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sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« on: January 06, 2012, 08:53:50 AM »
Before I start I am aware speed is effected by width of cut , sharpness of band, ect.
I have been looking at an 94 or so LT40 with 24 hp onan.I was wondering  if it will saw as fast as my ez boardwalk mill, which seems to cut fine, but is all manual, and log handling  and sawing as much as I have been lately is terribly hard on the body.
I know that if I saw 1000 ftof framing lumber in 8 hours is an extremely good day on my mill.
If you have an lt40 24hp onan what can you saw in a day?
And maybe what would you change about your mill?

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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 05:54:46 PM »
Hello Paul;  I have the same mill, but mine is a 1995.

Sawing White or Red Pine, or Hemlock, Poplar, I usually get between 1,500 & 1,800 board feet of mixed 1X & 2X in a day (day = 8-10 hours) and call it a good day!
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 07:04:37 PM »
How many bf per hour are you getting now? I would think that if you add hyd. it would let you do a lot more. I can't add to your question since the smallest engine I have run is a 42 hp Kubota diesel. With that being said when I ran that mill I could expect to get about 3500 bf per day on a portable job with out a edger. If you are thinking about running this mill stationary I would think that you should be able to hit 2000 bf or a little better.
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 09:41:14 PM »
Customsawyer called it about right, plus, the back will feel better.
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 11:47:15 PM »
I guess I will find out for myself.
I purchased JFarmer's dads lt40hd24 this afternnon. It needs a little work but he ran it some while I was over there and I believe it will be ok. I just needed something to take all the grunt work out and it sounds like I may easily double production.
I have to fix up a lube bottle, install a battery and maybe some new belts and she will be good to go. I don't have any blades for it , except the one that is on it, so I will have to get some of those ordered on monday. I am going to sell the ez boardwalk mill and I have a guy coming to look at it in the morning.
SO.......I guess we will see.   PC
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 11:50:52 PM »
I am jealous  :).
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 07:29:25 AM »
Good for you Paul.

The HYD WM will definitely be easier on your back.

The best I have ever gotten in a day was just over 2,300 board feet of mixed 1X & 2X White Pine.

That was a 10 hour day and there were 4 men off-bearing and feeding the log loader, there weren't very many breaks taken on that job either.

You will notice quite a jump in your daily production.
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 09:00:13 AM »
Congrats on your purchase Paul! Glad you were able to get a deal and upgrade to the hydraulics. Feel free to call in today (before noon) or next week to get the mill transferred to your name and get your parts/blades ordered in. You'll also get a Owner Pack from us once you do.

Right now we're also scheduling our service loops for this year. It wouldn't hurt to check on how much it would run to have Bob swing through and get your mill running like new. He'll be servicing Arkansas/Missouri in September, and you're real close there. 


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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 09:07:04 AM »
 We started out with a manual lt 30, and upgraded to a lt 40hd, once we got use to the extra features, we doubled our production. Off hand I don't remember exact ## tho.
 I think you will really like the hydraulics.

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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 09:49:08 AM »
Congrats on the purchase. Sorry though I didn't mean to talk you into it that fast. ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 10:15:13 AM »

  Good move, Paul. You will love being able able to stand in one spot and
do in a few seconds what you used to have to run around the mill 3 or 4
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 10:19:32 AM »
Congrats on the new-to-you mill. Not only is it gonna be easier on your back, your feet and legs will thank you.. Not nearly as much running around the mill...
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 10:58:38 AM »
I think you made a very wise decision Paul.  Glad to see you get a new machine.
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 01:25:00 PM »
Congrats Paul, won't take but an hour to wonder why you didn't have hyds before now ;). Have fun with the new mill & play safe...


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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2012, 01:41:38 PM »
So did the EZ sell or can i still come get the tour?
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 02:05:08 PM »
Congrats Paul!!  Your back will thank you.  8)
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2012, 02:57:57 PM »
Paul, as you know there are many variables that can effect your production rate. I can tell you you will be proud of your purchase and your back will for sure feel much better also. Congratulations!  Give the ole girl a good once over and clean all the electrical connections you can find. The service route from Woodmizer is a very good investment. The technician will get you all checked out and you will learn a lot from being his helper.
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2012, 10:41:14 PM »
I got the parts list started today.I pulled the muffler off to fix a few holes and got the oil draining and the oil filter off, which took the longest since it was really stuck. I am going to put new wheel belts on it before I start sawing.
One of the biggest things to figure out for me has to do with set up and not the mill at all. In order to be more efficient I will be racking up a few logs on some cants to roll onto the loader arms. In order to do that in a 40' wide building that has short sidewalls, as my chicken houses do, I will have to set the mill up  across the building, instead of along one wall as my boardwalk mill is now. I would like to set the thing up so that I could move boards right onto my cutoff table from the mill by hand instead of using the forklift as I am doing now.
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The ez boardwalk is still set up and cutting. I would like to make someone a good deal on it. I guess I just as well list it for sale here on the forum. It is a good mill.
Thanks for all your kind and encouraging words about this. I highly value the friendships of you forum members. PC
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2012, 02:25:29 AM »
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Re: sawing speed on an lt40 w 24hp onan
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 06:42:33 AM »
Does that mill have a drag back on it?
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