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Author Topic: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?  (Read 1474 times)

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LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:00:07 pm »
Just curious why the LT40HD does not come with stainless side support covers. They do come on the Super, and my side supports are drilled for them.
Just ordered them since I am repainting the mill and replacing all Decals and stickers. The stainless covers should help protect the side supports. I am considering making half covers for the tubing that connects the loader arms, just wondering if anyone has done this. It gets beat up pretty good and a thin wall stainless half pipe would work well there I think. May have to use sheet stainless bolt along one edge and hammer it around the pipe then bolt other edge.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 10:04:58 pm »
Go with Chrome  ;D everyone loves bling
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 10:35:36 am »
I always thought that it was neat being painted orange.  That way it is easy to show the customer the shiny spot when he nicks it with his chainsaw!!  :o  Yes, it has happened.   :D
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 10:50:17 am »
Yes it has.  And always from customers who say "don't worry, I know what I'm doing". ::) 

I believe the main purpose of the stainless guards is to prevent the steel from staining certain species of wood and also to reduce the friction between the wood and the mill parts.

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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 11:03:05 am »
The covers are for anti-stain protection . Walnut is one that will stain bad .  That being said price point on the mill. You can have WM add any available option you want at the time of purchase . The additional covers you speak of would fall under "Useful saw mill mods "
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 08:41:31 pm »
Thanks, Not much into chrome,,, hate rust,, love polished stainless though. I have the support arm covers coming,,,, also found some thin wall stainless tubing with a 4.25" ID and should work great around the 4" OD steel tube. The piece I found is also exactly 57.75 long,,,, the same length as the steel tube. Like it was meant to be. Now to cut it in half and mount with button head SS screws.

Yes,,, I know,, way too much time on my hands. But what the hell,,,, could be sitting in a little dive bar in Dahlonega.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 11:45:44 pm »
Welcome antioch01, and when you get your mill all spiffed up pictures would be nice.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 05:21:31 am »
Thanks, looks like you also have an Onan on your mill, is it a P224 ? Mine was changed after they had two Kohlers lock up for some reason according to WM history. The first was covered under warranty 2nd one not. Mill only has 635 hours. I will post some pics when finished, I thought I had the sawhead covers smooth enough, but decided they were not good enough and do not want to waste decals. Sand blasting now to get all the old paint off.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 09:58:25 am »
My mill came from the factory with a 20 horse diesel but by the time I acquired it, it had the 24 horse Onan.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 11:34:44 am »
I would rather have diesel, but the weight difference makes me think again. I am happy with the Onan.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 04:23:05 pm »
Well, finally finished with repaint, decals, and stainless support covers. Also fabbed stainless cover for the loader cross tubing. Will try to post some pics,,,
 

 

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Morooka MST600 Tracked dump truck used as skidder.
Cat D3C LGP
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 06:48:53 pm »
Nice Bling looks good.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 08:59:57 pm »
 

  

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Thanks, changed tail lights to the new LED rectangle also
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Case 1080 Excavator
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2017, 09:01:32 pm »
I can not figure this site out,, first pic posted OK second one just gives a reference.
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Case 1080 Excavator
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2017, 09:23:04 pm »
Now that is farm boy fancy  8)
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2017, 09:29:06 pm »
Just wanted to make sure all could see the fine job you did.

 

 
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2017, 10:06:47 pm »
Antioch01, your mill looks like new money.  Is it in Plant City or Murphy?  The pictured topography looks flatter than Murphy and I think I see Spanish Moss so I would suspect P.C. 
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2017, 06:00:11 am »
Yes,,, Plant City,, had a few medical issues to address. Need a couple of new tires and then headed to Murphy.

Thanks for posting the pic,, what is the secret to posting pics, I must have missed a step.
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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2017, 06:06:38 am »
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Morooka MST600 Tracked dump truck used as skidder.
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Snorkel 42A Manlift

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Re: LT40HD SS side support covers. Why not loader arm tubing ?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 07:16:49 am »
I think your doing everything right. After you upload your picture move down the page
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