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Title: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ron Wenrich on January 25, 2006, 08:16:49 PM
Looking to see what folks are running.   Feel free to add your mill to the inventory list.  More than one mill?  No problem.  You have multiple votes.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ron Wenrich on January 25, 2006, 08:19:09 PM
Morbark of Canada automatic circle mill with vertical edger.  Support equipment includes debarker, chipper, green chain, and horizontal edger.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on January 25, 2006, 08:23:30 PM

 Home built Band Mill and Peterson Swing Blade.
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Post by: Percy on January 25, 2006, 08:41:17 PM
Woodmizer LT70, Woodmizer Edger, axe :D
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Post by: WeeksvilleWoodWorx on January 25, 2006, 08:47:06 PM
2004 WM LT40HDG28 w/debarker and Accuset.
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Post by: wiam on January 25, 2006, 09:26:51 PM
Home built bandmill.

Will
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Post by: dail_h on January 25, 2006, 09:37:48 PM
   Norwood LM 2000 &Norwood edger,old hand set Lane piled in the woods
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Corley5 on January 25, 2006, 09:45:35 PM
1948 Corley #5, 16' 3 headblock carriage and 54' of track with shop built three blade edger, and a couple old stickers.  Mill currently has a G403 Minneapolis Moline power unit but I've got a 110hp UB 264 IH gas power unit to hook up.  2005 14-12 Block Buster firewood processor.  It's a mill it just cross cuts rather than rips ;) :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 25, 2006, 10:00:58 PM
Wood-Mizer LT40HD

Lap-siding attachment

Woodbug Chainsaw Mill Husky 3120

GripperDog Log Dogs

Peterson ATS-8... when I'm asleep and dreaming..  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rbarshaw on January 25, 2006, 10:15:56 PM
Home built BandMill using a 400A Honda motorcycle engine as power source.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 25, 2006, 10:27:24 PM
Home built BandMill using a 400A Honda motorcycle engine as power source.

Pictures please...  8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2006, 10:36:58 PM
AFTER YOU VOTE< PLEASE! PLEASE! Fill out the section on your profile where it now lets you add your mill type.

Pictures please...

Look at his posts there are plenty. He has done a better job then almost anyone of documenting his project. Now, back to this project please.  ;D


1986 lt30 manual portable Bandsaw


Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Sawdustslinger on January 25, 2006, 11:13:49 PM
I also run a 1986 LT 30 portable Bandsaw and Yes Shes manual. :-\
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thiggy on January 25, 2006, 11:23:38 PM
Baker 18M
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Post by: farmerdoug on January 26, 2006, 12:20:13 AM
2001 LT40HDD42 Super with Remote Command and Accuset
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Paul_H on January 26, 2006, 12:20:58 AM
Mobile Dimension 127 & Go-fast resaw
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Post by: ronwood on January 26, 2006, 12:25:52 AM
2003 LT40HG25
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: little-guy on January 26, 2006, 01:05:47 AM
well it used to be a home modified Fowley-Belsaw 46" circular with hydraulic drive and manual setworks all powered by shaft from a 1950 Massey 44 tractor.(shes now resting in the back 40)
Now its a 2005 Norwood Lumberlite 24,made into a portable with a 19' sawing capacity(but am just starting out with this one so still new at it )
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: fstedy on January 26, 2006, 04:29:31 AM
2004 Timber King B-20
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Post by: D Martin on January 26, 2006, 05:36:23 AM
homebuilt bandmill and homebuilt chainsaw mill
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Post by: macpower on January 26, 2006, 06:59:51 AM
Thomas 6013 bandmill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bibbyman on January 26, 2006, 07:07:11 AM
Pictures please... 8)

What Jeff said .... plus....  any time you want to see the pictures someone has posted ... click on the camera icon to the lower left of of his side info stuff

The icon looks like this... (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/Themes/default/images/gallery.gif)

It'll take you right to his/her photo gallery.

Another tip... once you pulled up a picture and you'd like more info... you can click on a line of code under the picture that reads "Click to search forum for picture". and it'll take you right to the post or posts where that picture was used.

WOW! What a feature!   :o

Now... back to the program....
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Norm on January 26, 2006, 07:26:26 AM
2001 WM LT-30HDE-25
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Post by: catfish on January 26, 2006, 07:48:24 AM
Hurdle 52" circle, miner edger, 2 Morgan resaws, Williams Hog :)
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Post by: buck_lake on January 26, 2006, 08:15:39 AM
Homemade chainsaw mill from Procut Plans
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: IL Bull on January 26, 2006, 08:19:24 AM
Burg Manual bandmill
CASE skid steer with forks
420 Ford backhoe with a skid steer attachment coupler.
WD 45 Allis Charmers tracktor
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on January 26, 2006, 08:47:13 AM

  NORWOOD 2000!!! 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: TN_man on January 26, 2006, 09:43:15 AM
WM Lt-20 all manual bandmill.
My son TeenSwinger has an ATS 827.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodbowl on January 26, 2006, 10:24:52 AM
I have a 1988 manual WM LT40 that I've converted to hydraulic using the non standard method. Some parts are from WM and others are from other applications. My goal is to build a mill from scratch that is truly a portable, one man operation. .... Now that I have a nagging back, my definition of a one man mill includes no tailing of the lumber or slabs or wrestling logs before or after they get to the mill. One person and a pig tail control box.   ::) .... :P     


   Entrepreneurs, engineers, homemade builders, tinkerers and dreamers. My favorite kind of folks.   ;)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bro. Noble on January 26, 2006, 10:38:43 AM
WM LT40H,  Corley edger,  Go Fast resaw,  Morgan Scragg mill,  home-built chop saw
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Mr Mom on January 26, 2006, 11:03:57 AM
     All i have is a chainsaw.




     Thanks Mr Mom
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: oakiemac on January 26, 2006, 12:14:34 PM
1994 Mobile Dimension model 127, Bobcat 873 loader, cant hook and a sometimes sore back.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DanG on January 26, 2006, 12:54:49 PM
1986 Mobile Dimension model 128.
Echo cs-670 and cs-300 chainsaws.
1964 Military surplus Allis-Chalmers forklift, known far and wide as the Hootiemobile. ;D
1984 IMT 60hp diesel tractor with loader and homemade forks.
Logrite cant hooks and hookeroon. 8) 8)
A very large grindstone, in need of a nose. ::)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/controlbox.gif)
THIS ONE WAS FOUND!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: RacinRex on January 26, 2006, 01:19:16 PM
I think its all in my sig line but I'm using:

Simplicity Bandmill (made by a guy in Honesdale, NY)
Massey Ferguson 275 w/ front end loader... known around the farm as the "puddle jumper"
Stihl 046 Arctic


I think thats all we really use for our small time venture here. Gobs of "Grit-Power"
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tony on January 26, 2006, 02:20:22 PM
                             TimberKing 1600

                                 Tony 8) 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodsteach on January 26, 2006, 03:41:14 PM
Brand X Swingmill
JD 317 skidloader w/forks, bucket, and grapple
Sthil, 460 and 290
Logrite 60" peavy and 60" cant hook
31' flatbed gooseneck trailer to haul with
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sjh on January 26, 2006, 03:57:48 PM
01 Frick of unknown vintage. cuts like a charm.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: vgbob on January 26, 2006, 05:38:56 PM
Peterson 8" WPF.
25 years ago started with a homemade
chainsaw mill. Still have the Granberg
double end bar and 2 Jonsereds 70E's.
Gotta love breathing sawdust to do that.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: cat man on January 26, 2006, 09:59:49 PM
Homebuilt bandmill
Stihl 044 & 009
FarmTrac 45 (Blue Mule)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 26, 2006, 10:21:34 PM
I love this thread..   smiley_big-grin2
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mac on January 26, 2006, 10:47:30 PM
Ez board walk, made in Emden missouri.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawguyver on January 26, 2006, 10:51:10 PM
Ive been googling (sawmill) for months and finally here I am. Hello everybody!!! I am the recent owner of a new (old) toy.This circular came with building and all. Years ago I started building a bandsaw but didn't get very far. I have photos but must figure out how to post them.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 26, 2006, 10:53:53 PM
Welcome to the board sawguyver.. smiley_fiddler
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawguyver on January 26, 2006, 11:18:07 PM
Thank you.
I would like to identify the make of my mill. I'm told it was first setup around 1925 and has been in its current location since 1950. Is ther a place on the husk that may have some identification
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Brian_Rhoad on January 26, 2006, 11:26:26 PM
Breezewood B2000 Band Mill
Meadows Standard 30" Edger
JD 440 Skidder
Bulldog Dozer with Farmi 351 winch
Bobcat 943
International 3200A Skid Steer
MF 1145 Tractor/Loader/Backhoe
Appalachain 24' Gooseneck Trailer
Appalachain 12' Dump Trailer
85 Ford F350  96 Ford F350
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: solodan on January 26, 2006, 11:39:42 PM
Lucas 827
Alaskan mill/ Husky 3120
Granberg mini mill
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Paul_H on January 26, 2006, 11:43:49 PM
I would like to identify the make of my mill. I'm told it was first setup around 1925 and has been in its current location since 1950. Is ther a place on the husk that may have some identification

Welcome sawguyver.

If you can,take some pictures and post them on a thread,somebody here should know what it is.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Buzz-sawyer on January 26, 2006, 11:52:52 PM
Here is an older thread with pictures of some of my rusting glory.......and some other peoples colections..............
It is called,"Equipement I use at the mill"

click here
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=10668.0

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Paul_H on January 27, 2006, 12:09:56 AM
I remember that thread.It was a good'n.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawguyver on January 27, 2006, 01:13:52 AM
I have managed a few pics on my galary but am still working on placing them on a thread. any sugestions on which thread would be best to help identify this saw.

thanks.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jeff on January 27, 2006, 01:15:17 AM
Start a new one. :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: customsawyer on January 27, 2006, 04:43:12 AM
WMLT40
7610 New Holland tractor with loader
6405 JD tractor
310E JD backhoe
Morgan Edger
three buckets of sweat from July and Aug. when I melted into my boots. :D


P.S. Jeff you always have the best advice.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Mobilesawyer on January 27, 2006, 08:46:36 AM
Welcome sawguyver

Another Canadian cool, and from Ontario (cold).
Good luck with your mill identification. You will find a wealth of information here.


As for my toys: Peterson 8"WPF wide track
                         Coverall 40x50 mill house with cement floor
                         Case 1390 4x4 tracter with Frey loader
                         Farmi 351 logging winch
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Engineer on January 27, 2006, 10:37:46 AM
1985 WM LT-30 manual mill
JD 4100 tractor
Stihl MS390 and 025
teenager
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 27, 2006, 11:03:06 AM
There's got to be more swinger mills out there?..  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bibbyman on January 27, 2006, 01:06:30 PM
There's got to be more swinger mills out there?..  :)

Nope,  they just talk a lot... :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on January 27, 2006, 01:29:25 PM
Now there's the kettle callin the pot black   :D :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on January 27, 2006, 08:27:06 PM
Thomas manual bandsaw,20 foot track,20 hp Honda
2120 Ford 4 WD 40 hp with loader
Norse winch
150 acres to play on
6 foot bushog
My Father's NAA 1954 Ford tractor
BX Kubota 18 hp 4 WD Used mostly to mow with and put the 54" Puma snow thrower on the back.

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JN68 on January 27, 2006, 10:01:27 PM
HI ALL;  lumber mate 2000 20/ honda
             old cedar shingle mill runs with a madza 1/4 ton diesel
             70 hp 4wd massey with loader,V 4000 fransgaurd winch
             405 patu log loader on home made power trailer
             pto cord saw, back hoe,brush cutter, home made wood splitter
             420 case dozer, 254and 365 huskey's
             88 F 350 with dump
             
         these threads are great 8)  james
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: GlennG on January 28, 2006, 07:52:58 AM
Grandberg Alaskan/Stihl 066.

I`m building a small dimensional mill similar to a Mobile Dimension but smaller and much more mobile 8)

Glenn
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ex-racer on January 28, 2006, 12:28:12 PM
Home built manual circular - 36" saw - 40' track
'54 farmall Super A

Ed
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: pep on January 28, 2006, 08:14:38 PM
Lucas 827 with slabber
410B JD
266XP Husky
630 & 670 Super Jons
30 x 100 Quonset Lumber Storage
18 x 30 shop
Wood Wiz Polishing Attachment
Shop full of tools


Cheers  Pep

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2006, 07:18:09 AM
JN68,I would like to buy a Patu loader and mount it on my own trailer too. The amount they want for these trailers and loaders are beyond me.I can use it in the woods and I can haul off rocks too with it.You must have them nasty things too up your way? Now I use my loader to do it.Real slow this way.At times I can only get one rock in the bucket.If the rocks are not too big,I can roll them into the bucket by hand.Seems like the rocks are growing around here. You can't be all that bad of a guy,you have a Ford 350 with a dump. Another toy I need. I really should just buy one,I don't need it on the road,just around The Farm. Too bad Dangous Dan lives so far away.He has a dump truck for me.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: artenvielfalt on January 29, 2006, 08:44:30 AM
Peterson WPF 10" with clip on slabber for very BIG logs
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: shopteacher on January 29, 2006, 08:45:11 AM
6 foot pit saw.  Looking for underling to operate other end (new guy gets the bottom)

 LT40H stilling looking to move up to a super.
 8875 John Deere Skidsteer
  450C John Deere Crawler Loader
 1240E Massey with FEL & backhoe. Maybe up for sale. Bought new 450 hrs.
 Various chainsaws
 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Mtnjack on January 29, 2006, 10:29:27 AM
TimberHarvester 30 Ht 25 only mill to win the shootout single handed
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: twostroke_blood on January 29, 2006, 04:56:02 PM
                  Hudson Farm Boss 36" Hyd. Mill
                  55' Oliver OC3 Crawler
                  50' Ferguson TO-20
                  2- Alpina Pro 120 chainsaws (120 cc)
                  and other stuff  ;D  lots of pics in my gallery.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: UNCLEBUCK on January 29, 2006, 11:00:09 PM
Circle Mill - a.b. farquhar , very old but 40 foot steel channel track , 14 foot carriage,all manual, with a goofy 671 detroit 2 stroke diesel powerplant , hydraulic carriage and hydraulic drag chain dust removal, waiting to implode when it makes its maiden voyage this spring ! :D its all done but 4 foot of snow on north side of sawshed !  Say a.b. farquhar fast 3 times  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 30, 2006, 11:06:53 AM
I've got $20 on the line for Swingers for the long shot win..  ;D  COME ON Swing mills!

I know they're just slow out of the gate..  :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on January 30, 2006, 11:19:15 AM
................... COME ON Swing mills!
I know they're just slow out of the gate..  :D

Now you didn't mean that, did you?   :D :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isassi on January 30, 2006, 11:22:49 AM
My Meadows Portable, Lull7C, my buddy Bill, who will be blind milling soon.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 30, 2006, 11:27:42 AM
I sometimes have trouble thinking and posting at the same time beenthere.. ;D  , but all kiddin' aside there's got to be more swing mills out there.  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isassi on January 30, 2006, 11:30:28 AM
Sorry guys, I meant o have a picture posted, but oh well  >:(
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Frickman on January 30, 2006, 08:38:44 PM
Frick 01 all steel, handset mill. 20' carriage, 5 headblocks. Detroit 4-71 power.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SYOUNG on January 30, 2006, 10:24:13 PM
Woodmizer LT-40, Woodmizer Edger, Green Chain and sawdust conveyor.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Raphael on January 30, 2006, 10:29:26 PM
I'm currently at ~27' of Logosol mill: one M7 plus one WWM.

Logosol Timberjig
30" bandsaw
Stihl 066, MS660 & 026
Broad Axe, Adze & Froe
12hp tractor, and a couple old trucks
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bibbyman on January 30, 2006, 11:05:53 PM
Woodmizer LT-40, Woodmizer Edger, Green Chain and sawdust conveyor.

