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Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« on: May 25, 2013, 10:33:58 PM »


Mary and I attended the Wood-Mizer open house at Mt Vernon, Mo today.   One mill they had on display was the new LT70 "wide head" mill with 34" between the guides.   
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 10:51:56 PM »
We could have used that for the 34" x 20' Cottonwood a few months ago.
But the LT50 got it processed.

They should sell well.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 11:28:00 PM »

TK 2000 has 32" between the guide rollers for a LOT less.  Plus 16" above the blade .  Steve
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 07:22:18 AM »
Don't let Jake see this  :D.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 07:55:38 AM »
Don't let Jake see this  :D.

He'd be running around the country looking for 80" diameter logs to split to saw on it. :D

Here is an excellent WM video showing the overall features of the current LT70 standard mill.

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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 10:38:55 AM »
The LT70 starts at 51,000.   How much more what it for the wide head option?  I'm so glad to see that WM came out with this.  We do a lot of live edge/wide slabs for bars, counters, tables etc.   I know that Timberking can make similar cuts for less money but I've only used WM, and I love their products. The thin kerf will be great for the 34" and less in diameter logs.  I'll stick with my lucas slabber on the big daddies.  Happy Memorial day to everyone!
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 01:44:14 PM »
   Wide head was 1500.00 last November

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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 06:02:49 PM »
Interesting the overhead wire going front to back, what's running on that line?

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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2013, 06:11:32 PM »
Interesting the overhead wire going front to back, what's running on that line?

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I'm pretty sure it's a communication cable to control head functions.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 07:42:34 PM »
Bibby,
Did it have a "cat track" like the Super remotes or was it a walk-a-long. It did not appear to have a track in the video.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2013, 07:53:01 PM »
Bibby:
What diameter log is W-M claiming this 34" head can handle.  For instance the LT-40 with a 24" wide opening is supposed to be able to handle a 36" diameter log.  I say "is supposed to" because I haven't tried to cut something that big yet.  Gerald
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2013, 07:53:43 PM »
Bibby,
Did it have a "cat track" like the Super remotes or was it a walk-a-long. It did not appear to have a track in the video.

No cable track.  The communication cable on the line controls the head functions.

This one had the remote station.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2013, 07:55:09 PM »
Bibby:
What diameter log is W-M claiming this 34" head can handle.  For instance the LT-40 with a 24" wide opening is supposed to be able to handle a 36" diameter log.  I say "is supposed to" because I haven't tried to cut something that big yet.  Gerald

I think 40" was stated.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2013, 10:59:44 PM »

TK 2000 has 32" between the guide rollers for a LOT less.  Plus 16" above the blade .  Steve

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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2013, 05:39:24 AM »

TK 2000 has 32" between the guide rollers for a LOT less.  Plus 16" above the blade .  Steve

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 Right, it's a nice simple all hydraulic mill that works.    Steve
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 06:41:10 AM »
Gald to see that WM is catching up with our Tk  :D
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 03:53:15 AM »
I have had my eye on one for a while.
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 05:55:14 AM »
Gald to see that WM is catching up with our Tk  :D

Wood-Mizer's not catching up, they're adding another lap lead! :D
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 06:21:20 AM »
 It's 2 different races, one all hydraulic with very few  pit stops and one with electric with lots of pit stops.      Steve
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Re: Wide head LT70 Wood-Mizer
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 07:31:49 PM »
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