Indianapolis, IN – Wood-Mizer’s LX450 sawmill is the first Wood-Mizer LX series sawmill released in North America. The addition of the LX sawmill series makes Wood-Mizer the first and only company to give sawyers the choice between a monorail or twin rail sawmill in order to accommodate various sawing applications and preferences.
Featuring many of the same benefits of the well-known Wood-Mizer LT sawmill series, the new LX450 sawmill matches Wood-Mizer’s widest cut (at 34 in.) while offering the largest depth of cut (at 16 ½ in.) available from Wood-Mizer.
The LX450 starts at has cutting capacity of 36 in. (910 mm) diameter x 21 ft. (6.4 m) length. Pricing starts at US$38,895.
“Wood-Mizer has long been the only sawmill manufacturer of the monorail cantilever design, holding several patents on this technology and trusted by 70,000 sawmillers throughout the world,” said Greg Bacon, Wood-Mizer sales director. “Every sawyer has different needs and preferences which led to the addition of the LX sawmill series.”
A key innovation of the Wood-Mizer LX450 sawmill is the rigid LX Frame sawhead tower that holds the control panel, engine, and the sawmill head. Designed to accommodate a larger width and depth of cut, the LX Frame travels on parallel hardened steel bars on the bed and allows the operator to have better visibility during the cutting process.
Standard features for the LX450 sawmill include power feed, power up/down, hydraulic log handling with a bi-directional chain log turner, a walk-along operator control console with SimpleSet Setworks on an adjustable arm, six heavy-duty fine adjustment outriggers, dragback board return, powered blade guide arm, hydraulic blade tensioning system, blade lubrication, roller blade guides, and a centrifugal clutch. Optional features coming soon include Debarker, AccuSet® 2 Setworks, and a fixed operator Command Control station located at the end of the sawmill.