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Re: woodmizer LT40HD vs. LT35HD
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2015, 03:07:56 PM »
i have a 2014 lt35hyd with the debarker. i like it alot. i have never run a 40 so i can not compare the two.
If you have the spare cash then get the 40. I would have. but i got the 35 and have no monthly note. if the time arises that i need more production then i will upgrade.

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Re: woodmizer LT40HD vs. LT35HD
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2015, 06:47:50 PM »
Fine adjust outriggers, they will mount up to the LT35.  WM shows them @ $999 on a new mill, but I think they're about 1200 if you buy them separately.  It's the same frame as the LT40.
I just paid $1440  for the 6 FAOs and wrench before sales tax  And there wasn't shipping on that because I picked them up. Add about $200 for shipping.  So to get them on a new mill for $1000 is a bargain, saves $600.  They are SOOOOOOO nice I can't say it too many times.
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Re: woodmizer LT40HD vs. LT35HD
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2015, 08:55:35 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, mjancius.  I have no LT35 experience so my vote goes to the LT40.  Options such as debarker, accuset, and lubemizer are well worth the $$$.

I removed my board dragback for some of the above reasons.  That plus a gained a couple of inches in the height of the throat.  No regrets.
First off,  owned neither.  However, I've had a local dude saw logs for me with his LT40.  My thoughts are:
1)  Customer (me) can off-load boards, so don't even consider the dragback offloaders, unless you are in a pure productions mode without assistance.
2)  Larger cut is SUPER CRUCIAL.  Invariably, you find logs BIGGER and better.  Cutting huge logs into WIDE slabs is really where a custom sawyer can make money vs. production mills.
3)  Debarker is really nice to keep the wear and tear down on your main blade and keep your production up.

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Re: woodmizer LT40HD vs. LT35HD
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2015, 09:21:24 AM »
 Here's my two penny's worth on this.  ;D
   To cut your own lumber either mills will do the job, the little difference in the two as  to size of logs is very little. A 32'' log is a good size log, and you can still cut the 36'' log if you cut access for the guide roller to pass on the outside as we all do for larger logs on a lt40... If you are going to saw for yourself... don't buy the largest log you can find, they are nice but very troublesome to saw up, they are hard on the machine no matter wich you have. I would rather saw a whack of 20'' logs then a whack of 30'' logs for myself, much easier to deal with all around.
  As far as dirt and debarckers go, I have no debarcker on my mill, never had one or tried one... I also don't have access to resharp, so I have the honor of resharpening my blades. That being said, I have well over two million board feet sawed with my mill and I have always tried to get clean logs.. but... it does not happen all the time. I try to get the dirt off if I can, sometimes this just won't happen time being an issue. I won't enter a log with the dirt facing the blade, if you do you will be draging the dirt all the way through the log with the cutting edge of the blade, sure way of dulling the blade right quick, if you exit the blade in the dirt( as long as it is not frozen) you will be knocking the dirt out of the way, your blade will stay sharp a whole lot longer... You may not be choosing the best face, but not all logs have a ''best', face, some logs it just does not matter where you will open them. When you will be sawing the one special log that really needs to be opened up on the special face do it, but just remember that it is the slab you are really taking off, once the slabe is gone and you have a clean cant, you can always turn the cant back to the good face and get that ''special', face cut. It is always best to cut for the best face when starting the cut, but it is not a prerequisite to sawing any log.
  I would go with the 35 and "learn" how to operate the machine, if you like it and get the feeling you need to go out on the road you can always upgrade to a 40 or whatever your heart and pockets can afford. For me it would be a $ decision and then work it from there.
  Keep in mind that both mills will cut great lumber and I doubt that you will cut any more lumber, working the mill alone, with one or the other. At 400hrs the 35 is just about broken in.
 
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Re: woodmizer LT40HD vs. LT35HD
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2015, 09:42:47 AM »
The 35 does have a debarker.
It seems that some think you can't get one. I have one and it works great.

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Re: woodmizer LT40HD vs. LT35HD
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2015, 12:29:40 PM »
 I know it can have one, but if it don't and one choses to not get one, it should not be a show stopper. There are a whole whack of saws out there with no debarkers and do well.
 
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