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Standard, Medium & Heavy Duty Live Deck

Standard, Medium & Heavy Duty Live Deck

The Mellott Live Decks are designed to convey logs in a variety of situations in sawmill operations.  We offer three standard sizes, a standard, medium and heavy duty.  

When these decks are used to convey logs to the carriage, the deck is controlled by two foot pedals. One pedal controls the forward and reverse movement of the chains. The other pedal controls the stop and loader. Joystick, pushbutton and lever controls are optional.

Chain return is through the steel skids making their operation clean and safe. Logs which may be placed on the deck in an angled position will be squared by the Stop and Loader prior to loading on the carriage. Double shafts are eliminated and space is saved on the Mellott Live Decks by the use of our Stop and Loader that pivots around the deck headshaft. The Stop and Loader can be operated by hydraulic or air cylinders.

  • Standard Live Deck is offered with standard style or debarker style stop and loader arms and electric or hydraulic drives
  • Standard spacings and lengths are available for quick delivery
  • Special spacing and lengths can be made to order

Drives

The Mellott Live Decks are driven by either an electric or a hydraulic drive.

The hydraulic drive consists of a hydraulic motor that is plugged directly into a shaft mounted speed reducer. The reducer is mounted onto a torque frame. This drive assembly floats on the end of the shaft, reducing strain on the shaft and bearings.

The electric drive consists of a electric motor that transmits power by a belt to a counter shaft. A roller chain connects the counter shaft to reducer input shaft. This drive is also mounted onto a torque frame.

Live Deck Brochure
Medium Duty Deck, Tidewater Lumber Co, Tappahannock, VA
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.
DECKS - Compare Deck Skids and Chain

Main Product Components

Live Log Decks Available:STANDARD..................MEDIUM....................HEAVY
Skids - Stacked Tube:5"SQ x 5/16" W........6"SQ x 3/8" W.......7"SQ x 3/8" W
Cross Sills:W8 x 24# Beam........W8 x 24# Beam...........W10 x 39# Beam
Wear Strip:5/8" A.R. Plate (all decks)
Chain:WH78(HT)................WH82(HT)..................WR124
Tulsa Reducer Drive (Hydraulic or Electric):HG23............................HG34.......................HG64
Loader Operation by Air or Hydraulic Cyinder:Single........................Single.........................Dual
Headshaft:2-7/16" Dia............2-15/16" Dia.................3-7/16" Dia

Options

Hydraulic Drive:Series "H"...........Series 2,000.............Series 6,000
Standard Length with Standard Stop and Load and Nose Skids:22'-0"........................22'-0".........................30'-0"
Standard Spacing - 2 Chain:72" (all decks)
Special:5 HP.......................10 HP............................15 HP
Standard Length with Debarker Stop and Loader:18'-9"..........................19'-2"........................27'-0"
Standard Spacing - 3 Chain:63-3/4", 51-3/4"..........63-3/4", 51-3/4".........72", 48"
Standard Spacing - 4 Chain:36", 36", 48".................36",36",48"................60",36",48"
Special:Custom Lengths and Widths Available

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