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Chain log roller.
« on: November 17, 2020, 08:07:07 AM »
I have a 2006 LT 40 Wood Mizer. I have added hydraulics and log turner.I would like to have a chain log roller/turner. I was wondering if anyone has plans on how to build one. I have searched the forum and found some, but none that tell me how to build one.
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 11:11:36 AM »
Piney Woods put some drawings in a post  on this forum a while back.

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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 11:12:45 AM »
Woops my mistake  , his were a claw turner,  sorry.

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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 01:14:42 PM »
No problem, I already made that one. looking for a little more speed.
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 12:19:55 PM »
Find someone with a Cooks mill - they use roller chains.
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 03:03:04 PM »
I wouldn't mind a set of drawings for a good chain turner either
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 05:47:34 PM »
Interesting style of chain turner.
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2020, 06:34:18 AM »
Interesting style of chain turner.
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Simple, effective, pretty much bulletproof if you build it strong enough. me like!
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2020, 09:12:46 AM »
Interesting style of chain turner.
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Note the CNC style cable raceway chain and sawdust vacuum gutter layout.  Very sleek packaging concept. 
A log turner is just a big hydraulic barsaw.  Clone that and size it up for a standard AA mount hydraulic motor with your favorite flavor of AG chain.  Agri supply and surplus center. 
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2020, 09:22:22 AM »
I donít know where you are in Tenn. but you can come to northeast Mississippi and get dimensions and pictures of mine.  Got a Cooks AC36 has chain turner.  Tim 
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2020, 10:03:05 AM »
That log turner works slick.  That design has been in use by several companies on large scale resaws to turn cants on a runaround.  Very fast.

My only concern with most standard mills:  The log would have to be on a sawmill that cuts in the center of the deck and not clamped off to one side.  I have a feeling that if you turned the log in the center of the deck and then tried to clamp it against the backstops(side supports), it may roll on you.

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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2020, 04:48:35 AM »
I have yet not found any homemade hydraulic chain log roller myself.... i will be building a Manually powered chain log roller for my manual mill this winter,    
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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2020, 07:48:26 AM »
Guys, i've always wondered about chain rollers.  

Having just two powered sprockets is enough i think!  ;D
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2020, 10:28:33 AM »
When I built the original pineywoods hydraulics, I did consider a chain turner but instead opted for a modified claw turner. A chain turner is good for one thing only, rolling logs or cants. The modified claw is a bit slower but also serves quite well as a 2 plane clamp. Two  functions for the price of one. The scottish ancestry again.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2020, 03:40:37 PM »
I have two chain rollers. Can make some pictures. It looks quite simple. But if I will ever buy an other mill I would like rollers like these;


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Re: Chain log roller.
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2020, 05:49:32 PM »
Here is one that was added to a Frick circle mill if it is any help.
Lower cylinder is disconnected but was connected into the eyelet just above the pin.
Hydraulic motor was reversible.
Hope it might help. :)





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