I'd like to see how you have your green chain setup with the WM mill.  Got pictures?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: flatsawyer on January 31, 2006, 05:05:08 AM
Hi all Lumbermate 2000 w/ 23 hp Briggs. Does what I need.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on January 31, 2006, 10:07:38 AM
joasis,try that picture thing again with a differant view.I don't think you quite have the hang of it.  :D Nice mill you have there.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isassi on January 31, 2006, 10:13:48 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys. That is  1969 Meadows Portable. 52 inch blade, 14 ft carraige, 3 headblocks, knees, power receeder, hydraulic turner. The guy with the glasses is my blind buddy, Bill and the watcher is one of my crew who I twisted his arm to come and play with me.  :D The big yellow thing in the back is a Lull7C highlift rough terrain forklift. I will try to shoot some better pictures. This one was a beautiful shot, but after cropping to get the pixel size  :( and compression, doesn't look so good.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tmullen on January 31, 2006, 01:52:45 PM
Lucas 618 swing blade
my dads 1978 mobil dimension
Shibura SL 1743 4x4 front end loader with super winch
395 xp 36" bar
372 xp 32"bar
61 28" bar
1978 ford f-250
lots of ambition and very little time :(

tmullen
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 31, 2006, 02:08:23 PM
There's a swinger.  Close to my home town too.. smiley_beertoast smiley_beertoast smiley_beertoast
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Frank_Pender on January 31, 2006, 05:48:22 PM
I am running two Mobile Dimension 128 mills.  The are both very rare.  They are both hydraulic mills.  They load the logs with five loading arms for each mill.   Both mills have taper adjustments and hydralulicly lock down the log.  One mill has log stops when loading as well as being able to roll the log or cant when desired.  A third mill is an Oscar 36 Hudson for sawing primarely Western Big Leaf Maple burl.  The fourth mill is a special mill built by Stevens Equipment in Salem for Glen Stevens himself.  He had it set at a site for establishing a milling and logging musuem.  This mill runs a 52" blad, powered by a 200 horsepower Allis Chalmers diesel, but I have only one wife. :-* :-* :-* :-*


Well, as far as the remainder of the iron, yall have to come to see that.  I can't take up all of the boss's pixel space. ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on February 01, 2006, 07:19:28 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bro. Noble on February 01, 2006, 10:14:25 AM
but I have only one wife


And you're DanG lucky to have her :D :D :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tmullen on February 01, 2006, 11:35:15 AM
jpgreen

Where are you located, I would like to see a band mill in operation since all my experiance is with circle mills.

tmullen
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on February 01, 2006, 02:03:10 PM
TM- I'm way up north state now. PM sent.

Hay-  Why don't you swing over to Sheridan, and look at the Wood-Mizers.  They got a bunch out there and nice folks.

I fell in love with Jenifer, holy cow what a doll...  smiley_bouncing_pinky

Talk about smart and good lookn'..  ;D 8) ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Greg_B. on February 01, 2006, 09:00:46 PM
norwood mark 4
branson 4020 tracter with frt. ldr. backhoe
2004 ford f-350 with 2 leaf springs added to frt. and rear
12 ft. twin hyd.clyinder dump trailer
18 ft. steel bed dovetail trlr.
solar kiln
and shop full of woodworking tools
almost forgot my friend t-190 bobcat if needed
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beav on February 01, 2006, 11:23:16 PM
   1987 Woodmizer lt40hd - my second new mizer. Can't kill it. :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ed_K on February 02, 2006, 08:44:49 AM
 Baker EZ mill, MF 30 w/loader.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jason_WI on February 02, 2006, 02:38:26 PM
Norwood Lumbermate 2000 with Norwood Edgemate. 3 bed extentions, home brew dust collection, and homebrew toeboard. 60" Logrite cant hook. Gehl 4835SXT. Cresent 26" planer.

Jason
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isawlogs on February 09, 2006, 12:22:38 AM
 
WoodMizer 1993 LT40HD
 1994  Enercraft edger
 1959 Oliver 550 tractor
 1974 John Deer 540 cable skidder
 three trailers that I haul the wood on with a 91 Dodge 4x4 diesel pick-up
 Half a dozen or so chain saws ( Stihls )
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: moosehunter on February 09, 2006, 04:30:36 PM
Lumbermate 2000 23hp
Stihl 190
Stihl 440
'Bota L4330, loader
Farmi 351P winch
95 F350 dump
64 Cat D6C

Logrite "ProMary special" 8)

And a outside hot tub for the sore muscles! ( it's not metal, but very important)


Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: highpockets on February 10, 2006, 07:49:53 PM
Jp's mill don't run and he is sending it to me.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SAW MILLER on February 10, 2006, 08:41:52 PM
  I have a WMLT 40-28G and Massey 240d with a bucket and forks
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: iain on February 12, 2006, 05:41:51 AM
My big tools

WM lt40hd24gd now with kolher command pro 25 power
arrowsmiths kilns
stanton F400 kiln
stihl 039 18" for workshop
stihl 084 36" for trees
stihl 084 60" for bigger trees
stihl 090 av   for milling
husky 181 28" for looking at but works good
twin 075's on a 48" sperber frame (did have twin 84's but they got stolen) >:(
wadkin 24" planer thicknesser 7.5hp
smiths 28"rip saw 5hp
 wadkin large bed panel saw 5hp
wadkin turn of the centuary band saw 14" under guides 29" throat 3hp
dankart band saw 30" throat 21" under the guides 5.5hp
Dexter twin drum sander
5' x 9' vacuum table
and so far still got all my fingers


 iain
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thurlow on February 12, 2006, 08:53:59 AM
Foley-Belsaw M-14, all manual,
Numerous chain saws (Stihl 038 used the most),
Several older farm tractors.......2 of 'em JD 4020s with FELs w/home-made forks,
IH TD-15
More fish cookers and large barbecue grills (all home-made) than any 10 people need,
Enough stuff/equipment/junk to make any wife  roll her eyes and say, "You gotta keep that stuff away from the house". 8)
AND, my greatest assest, Angie, with whom I will have shared my life 40 years in May

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thurlow on February 12, 2006, 08:58:13 AM
Okay, that was supposed to be asset, not assest...........is THAT what the preview button is for??????
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isawlogs on February 13, 2006, 09:47:55 PM
 Thurlow, yes  but when its done you got a modify button that you can click and fix those little things . Its a button I use often .  ;)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: eagles nest on February 15, 2006, 09:54:50 AM
i run a KASCO SAW2B, 8n ford skider, IH 3414 backhoe realy rough,064,1964 homilite c5
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: onionman on February 17, 2006, 10:36:25 PM
Just picked up my 1st mill, a used  wood mizer 40lt
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SAW MILLER on February 17, 2006, 10:43:51 PM
  Welcome to the forum Onionman and congats on yer new mill.I have an LT 40 too.This is the place to be if you like sawdust.You'll find good folks here.

                 Ron
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isassi on February 18, 2006, 03:58:02 AM
Welcome Onionman
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: onionman on February 18, 2006, 08:00:29 AM
Thanks,
this looks like a great place to hang out

Onion
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodbowl on February 18, 2006, 08:52:42 AM
Welcome to the forum Craig. Be sure to post plenty of pics. We like pics. There are a lot  of folks doing the same mods you are.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on February 18, 2006, 10:22:40 AM
Jp's mill don't run and he is sending it to me.

Does anyone need an oil rig built? We need something for Dick to do..  :D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13183/oil_rig.jpg)

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: highpockets on February 18, 2006, 12:22:09 PM
Man, if God will let me live without seeing another one of those, it will be a blessing.  On January 1, 1974 I was in The North Sea with the wind in excess of 120 m.p.h.. the seas were running 60-80 feet. There was a rig that had broken loose and was drifting toward us.  I said Lord if you will let me live long enough to get my property paid off, I promise you I'll never come back here. The drifting rig changed direction some four miles from us and went by us.  To me there are kinf of like looking at a horse shoe. When you've seen one, they all look about the same.

We did the acme screw lft system on the sawmill yesterday. It seemd to be nice. Works off a hydraulic motor.  Two toe boards to go then hopefully we'll be finished. 

Can you bring your blade sharpener when you bring the mill?

 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gipper on February 20, 2006, 01:44:29 PM
Cook's Accutrac 36 Hydraulic Mill - 58 hp VW diesel
Cook" Portable Edger - 26 hp Perkins diesel
Cook's Cat Claw Sharpener & Setter
Lathemizer from Woodmizer
Massey-Ferg. 40 Backhoe/Loader with forks
Case 350 Dozer with winch (had for over 23 yrs.)
Ford 3610 Tractor with Buzz Saw
22 ton log splitter
Troy Bilt brush chipper/shredder
Numerous chain saws, Stihl 036 & MS 460 most used
Old Farquhar circle mill - 52 in. blade 45 ft. of track, 15 ft. carriage with
       315D Cat. engine now sitting idle
1995 GMC 2500 4X4 with utility bed and 8000 lb. Mile Marker winch and a 
       16 ft. tag a long
A wife of nearly 28 years and NO MONEY   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tome on February 21, 2006, 06:55:51 AM
I have a Peterson 8" ATS W/27 hp Kohler.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jrob on February 23, 2006, 11:16:39 AM
Home-built portable 48" circle mill rescued from the fence row, much to my wife's disapproval.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DanG on February 23, 2006, 11:24:21 AM
Welcome jrob!  You may never get your wife's approval, but you sure got ours! 8)  I'd like to see some pics. ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodbowl on February 23, 2006, 11:24:42 AM
Welcome to the forum jrob. As far as I can tell, everything seems normal.  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jrob on February 23, 2006, 05:51:54 PM
This is currently the only picture that I have.  The photo shows helper #3 "helping" as I replace some bolts underneath.    Mill spent 40 years in a fence row prior to me dragging it home.  Could definitely use paint but it is more fun to make sawdust.



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13485/test.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Larry on February 23, 2006, 06:50:38 PM
Welcome jrob...see ya already got the picture thing down pat and that is a good picture.

Even though Im cross the line a little joined up with KFPA (Kansas Forest Products Association) last month.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Corley5 on February 23, 2006, 08:04:17 PM
Good to have you on board jrob.  It's especially good to see another circle saw guy ;D :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawguyver on February 24, 2006, 12:53:57 AM
welcome jrob
Nice unit, my # 3 likes to help too.
-Have you sawn anything ??? I see the pto shaft and logs in the background there.
-Look forward to more pics.
- 8) 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isassi on February 24, 2006, 05:38:28 AM
Welcome jrob, as Corley said, it is great to have more circle guys onboard, seeing how we are way down in numbers from the rubber band guys  :D I am probably close to you, so if you need any help, just yell.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: barbender on February 24, 2006, 11:45:18 AM
Homebuilt Rake style bandmill, Case 1845c skidsteer w/homebrew grapple, Dodge 3500 cummins 4x4, 14k gooseneck, polaris 500 sportsman
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jrob on February 27, 2006, 12:10:42 PM
sawguyver,
Sorry for the delay in response to your question.  I have sawn several dozen logs, mostly walnut and oak with a few cottonwood, hedge, cherry, hackberry, and locust.  My father in law also has about 10 cedar logs that I'll try to get into soon.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: FeltzE on March 04, 2006, 04:54:44 PM
Got a...

 WM '96 LT 40HDG35
Baker Edger
Cat 416 Backhoe with forks
Logosol 261 molder
XL moldmaster 4x6 molder not running at the moment, need 3ph ... soon
RBI 820 molder planer (really a 20" planer with molder insert capability)
Husquvarna 372, and another husky,,. chainsaws
Logrite cant hooks, one 24" (great for on the mill, a 42" and my dads 2 hooks as well
5050 Allis chambers 50 hp tractor (for sale with loader $6k)
2 Nyle 200s , one set up the other in stand by, (was a good deal)
Cooks sharpner
New holland 45 hp with loader and forks

Thinking about a newer sawmill if someone wants my WM hint, hint.  ::)



Eric
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawwood on March 05, 2006, 06:52:21 PM
 Help running a Norwood mark 4 .
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isassi on March 05, 2006, 10:00:09 PM
hint hint Eric... :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Kelvin on March 15, 2006, 07:34:57 PM
2003 woodmizer LT40 25 kohler hydraulic w/ debark
3710 kubota 4x4 loader w/ quick attach forks and bucket
Nyle kiln
1990 F800 diesel dump truck w/ crane and winch
tandem axle 16k lbs 24' trailer for dump (hope to add grapple loader to this!)
Case 480CK backhoe, diesel, 70's vintage
3/4 ton '88 suburban 4x4 with 1 ton springs for pulling mill and assort
10k lbs tandem flatbed for suburban
Woodshop full of grizzly tools
Woodmizer sharpener and setter
Stihl saws 012, 036, 066 and a 55" bar on an 088 for the big stuff!


Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dan_F on March 15, 2006, 10:05:06 PM
Look below

Also want to get a 4x4 f-350 with a 20,000 pound goose so I can tow my deere and kubota. I would also put bunks on the trailer.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Left Coast Chris on March 24, 2006, 10:30:34 PM
I am running home made band mill w/27" throat, twin cylinder honda electric start, cantilever head, on a home made trailer.  I load logs by rolling them up ramps with a brush rake on the back of my Massey 135 tractor.   The logs are turned using the armstrong PV method (Peavy)  :D.  I find that since my full time job is behind a desk, if I don't saw for a month or so, that peavy can really make a man out of me......more than I wished.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: simon on March 31, 2006, 11:47:12 AM
hud-son oscar 18 bandmill
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: coldnorth on April 01, 2006, 08:36:37 PM
Hudson Oscar 30, IH 404 w/loader, John Deere 425, numerous Linux-powered devices!, Lots of broken leftovers and plans to build stuff.  To invent you need 2 things, an active imagination and a pile of junk.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: getoverit on April 01, 2006, 11:06:11 PM
2005 model Peterson 10" ATS sawmill

Home made 37" throat bandmill

20" italian planer

New Holland 785 Skid Steer

DanG DeadHeader Log Lifter

1989 Ford F350

2001 Ford F150

Several Flatbed Trailers
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Left Coast Chris on April 02, 2006, 12:28:18 AM
A custom built bandsaw cantilever head with a 24 HP Honda twin cylinder engine.  It has a 27" throat and is on a 20' tailer.  Log loading and turning is manual however I push the logs up ramps with a 135 Massey tractor.  The log rolling is by pevey.......and can make a man out of me after a full day............. fun stuff.   I saw mostly english and black walnut off of my ranch here in Northern Calif.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gord From Emsdale ON on April 22, 2006, 08:32:07 AM
 2004  Lumbermate 2000 w/15 HP kohler, 24' bed
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on April 22, 2006, 09:34:03 AM
Hello Farmer77,

Welcome to the forum... 8)

Was down in Redding yesterday.  So you have walnut?  Awesome!

I've been wanting to make my own gunstock but a laminate like the Serrengetti stocks.  They slab a blank into 5 peices, then re-laminate it with the choice figure on the outside.

Makes for a stable peice of wood..  8) :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tomboysawyer on April 23, 2006, 02:44:18 PM
It was a 1995 Norwood Mark IV 13hp Honda, 20' bed - Norwood Mark IVMillie (http://tomeboysawyer.com/?page_id=6).
(http://tomboysawyer.com/photos/TN2251.jpg)

Now it is Frankenmizer - Early to mid-1980's Woodmizer LT30 with a bunch of hydraulic mods (SuperDuper Hydraulic?) - loaders, toe board, turner, clamp, head (up/down and along carriage). Head saw motor 18hp Vanguard. Carriage motor 10 hp Tecumseh.
(http://tomboysawyer.com/photos/forestryforum/sawyerview0.jpg)

Accessory vehicles:
Light skidding: 2002 Polaris Sportsman 700 (George)
Heavy skidding: Case 450 Crawler Dozer (Gracie)
Stumping, digging, and rescue: Dynahoe 160 2WD (Dyna)
Log loading and every other task imaginable: Ford CL40 Compact Loader ("Little Do" Scoop)
(http://dalehwest.com/writing/soupstone/images/fleet.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Postman on May 04, 2006, 08:14:53 AM
2004 LumberMate 2000, 23 hp Briggs & Stratton
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: WkndCutter on May 09, 2006, 06:40:35 AM
I have a Hud-son Oscar 28 on a 17' custom flat bed.  I load logs by rolling them up ramps with a 6000 lb winch.  A stihl 361 does all the rest of the cutting.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: urbanlumberinc on May 26, 2006, 06:16:37 PM
56" Alaskan on a husky3120, stihl ms 310, International 4700 service truck w/crane, more to come.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: urbanlumberinc on June 11, 2006, 06:37:30 PM
here's whitey(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13730/urban%20lumber%20truck.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: coldnorth on July 10, 2006, 08:49:54 PM
Try this picture size....


