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Re: timberking 1600 log stops
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2014, 11:16:51 AM »
Ok, decided to have my backstops welded in place a couple weeks ago and it made a world of difference. As I posted above, I was having trouble with the one closest to the operator end getting pushed out of square when I put a big log on. I took the mill to a friend and had him weld the angle, that holds the backstops, to the part of the log deck they are bolted to. I put it to the test last weekend with a big walnut log with a fork in it and was able to roll it with no problem. They held firm and it seems like they are much easier to raise up and down now. I guess if for some reason I have to remove them I can always grind the weld off but I don't see that being an issue. Wish I had done this sooner. I'll try to get some pics posted of the weld so it will be easier to understand.

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2014, 07:17:16 PM »
Thanks Tazz, would love to see your pics.  I'd like to put mine on their as well, but can't figure how to upload the pics.   :) :)  It's snowing here tonight, maybe I'll take the time to learn a new trick on this forum! 
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Re: timberking 1600 log stops
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2014, 09:50:14 PM »
I have an uncle that just acquired a used 1600 from a relative passing. I'm assuming it is one of the year models that everyone here is having back stop bending issues with. I took one look at the stops, and thought.. wow, not sure how those stay plumb! I have noticed that TK has recently increased the steel thickness although it isn't helping the older model guys. I would love to see what you all retrofit, so I can pass this along to my uncle. It also appeared that the manual stops were unadjustable? I know that overtime they can get out of square with the bed...anyone have a new set with adjustment buikt in? Not sure if I'm right on the stops being non adjustable, just what it looked like.
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