The 'B' bed has been specially designed, following feedback from customers, to allow for simple installation and operation with the flexibility to cut any length of log. By simply adding or removing modular bed sections, it is possible to quickly and easily extend or shorten the cutting length to suit order requirements.
Wood-Mizer has modified the LT20 head to be used with the 'B' bed – thus creating the LT20B. There are no compromises – all of the standard and optional features of the LT20 head are still available. The LT20B combines a well-proven cutting head with all of the features needed for accurate, efficient and productive work, with the rugged simplicity of the 'B' bed.
A further advantage of the B bed is that its cost effectiveness allows a method of sawing that is already commonly practiced by many standard bed owners. By adding enough additional sections to be able to load two logs onto the bed end-to-end, the operator is able to cut both logs in one pass. After cutting a board from the first log, the operator continues to the second, while an assistant removes the board from the first and prepares it for the next pass. As the operator brings the head back, ready to cut the next board on the first log, the assistant removes the cut board from the top of the second log. This cyclical process ensures that the head is actually cutting wood for the maximum amount of time, and the assistant is not standing around waiting between each cut.