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13643/00030a.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Don_Papenburg on July 11, 2006, 10:23:46 PM
I have a 01 frick  mill with 56" blade .  I plan on useing the '58 JD 820 to runit . I also have a shop full of old Delta woodworking tools . and an asortment of other brands and homemade.    One of the homebuilts is a 24" swing 12'bed wood lathe . It has a 5hp electic motor running a 4speed truck trans into a rightangle gearbox to drive the head. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rpg52 on July 12, 2006, 12:10:41 AM
Belsaw mill still being assembled w/ 40" and 48" blades, Detroit 3-71 engine, International T-340 tractor, '71 GMC 3/4 ton, '79 GMC 1 ton w/dump bed, flatbed trailer, Stihl 026, 361, Delta tablesaw & bandsaw, 6/1 Listeroid diesel + gen head, Belsaw planer, lots of assorted junk.  More plans than time to implement them.   :-\
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Cypress Man on July 12, 2006, 10:43:11 PM
2006 Wood Mizer Super Hydraulic 25hp 3-phase
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gilman on July 15, 2006, 06:08:44 PM
2004 LT40 Super Hydraulic
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11541/DEG%20Cat%20v180B%20%283%29.jpg)

First half of a LT 70 with remote Command Control
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11541/DEG%20Cat%20v180B%20%282%29.jpg)

2nd half of the LT 70 
There was a slight misunderstanding between a fir tree, gravity, steel (LT70), mobile sawmiller and the customer.  After rebuilding a WM carriage (and being a mechanical engineer) I'm very impressed with the thought WM's engineers put into the LT70 carriage design.  Even though the carriage is built to handle wear and abuse, the old frame design took the beating and outlasted the new carriage design.  The Dexter axle assembly did not do so well. Hats off to the WM design team.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11541/DEG%20Cat%20v180B%20%284%29.jpg)

1989 LT40 Hydraulic (Sorry no picture yet)

6' Extension & 24' extension

CAT V180B Forklift coming home
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11541/DEG%20Cat%20v180B%20%281%29.jpg)

1985 Pettibone 4wd
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11541/DEG%20Petibone-4.JPG)

Planer I bought from Pender  6" x 16", I can't wait to get it powered up.  Do you think it might make some chips?
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11541/Copy%20of%20DEG_Planer08.JPG)

Adds up to about 75,000 lbs of iron
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: carvinmark on July 22, 2006, 10:45:54 PM
I run a home made CSM built from Procut plans and a portable Alaskan mill. ;D :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom on July 22, 2006, 10:47:51 PM
Welcome to the forum, carvinmark.

There's lots of room here for a chainsaw carver.  lots of pictures.    get lots of pictures.  we want to see pictures.

That chainsaw carving thing fascinates me.   I am really impressed with the talent you guys exude.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: carvinmark on July 22, 2006, 10:58:27 PM
Thanks for the welcome,I got pics but not much experience on the computer or posting pics,can you help a newbee?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom on July 22, 2006, 11:35:46 PM
Lots of help here for a newby

I gotta go to bed now 'cause I'm old and decrepit, but, there is a picture posting thread with good instructions in "behind the forum" . Lots of good forum instruction stuff in that area.

You'll get inundated with folks willing to help before you know it.  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 23, 2006, 10:04:17 AM
Don't believe him for one minute. He's of them fellers that never sleeps. ;D :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: carvinmark on July 24, 2006, 05:15:22 PM
Ahhhhh, You mean he is like me,can't sleep cause that is just waistin time?LOL,no I wish I could get more sleep ;D :-\
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: wassaw on July 31, 2006, 10:30:20 PM
norwood lumber-lite 24 set-up stationary with home bulit rails and bunks support equipment is limited being 8n ford tractor heavily modified 84 gmc half-ton one-ton truck and home-built trailer with winch and cable loader jonny red 2145 saw and a lot of manual labor
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: BigTrev on August 01, 2006, 05:57:04 PM
Whatever I can 'borrow' from the Peterson factory for 'testing'.......................... smiley_devilish
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: coldnorth on August 04, 2006, 10:50:01 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13643/00003a%7E0.jpg)



Winch on trailer  - Ready to haul logs and "stuff">


 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: pineywoods on August 06, 2006, 02:03:31 PM
1995 WM LT40G18, homebuilt hydraulic log turner, log holder, toe board. Kubota M4700 with EZ-on loader, homemade forks, 10 ton hydraulic winch . Woodmaster 18 inch planer-molder, homebuilt solar powered kiln, homebuilt 16 ft tilt-bed trailer, Stihl 028 chainsaw.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: MtuEngineer on August 09, 2006, 12:34:43 PM
1996 WM LT40 Hydraulic, Kubota tractor (still in the works for wood handling), Pre 1900 4 sided planer currently going into a cnc retrofit, at the moment it's stripped down and the electric motors are being mounted, working on the controls, grinding custom profiles and milling out a new blade holder. Ill post a few pics when I get a chance. Still learning, but enjoy running the WM immensely, a nice change from the daily grind. First post here and glad to be aboard :) If anyone near the UP of michigan needs a helper for a weekend or two I'd love to work with someone with some experience running these wonderful machines.

Casey
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2006, 10:04:15 PM
Hey Casey, welcome to the Forestry Forum. Didnt mean to over look you in here, this just seems to be one of those threads that folks only look at every few days. One of our alert members sent the admins a heads up we had a new member in here that needed looking after. I'm not sure of wood-mizer owners real close, but we have several members with other flavors that would certainly let you work your butt off for them. ;) :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Part_Timer on August 11, 2006, 10:18:24 PM
Casey

Welcome to the forum.  Pretty nice inventory you got there. 

I'm a bit of a drive from you but if you every want to run a Peterson swinger just give a shout.

Tom
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on August 12, 2006, 06:34:16 AM
Hello Casey.Glad to have you here,welcome.Just jump right in and ask questions and don't be afraid to answer some too.Would like to see pictures of what you have.there is a post on how to post pictures posting pictures (http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=12416.0)
You have to make a album to keep them here forever.Some forums you go to all that you can find is a dreaded red "X".This way our pictures will always be here.The first couple times is a learning expericence.Just copy of the directions and you will be on your way,there is plenty of help here for you.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: MtuEngineer on August 12, 2006, 10:59:19 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome folks, glad to be here! I'll be heading up to the millsite and hopefully will remember the digital camera to get some pictures. I'm somewhat embarrased to take pictures of the planer at the moment, we just had a mill and lathe installed in the shop so it is an unholy mess right now. But when I run up there I'll bite my pride and snap off a few, not much to look at right now, just a 30hp motor, gigantic cast iron frame, and lots and lots of gears. The finished plan on that is to have a carousel cutter head with several indexed cutters, selectable via an operator interface. The carousel itself will be controlled by an acme thread powered by a servo or stepper. Same with the upper head. We've put some thought into including a resaw primary as well, but getting the blade to set itself via automatic control is proving to be tricky. Best case we hope to have a "feeler" which will detect the width and thickness, then adjust the heads. At a higher level of control you would define woodtype, or cutter RPM, along with depth of cut. It's going to be a long range project, but once it is finished it sure will be neat. By then hopefully my engineering days will have moved onto running my own sawmill days :) Thanks again folks!

Casey
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JimMoore on August 18, 2006, 03:41:37 AM
  Norwood LM 2000 Kubota tractor
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sharp edge on September 01, 2006, 09:48:07 PM
1950  m-14 bellsaw 36inch blade one of the first ones made. 1991  ford escort escort powered, 100 mpg  cutting wood.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Radar67 on September 01, 2006, 09:56:44 PM
Welcome to the forum Sharp Edge. Tell us more about this Escort power source for your saw. We like pictures too. I have an 89 Escort I need to do something with.

Stew
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: spencerhenry on September 02, 2006, 06:11:36 PM
2003 lt40 hdd42
2002 twin blade edger
'74 massey ferguson cable skidder
'96 cameco double bunk forwarder
'99 gehl dl6h42 (extending boom forklift)
'81 gmc 7000 14' flatbed dump 4x4
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Sawmiller4U on September 10, 2006, 09:10:21 PM
Started with a 1989 WM LT40HD 
Sold it 2 years ago
Now we run a WM LT40HD33D Kubota With debarker auto clutch and accuset and a
Lucas Mill with a slabing bar for table tops up to 5 feet wide.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gustavo on September 21, 2006, 12:18:29 PM
we are starting with an woodmizer lt40 sh 
horizontal edger   )2 saws   one of them fix  and the other mobil

and  an sizer  saw    from  2 feets to  18 fets

the production  is    near  3500 square feets per day

in one inch  boards

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gustavo on October 12, 2006, 08:08:19 PM
lt 40 hidraulic  1997

no debarker 

setter  and sharpner

double edger   15 hp  single axis

top saw   

and we are  buying a moulder
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SawDust_Studios on October 13, 2006, 08:43:35 AM
Started in 99 with a Woodmizer LT30 Manual. Had it until we bought the 2004 LT40HD, which we sold this week.  Now we are running a LT40Super with  Cat 51 and pretty much all the options.  And this is the last mill we will have  :D

 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: pigman on October 13, 2006, 10:26:35 AM
And this is the last mill we will have  :D

 

...... until we buy a bigger and better mill. ;)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gcgrant on October 14, 2006, 03:42:38 AM
Will soon be taking delivery of a D&L Doublecut swingblade mill.  Support equipment: John Deere 350 crawler with forks attached to dozer blade.
George
I now have the mill and have milled my first lumber!! Works great, the guys at D&L do a really good job.
I am lifting the logs onto the mill with chains attached to the end of the John Deere blade, works really well.  The dozer blade is a six way hydraulic, making positioning the log onto the mill bunks really easy.
George
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawguy21 on October 14, 2006, 10:33:09 AM
Welcome to the forum. What will you be cutting?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gcgrant on October 16, 2006, 03:46:45 AM
As you probably know, in BC our pine forests are being devestated by pine beetle. We will mostly be cutting Ponderosa and Lodgepole around our home in the North Thompson Valley.  We also have a fly in fishing resort at about 5000' elevation with a lot of lodgepole around it.  Way too much for firewood so will helicopter the mill in and mill as much lodgepole up for future building projects.  As lumber, properly stacked, the wood should last for many years, it will also lessen the fire hazard to cut down alot of that dry fuel.  Running the mill at the camp will be a bit of a challenge as all I have available to move logs is an old Willy's Jeep.  I hope to make some kind of winch operated boom for it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodrat on October 25, 2006, 10:17:50 PM
1996 WM LT40HD with a 25 hp Kohler, assisted occasionally by a Husky 55 and 372.

Started out in '95 with a new LT40 non-hydraulic that I ran until about 2002, when I bought the LT40HD used.

Towing with a 92 Dodge W250 Cummins/NV4500 flatbed. Used to use an 82 Toyota 4X4 and then a 77 Dodge M880 4x4. Also have a 77 GMC 6500 boom truck project that has been on the back burner for a couple of years.

Have a 1942 Oliver 24" planer, but that is waiting for a dedicated place to set it up.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: urbanlumberinc on October 29, 2006, 10:57:40 AM
The new Lucas 830 arrived on friday - gonna make the first sawdust with it later today.  Pics on the way. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on October 29, 2006, 11:07:21 AM
Congrats on the Lucas..  8)

Pine beetles are killing trees here too. I cut em' down as soon as I can. Some survive the bugs though?

Thank god we have healthy big Doug Firs.  If they die off we're in big trouble..
  :-\
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: solodan on October 29, 2006, 01:36:58 PM
Some trees seem to be able to survive with the beetles with no problem. I have a Ponderosa very close to my deck, It shows signs of beetles, but has grown about 10" in diameter in the last 5 years. It is now about 40" dbh.

Congratulations on the new Lucas. 8) I'm real interested how the new sidewinder setworks are. Does anyone know when they will be available for the 827?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: urbanlumberinc on October 30, 2006, 09:24:23 AM
I've gotta say I really like the sidewinder, I had run an 827 without it and it's a really helpful feature.  Speaking of pine beetle damage, I passed through Grand County(home to rocky mtn natl park) last week on my way to Steamboat Springs and the beetle kill damage was unbelievable.  In some places, entire stands of lodgepole are dead, in others 85% mortality seems to be the norm.  If we don't come up with a serious plan to nip this epidemic in the bud right now, we're gonna see some dramatic changes in what used to be our national forrests. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on October 30, 2006, 09:43:27 AM
I saved one pine that was in a spot where I didn't want to loose the tree.

I buried all of my fish guts... salmom, rockfish etc, next to it, and over a few years that tree snapped back big time..
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodman on November 15, 2006, 12:37:03 AM
LT40 with everything on it  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ivey on November 19, 2006, 08:56:32 PM
LogMaster LM-4
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: blueduck on December 22, 2006, 06:02:03 AM
ive owned a Mobile Dimension model 127 since February 1986, nearly 21 years on and off sawing here in Central and Northern Idaho, most all of it custom work and seasonal.

Looking to expand to more full time and get a couple different mills for the size o logs we are able to scrounge up, am looking at a small scrag saw with edgers for small diameter and another circle mill for milling timbers..... I had to turn down a rather huge job cause i just could not cut the size needed, and my banker said "you did what?"  but it was only a $150,000.00 job.

William
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: wwsjr on December 22, 2006, 05:46:45 PM
WM LT40HDD51-RA, New Holland 3930 Tractor with forks and Tajfun skidding winch. Farma 51 D knuckleboom loader on 24 ft gooseneck trailer. Next investment, maybe a chipper for slabs.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bill in U.P. on December 24, 2006, 07:12:48 PM
Kasco SawII-manual mill with 16hp Briggs (1968 power feed)
1963 AC H-3 with backhoe
Ford 7600 2wd tractor with 3pt boom
1943 slab and board handler (still good for 3 to 4 hrs/day)
Kasco sharpener and homemade setter.
Looking to add kiln this spring/summer
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom Vorac on December 28, 2006, 06:15:16 PM
Hi,
I have a 1991 Wood Mizer LT30HD.
Tom V
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Robert Long on January 01, 2007, 11:29:46 PM
A 2004 Wood Mizer LTHD 40, lap sider, F 200 ford truck, 3 small diesel tractors ( 2 are four wheel)
Majaco log trailer with grapple loader, and more.........

Robert
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: fuzzybear on January 07, 2007, 05:17:28 AM
Home made chainsaw mill with husqy 3120. How long a log You got???  NOOOO problem. ;D  Arctic Cat 900 wide track, 1945 International tractor, 1955 chevy 1 ton skid truck, and a whole lot of antique contraptions left over from the gold rush of '98  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sawguy21 on January 07, 2007, 11:38:21 AM
Welcome fuzzybear.  8) I imagine there is no shortage of metal from old gold dredges to build a mill from. All you need now is daylight. The Yukon is beautiful country.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: fuzzybear on January 08, 2007, 01:46:23 AM
Thank you Sawguy. Starting to get more daylight now. Don't have to turn on the gen set for lights until around 4:30 now. Just Getting colder. -50's later this week. :(
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Vern on January 10, 2007, 12:18:35 PM
   Cooks MP32 32" 24' 30hp kohler - power up and down,power feed, log turner
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Hi-Country Orange on January 10, 2007, 10:46:41 PM
Lt.-70 62hp. Kitty Cat, 24' extension, just making dust  8)  8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gizmodust on January 14, 2007, 07:19:44 PM
Norwood LumberMate 2000.  Shop made 4' extension and levellers  8) :)
Shop built Alaskan Sawmill made for Stihl 032 with 20" bar
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: WNC on January 14, 2007, 10:57:22 PM
Norwood lumbermate 2000. Massey  Ferg. 1428v with fork lifts. 1985 3500 chevy 1 ton dump. 1991 Komatsu PC-40 Excavator with thumb. THE BEST PART. It is all a hobby. WNC
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: iacornfed on January 18, 2007, 01:39:23 AM
logosol m7, woodmaster planer molder, 066,ms290, poulan, 440 bobcat
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DWM II on January 27, 2007, 07:56:30 AM
The got list:

91 wm hd
stihl ms250 18''
mahindra 27 hp tractor
97 f-250 psd 4x4
16' tandem trailer
honda 500 foreman
two teenage daughters (not much help, but great entertainment!)
most importantly, very understanding, forgiving, loyal, and loving wife. ;)

The want list:

skid steer
stump grinder
bigger tractor 4x4
complete wood working shop
two future hard working son-in-laws (my back hurts!), (I oughta get something for paying for the weddings!)
big blue ox kb trailer
etc.
etc.
etc.

I guess I should just go help Arky, I could play with all his toys.  :D

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woody1 on January 28, 2007, 07:15:08 AM
Old American circular mill, put it on a 45' trailer, 4 head block, 15' carrage..D-15 a.c. tractor with loader..h-70 fork lift..cracked 16' edger..sawdust drag...HAVEN"T CUT A DARN BOARD YET !!    :'(
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Norm on January 28, 2007, 08:40:41 AM
That sound like a cool setup woody1.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woody1 on January 28, 2007, 09:29:23 AM
I hope it's all worth it. If it cuts true and runs good I'll be a happy woodbutcher. 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: millit on January 29, 2007, 06:55:13 AM
 8) wood mizer 40hd   ::)spc 24 built rite firewood processor ???257 husky saw 044 saw 1845c case skid steer 1240 massey compact tractor small dozer from norther hydrulics 2000 f550 dump, 1996 w900 KW ,trailmobile log trailer, cant hooks and peavys 10000lbs flat bed , brimar dump  eh eh smiley_thumbsup_grin 1 good wife
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: deadeye on February 01, 2007, 06:59:41 AM
millit i think you just said the most important thing.  1 good wife, without that all the rest would be harder to get.    my list is 1 96 lthd woodmizer
                             1 96 65hp belarus
                              1 majaco log loader and trailer
                                1 norse winch
                                  3 sthil chainsaws
                                    alot of good friends to borrow stuff from
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: millit on February 01, 2007, 08:58:50 AM
Thats so true deadeye
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: justice on February 01, 2007, 06:07:05 PM
Soon to be WM LT70
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: LT40HDD51 on February 01, 2007, 06:59:18 PM
Hi all, I'm new to the forum   :)
Here's what I got at the ripe ol age of 25...

