needed maintenance on my LT 35 today.  

The mill has +/-270 hours and gets periodic maintenance but a couple of issues needed attention.  The forward reverse drum switch wasn't working right in reverse.  The contact strip was dirty and hydraulics weren't consistent.  Backstops were out of adjustment. Took care those things and more. 

Checked drive belt tension.
Cleaned blade wheel belts and wheels.
Grease in the grease fittings.
ATF on the chains and rail.
Cleaned/ATF on the felt pad.
Adjusted the rail wipers.
Battery maintenance.
Cleaned the contact strip
Fixed Forward/reverse drum switch - reverse not consistent.  Cleaned and greased both drum switches.
Checked back stops for vertical alignment - adjusted.
Cleaned cam followers
Checked chains for proper adjustment
Cleaned air filter on engine
Checked engine oil level
Checked hydraulic oil

All in all a good couple of hours well spent - "adjusting is less expensive than replacing parts"
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: Sixacresand on November 15, 2019, 07:35:28 AM
Good video and I like the background music..  I'll ask for white grease spray when I go to town today.  Good tip on using lighter PVC pipe to extend log stops.  
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: richhiway on November 16, 2019, 07:45:04 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: WV Sawmiller on November 16, 2019, 08:21:11 PM
   Thanks for posting. i enjoyed that. I am pretty anal about doing the scheduled maintenance every 50 hours or at other points as needed. I think I have about 625 hours and a little over 97,000 bf  cut on mine. I like the reminder about the battery and replacement before you let it damage something else too. I am in agreement with the HF tools for the every day simple periodic tasks. I find my electric 1/2" impact wrench has been a great buy for changing tires on trailers and working on the blades on my mower and such and don't see how I ever got along without it. If I had a battery powered one I would really be spoiled I bet. I keep a spare set of B57 belts, a main drive belt and one of the little power feed belts in the box with my bands and they and my tool box go with me on every mobile job.

   My next project is to wire brush and touch up a couple of spots where rust is showing around the side supports and such. Again should be a simple fix. We will see.
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: Colonel_O on November 16, 2019, 09:13:44 PM
Thanks.  Keep ‘em coming!
Title: Re: Did a little maintenance on the Woodmizer. Video.
Post by: Jwswan on November 20, 2019, 09:46:15 AM
After watching this, I ordered and just now installed the bearing rollers on my manual LT35.  I primarily saw goofy shaped stumps i feed through on a rolling table I built, but I've been sawing more and more long stock. While  I've been impressed with the ability to roll big logs with the crank system, the bearings really help. thanks for the tip!! -Josh