Still putting together a list of parts required to add hydraulics to an older Lt 40.
Trying to decide whether to go with a 12v DC hyd. power unit or 115v
Down side of 115v is you're limited to stationary work or have to run a generator if going portable.
For a 12v unit you still either have to have a separate battery for hyd power with charger (hooked to generator or vehicle)
I see that WM uses a "Hyd. Power Supply Strip" used to transfer power from the battery on the saw carriage to the hyd. unit. I'm guessing it's a copper strip & sliding contact to allow the carriage to move and maintain power to hydraulics. Looks to be just 6' long....in that case the carriage would have to be within 6' of front of the mill to have power.
Does this setup work well to power the hydraulics? Don't have a price on the kit yet, but seems like it might be a clean solution.