The best tailman/edgerman on the planet, my brother and sawin/workin partner
2005 W.M. LT40HDD51 (accuset, debarker, lube mizer, auto clutch, Cat power rules  ;D )
2004 W.M. G28 F.I. Edger (New Kitty powered rig coming soon...)
Lathe-Mizer
W.M. power fed resaw
1995 F-350 4x4 Crew Cab (Mill towin, brute strength)
1995 Jeep G.C.L. 4x4 (Edger towin)
197? Case/D.B. 990 with loader, loggin winch, ice chains...
Stihl 044 Arctic
Stihl 036
Stihl 270
Stihl 017
WorkTunes Muffs on my helmet, satellite radio in the truck...
One helluva good woman, too (gets turned on watching me work   8) )
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: TeaW on February 02, 2007, 05:42:05 PM
Hi LT40hdd51
 Checked your web site , that is really good . You must be a city boy , you do all your sawin in parkin lots.
 14 posts yesterday that would do me for a year .
 How come all that iron is so shiny and your brother is so gray!
Welcome
TeaW
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: LT40HDD51 on February 02, 2007, 08:38:25 PM
Nah, Im in the stix  ;D Those are from Halifax after Hurricane Juan. We sawed a bunch of cleanup stuff there. Guy we worked for was a moron, that lot was waaaaay too small and on an angle  >:( We finally told him what to do with his slanty parking lot and everything else..... Don't get me goin..... But more of our work is on farms and in woodlots in and around the Annapolis Valley. We're country boys  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: HORSELOGGER on February 04, 2007, 04:30:45 PM
Guy we worked for was a moron, that lot was waaaaay too small and on an angle >:( We finally told him what to do with his slanty parking lot and everything else.....

Well.... I guess thats one way to approach the building of a loyal customer base :o
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: LT40HDD51 on February 04, 2007, 11:18:26 PM
I know what you mean, but...
This was a guy who had no idea about how to do what he wanted to do. Thought he'd make a bunch of money cleaning up after a hurricane in a city and then make a bunch more sawing all the logs. No money cutting clothesline pulleys and power line insulators  :) His main job is television producer, no background at all... Long story, maaaaybe moron's the wrong word  ;) Ever work for 6 months on an asphalt parking lot in the summer, on a 12 degree angle?  :D :D Gotta laugh so I dont go loonie  :D :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gabby on February 14, 2007, 11:40:36 AM
Thin kerf bandmill
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: pegs1 on March 11, 2007, 09:50:17 PM
2001 LT40HDD42 Super with Remote Command and Accuset
How long a timber can you cut with the setup you have now?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: LT40HDD51 on March 14, 2007, 10:06:05 AM
21' on the full size WMs. 6' extension available for the remote, 6', 12', 24' available for the non-remotes.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Handy Andy on March 28, 2007, 09:13:01 PM
  Hi Guys, my mill is a Cook's MP32 that I bought from Horselogger.  The mill works
very well, is a simple man powered feed.  Had to wait a while before getting with the
sawing, as my daughters house needed finishing, bought the mill last spring. I'm a
farmer, so have a lot of iron, incl 3 JD tractors, 95 to 145 hp, also have my Dad's old
Super H IH tractor and a '05 Case 60XT skidsteer.  Use that to load the mill, and to
turn tough logs.  Need to build a saw shack, with some room to store lumber, been
humping the lumber into an old barn.  No room for skidsteer and forks. Way I've been
doing this I'm either going to get in shape or die.  Refuse to hire help.  Some
neighbors have stopped by and helped a little to get to watch me saw. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Hoodoo on April 10, 2007, 09:53:45 AM
I've been reading the forum for about six months now, picking up information and advice as I go. A couple of weeks ago I drove over to Portland Woodmizer and picked up my new LT40G28. I'm a cabinetmaker, and just got frustrated with trying to get my logs sawn up in a timely matter, so decided to cash the 401 in and invest in something that would at least hold its value. The mill is flawless. I really enjoy working with it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom on April 10, 2007, 09:59:16 AM
I hope that you will still have time for cabinets when folks find out you have a mill.  :D

Welcome to the forum.  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on April 10, 2007, 08:24:04 PM
Welcome to the forum Hoodoo.Would like to see a picture of that nice new mill you just bought.You will enjoy it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Hoodoo on April 11, 2007, 12:47:29 PM
Thank you for the welcome. I meant to shoot some pictures when I first started sawing, but just couldn't stop long enough to step back and take some shots. I'll try to take some soon while the new mill is still "orange". And like "Tom Sawyer", when he had his friends talked into whitewashing his fence, I have friends who are clamoring to "help" me do some sawing. Maybe I'll just step back and let them do it.

Not a chance.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Osric on April 15, 2007, 01:16:47 PM
New to the forum...been lurking for a while and learning lots.

I have a 18" Hudson "Oscar" manual mill that I picked up for a specific job.  Not sure where my new hobby will take me, but I love anything that involves working with wood.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: pappy on May 09, 2007, 10:05:36 PM
As always I'm late again... man this place is innlargin' all the time  ;)  :o

Welcome Hoodoo and Osric lots a good hapnin' round here ,, and always a good ting ta see new faces !!

18" Hudson "Oscar"      Humm   just what I got.. good tool  8) done a bunch a sawin' with it ... Done me well... To bad they ain't a sponsor yet,,,  ::)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gharlan on June 12, 2007, 01:05:14 PM
well I just got a little used Norwood Lumbermate. For support i have a john deere 210c and 450b. Also a 14' 14,000 lb dump trailer, 16 foot flat bed and a 32' tandem dual. For woodworking I have a cabinet shop set up.--4 shapers--2 table saw--three radial arms--16" planer--37"widebelt--pocket drill--face frame table--hinge insertion machine--and bla bla. now I only need logs to saw. But that will call for drying sheds--kiln--straight line rip saw--double sided planer--a moulder--where does the need end?????  but i like my toys.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodman on June 24, 2007, 10:49:26 PM
Wood Mizer LT 40 with everthing on it
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rfalk on June 30, 2007, 08:54:28 PM
Four friends and I (woodworkers and woodlot owners) just purchased a used Mighty Mite Bandsaw mill....none of us were interested in full-time sawing, just to take advantage of the nice logs that come up from time to time...paid $4800 for a 1989 model III....low hours, hydraulic head drive, shingle and siding jig, trailer package...heavy duty unit...good shape....should be fun, especially for the low investment of under a $1000 each. Love this site. Cheers, Bob from Madison, Wisconsin
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on June 30, 2007, 09:28:55 PM
Welcome to the Forum.

You should enjoy the new toy sawmill a lot. Getting ready to saw up some ash when (hopefully never) the EAB hits?  I hear the U of WI has been removing ash trees in anticipation of such a thing happening... ::)

Hope to hear how the new sawmill works out, and to see some pics (we like pics  :) ).

beenthere
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rfalk on July 02, 2007, 10:32:50 PM
Beenthere,
Thanks for the welcome. Yes, the UW has already sawn some ash.....there will likely be lots to come....I have pictures of our mill in my gallery.......where you at?
 Bob
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SCSawyer on July 16, 2007, 10:00:28 PM
1992 UTILIZER hand set circular saw , hydr. carriage , manuel set works ,330 international power,
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 18, 2007, 05:22:40 PM
I run two Woodmizers, a '94 LT40G24, and a '92 LT40E15. The G24 has manual toeboards and a winch turner, the E15 has no options. The E15 is run off of an IH UD-9 genset from the '40's. ;D


Dave
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: WAGZ on July 19, 2007, 02:36:55 PM
chainsaw mill, and hand set circle
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom on July 19, 2007, 03:34:40 PM
What kind are they Wagz
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: musikwerke on July 27, 2007, 04:47:56 PM
1987 Wood-Mizer LT30 with Thomas shingle attachment
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Sid on July 28, 2007, 11:37:53 AM
Woodmizer LT40hd
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: wampum on October 18, 2007, 09:52:24 AM
peterson ats 8 inch 20 hp honda
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Andy Harden on October 27, 2007, 05:34:54 PM
LogMaster LM3
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: swamptoy on October 30, 2007, 07:19:25 PM
TimberKing M-14 circle mill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: cantcutter on November 02, 2007, 06:44:34 AM
2005 Timberking 1600 with loader. I wanted an MD 128, but have since realized that almost all of my customers want their logs milled as wide as I can get out of them......so the band mill was a good choice.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Brad_S. on November 02, 2007, 08:44:41 AM
Hey Cancutter, good to see you here. Welcome aboard. 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 01frick on November 03, 2007, 06:01:51 PM
01 Frick circle handmill. Powered by 1932 Caterpillar d8800, Frick edger and planer.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: customsawyer on November 11, 2007, 09:49:01 AM
I hadn't been to this thread for a while so I went back to see what I  had listed needless to say most of my stuff has changed I now run a LT70HDD62 with a log deck, a morgan edger, 420DIT Cat back-hoe. I still run a couple of farm tractors doing tree planting and the likes as well.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: StorminN on December 16, 2007, 02:35:26 AM
Mobile Dimension 127, new MD rack and pinion crossbars, new homemade trailer and 24VDC lift, old endstands... but stationary (for now) with log deck and 24VDC sawdust conveyors...
John Deere 690 excavator
Various trucks & diesels
Need something with forks
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: John Bartley on December 17, 2007, 07:34:13 PM
Hello all,

After running a friends small manual mill, and being unemployed (retired in September) after working out the time I agreed to after selling my small engine company, I decided to go out on a limb and try a sawmilling business. I bought this Gilbert Champion mill last week (new) and I guess we'll see how different starting a business is compared to 16 years ago when I started the engine business. If  I prove to be a sawmilling klutz, I guess I'll have a nice little toy to play with.

:)

The saw is a 25hp, with a 24' bed (21' capacity). I also have the trailer, loading ramps, hydraulic toeboards, etc ...  I'm looking forward to being in business again. My business partner was good to work for, but once you've been self-employed, it's hard not to be.

cheers eh?

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16714/Sawmill20071217-500w.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sprucebunny on December 17, 2007, 09:22:31 PM
Congratulations on the mill, John. I have a Gilbert, also; 24 feet and 20 hp.

Welcome to the Forum and good luck  8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dave Shepard on December 17, 2007, 10:56:27 PM
Cool! Welcome to the Forum! Where you from? Looks like the snow belt. :D


Dave
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: John Bartley on December 18, 2007, 07:48:40 AM
Thanks for the welcome guys. I'm from Stittsville Ontario, just outside Ottawa. While we used to get snow when I was growing up here, over the last decade I'd be more inclined to call this the freezing rain belt.
:)
This year we finally have some decent, cold, powdery dry snow - lovely stuff!!

cheers eh?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: boulderridge on December 23, 2007, 02:55:49 PM
Frick "0" Mill with a 52" blade, 65' ways. 25' carriage. Power is friction drive from an 87 Dodge Dakota, utilizing a cruize control for a govoner. :'( :-\
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ErikC on December 31, 2007, 08:30:46 PM

   Peterson 8" WPF with 33' of track
   JCB 1550 loader backhoe-80 hp, 4x4, 4 in 1 loader, about 18,000 lbs
   Stihl 029, 039, 044, 066 
   2000 F250 superduty 4x4
   Armloads of handtools I try not to use!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Sprucegum on December 31, 2007, 10:53:26 PM
Hey Boulderridge Welcome to the forum  8)

I'd sure like to see how ya got that Dodge hooked up to your mill - can ya work up some pictures for us?  :P  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: artenvielfalt on January 05, 2008, 02:24:42 PM
Peterson WPF 10" wide frame, 1,8m diameter
Stihl chainsaw with 75cm to cut the big ones up
circular tablesaw, just for my shop as a carpenter, a Felder Kappa 450 electronic
cheers ulf germany
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: zopi on January 11, 2008, 01:15:12 PM
36" Granberg Alaskan/36" Stihl MS660...and a butt ton of unistrut...
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: boulderridge on January 17, 2008, 09:21:37 PM
Hey Boulderridge Welcome to the forum  8)

I'd sure like to see how ya got that Dodge hooked up to your mill - can ya work up some pictures for us?  :P  :)

Sprucegum,

I'll see what I can do. :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: boulderridge on January 24, 2008, 11:28:16 PM
Sprucegum,

here are a couple. The rest of the pictures of my setup are located in my gallery.

Boulderridge

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16517/IMG_0199%7E0.JPG) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16517/IMG_0198.JPG) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16517/IMG_0197%7E0.JPG)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Corley5 on January 24, 2008, 11:41:57 PM
That's a  8) setup!  How's the Dakota for power  ???
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on January 24, 2008, 11:55:27 PM
Nice pics, and doesn't look too cold under that roof....but imagine it can be... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: boulderridge on January 25, 2008, 07:16:43 AM
Corley5,

I cut mostly oaks and other hardwood. I does pretty good as long as you don't get carried away. If the V6 ever dies I'm going for a V8 as a replacement.

Sprucegum,

If I get  too cold while I'm cutting, I just roll down the windows and turn the blower motor on high. :D :D

Boulderridge
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jpgreen on January 25, 2008, 09:20:02 AM
Now that is one cool Mil..  8) ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Sprucegum on January 25, 2008, 11:17:29 PM
  8) And its just that easy!  8)

Looks like a fun place to play  ;)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ironstumper on January 27, 2008, 05:19:45 AM
Lucas 827 Swingblade
Logrite Hugo Arch
Logrite 78" cant Hook  8) 8)
Husqavarna 3120 w/48" bar  8) 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: toxedo_2000 on February 29, 2008, 08:38:30 PM
Hello all,

After running a friends small manual mill, and being unemployed (retired in September) after working out the time I agreed to after selling my small engine company, I decided to go out on a limb and try a sawmilling business. I bought this Gilbert Champion mill last week (new)

Hey ! Me too ! I have the same, with a 20 HP. Good luck in your new business !
Toxedo
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sapsucker on March 02, 2008, 07:15:17 AM
Just got my first mill........LT28 woodmizer
df
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on March 02, 2008, 01:24:08 PM
sapsucker,welcome to the forum.I always ask,what's the plan for the mill.Business?,going to saw some for yourself,is it a new one?Have your own logs?  Good luck.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: cjg on March 08, 2008, 12:37:43 AM
Just thought I would do my first post here, I am the proud owner of a lumbermate 2000. Bought it used with a 13 horse honda, found a used 20 horse (honda also) and made the swap. Sure like it better for the hardwoods, nothing wrong with the 13 just a little better with more ponies.
 smiley_bull_stomp
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gibby on March 13, 2008, 10:16:51 PM
welcome cjg

i do not post much, but these guys here have the answers you need, just ask or do a search and you will find it, I have. I cannot say how many time all i had to do was search the forum.

i just added a TK 1220 bandsaw to my ProCut, and build a kiln camber this winter, i have to order the dryer, after get the clams together, maybe sell some green lumber. Now i have to figure out how to make saw dust with the TK.

gibby
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: redprospector on March 16, 2008, 08:01:41 PM
Figured I'd post what I've got so we could get to know each other a little better.
I have a shop made band mill, I built it about 10 or so years ago.
19" sheaves for wheel's
14'4" band's
1600 cc Volkswagon engine
16'8" length of cut
Will cut up to 34" diameter (with great effort on the sawyer's part)

Andy
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: John Bartley on March 16, 2008, 08:20:05 PM
Hey ! Me too ! I have the same, with a 20 HP. Good luck in your new business !
Toxedo

Hey Toxedo :),

I just saw this reply today. Thanks for the "good luck" and same right back to you. I hope you have as much fun as I'm having!!

cheers from the Ottawa Valley eh?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: donny hochstetler on March 18, 2008, 09:47:51 PM
1998int. bucket truck with 57 ft. highranger boom , 2004 ford f 250 flatbed dump, 935 vermeer brush chipper, 2003 1635 rayco stump grinder, 2002 863 bobcat skidloader, 2008 model brand x swingblade sawmill , which i haven't got to use yet, twister comm. firewood wrapper, timberwolf logsplitter , lots of saws, including carving saws, and tools,  ropes, climbing gear,one lincon stick welder, one wirefeed lincoln welder,ect.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Firebass on March 26, 2008, 10:15:44 PM
1998int. bucket truck with 57 ft. highranger boom , 2004 ford f 250 flatbed dump, 935 vermeer brush chipper, 2003 1635 rayco stump grinder, 2002 863 bobcat skidloader, 2008 model brand x swingblade sawmill , which i haven't got to use yet, twister comm. firewood wrapper, timberwolf logsplitter , lots of saws, including carving saws, and tools,  ropes, climbing gear,one lincon stick welder, one wirefeed lincoln welder,ect.

