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Author Topic: Do you see sawmills being towed on the road?  (Read 22000 times)

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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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