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Several notable retrofits have been designed and are available today for installation on older Planers. Some retrofits are looked upon as a necessity to simply help companies remain competitive, others are based on parts that are no longer available or, Kimwood has introduced new assemblies and or entire models with new updated features. Kimwood service technicians continually provide updates in regards to industry demands for new features. These requests are reviewed and implemented accordingly.


For more information on available upgrades for the Stetson-Ross Planers, click on the links below:

  • Air Operated Top Head Chipbreaker
    Replaces the existing spring-loaded chipbreaker assembly with an air-loaded version for instant pressure adjustment. This upgrade is available for 612A, 612A1, 612MA, 612MA1, 612C, 612C1, 614D, 614D1, 616A, 616A1 & "K" Model NLP Planers.

  • Air Operated Outside Head Chipbreaker
    Replaces the existing spring-loaded chipbreaker assembly and intermediate holdover device with an air-loaded version for providing constant pressure on material regardless of size variations. This upgrade is available for 612A, 612A1, 612MA, 612MA1, 612C, 612C1, 612CT, 612CT1, 614D, 614D1, 616A & 616A1 Model Planers.

    The 610A1 Planer differs from the above it only replaces some of the existing spring-loaded components allowing the conversion to air.

  • Soft Segmented Feed Rolls
    This feedroll conversion allows the rolls to conform to the curve of the cup rather than to place heavy unyielding pressure on the center of the board. This upgrade is available for 612A, 612A1, 612MA, 612MA1, 612C, 612C1, 612CT, 612CT1, 614D & 614D1 Model Planers.

  • Quick Release Pressure Bar
    Replaces the existing manually operated assembly by providing a quick release of the pressure to clear most jams. This upgrade is available for 610A1, 612A, 612A1, 612MA, 612MA1, 612C, 612C1, 614D, 614D1, 616A & 616A1 Model Planers.

  • Hydraulic Feedroll Drive
    Replaces the existing gear, sprocket & chain drive with six (6) hydraulic motors, hydraulic power pack unit and controls to power the system. This upgrade is available for 612C, 612C1, 612CT, 612CT1, 614D & 614D1 Model Planers.

  • Antifriction Jointer Bars
    This assembly utilizes precision lineal bearings allowing ease of travel back and forth for superior jointing. This upgrade is available for 612C, 612C1, 614D & 614D1 Model Planers.

  • Hydraulic Hoist and Tensioning
    As an alternative to the standard spring suspension or earlier "3-M" hydraulic system in order to present a system producing a uniform feeding pressure on lumber passing through the planer. This upgrade is available for 612A, 612A1, 612MA, 612MA1, 612C, 612C1, 614D, & 614D1 Model Planers.

  • Top Cylinder Safety Jointer
    This jointer eliminates the hazard of reaching across the top cylinder while jointing the knives. This upgrade is available for 610A1, 612C, 612C1, 614D, & 614D1 Model Planers.

  • Feed Table Hydraulic Hoist & Tensioning and Drive
    This jointer eliminates the hazard of reaching across the top cylinder while jointing the knives. This upgrade is available for 610A1, 612C, 612C1, 614D, & 614D1 Model Planers.

  • Additional Rake-Off Assembly with/without Pop-Up Option Kit
    This assembly, added to the accelerator, would include slide tube & steel for field mounting to existing frame. This upgrade is available for the Model HP-16 Accelerator.

As with any retrofit or upgrade being installed on an existing piece of equipment, a certain amount of fitting & adjustment may be required. On all retrofits or upgrades, it is the responsibility of the customer to affect installation, necessary field wiring & plumbing. Upon request, a field service technician can be requested to assist in supervision & installation at service rates in effect at the time.

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