Congratulations on the new Brand X mill swing mill.  I bet your chomping at the bit too get it.  Keep us posted on it.  And as always we like pictures.... 8).   

Firebass
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: kgb12158 on March 31, 2008, 01:55:44 PM
How about a Lane 00 52" Circular mill with Babit bearings and a 210 horse Cummings diesel.  The curf is only .25 to .375 depending on the day. 

My father in-law bought it ~30Years ago

We've cut a lot of wood but it's time to come into the 21st century.  Anyone want to buy it? 


Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dave Shepard on April 01, 2008, 04:42:25 AM
Welcome to the Forum!


Where are you located, and what Cummins motor is running the mill?


Dave
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: kgb12158 on April 01, 2008, 08:20:06 AM
I'm located in Delanson NY  ~14 miles west of Sechenectady. 

The diesel is direct drive.  I use a throttle cable to rev up the motor as needed.

We spoke at Jack's workshop.  I'm still looking for a good used Hydraulic Woodmizer. LT40HG

How's the WIDE board buisness?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dave Shepard on April 01, 2008, 08:19:12 PM
I thought that handle sounded familiar. :) I've made a lot of wide boards in the last year, to bad the guy never sells any of them. There is at least one hydraulic Wood Mizer down in the For Sale section, check it out. You are not far from me at all. I might be interested in your mill later in the summer, are you in a hurry to sell?


Dave
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: kgb12158 on April 03, 2008, 11:08:33 AM
No hurry but we need to sell this one before we buy the next.  What's it worth? 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Toolman on May 05, 2008, 05:50:17 PM
2008 Turner Hydraulic bandsaw mill
2003 Ford F-250 powerstroke

Saving up for skid loader
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: buckmtn on May 25, 2008, 03:38:09 PM
Mobile D to break it out, stationary bandmill to break it down.
Scoopmobile LD5 for the small logs, 977 for the punkins.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: wtf on May 26, 2008, 10:50:43 PM
I run a swing blade mill   
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sparky on June 17, 2008, 11:27:35 PM
I run a 48, left-handed, circular mill for an antique tractor club. It is definitely not a purebred as it was scratch built many years ago. It is all manual! We power it with a steam engine for at least one day of our three-day show each Sept. Last year we sawed 8200 board feet of Red Pine at the show. We paid for 5000 board feet of logs. Figure that one out! I had to measure the production twice to prove to myself that I had not made a mistake on the first count.

I have a 48 left-handed mill of my own that I am in the process of putting into operation. It has limited hydraulics, but I intend to add a log turner and some other features.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: peterduncan on June 27, 2008, 11:53:45 PM
2007 Timberking B20
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SeaBass on July 03, 2008, 02:52:04 AM
2006 Hud-son Oscar 30 with vanguard 16hp. Very nice toy!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: TreeBones on July 05, 2008, 01:21:34 AM
95 LT40HD25 Great Mill
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Post by: cilley on July 11, 2008, 05:03:56 PM
2007 hudson 36 manual farmboss......21hp v twin........does the job and more.....thanks to all the people that post here.........you guys are great !!!!!!!!!!         thanks ....aj
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Post by: Tim/South on July 14, 2008, 11:46:13 PM
WM LT40 manual
Morgan Edger
A Hawk 3 in 1 planer

And a lot of learning to do.
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Post by: Meadows Miller on July 20, 2008, 07:52:32 AM
GDAY Everyone
this is some of the equipment I own.
18000 lb payload 79 mod Inter ACCO Truck with 24' Tray
Chamberlain 80hp tractor with loader frame with 4000 lb lift cap 3pl and pto
Flat top 44" circular sawmill dad and I built when I was 18 pto powerd Production is from 1500 bft 3 m3 to 6000 bft 14 m3 depends what Im cutting.
chainsaw sawmill with 48" bar 3120 husky powerd
350 375 359 3120 husky chainsaws 2095 jonsered chainsaw
Farmi 3pl logging winch
(Had a Bandsaw Mill that Dad and I went  50/50 in when I was 15 ) But someone else
must have liked it more than Me it got stolen from a contract job in 2000 . 1st time it had been locked up in a yard in its life.
 
The New/Old Toys Under rebuild now 8)

Meadows delux 2# three knee manual carrage olny with 36" by 4" meadows delux edger with a brand new mellot 4a turner . this the mill my grandfather and farther imported to australia in 1984 then updated to a auto carrage in 86  and swaped  the carrage and the new turner for a S/H ring debarker The dealer never got the mill built
and I picked them up $1000 last year (a good price I think  seen as its only done 2 years work )  I am building the Husk and Ways at he moment .The edger is another story Its done 20yrs hard work @ 20000 bft per shift its about F#*kd     (Rough Operators) no maint so Im stripping it down to the frame and putting all new parts on it .
Log deck
8' X 22' Spiral roll outfeed
30' X 16' green chain
6 71 GM POWERPLANT .

Also if ANY CIRCULAR SAWYERS out there with imformation or pics on how to set up the carrage and edger to run of the one powerplant . I have a plan in my head but want to see how others  have done it (Needs to be safe tho Work Covers a killer over here).

Thanks for reading this .
Meadows Miller / Chris McMahon
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Post by: backwoods sawyer on July 25, 2008, 07:00:40 PM
Woodmizer LT-70 prototype.

Kind of a half breed, LT-40 chassis with LT-70 head and log turner, hydraulic debarker, 42 hp Kubota.
I am running the Accuset 2 with the C.03 upgrade.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: crtreedude on July 26, 2008, 09:26:22 AM
Okay, our inventory was 1 Baker 18M and an Alaskan with an 090 AV, just completed the order to add the following to the stable with Baker.

2 18M saws
1 9HP Buddy
3 5 HP Buddy

And sharpener and a few blades  ::)

Just signed a contract to process an old neglected teak plantation, almost 30 acres. Sixteen years old. The wood ranges between 7 inches to 15 inches in diameter.

Almost 10,000 trees I figure. This is probably not enough, but at least it gets us going.
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Post by: Dave Shepard on July 26, 2008, 11:01:20 PM
backwoods, I just did the C.03 upgrade yesterday, I noticed that when changing settings, it goes up and down about four times faster. 8) 8) 8) Don't know what else it does though. :D


Dave
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Post by: Papa1stuff on July 29, 2008, 12:20:45 PM
I purchased an LT30 manual for something to do ,Liked it so well ,I purchased a 2008 LT40 SH with everyting except lazer!
Love It !!
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Post by: thecfarm on August 07, 2008, 05:34:09 PM
Papa1stuff,welcome to the forum.With a sawmill like that you should be called papagreatstuff.How long you been sawing for?
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Post by: Papa1stuff on August 07, 2008, 09:06:47 PM
Not long enough,Only about 6 months.
I sure have a lot to learn,but am having a ball doing it!
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Post by: tyb525 on August 07, 2008, 09:47:53 PM
Currently a Granberg chainsaw mill with an 036. Hoping to upgrade to a bandmill eventually.
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Post by: Meadows Miller on August 08, 2008, 01:39:51 AM
Gday Tyb 525

Its good to see alot of young Blokes on FF having a crack in this industry  8) We dont get many down here.I started with a CS mill when i was young .The trick is to keep moving ahead  at a steady pace and not to go in to too mutch dept  . You will be supprised  :o how quick You get that band sawmill 8)

good luck from Chris McMahon
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tyb525 on August 08, 2008, 05:30:39 PM
Thanks, Chris  :)

I don't imagine there are many around here, either. I guess everything just kinda fell into place and I wound up getting into woodworking and sawmilling. I live on 100 acres, 50 of it woods, so I don't think I'll run out of trees (maybe time  ::)). I plan on doing some sawing for others also. I'll definitely keep you guys updated.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: argyle1 on August 21, 2008, 08:42:03 PM
I had a circular head-rig for 32 years...sold out last year....now thinking of buying a bandmill for my wife and I to run as a kind of retirement job
just local sales....if someone wants lumber they can come and pile and bring a half sack of bud..a kind of social event
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 24, 2008, 12:09:40 AM
Welcome to the Forum, argyle1! Where you from, and what kind of circle mill did you have?


Dave
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: robnrob2 on October 29, 2008, 08:11:42 AM
Just got joined in here,
I am on my 2nd mill, my 1st was made by Mistersawmill, but was not large enough for my needs, I  own for several years now, one that is made by Southern Bandsaw, built in Lyons Georiga, just north of Vidalia.  http://www.southernbandsaw.com/home.htm
Its a mobile mill if necessary, cutting capacity is 35" dia, x 21' 6"
has a 38hp Kohler, electric head up and down, chain opperated hand crank feed if necessary, most the time it is, I may in the future convert that to electric, or hydrolic,
and the head is set a about 5 degrees to aid in feeding.
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Post by: DanG on October 29, 2008, 10:34:19 AM
Welcome to the forum Robnrob2.  I like those Southern sawmills for their simplicity.  I saw them saw ;D at the Moultrie show, and had a nice little chat with Mr. Pickle.  He just keeps on keeping on, don't he?  I think his demo is one of the more effective ones at a show like that, because it shows that one old guy in his eighties can get out there and make boards. 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: robnrob2 on October 30, 2008, 08:48:06 AM
Well when I bought the mill from Mr. Pickle it was new, and for the size and capacity I got an excellent deal, I couldnt pass it up, it's design is very much like the Cooks MP32 sept a little larger, this frame is not as heavy, and there were many many issue's with it that I had to work out, but nothing I couldnt handle, it was bear bones when I got it, had a 21hp briggs, for me that wasnt enough, so I made sure I had room and for a 38hp Kohler,. and added that to it, adding elect head up and gravity down was a piece o cake, the up button was added just behind the break lever, so if I pull a little it goes down, and not real fast, just right, and pull the lever a bit more and up it goes,, it came with three 2" square tube fences, that you had to tilt for adjustment, I removed them and added 5 vertiicle rising fences via a chain with crank handle on each,, added extra clamp dogs, and 4 full width roller toe-boards, that are winch activated on each,, added the chain feed also,, I belive I wanna add 3 log turners simular lto the claw like on the woodmizer LT40, although I was not impressed with how well it worked, but might a just been the opperator, and then eventually add hydrolic log loader for when I'm on a job w/o support equiptment.
I'll try and get setup here where I can post some pix's in the future,, I hate dial-up
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Post by: Chuck White on October 30, 2008, 09:38:34 AM
I got my Wood-Mizer LT40HDG24 on May 3rd, 08 from "petefrombearswamp", and since then, I've sawed just shy of 70,000  bf, operating mobile.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/17517/2872/094%7E0.JPG)
Almost ready to pull the plug on it for the season and do any required preventive maintenance through the winter.
I'll have it parked in the back bay of my garage, as soon as it gets home.

June '09, I got a Cooks Cat Claw band sharpener and single-tooth setter.  Have it all set up in a corner of the garage!

edit 10/10: Forgot about my trusty STIHL 021 for removing the troublesome knots.

edit 4/12: I got a Wood-Mizer Shingle & Lap Sider (SLR) from "petefrombearswamp" last fall.
Haven't used it yet, but it's in the plans for sometime this summer.
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Post by: Grawulf on October 31, 2008, 07:51:44 AM
Robnrob,
I think you and I are the only ones on the forum that have a Southern. Mine came off E-bay but the gentleman that I bought it from had wonderful things to say about Mr. Pickle.
Did you do any refinements on the dogs? I've had to rework mine a number of times because of stripped threads - that and the T-handle became a crank pretty quick....
Welcome!       Devan
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: robnrob2 on November 03, 2008, 08:08:47 AM
Hey  Devan Thanks for the Welcome.Well Mr. Pickle is a real nice guy, and he can build a good sawmill,, the thread problems on the dogs you mentioned is most likely a fluke thing, that can happen , I would recomend grease on the threads, as you do wind them in and out very often, I had to replace my blade tension bolt and nut, as that stiriped out, I couldnt weld in one of those long coupler nuts, no room so I welded nuts on both sides of the plate the tension bolt rides in and greased it good,, works like a champ,,, but now that you opened up the conversation,, I'm sure there will be some things I dont member but,,I went and looked at the mill before buying, it was bout 90% complete, just a hand full of things to do, he was gonna complete it and I p/u in 2 weeks,, I didnt like the Carter Blade guides he had on there, so he was gonna make new,,They were hughe and bulky, and I lost about 2" of cutting width,, I made new ones my self, that were very refined,,got back my 2",, the drive side blade cover had no exit shoot or opening for the sawdustto exit, up at his place he had one board on there, and I cut it like edging and it was fine, but back here with a log loaded on it, It bound up with sawdust , then I noticed no way for dust to exit, I got out the angle grinder to fix that,, the tubes that guide the sawhead up and down, were not welded on perpindicular or peralell to anything, I cut those welds and realigned them,, also the drive side bearings we not mounted on the head at the exact same higth location as the idler side,, so I had to cut the welds on the plate and raise it about 3/8",,all of this occured over a pierod of time,, I enjoy fabrication and inventing new ways to speed and process work, so these things I could handle,, I shouldnt of had to do that, but I needed the mill and what was I gonna do? have him come down here, or me take it back up there, ??,, So I addressed all the problems, and got them fixed my way and faster, as well as learned what to do and what not to do. There were a few other issues, but I dont want to write a book,, I paid 5,800 for the machine, and towed it home,, I now have a machine that is probably woth an easy 12,000 perhaps more.
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Post by: Banjo picker on November 08, 2008, 11:39:43 PM
2008 Cooks AC 36 62T with 25' capasity, computer setworks, debarker, off roller, and 3 log stops, cat claw sharpener, and band roller. Tim
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Post by: backwoods sawyer on November 10, 2008, 01:21:09 AM
I just got my second mill. It is a round saw made by Bell-saw. Currently it has 4 trees growing up thru it so it may be a bit before I get it setup and running. The price was right to. FREE with one stipulation, it cannot be sold for scrap. This is the first mil that I had logs milled up on back in 1980. It was pulled out of a berry patch and set up back in the early 70s by the current owners husband. It comes complete with all the original manuals, four saws and all the tools. I will have to come up with a motor for it, but until then it will make yard art. When I get it up and running it will give me the option of cutting rustic ruff sawn lumber. By splitting the boards in half on the bandmill they will be smooth cut on one side and minimize the amount of sawdust as well. It may take me a while to get it ready to cut the first board on it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rotarian on November 15, 2008, 03:52:50 PM
Presently running a Cardinal automatic. Before was an Oxford handset mill.
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Post by: okie on November 16, 2008, 03:46:34 PM
Lucas 618 and homemade trailer just because its easier than loading in the pickup.
It takes me forever to make up my mind on something as I over analize every major decision I make but deciding on this mill was probably the best money I ever spent.

I considered every type of mill I could find info on and asked lots of folks opinions and read alot.
I will, one of these days, get a small bandmill but my focus is on construction dimension lumber and this mill really shines there. The productivity potential of a swingmill is amazing especially when considering the cost.
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Post by: towmotormatt on November 22, 2008, 09:08:53 PM
Lane #2 sawmill with a Continental RD-572 Diesel power unit.  Was told the engine was from around WWII.  Running but having alignment issues that need to be adjusted to cut straight and true.  48" insert tooth blade, with a spare 52"

Recently acquired an 1889 S.A. Woods Number 4 outside four-sided planer/moulder with a milk crate half full of bits, and a Waukesha 6 cylinder power unit (1930s?).  Building a lean-to on the side of the garage for it right now.

Anyone out there with a old two-gang edger that I can save from the scrap pile??? New England preferred, but could go west to Buffalo, NY or so.

Cheers

Matt

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sgschwend on December 03, 2008, 12:40:28 AM
Mill is made in Portland Oregon area,  Mighty Might Mark IV.

