Drop Saw Trimmers for Boards and Cants

Model LST-12/16 Drop Saw Trimmer

Model LST-12/16 Drop Saw Trimmer
  • 2 7/16” Diameter shaft driven trimmer can be powered by dual hydraulic or electric motors.
  • 28” diameter saws will trim up to 8” high cants and will pass 12” high cants.
  • Parallel arm hold downs with shocks
  • Easy access to saw ladders with hinged front covers with nitrogen gas assist springs, hinged top covers and hinged rear doors
  • Enclosed chain return for a smooth interior, prevents hang up of trimmed pieces falling through to a waste conveyor
  • Easy belt replacement, poly-tire type couplings to connect the shafts. Simply remove the tire to slip the belts through gap between the coupling hubs.
  • Dual assist springs used on the saw ladders to raise the saws quickly. Stop collars on springs to limit the down stroke in case of a cylinder failure. Prevents the saws from contacting metal.
  • Quick belt change, loosen 3 bolts, rotate clamp handle to release tension on the belts.  Belt take up is guided and piloted flange bearings are used so saw alignment is not lost when replacing belts.
  • Stacked cylinders are used for 3 saw positions, trimming partially raised to pass thru ties and large cants.
  • Heavy and robust construction, Trimmer as shown weighs 23,000 lbs.
Drop Saw Trimmer Brochure
28” diameter saws will trim up to 8” high cants and will pass 12” high cants
Stacked cylinders are used for 3 saw positions, trimming partially raised to pass thru ties and large cants
Saw Ladder System is Designed for Fast Belt Maintenance Without Losing Factory Alignment
Easy access to saw ladders with hinged top covers supported by nitrogen gas assist springs
Rear View Showing Hinged Doors
Drop Saw Trimmers are set up and completely tested prior to shipping.
Consol with Pantograph for Trimmer Operator
We have an on-site engineering and design team capable of meeting your specific needs. We will consult and coordinate with you to customize our products and to design systems in order to provide the best options for your application. Email or call 717-369-3125 to speak with us.
Powered by Dual Hydraulic motors or Dual 25 HP TEFC Electric Motors
Modular Infeed Design Offers Configuration Flexibility to Fit Your Operation
Drop Saw Trimmer Infeed Transfer is designed with 6” Tube with 81X Chain with Roller Lug Attachments running on High Side UHMW Chain Guides with Optional Hydraulic or Electric Drive.
Moving Sideways to Cut Grade Lumber and Ties / -1 and 0' saws on linear ways with stacked cylinders for three positions
Mellott will Customize - Increase or Decrease Saw Ladders as Required

Main Product Components

Capcity, Length:Trim 4' to 16' with a Minus 1' Saw for Odd Lengths, Pass 20'
Capacity, Thickness:Trim 8", Pass 12"
Frame, Saw Support:(2) 12" x 6" x 1/2" Wall Tubes
Drive Shaft:Dual Hydraulic Motors or Dual 25 HP TEFC Motors
Drop Saw Shaft:2-7/16" Diameter
Saws:28" Diameter, 60 Tooth
Saw Drive:(3) "C" Section Belts with 6" Sheaves
Saw Lift:3-1/4" Bore Stacked Cylinders for 3 Position Saws
Saw Lift Assist:(2) Springs on Guide Rods with Stop Collars
Chains:81X with Roller Lugs
Chain Drive:Hydraulic Motor or 5 HP Variable Speed Electric
Trimmer Access:Hinged Doors on Back, Front and Top
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