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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #180 on: November 14, 2017, 11:39:02 AM »
Our house is close to the county road with a fair amount of traffic.  I had my mill parked on front of the garage to do some maintenance.  I have had 4 people stop to inquire about doing some milling.  I will be doing one this weekend or next week.  Looked at the site last evening, a little tight but doable.  Some nice oak, sugar maple, cherry, and walnut.  I need to build a mill shed in the front yard but I don't think that would go over very well with the boss.  When I saw for one urban customer it draws a lot of attention.  I guess when things are slow I need to hook onto the mill and drive around.   :D
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #181 on: November 14, 2017, 12:07:53 PM »
Not really portable, but I towed this one from Washington DC to the mountains of NC - you wouldn't believe the number of people who almost ran off the road rubber-necking/trying to take pictures/video of it!!
 

 

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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #182 on: November 14, 2017, 04:37:46 PM »
Haven't seen any on the road but within a month of buying mine used I seen  one not 5 miles from where I live under a shed. Looks like lt35, then on my way to pick up my blades 2 weeks ago I saw one 15 miles from the house. I guess it's like a car buy one then you see them every where. Oh and when I first saw the mill I eventually bought I was there to pick up some lumber from a guy I found on Craigslist. Talked to him about the mill and said tgat I would like to find one for sale, he said he might be looking to sell that one soon. Went back a few months later he said hed been trying to find my number for a month.

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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #183 on: November 14, 2017, 07:00:19 PM »
Funny this thread came up. Never seen another sawmill on the road other than mine until a week or so ago. A guy had an older Norwood all folded up in the bed of his pick up then the next day saw a LT15 cruising down the road....
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #184 on: November 14, 2017, 08:54:37 PM »
Saw an Enercraft Silva Saw on the road today, never seen one of those before, had to come home and Google it.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #185 on: November 15, 2017, 05:43:00 PM »
When I brought my TimberKing home from New York, I took the ferry across Lake Champlain.  I had everyone out walking around it and asking all kinds of questions. 
I see lots of log trucks every time I leave the house around here.  Not any portable mills on the road, mostly see them on Craig's list.  :D
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #186 on: March 22, 2018, 10:31:56 PM »
Today on my way home from work I spotted a TimberKing 1600 being towed behind a Chevy west bound on highway 2 about 1 1/2 miles west of Palmyra Ne. I was headed east bound when I met it and had to hightail it home in a big hurry to make sure somebody hadnt stolen mine! Thank goodness it was still there right where I left it.





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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #187 on: March 23, 2018, 07:41:49 AM »
I saw what I think was a circle mill setup on a trailer a few weeks ago.  Disassembled.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #188 on: April 14, 2018, 06:42:08 AM »
We went for a ride and saw a sawmill being towed! No name on the truck.We was in the Skowhegan-Newport area.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #189 on: April 14, 2018, 05:24:13 PM »
Saw another shiny new WM rolling outside Hannibal NY, Imagine that ;)  

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« Reply #190 on: April 28, 2018, 01:46:32 PM »
I think it was a WM. Saw orange,I have no idea the kind. I had to keep moving,too much traffic. It was coming off a side road.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #191 on: May 13, 2018, 06:33:56 PM »
Spotted this rig in the area a couple of times this weekend.



 
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #192 on: May 17, 2018, 08:30:14 PM »
Saw an LT35HD today on the way through Charlottesville, Va. headed west, looked like hed just finished up some red cedar.  Had his chase truck hauling support equipment, an ASV skid steer I think.  That makes 3 mills so far not counting the LT40 I occasionally see in the rear view.
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #193 on: May 17, 2018, 09:23:58 PM »
My LT40 was on the road today!

Got a sawjob 45 miles away (further than I like to go)!

Sawed a bunch of Red Oak and Black Cherry logs, all 4/4 x 6, 8, and a few 10 inch widths, tallied up just under 1,000 bf!

I'll go back tomorrow and finish up!
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #194 on: May 26, 2018, 11:37:08 AM »
I tow mine often. It has no lights, registration, or inspection so I tow it when no one will see me :)
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #195 on: June 03, 2018, 09:37:40 PM »
Not quite on road but on my way to woodmizer open house in wisconsin I stopped at a gas station and a lt40 manual was parked close to me when I came out.  The owner was on his way to a sawing job
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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #196 on: June 03, 2018, 11:45:19 PM »
I saw a toad under my sawmill in the damp sawdust. Does that count? :D  Seriously, I'll be finishing up a job tomorrow and will be towing my mill home. 
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« Reply #197 on: June 17, 2018, 08:58:11 PM »
I can't believe I wasn't spotted towing my new mill home...From Va to PA...VA 671 to US 340  to US 15 to I-83 and I-81 Everyone must have been busy sawing!

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Re: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?
« Reply #198 on: June 17, 2018, 11:19:53 PM »
I saw a WM being towed south on I-80 at Clipper Gap around 8 am on Saturday the 9th.  Anyone from the FF?
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