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Post by: TwinCut on December 03, 2008, 08:58:43 AM
I'm new to this forum stuff, but wanted to add my 2 bits. We have a Twin-Cut mill built in Alberta. It's a circular for wood up to 28" x 20'. We are in B.C. cutting ties with it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on December 03, 2008, 10:06:01 AM
Gday

Welcome to the forum Scsghwend and Twincut There is plenty of good advice and fun to be had Here  ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8)

Reguards Chris McMahon
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Woodchuck on December 17, 2008, 09:20:39 PM
We run a 1994 Timber Harvester HT 30 Band Mill with Woodmizer blades. There is an old Tower 27"edger on a trailer out back I would like to get running.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: brian wayte on January 17, 2009, 10:23:50 PM
run board bandit band mill
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Post by: pierre on January 23, 2009, 02:10:32 PM
I have a Belsaw m14, who run with a international b-250 tractor, and a used edger from Gilbert. Now looking for a small gas resaw, but at a low price, but its hard to find.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on January 23, 2009, 10:03:08 PM
Gday and welcome to the forum Mate  ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) do you mill fulltime  ???
CMS or Baker on the side of the screen might be able to help you out with a S/H resaw or know where a one is located

Chris
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Quartersane on January 26, 2009, 09:13:54 AM
Graduated in 1998 from a single-aught Frick (wooden frame/carriage) to a WoodMizer LT40 manual mill.  I'm hoping to move on up to at least an LT40 Super after my current stint in the corporate world is over.  ;)

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: boman1 on February 10, 2009, 03:49:37 PM
2005 Woodmizer LT40SHDD51 & 2005 Woodmizer ED26 Edger. I have it set up to cut specialty timbers for my brothers tie mill. Mostly cut 12x12 20's
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tyb525 on February 10, 2009, 09:08:01 PM
Now it's an LT10 and a chainsaw mill. :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: idahohay on February 11, 2009, 08:53:32 PM
I run an old Mighty Mite band mill, has hydraulic feed and up-down, everything else is manual. 16' length and 28" width. Bought it used about 25 years ago.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on February 12, 2009, 08:51:31 AM
Gday

And Welcome to the Forum Idahohay  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8) looks like your getting a dang good run Mighty mite Mate  ;) ;D 8)

Reguards Chris
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on February 24, 2009, 06:36:10 PM
2008 lt40shdd51 with accuset2   for an expensive toy in my dotage.
Sold my old mill to Chuck white last spring, he is working it hard!
I only saw when the mood strikes me (when I can get to the mill in warmer weather)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Papa1stuff on February 25, 2009, 08:28:15 AM
Well Pete ,you can hook up to your mill and come down here to Florida ,park it next to mine and help me mill all these logs I get from the landfill! 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tropical man on March 12, 2009, 08:45:23 AM
Running a Lucas swing blade and 4 Morgan horizontal thin kerf bandmills.
Using the Lucas to square logs over 10", then to the Morgans.  Smaller logs go straight to the Morgans.
The Morgans are set up in two feed through lines, 2 Morgans per line.
We average 15 to 16 mbf of logs per day with this setup.
Also have a new Peterson swing blade in the warehouse but haven't used it yet.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Papa Bang on April 30, 2009, 11:16:33 PM
Kara circle saw YS 2000 from Finnland and a two saw edger. Are there any other Karas out there?

Bruce
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on May 02, 2009, 05:47:38 AM
Gday

Welcome to the forum Tropo  ;) & Puppa Bang  ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) pull up a pack anytime fellas  You'll have a ball plenty off great Blokes here  ;D 8) 8) I do  ;) :D :D :D 8) 8)

Bruce  ive settup and runn and trained operators on Karas in 3 states off Australia Masters and F2000s proboly done around 4 to 5000 + hours on em easy  ;) ;D ;D Ive only used one Old 94 mod YS model  :o and that was different  ;) :D :D ;D
 
My best months average was on an Master up in Qld in 01 I averaged 8000  bft sawn per 9 hr day in plantation pine (Edging on the table ;) we didnt have an edger  ;) :D :D ;D ) targeting 8x2s out off the larger logs and 3x2s and 4x2s out off the smaller ones with recovery going down  to 3x 1/2s   ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) I use to go like a cut snake on em  ;)  ;D but  you felt it at the end off the day  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D and the two blokes stacking and docking didnt like it much as they where use to only doing about the 4000 mark before i got there  :o :) :( ;) :D :D

They are a Bloody good little production mill if you can keep them in logs from 10" to 22" dia and 12 to 20' long  you can Punch out some timber  ;) ;D 8) 8) anything bigger or smaller starts to slow you down abit  :o ::) ;) :D :D Like any machine they have their limits and comfort zone they like  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

Ive done logs upto about 30" dia on the std mill with 44" saw and then finished the cut off with a chainsaw more times than id like to remember  ::) ::) the smallest runn logs ive done on em is about 4"  :o :) ::) ::) ;) :D :D :D ;)

The Aust Kara Rep wanted Me to go to Finland in 02  to enter the Sawyers Championship For kara and similar mills eg Laiomet ,Slidetech built by Tommi Laine the world champion  ;)they have there and i passed up the chance as i was too buisy at the time  ::) just another what iff  ;) :D as Dave still tells me he reckons id give Tommi a bloody good runn for his money    ;) :D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) i might still do it some day  ;) ;D 8) 8)

Reguards Chris
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on May 02, 2009, 10:26:10 AM
Gday

Welcome to the forum Tropo  ;)
& Puppa Bang  ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
 pull up a pack anytime fellas  You'll have a ball plenty off great Blokes here  ;D 8) 8) I do  ;) :D :D :D 8) 8)

Bruce  ive settup and runn and trained operators on Karas in 3 states off Australia Masters and F2000s proboly done around 4 to 5000 + hours on em easy  ;) ;D ;D
 Ive only used one Old 94 mod YS model  :o
and that was different  ;) :D :D ;D
 
My best months average was on an Master up in Qld in 01 I averaged 8000  bft sawn per 9 hr day in plantation pine (Edging on the table ;) we didnt have an edger  ;) :D :D ;D )
 targeting 8x2s out off the larger logs and 3x2s and 4x2s out off the smaller ones with recovery going down  to 3x 1/2s   ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8)
I use to go like a cut snake on em  ;)  ;D
but  you felt it at the end off the day  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D
and the two blokes stacking and docking didnt like it much as they where use to only doing about the 4000 mark before i got there  :o :) :( ;) :D :D

They are a Bloody good little production mill if you can keep them in logs from 10" to 22" dia and 12 to 20' long  you can Punch out some timber  ;) ;D 8) 8)
anything bigger or smaller starts to slow you down abit  :o ::) ;) :D :D
Like any machine they have their limits and comfort zone they like  ;) :D :D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

Ive done logs upto about 30" dia on the std mill with 44" saw and then finished the cut off with a chainsaw more times than id like to remember  ::) ::)
the smallest runn logs ive done on em is about 4"  :o :) ::) ::) ;) :D :D :D ;)

The Aust Kara Rep wanted Me to go to Finland in 02  to enter the Sawyers Championship For kara and similar mills eg Laiomet ,Slidetech built by Tommi Laine the world champion  ;)
they have there and i passed up the chance as i was too buisy at the time  ::)
just another what iff  ;) :D
as Dave still tells me he reckons id give Tommi a bloody good runn for his money    ;) :D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
i might still do it some day  ;) ;D 8) 8)

Reguards Chris

I figured out a way that I can read Meadows Miller posts.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on May 02, 2009, 11:30:10 PM
Gday

Beenthere is that reading them twice Mate  ;) :D :D :D

Reguards Chris
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tribune on May 03, 2009, 01:43:54 AM
Peterson10" WPF
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mad murdock on May 05, 2009, 12:39:03 PM
for now a Granberg Alaska mill on my Husky 372 XP.  plan to build a mill, probably a swing blade w/narrow kerf blade.  1964 Garrett Model 15 Tree Farmer.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: KyTreeFarmer on May 06, 2009, 03:31:13 PM
I have a very old Foley-Belsaw handset circle mill that was sold thru Sears & Roebuck. 34 ft. track, 3 headblock 14ft carriage, with 38 in. solid tooth blade all rescued from briar patch. Powered by 6 cylinder Chevy engine on skid. Rewooded and set up about 15 years ago. Sitting idle most of the time since.

Woodmizer LT 15
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: aksawyer on May 10, 2009, 03:17:07 PM
LT15 custom with self added independant hyd.Thomas 153S skidsteer.Cletrac 1940 ag4 dozer.1985 White cab over short logger w/prentice self loader.Husky 288.Husky 288XP.Stihl 066,036,290.Husky 55 Rancher.Could go on all day with the manual tools.Aksawyer fairbanks Alaska
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ron R. on June 15, 2009, 10:06:12 PM
Just puchased a Belsaw Model M with 40 inch inserted tooth blade. Powering it with a 1965 3020 Diesel John Deere. That is when I get it together :D. Now gotta buy some toys to load logs with.................Ron
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: islandlogger on July 28, 2009, 06:02:15 PM
Peterson 8" WPF, 24 HP Honda,   Love IT!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: GregW on August 01, 2009, 07:42:52 AM
Norwood LM 2000 purchased in Oct of 2000. 13 hp Honda. Was electric powered for 6 yrs. When elec motor died I put the Honda back on. The mill has paid for itself at least five times just by sawing other peoples logs.
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/19979/BigPine04.jpg)

Also have:
1970 Ford 1600 tractor w/home made "log blade" on the loader
1974 International S8 skidder
Norwwod sharpener and setter
Too many other things to list!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: glgdiggs on August 04, 2009, 07:16:06 AM
Wood-Mizer LT40HDG35 super hydraulic & ED-22 edger.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on August 04, 2009, 10:26:25 PM
'98 Woodmizer LT40 Super Hydraulic/Lombardini, bought used in 2002.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: cutterboy on August 13, 2009, 09:51:35 PM
Norwood LM2000 purchased in 2001.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dmartin on September 09, 2009, 09:45:05 PM
2002 Timberking B20
Tajfun Winch
John Deere 790 W/Loader
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jcbrotz on September 10, 2009, 07:50:10 PM
Just found this site and all its info.Thanks in advance for putting up with me.
Woodmizer LT40 33HP kubota diesel
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: junkhound on September 22, 2009, 10:13:36 AM
Linn Lumber Mill 190A
Large homemade log arch
Kubota B6100E
2000 F350
16 ft trailer
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Post by: H60 Hawk Pilot on October 20, 2009, 11:10:01 PM
LM 2000,... without power.. bought on my Birthday (15 Oct.).

Peterson WPF 827, just got it (2 Nov.) and sawed with it today & I like it a lot.

LM 2000 Mill has two 4 ft. bed extensions and other options. I'd like to install the 19 HP Lombardini diesel to re-power the mill (was electric) in the near future. All these plan's were delayed with my Dad's Sickness in November and death in December 2009. I took a job in Alabama in 09, 2010 and all my plan's went on hold until my (final) retirement in October, 2010.  I just set (Dec. 10) my NW 2000 up in a stationary set up and still blocking it up and adjusting the bed supports.  

Delta Planer 18 x 12 throat, powered by gas motor, 2 Delta Jointers, Wood Lathe, Up Right Jig Saw and Hand Saws, , 2 Lathes, 2 Milling machines, big radial drill and 4 drill press(s), 3 welders, plasma cutters  and other support tooling. Basically a life time of buying tools... just little by little.. I never made big money over the years... such is life for the working man; I owe, I owe so off to work I go !

(3) Homelite's & chains, graps, lot's of stuff from the 60's, just bought some newer saws -- Solo 681,  Efco 151 and use Homelite Super 240 for my 62nd Birthday (15 Oct.).

Support Equipment:

1966 TD-340 dozer, 6 way,with winch (bought new in 1967 by my Dad (Jack). I was 15 then and lot's of great memory's skiding logs & loading paper wood with the hyd. loader trailer hooked to the TD 340.

1964 977-H CAT Loader with Clearing & GP bucket
1954 D-8-2U dozer, hdy. blade
1975 3800 backhoe/ loader... may remove hoe for skidder use
1972 Mack tandem with Prentice loader
1974 70- Chev. tandem with tilt bed
1975 65- Chev. dump
1978 70- Chev. utility bed & crane truck
1991 Marmon truck tractor
1990 KW K-100-E truck tractor
1994 KW W-900 truck tractor
(4) Chev pickups

Florida Location:

2001 Dodge Diesel 3/4 ton, 681 Solo, Efco 151 and Homelite Super 240 Chainsaws. Just added (Dec. 10) a 1977 Jacobsen 1450 Hydro Tractor with 14 HP Kohler and 3 point hitch, nice old tractor; Feb. 10th --  Belarus 800M Tractor, IHC 350 Industrial Tractor, Winham 12,000 Lb. Forklift and GMC 7000 contractor bed dump truck.

That's all my... old time... trucks & equipment and lot's of great memories.  I'm 62 now and still like the old stuff, some would call it old junk  but it all works. I'm working at my own pace (no bills) and do as I dam well please.  Retired Army, 30 years of service, Vietnam (70/71) and Task Force 160th Special Operation's (wordwide deploymen).  I moved to Bonifay, FL from PA in Sep. 2010.  I had plans to go back to PA but it was Not the Same with my Dad passing away, have a big hole in my heart.  It hurt my heart (more than I ever imagined) to walk in his house and have my mind flooded with so... many memories and now he's gone.  My Dad did not have a easy death and a lot more to the story. I mention it here as little reminder to the reader to "Not Trust Other Medical Folk's " to do their job....  my Dad starved to death. He was not feed... died from malnutrion. I plan on living in FL during the Winter and PA in the Summer.. starting June 2011.

Be Safe Out There... Safety is No Accident !
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on November 01, 2009, 04:49:11 PM
just signed up with ff.     been sawn for 4 years . started on a foley-belsaw m-14. then a corley tie mill w/48 inch blade. sold them both and bought a e-z boardwalk bandmill. also 85 c70 log truck ,580 case hydro loader, 1086 ih with dual loader, 029 super stihl, 660 mag stihl, and 70 c-50 grain truck w/hoist to haul firewood slabs     be safe out there guys!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: VictorH on November 11, 2009, 09:13:30 AM
95 LT40HD24, 75 F700 boom truck w tulsa winch, Mitey Mac 8C skid-loader, 1 Stihl and 1 homelight chainsaw,
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodpeckerlips on November 19, 2009, 12:08:25 PM
Setting up a frick00 with a 371 flat belt. Probly 75% at this point. Rebuilt the wood track. I have the foundation in middle section set with carrage on it. Husk frame set.I will set the 2 end pieces then I'm gonna paint it before I cable and belt it.  I have the power unit in the shop getting all painted up too.  Can't wait!!!!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Mark K on November 22, 2009, 05:51:14 PM
I have a woodmizer lt40 that I have been running for 6 years
Timberjack 225
belarus 520 with a farmi jl601
Stihl 044 & 441
Husquvarna 372,2-385,2100
Chevy c60 dump
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodpeckerlips on November 24, 2009, 07:47:09 AM
 I have a frick 00 cicle mill.it's powered by a  371 turbo detroit. With a 8" flat belt. I have(3) 48" headsaws and one 44".useing one at a time of corse.   
Track Bobcat with forks
Ford 841 powermaster.with loader.   Run husqi saws.
Ford f-350 dump
10 ton trailer.
 Hope to get someone to help me out with pictures. I brought this old mill back to life. This frick was wood. I rebuilt it and it just received a fresh massey ferg red paint job. It's like x-mas in november.   I wouldn't trade this old mill for any of my freinds old musle cars. This old frick is my hot rod. She's Purdy! 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: crackerhead on December 02, 2009, 09:22:36 PM
 01 frick ,60 in headsaw ,60 ft track  corley edger ,4-71 screamin demon [Detroit for the ones that dont know] power unit , hyd. log turner ,live log deck,belt conveyor outfeeds MF 30b loader 2955 JD loader and a whole hillside of parts and pieces
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Planman1954 on December 04, 2009, 12:49:44 PM
Norwood lumbermate 2000 w/b&S engine.

 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sdunston on December 12, 2009, 07:19:45 PM
WMLT28G25 and  love it
Sam
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Don K on December 14, 2009, 10:00:49 PM
I had a LT 15 but upgraded to a LT40HDD35 in October. Loving the new mill.

