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Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« on: May 30, 2020, 12:57:35 PM »
I have an LT 50 with Cat engine, 2008. Upper cam bearings slightly worn. How much wear dictates replacing beariings. All rolling and functional. Don't want to adjust head if I'm gonna replace bearings. Can ya feel me???  
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Re: Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 01:22:58 PM »
Mine are all cupped a bit.  Bob, the Wood-Mizer field technician looked at them when I had my service done in February and said that they were OK.  My take is if they are still rolling they are still good.
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Re: Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 07:02:54 PM »
Going to have to replace mine. They aren't particularly cupped but the don't roll so good any more. More so the bottom side ones than the tops.
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Re: Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 06:14:46 AM »
     If they roll freely and don't make any noise, I'd leave them alone.  Make sure they still roll freely under a load, too.
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Re: Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 06:35:56 AM »
Woodmizer told me to put ATF on the tracks and watch whether the wheels still roll when the head moves along. If they slide instead of roll, replace them. 
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Re: Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 04:35:23 PM »
What the hell, I do believe I will take a closer look at them this week. Good advice, much like good help is hard to find. Thanks to all lthat repled. W. O. B. 
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Re: Wood-mizer Cam Bearings
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2020, 05:08:17 PM »
Changed my lower rollers yesterday. Cut a cedar 3x3 from a short 'log' and the mill was much better. Three of the four cams were in pretty poor shape and the other was plain out bad. After cutting the 3x3 I adjusted the feed chain, ran the mill to the back end, and then I gigged back all the way to the front of the mill and that was all she wrote. The head wouldn't move forward at all. It was starting to rain so I left it for this morning. After troubleshooting the feed motor and figuring out it was ok I found that I had put the positive contactor back on too tight to the rail and it was hanging on the bolts for the strip. Just something to be aware of. 
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