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Offline MartyParsons

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Service on Wood Mizer
« on: December 24, 2017, 11:03:23 AM »
Hello,
 Attempting to keep up. Here are some pictures of this weeks service. Hope you all who own sawmill equipment learn from what I post and what others are missing. Pictures are from Wood Mizer equipment but I bet the any other equipment would be the same.

 

 

Check the tire pressure! Just had a customer bring in a mill. Towed it about 150 miles. Tire got hot. Not good for the tire.

 

 

 This tire needs to be at 100 psi!

 

  



 

One way to repair the fuse.  ::)   All fun until things get hot and the whole operation goes up in flames.

 

  



  
Amazing how much stuff one little mouse can carry.


  



 
This mill was purchased online. They drove from Delaware. I asked them if they felt lucky. This was a 1984 mill. Yikes.
 

 

Log turning chain tension. You need to have this adjusted should be able to form around the log but not loose enough to rub the block on the metal.

 

  
This hydraulic oil gauge is here for a reason. I found no leaks.



 

Holds about 15 gal. (20 gal total) I put 10 in the tank.  :o This is from a LT70 Super.

 

  



  



 

If you use the grease fittings ( attach grease gun hose to fitting and pump)  more often would make life so much easier!!

 

 



  



 

I have this customer being watched by the equipment abuse task force. LOL The pictures kind of tell the story. 1997 was a long time between service to the fittings. I heated it red hot and it still would not move. Grinder did the job to split the tube.

Merry Christmas.

Hope this helps others out there.

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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 11:20:59 AM »
Thanks Marty - looks like the makings of a "Rolling Wreck" there.  Yikes.
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 11:22:15 AM »
Four different mill shown.
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 11:43:58 AM »
Marty: thank you for your always excellent posts.
They serve as a reminder for me, that "maintenance is far cheaper than repair".
. . . . and I'm pretty sure that the Parts Department at WM does less business because of these posts.
Happy Holidays and the best wishes to you and yours!
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 12:26:31 PM »
Four different mill shown.

Ahh - that makes more sense.
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2017, 12:27:13 PM »
Marty: thank you for your always excellent posts.
They serve as a reminder for me, that "maintenance is far cheaper than repair".
. . . . and I'm pretty sure that the Parts Department at WM does less business because of these posts.
Happy Holidays and the best wishes to you and yours!

I was always told that "Grease is cheaper than gears" - it has a catchy tune to it. 
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 12:41:31 PM »
I like it!
Almost any kid will run a chore for you - if asked an hour before bedtime . . . .

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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 07:43:53 AM »
I grease things every day  I would rather have a little mess over being broken down because of something that could be prevented

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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 07:56:10 AM »
Southside logger,Grease is cheaper than parts,that was my Fathers saying. Even if we was only going to bale 50 bales of hay,out would come the grease gun,and grease is cheaper than parts. I can still hear him say that. Thanks for the memories.
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 08:00:56 AM »
I learned the hard way all grease is not equal.  Always use a high pressure (red) grease rated for wheel bearings
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 09:32:23 AM »
One of my old bosses used to say " Son ,preventive maintenance is the key. "

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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 09:41:04 AM »
No lithium grease is rated for bearings.  For use in bearings you need moly grease. Lithium is good for low pressure applications only, like pivots.
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 11:26:56 AM »
You would need to tell that to the folks that make grease.
 

 
The grease that I use on my sawmill says Lithium and Wheel Bearing.
 

 
The key wording is: NLGI #2.  What I found out is that it will not harden and clog the sawmill's grease fittings.
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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 12:25:46 PM »
AH............ the best of both worlds.  Country and Western.    Sorry I had too.      Lazerdan

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Re: Service on Wood Mizer
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 12:58:38 PM »
Some moly greases can cause real issues, I won't go into that here. What I will say, is that ANY grease would've been better than what was used on the mill Marty had to fix😁
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 01:01:55 PM »
Color doesn't necessarily mean anything, but that nlgi #2 rating does👍🏼My go to grease is blue, I know another good grease that is grey, both are nlgi #2 greases. Either would have been a great option on that LT70😂
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2017, 01:12:58 PM »
Yup, I have seen/used green and even blue grease with the NLGI #2 rating.  The thing to avoid is a "general purpose" grease without a rating.
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2017, 01:38:28 PM »
Yup, I have seen/used green and even blue grease with the NLGI #2 rating.  The thing to avoid is a "general purpose" grease without a rating.

I agree MM, but my point here was the grease used on that mill wasn't a grade or quality issue😂
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2017, 02:12:52 PM »
Oh, I was following you.   ;)  Marty's example was not a grease issue unless lack thereof counts.  ;D

My replies were based upon my using what I thought was a good grease and I was constantly having to use the grease "unstopper" to clear hardened grease out the grease fittings.  That has not happened since I started using the above grease.

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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2017, 03:50:47 PM »
I noticed Marty was tapping a hole for a screw in grease cert, it would be nice if woodmizer would do this to start with, instead of using the press in certs.
Maybe they do now, but on my old mill they were pressed in, not really a huge deal, but many folks do not know what to do with them when one gets stopped up or goes bad, or even disappears.
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