Don
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: purple otter on December 26, 2009, 08:47:54 PM
Hudson Oscar 228,having fun so far!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: motohed on January 01, 2010, 04:27:24 PM
Thomas 60-20 I think , I got it a couple years ago as job barter trade from a guy . I bought the hydraulic log turner for it , and just never got it installed . I guess I've got to learn a lot about milling now . I hope I can find all the treads on best sawing tecnique , wish me luck . Oh  Brute splitter and conveyor (now Timberwolf) Bobcat T320 , 341 excavator  stump grinder ,mower , post hole drill , grapple bucket  , several other buckets ,Fecon shear head , and grinder head , Cat 315cl , John Deere 450G , 3 dump trucks , 20 ton trailer ,John Deere 440 b with a young grapple , completely restored to new I might add , Woodchuck wc-19 chipper , Allis Chalmers D-14 and WD 45 , assorted motorcycles , atv's , lapidary equipment  (hint Jeff) . to many chainsaws, pole saws etc to list . I am sure I am forgetting thing like the 30 foot boat and other toys .
                Thanks Scott
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: RockyMountainSawyer on January 01, 2010, 06:51:10 PM
hello i'm new to this forum, but i have a '96 lt40 manual and a fair amount of scrap metal
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: isawfrizzy on February 08, 2010, 10:49:53 AM
Woodmizer LT40HD Super diesel and my new Stihl 090 with a 60" bar to make BIG logs fit on my Woodmizer.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Carpenter on February 09, 2010, 12:33:13 AM
An old handset circle mill recently brought back to life.  Husky 355, Husky 385 xp. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ForestMan on February 19, 2010, 05:16:11 PM
Woodmizer LT10 with Woodmaster 718.  Outsource kiln drying of lumber until I can build one.  Make moulding and hardwood flooring.  Sell lumber.  Saw logs for others.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: taschmidretired on February 25, 2010, 04:39:19 PM
 T A Schmid Maximizer with built-in clapboard/shingle attachment and 12 volt loader and turner.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Two-Lady-Sawyers on March 05, 2010, 02:20:12 PM
Politically incorrect (LH feed) Foley-Belsaw M14 W/mods, Ford Ranger 4cyl 4sp power plant, Oliver Super 88RC, 93 Ford F150 4x4, Echo CS530, Echo CS306, Half finished log arch
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Precision Wood Products on March 07, 2010, 03:38:42 PM
Woodmizer Lt 40 Super
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: bzsawyer on March 14, 2010, 12:25:32 PM
Frick TD36, 4 headblock, 56' of track, have sawed 30' timbers. 56'' F style saw with 30'' top saw gives me 30'' of cut. Sawmill Systems setworks. Frick chain type log turner.
Frick 641 3 saw edger with movable fence. HMC ET10 trim saw 4-16'. Morbark 48'' 3 knife chipper plus all the support equipment to make it all happen



Quote
Did You See What I Saw?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: coastlogger on March 14, 2010, 09:47:54 PM
FGM "was manual" bandmill, has power feed and power up down added by self. Cuts a 32 inch log 20 feet long,built to take the strain as is sometimes said about stout    people.
Power is 13 hp Honda looking for a power boost.
Also have Komatsu '95 PC75 excavator 68 ford F 600 dump,68 International 5 ton with  Hiab 171 crane and winch.,Prins forklift, Stihl and Poulan saws,log wizard ,several pickups    etc.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Peder McElroy on March 15, 2010, 11:41:08 AM
Belsaw M 24,Lucas 618 and all the alaskan mills made. Like them all.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Backwater on March 29, 2010, 03:38:07 PM
Cook Accu-Trac 36
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SHAKER on March 30, 2010, 03:38:12 PM
I just bought a new Oscar 330 Pro model, my mini mill was great but this thing is awesome. Two thumbs up for this happy sawyer :) Just cut my first cedar log like a hot knife thru butter
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: slohand on April 05, 2010, 11:39:12 PM
Select 4221  6" doublecutting bandsaw 75 HP electric. 100 Hp 6" edger.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mooses on April 09, 2010, 05:18:51 PM
Hudson 36.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: banya on April 17, 2010, 05:48:23 PM
Hello All,
 New here, well reading for awhile, but mute.
I had a circular mill. 48 inch blade, 14 foot carriage with three headstocks and taper adjustment either end. Detroit 671 power plant with Rockwell PTO. Great unit. Sawdust blower and an edger which I never got power to. I rebuilt everything except for the husk. Poured concrete pillars every six feet for the tracking and a big pit for the blade and blower. All gone now, except for the concrete, but I still have sawdust in my blood and I am dieing, is that a word, to have another mill. I am leaning towards the circular, of course, but the band mills are nice too. I have a friend come over every so often and qtr-saw oak, beech, and maple for me. As well as fir and spruce for dimensional, and cedar for decking.
I have a couple hundred acres with all of these species on it and would like to buy a mill that will be as practical as possible. I know this is the Ford, Chevy question but I value peoples opinions, and I love reading all of this forumn.
What are your thoughts on this? :P
Also have 300B Case, 1958 I believe, 990JD with loader, 501 Farmi Winch, hell of a unit, and several differnt implements. Husky 353 and 570.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Lost Pines on April 18, 2010, 10:14:45 AM

I just bought this;

Ad on Cook's Web Site,

Used Cook's AC-36 Hydraulic Sawmill
*Fully Hydraulic
*25hp Kohler Gas Engine

Location: LA

Pulled it 400 miles back to TX.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: captain_crunch on April 29, 2010, 01:12:39 AM
I have Altered M-14 Bellsaw track stretched to cut 20 ft logs Powered by 40 hp Ford 3000 Diesel

Rest of woods crew
IH-TD-14 Dozer
AC HD-11 Log loader
Cushman Trackster (fer the little logs)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodmann on May 15, 2010, 10:15:16 AM
 Meadows #1 fully Hydraulic Powered by a 671 Detroit
2008 Ponsse ergo
2004 Ponsse buffalo
2000 Ponsse bison
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: schlep on May 15, 2010, 11:51:10 PM
I just purchased a burg band sawmill. I load with a t1510 new holland front wheel assist, and haul with a 2003 dodge diesal and  fifth wheel trailer
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Wintergreen Mountain on June 24, 2010, 07:09:07 PM
Back in April i bought a 2010 Turner Mills 36"
Love it so far.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tominga on June 26, 2010, 06:07:37 PM
TIMBERKING 1200
29" max log dia X 27 ft length
15 hp gas
"Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'."








Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: aksawyer on June 28, 2010, 03:19:00 AM
We can now add a John Deere 440-seriesA log skidder.Aksawyer
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: redbeard on July 04, 2010, 11:01:08 PM
2006 B-20 Timberking
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: fishpharmer on July 04, 2010, 11:13:25 PM
Redbeard, welcome to Forestry Forum.  Hope your having a great 4th of July.  One of your neighbors frequents this place.  (Well I think you are neighbors, i think you live in the same island).  sgschwend is his handle.

How's the milling business going over your way?

And nice mill, several B20 owners here as well.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: redbeard on July 05, 2010, 12:36:24 PM
Thanks, Yes sgschwend And I are friends and there seems to be plenty of territory for the both of us, He will be circle milling shortly he likes challenges. I will stick with Band saw. Business has been picking up a little. I mostly build with Lumber and Hardwoods. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bill Gaiche on July 13, 2010, 10:07:01 PM
Home made bandmill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stihl46 on July 15, 2010, 11:18:52 AM
1992 Woodmizer LT 40 Hydraulic

2004 Hudson Farmboss 36

2002 Homemade Chainsaw 2x mill (Clamp on bar Style)

1980's Granberg Mini-Mill with STIHL 075 Powerhead

** Looking at a Lane circle mill next week!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on July 15, 2010, 01:29:00 PM
Cheaper by the dozen  ???
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: RD on July 19, 2010, 06:17:02 PM
Norwood MX34
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Chuck White on July 19, 2010, 06:23:25 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, RB.

Lots of good people and info on this site!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tazz on July 23, 2010, 01:16:53 PM
Norwood MX34 bandmill
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: RedLeg on July 23, 2010, 10:08:02 PM
Lumber Smith Elite feeding a Shopsmith Mark V Model 510  ;D

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on August 13, 2010, 07:34:59 PM
i am not sure this counts. i now have a real nice new stihl 660 magnum 25'' chainsaw. just replacing the 2 that some thugs stole from me.   pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sandhills on August 16, 2010, 10:31:57 PM
pc-sorry to hear about your loss and congrats on the new saw. That sort of thing is really becoming a problem around here also.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: farmerframer on September 16, 2010, 08:24:45 PM
Norwood MX34
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on September 17, 2010, 06:31:46 PM
welcome farmerframer,and congrats on the new mill. hope you enjoy your time here. pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: papow22 on September 22, 2010, 12:25:24 AM
 I have one left hand head sawmill,one LM2000(NOWOOD),one trimm saw band mill,also a chain saw clamp on style,For me it is a tie between the head saw cutting cap is about 20 feet and lm2000 cutting cap about 16'4".23 hp b&s motor smiley_beertoast
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ANVILMAN on October 07, 2010, 12:43:09 AM
Home built bandsaw            25 inch wheels....Honda Civic motor.. all hydraulic
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on October 07, 2010, 08:16:39 AM
That sounds like a "bad" sawmill that your have ANVILMAN.  Welcome, and join us on some threads below.  You must have had some interesting experiences.  What part of BC?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jcoleman on October 16, 2010, 11:16:46 PM
TimberKing 1600, with hydraulic log loader, log turner and 20' length - cuts very well, but wish it had a bigger power-plant for my altitude 7,000 ft +

Kubota L4200 w/ forks, 40 Ford 9N

Makita/Dolmar 6401, Husky 272

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: morbid fury on October 18, 2010, 10:02:38 PM
Thomas 2411
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: reprosser on November 02, 2010, 03:54:02 PM
EZ Boardwalk Jr.

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: fishpharmer on November 02, 2010, 07:14:08 PM
Welcome to the forum reprosser.  Nice mill you have there!  Tell us about milling your first logs.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: wwsjr on November 03, 2010, 09:12:48 AM
Added an ED26 WM Edger last week. One of the last Cat powered in stock. Picked up in GA last Friday. After 8 years of edging on the mill, I finally decided I could justify the cost. I cut about 75,000BF of mostly cypress in past year and have about that much on yard to cut now. I have found good part time help, so maybe the edger will be profitable.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: reprosser on November 03, 2010, 09:30:58 AM
Welcome to the forum reprosser.  Nice mill you have there!  Tell us about milling your first logs.

Well, after I got home - I had to remove the mill from the wheels and set it up.
 

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then I loaded a SYP log and made the first cuts to create a cant
 

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Then cut some 2"-ish boards
 

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Then I milled a white cedar, an oak, and a wild cherry log.

I posted a video of the mill cutting the cherry log on photo bucket, but I don't know if I can post links here.

I forgot to tighten the blade after starting up the next day, so I got to experience a diving cut...  :-[

I have been busy with priorities, but hope to get a bunch of timber milled before too long. Got the initial batch air dried and ready for the kiln.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mandolin on November 03, 2010, 01:54:36 PM
I operate a Hud-Son 228 that I set up on a concrete slab. Currently sawing pine to build my wife and me a house. It's all manual and I love it. I lost a lot of weight over the past summer and when people as me how I lost it I tell them, "Buy a sawmill and run it in Mississippi during the summer."
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: boatmiser on November 03, 2010, 06:46:18 PM
timberking 2000 with debarker and setworks
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on November 12, 2010, 07:17:11 PM
i had looked for a while, but when you are looking and have the money you never seem to find just what you want.
i had been looking for a heavy bumper pull trailer to haul my loader on and pull with my log truck. found 1! i will try to get pics next time i get loaded up to go to the woods.

its old but just right for my tractor. 3 axles8 hole wheels and 16'' tires. 20' deck and 5 foot dovetail with flip up ramps. steel treadplate floor.  it works real well.  pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: timberjackrob on November 14, 2010, 07:32:38 PM
woodmizer lt28 with power feed and log deck package.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: vfauto on November 21, 2010, 07:38:10 AM
 :)New to the sawmilling world,just received a TimberKing 1600 with hydralics and Debarker!Also a John Deere 4310 with forks.

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on November 21, 2010, 09:08:44 AM
well may i be the first to say''welcome to the forestry forum''.     pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: timbatrader on November 24, 2010, 03:58:04 PM
Hi recently bought a second hand Peterson Skill mill electric so not able to take to the logs 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Wintergreen Mountain on November 24, 2010, 07:53:41 PM
    2010 Turner Mills 36" Bandsaw Mill.
   


  I ordered it November 2009 and picked it up April 2010.
  Sawed about 5000bf so far and i am hooked on milling.


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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dewey on November 27, 2010, 11:58:24 AM
I run a Timber Harvester  30 Ht  fully hydraulic  I have ran it part time for two years  and have been running it full time for 15..   I'm in Mid coast maine I saw White Cedar...  Also I have a Ford L8000 with a prentice 110 pulp loader,,,  A Michigan  Front end loader with forks  and deliver with a International flatbed...  Im new th this forum... its been alot of fun looking around..   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on November 27, 2010, 12:36:20 PM
welcome dewey,
tell us a little more about you and your operation. pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dewey on November 27, 2010, 07:25:55 PM
  I saw fulltime until winter sets in...  then I switch to my plowing  and sanding  buisiness...  I like the combination it's nice to get the seasonal break...  I bought my mill while working full time..... Bussiness  picked up  fast  so I quit my 9-5 job to saw. I bought my mill new, and yes I'd like to get a new one..But it is is still sawing great  , I figure I have sawed 2.5 million BF with it....I have well over 10,000 hours on it....I have been sawing White Cedar now for 10  years
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: vtdiy on December 20, 2010, 12:07:49 PM
Hello all. Here's my homemade Simple Saw type band mill. The engine is a 10 hp Robin. I built it several years ago. Thinking about building another mill, swing blade this time.  (Homemade log arch shown, too.)

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tapper2 on December 20, 2010, 09:10:00 PM
I have a belsaw m14 and a homemade bandmill. They both work well. The Belsaw is pto powered with a 40" blade. The bandmill I built has an 8h.p. Honda, with a 28" max. log width.....biggest I've cut was 20. They are both slow going, low-key, but work very well.......and cheap to run.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: doghunter on December 24, 2010, 10:05:14 PM
1960s era o frick, edmiston hydraulic turner, frick 2 saw edger ,powered by a 371 detroit
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: cjfrank on December 27, 2010, 08:02:48 PM
Ok from the stump,046,066 stihl's, late 70's Iron mule forwarder, 99' JD 250, 1958 JD620 two lunger, 1946 Model "A" JD, 1990 379 Peterbuilt w/ lemco 7000 loader, Allis chalmers 706 forklift, 1933 48" circle saw w/471 detroit, 2008 Woodmizer lt40 hydralic, late 80's? dixon two blade edger, and all the equipment to work with the wood when dry!!!!!!!!!!! dating from 1897 to 1999.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: eireog68 on January 03, 2011, 01:41:13 AM
old b20 mostly hydraulic and would like to make it all hydraulic
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on February 16, 2011, 11:24:55 PM
picked up a new to me lift 3 weeks ago.

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picture is small , but so is the forklift. it works real well. its supposed to lift 3700 lbs but i believe it will pick up much more than that. i am going to try it on 20 ties and see how it does.
here is a pic of the trailer i bought last fall.
 

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pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: pyrocasto on March 09, 2011, 09:14:10 PM
Home made bandmill Mostly electric. Temporarily manual dogs, stops, and guide arm. 40" cut, 48" log max. Havent got the chance to try anything larger than 16" so far.  :'(
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: junkorgem on March 11, 2011, 06:47:14 PM
Yes pyro, nice work. I've been following your build from the diy site. Very impressive. I've been meaning to ask you, what size blades are you running? And where do you buy them? Gotta be close to 20'. Very nice work. Update?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: lumberjake on March 16, 2011, 09:59:39 PM
we run an old as dirt 5 headblock 00 frick hand mill, with a frick 2 saw edger and a home made swing saw and a montgomery hog
It's run off a detroit diesel and we run berry feed. Four strand log deck with mellot 5 log turner. I need to get some pics on here we still run equipment we bought new in the 70's.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 357blacksmith on April 15, 2011, 07:16:46 PM
Log Master LM1, Farmtrac 665 fel
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: haywire woodlot on April 22, 2011, 09:01:42 PM
1983 mobile dimension model 128, I bought it in pieces back in february, with the engine full of water and fir needles. Got the engine running and throughly flushed out in the beginning of March, ordered a grand worth of parts and assembled in in early april, got it cutting last week and finally cut 2000+ BFT in the last 2 days. I love my mobile dimension saw!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: downunder Trav on April 23, 2011, 12:06:10 AM
2011 model ms660 magnum 36inch and 42 inch bars, Gb lumber mill, rail mill similar to the wombat mill (home made), home made alaskan style mill, 1991 034 stihl with 18 to 25 inch bars, currently rebuilding this saw as it poohed a crankshaft bearing and spun the bearing in the crankcase requiring some fancy building and machining. Last but by no means the least I am designing a dedicated slabber running a vertical shaft four stroke, plans at this stage are for around 50 inch bar but in time will get a bigger motor and bar.

want list consists of a lucas and maybe a woodmizer lt40, but this will probably remain the want list for a long time.

any one with a basket case 034 let me know please.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: GAmillworker on April 24, 2011, 10:06:44 PM
Baker bbx resaw and a lot more
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: lunkan on May 03, 2011, 01:01:48 PM
2010 Norwood MX34 bandmill sold by Logosol in Sweden
With 3-phase twin electric motors
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: acco1840 on May 07, 2011, 03:38:55 AM
Hand circular Breast Bench mill. 42 inch  chrome saw, 120HP BMC Diesel, 80ft flat belt, Dawn sawdust blower.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: davey duck on May 10, 2011, 10:07:20 PM
Turner bandsaw 24 hp Honda,now building hydo-electric bandsaw,John Deere 260 skid-steer loader,PJ24' trailer and 3500HD chevy truck.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Chuck White on May 13, 2011, 08:26:24 PM
I got my Wood-Mizer LT40HDG24 on May 3rd, 08 from "petefrombearswamp", and since then, I've sawed just shy of 70,000  bf, operating mobile.

