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Offline Rickcnc

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Using hydraulic motor for Log stops
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:38:50 am »
I am considering using a hydraulic motor to raise and lower log stops as will an additional motor to move a log clamp. Iíll use a cylinder to raise and lower the clamp.. My thinking is the motor will give me more travel for the clamp.
Has anyone else build their own stops and clamps this way ? I noticed the timberking 2000 appears to be set up like this.
Looking for your feedback on the idea and some input on what size of motors I would need.

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Re: Using hydraulic motor for Log stops
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 01:15:02 am »
I tried a hydraulic motor for the dog on the mill I built. It would back off on big logs. A motor's not made to hold like a cylinder is. My 2 cents.
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Re: Using hydraulic motor for Log stops
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 04:05:44 am »
Rick.

For the log stops, i think a cylinder would work ok. You can have plenty of travel. If it's for log dogs/clamps I used old vertical sawmill parts, and modified these into horizontal ones, using three phase worm gear electrical motors.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,85066.80.html

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Re: Using hydraulic motor for Log stops
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 05:35:41 am »
 
 Yes TK uses a hyd motor to raise and lower the vertical stops and it works just fine, doesn't need much holding power for the log stops. Almost any motor should have enough power, I'd get a slower rpm one as you don't want the going up or down really fast.  Steve
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Re: Using hydraulic motor for Log stops
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 03:57:37 pm »
Hydraulic motors are expensive seems like a waste when a simple small cylinder could do the same job. My bandmill has two stops tied together that swing up from a handle in the front of the mill. Its simple and they are 12" high but they can be lowered for smaller logs. Save the motor for a chain turner or cable feed. Frank C.
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Re: Using hydraulic motor for Log stops
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2017, 05:34:24 am »
 
 If using swing up stops which I don't like a hyd cylinder would work well and be easy.  With vertical stops a hyd motor would be a lot simpler and they can be bought for around $100 or less, not that much more than a cylinder.  Steve
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