Almost ready to pull the plug on it for the season and do any required preventive maintenance through the winter.
I'll have it parked in the back bay of my garage, as soon as it gets home.

June '09, I got a Cooks Cat Claw band sharpener and single-tooth setter.  Have it all set up in a corner of the garage!

edit 10/10: Forgot about my trusty STIHL 021 for removing the troublesome knots.

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EDIT:  May 8th 2011, I bought the matching Shingle & Lap Sider (SLR) for my LT40.

Now I just have to learn how to use it!   
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mometal77 on May 19, 2011, 08:24:13 AM
Do you happen to have pictures?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: oklalogdog on May 28, 2011, 07:25:16 PM
Foley Belsaw M-14.  36" fixed tooth blade.  30' frame - PTO drive -everything works great.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: shelbycharger400 on June 03, 2011, 07:37:42 PM
1978 belsaw 40 in insert tooth belt drive with full feed.  , just got it home in pieces.  previous owner used it once for one log :)
Home made dedicated wide chain bar slabber . 29 in wide capacity (soon to be done)  for stumps, shorts , ect


stumps seem to be the hardest to saw and sand, but have the best character.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Log-ic on June 30, 2011, 08:14:31 AM
I am running an Italian build Pezzolato HD8, it has a 28kW lombardini turbo diesel engine, forged steel bandwheels of 800mm diameter and uses 54mm (2") wide bands of 5740mm length.  It can handle logs of 90cm (35") of diametre and 6,10 metres long (20ft).  All functions are hydraulic and computerized.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom on June 30, 2011, 12:18:52 PM
Welcome to The Forestry Forum, Log-ic.  I also appreciate your efforts to convert the metric measurements to inches and feet.  It doesn't seem to matter how old I get, I just can't get the hang of metrics.  :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dukndog on June 30, 2011, 01:19:36 PM
Welcome Log-ic!!
I worked for a company in Belgium a few years back, located in Lier. As Tom said, thanks for the conversion!!! We still use metric parts for our equipment, but as Americans, we tend to always convert it back to standard.
DnD
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: wmcbrian on July 03, 2011, 10:02:27 AM
I'm using a Timberking 200 with a woodmaster 718 planner / molder
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: bigen on July 13, 2011, 10:50:27 PM
Looking to see what folks are running.   Feel free to add your mill to the inventory list.  More than one mill?  No problem.  You have multiple votes.
Im going to get my first real sawmill saturday at the farm show in pittsburg, ks.   its a e z boardwalk 40 im really looking forward to it
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on July 14, 2011, 07:19:34 AM
welcome bigen. glad to hear from you on here. pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on July 14, 2011, 11:11:52 AM
Gday

And Welcome to The Forum wmcbrian & bigen  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8)

Paul There is afew of You EZ Boys Now Carpenters got one too  ;) I might have to start calling you the EZ mafia ;) :D :D  They look a good little mill I reckon Ill have to swing by and have a catch up with you and have a play on your mill while im there Paul  ;) ;D

Looking to see what folks are running.   Feel free to add your mill to the inventory list.  More than one mill?  No problem.  You have multiple votes.

Ill have to put 3 more votes in for Hand Circ then  ;)  :) :D  The old 8-20s getting picked up by My Mate tomorrow though  but its good to see him getting it no sawyer should be without a mill  ;) ;D 8)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jdsawmill on July 14, 2011, 02:49:11 PM
Homebuilt band mill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on July 14, 2011, 06:57:48 PM
you are welcome to come by an we will saw some. too hot now to saw too much so i bet you can get your fill!  pc
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: CalebL on July 19, 2011, 11:25:37 AM
2005 Woodmizer LT40HDD34 with a debarker and simple set works. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: downeastmark on July 25, 2011, 11:56:10 AM
2010 Timberking B2000, all hydraulic 34 hp kohler engine and TK's computer set works.   
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: heirball on July 26, 2011, 08:32:36 PM
newbe here!

 Hope this counts...

 Hudson Oscar 30 ~2004 16hp w 3 extension-tracks ~31ft cutting length.
 Hudson blade sharpener.
 Kubota  30hp tractor with quick-disconnect forks or bucket.
 Ford dump truck (tippy-tonka).
 Does my beer-cooler count?

 Not much else... I'm new at this.

 P.S. I've been a lurker for a long time and have learned much from the masters here.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: forestry mick on July 27, 2011, 02:31:05 PM
Lets see its a long list
pete 375 tri axle w/serco loader
autocar triaxle w/prentice loader
jd 540 cable
timberjack 240 cable
jd 640 dual arch graple
cat 518 feller buncher
way more chainsaws than i would ever feel like posting!
and the little ezboardwalk that i could have some fun with but well the fun is now gone, last month I cut 5,000 bd ft while producing 30 triaxle loads of logs.............


I need a bigger mill!!!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: cwk266 on July 28, 2011, 01:20:52 AM
Mobile Dimensions model #127
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: logboy on August 08, 2011, 09:32:13 AM
Lucas Sawmill 827
Lucas Dedicated Slabber
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: GeneH on August 16, 2011, 09:59:21 AM
Woodmizer LT40G25
Pickup and 16 foot trailer
Portable winch to drag, load and roll
and several chainsaws, axes and cant hooks! smiley_beertoast
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: homesteader shane on August 23, 2011, 07:58:42 PM
Norwood lumber light
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: reride82 on September 14, 2011, 02:41:11 PM
Hello all!

I have a belsaw M-14D with 40 inch and 42 inch blades powered by a chrysler 360 v8 out of an old white combine(it is governed and way more power than I could ever want)  8) that also has a hydraulic pump for a hydraulic conversion I will do once I have the time. I actually assembled the Belsaw with the 40 inch blade that was new in the crate still(circa 1978) and then found another Belsaw on craigslist with the 42 inch blade that has a bigger carriage and a hydraulic feed. I have a few questions in regards to my proposed setup: 1) can I bolt the carriages together? One is a two piece, 12 foot with three dogs and the other is a one piece, 10 foot carriage with two dogs. 2) I acquired a jockey sharpener with the second mill and I was wondering where to get replacement wheels for this sharpener? 3) Since I have 2 blades, 2 madrels and more horsepower than I know what to do with, can I set this up to run both blades, one on top and one in the standard position below the carriage? I assume alignment on two blades could be a nightmare, but I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this. Thanks!

P.S. I have been reading on this forum for quite sometime while putting the first mill together and this has been a wealth of information and ideas.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: fishpharmer on September 14, 2011, 02:59:18 PM
Welcome to FF reride82.   8)  glad to have you.
Title: Different Mill
Post by: HOGFARMER on September 19, 2011, 09:47:48 PM
Just bought a 1988 Woodmizer LT30 which I will haul home in the morning.  Everything seems to work well on it, saw it saw a log up.  What advise can you give me for putting it into service.  What common spare parts should I put in inventory?  I have never ran a bandmill and am looking foreward to learning to operate it as it will be quite handy on the farm.  Looks like I will be selling a Belsaw M14 in the near future.  Thanks for the help !!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: eastberkshirecustoms on September 27, 2011, 04:57:44 PM
Custom built bandmill (in progress)
Mahindra 3215 w/ quick detach FEL
Belarus 572 w/ FEL
Belarus 250AS w/ FEL
Kubota B7100 w/FEL
International 500 dozer w/ 6-way blade and winch
Custom built backhoe attachment
Custom built grapple
'93 GMC  PU w/ dump bed mod
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodzy88 on September 30, 2011, 05:15:07 PM
Hi ,

Mahoe hydraulic Supermill 12x8 quartersaw with taper cut . Powered by 42hp turbocharghed Kabota diesel.
Awesome!!
Hough 65c with log forks and beak
Hitachi EX220lc
Hitachi ZX200
Izusu npr450 tipper
Huskarvana 395 and 390 Chainsaws

Woodzy
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Cutting Edge on November 12, 2011, 06:22:11 PM
Hello All.

American Bandsaw  Shop Built 20 hp, 21', 36 cap. Fully Hydraulic

Support Equip.
'67 Chev C-60 Dump
'78 Int'l 18' Tandem, Prentice Knuckle
Case 310 Dozer
Homemade 4X4 loader on 6X6 Axles
       "         skidder w/20t PTO Winch
       "         self-braking arch
Too Many Tractors (Farmalls)
A Few Saws
and some other "junk"

And the most support is from my wife! bat_smailey
Lord blessed me with a good one!!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jerry on November 13, 2011, 10:53:59 AM
I have a LT40G28 bought new at Wood-Mizers 25 th anniversary celebration in Missouri picked it up at the celebration.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jmcq on November 23, 2011, 07:09:44 PM
05 WM LT70D62 Picked up in California Operating in Ontario
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 123maxbars on November 23, 2011, 09:31:30 PM
Woodmizer LT35. 2011 model
Kubota B3200 with every attachment I can afford and some I couldnt
16 foot dual axle gator trailer
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: j rock on November 29, 2011, 12:15:35 PM
2000 TIMBERKING - with all the bells and whisles
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Lumber Jack on November 29, 2011, 12:54:45 PM
Hey everybody,  Im the new man an i have a 2011 Wood-Mizer LT50 with Accuset   
38hp Kohler command pro engine.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on November 29, 2011, 01:28:56 PM
Wow Jack, you came in with a loaded gun.  Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Lumber Jack on November 29, 2011, 01:40:27 PM
hey Magicman, I have a good friend down there in Brookhaven, where do you live?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on November 29, 2011, 01:56:07 PM
In town.  Shoot me a PM.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jimdad07 on December 03, 2011, 09:15:48 AM
I have a homemade carriage style chainsaw mill running a Dolmar 9010 for the power head.  Takes up to an 18' log to around 3' diameter.  I also have a homemamde Alaskan style mill running an old 045av Stihl for the power head and a homemade mini mill using a ported Dolmar 120si for the power head.(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28185/3841/1106111449.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: learydeere on December 10, 2011, 09:32:06 PM
1990 LT40HDG24 and slowly working on getting a lane #2 going
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mainetimberframer on December 19, 2011, 08:28:13 PM
I operate a Thomas 8020 with 50' of track
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 20, 2011, 06:42:37 AM
mainetimberfarmer,welcome to the forum. Makes my Thomas kinda small with a 20 foot track. Must be cutting long beams for timber framing.?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: bandmiller2 on December 23, 2011, 07:48:07 AM
Jeez,been here for years and never filled out this section.My first mill in the mid 80's was a circular, only thing I bought was a couple of Simonds 46" saws and two or three headblocks built everything else.Machined the arbor, and made the collars from those cast iron weights used to close fire doors.Powered with steam in the summer and diesel in the winter used that mill for ten years and sold it.Got lonely and built a bandmill which I'am still using.Bought an old circular sawmill in ruin and rebuilt it,powered with a Ford Dagenham 100hp diesel its a hybred Chase& Lane still using that one.I load with a JD 60 with JD45w loader and forks.Sharpen bands with a Cook's Cats Claw and set with a homemade two side setter. Frank C.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: matt5 on December 23, 2011, 04:23:56 PM
Hi all. This is my first post on the fourm. I built my timber frame house 16 years ago with a Woodmizer. Currently I have a timberking 1600.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on December 23, 2011, 04:32:57 PM
Welcome mainetimberframer and matt5 to the Forestry Forum.  Now how about both of you starting a thread in the "Sawmills and Milling" board and give us a good log winded introduction.   ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on December 26, 2011, 09:08:23 AM
Hopefully better late than never, give me enough time I usually get it right.
Started sawing lumber  freehand with a 1985 028 Stihl, 20" bar then added and 36" Alaskan mill (028 now in parts in a tupperware bin and mill in garage rafters).  For about a month I tried sawing logs on my 14" bandsaw in the basement using a sliding log deck.   In 1990 picked up a Sperber 52 mill with two 1970's Stihl 090AV's and Sperber 52" mill (this mill also in rafters, saws still get used with 41" bar).   Sawed some big wood for a while.

Currently......
2001 WM LT40HDD42 (Kubota) with Remote front Accuset (Mill bought new).  Upgraded to Accuset 2.  Went into business in 2007.
2010 Peterson WPF 10" with 30HP Kohler, chain slabber, Hi-Lo, 39 ft rails. Heaps of chain & 5 blades.
Additionally.....
Ford F-350 4x4 crew cab long bed, 7.3 Powerstroke. Logrite fetching arch, Rens 4000 metal detector, Stihl MS460, MS200T.  PortaWinch capstan winch.  Lots of other stuff not enough room.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21495/Newtown_Maple.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21495/elm_pete.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: never finished on December 26, 2011, 05:18:14 PM
 My list has two parts, hence the name never finished. The first is in use. Oscar 36 mill on home built 30' track,1967 Massey 202 IND with FEL, I leave the hood off it's easier to work on that way. 1977 Chevy 3/4 ton with 454 to pull home built 24' tri axle dove tail. Honda 500 4wd forman to pull home built skiding arch. Logosol PH260, sthil170 & 290, Logrite cant hook. Mitsubishi 1600 hopeful power unit for stuff on second list. Home built owb to burn slabs for heat. The rest is not in use. Hopefully after retirment 1-4-12 !!!. 40'X60' steel trusses for mill shed, JA FAY & EGAN 24" planer,Frick 2 blade edger, International 3400 back hoe that needs clutch, 70' of powered conveyor, and 40' of roller table.                                                                                                               
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on December 27, 2011, 09:07:47 AM
Welcome, never finished, to the forestry forum.
Thats quite a list. That retirement date is next week so congratulations.
That stuff you don't have done or fixed yet is just what happens when you ahve too many irons in the fire, or too many fires to keep going, or your irons spread out over serveral hundred fires, or ya run out of firewood.  ;)   PC
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 27, 2011, 09:10:09 AM
Retirement at 50! Lucky you. Good to have you here. Good luck with your projects.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: never finished on December 27, 2011, 11:05:56 PM
   Well I"m not compleetly retired, but I am through working in the highway with nothing protecting me but a striped vest and a red flag. I think 28+ years of that is enough. I still have my part time gig working for a demolition company, sawmilling, remodeling,and so on.
  Paul your right I have way too many fires going. But as the younger folks say, I guess, thats just how I roll.
  Thanks for the welcome guys. I have to admit I've been lurking long enough, I feel like I already know most of you personaly.
                                                     
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 76gmc on December 31, 2011, 07:27:07 PM
granberg/alasken powered sthil. Logrite cant & buck arch. lewis winch.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: locdogg on January 08, 2012, 04:46:02 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28011/jan2012_039%7E0.JPG)

i bought a used ez boardwalk model 40.  i've sawed about 4 logs on it now!
we just put it in the barn.  those hay bales will be gone soon and i'll have room to pile some logs.
so far we are stacking the boards up above in the barn to air dry.
i built a small dehumidification kiln but haven't fired that up yet.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: paul case on January 08, 2012, 09:48:24 PM
ooooooooo! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
I like it.PC
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on January 09, 2012, 06:21:21 AM
First sawmill? What's all the lumber going to be used for. Looks like you have an off bearer waiting for you to get sawing.  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: locdogg on January 09, 2012, 08:26:17 AM
I will use it to hopefully do some custom milling and make boards for my own woodworking.  yeah my off-bearers will be sad when those bales are gone.  ;D it sure keeps them busy while i mess around.  and it keeps them away from the sawmill.

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: woodyone.john on January 18, 2012, 03:32:49 AM
wm 40 super  [the toughest misstress to keep sweet, perhaps i never learnt] and 10 inch peterson [the most physical days work you can get]
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rlahaise on January 19, 2012, 06:09:41 PM
Hi.

Been lurking here for a while and finally picked up a used home built mill..

27hp liquid cooled Kawasaki engine, 35' track with 24" wheels.. Have milled 2 logs before the weather chased me inside and as soon as these -20ish temps are gone I'll be back at it.

Already thinking about modifications, need to build a simple log dog system as it now uses turnbuckles with a set of teeth at one end.. track had to be cut to transport so hinging it where I made the cut is a possibility so I can put a axle under it and transport it..

Want to build a sharpener and setter at some point as well but for now I will be looking for a local place that sharpens.. I am told WoodMizer will only sharpen their own blades and I have about a dozen 1 1/2" Lenox blades..

Pic in my gallery I just cant seem to attach it to this message??

looking forward to learning from the group.

Cheers
Rod
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: FeltzE on January 20, 2012, 06:24:43 AM
Just an update


Samill:
WM LT40 HDG35
Baker Edger

Sharpening:
Cooks cat claw
Cooks Single tooth setter
Grizzly grinder for planer blades up to 20"
Viel profile grinder

Kiln:
Nyle L200

Shop:
Grizzly 20" Planer
RBI 20" Planer/Moulder
Logosol 261 4 sided moulder
Grizzly 3hp shaper with power feed
Off Brand 3/4 hp shaper

Handling
GMC 6500 flatbed dump
Cat 416 4wd backhoe w/forks
Cat D3 widetrack
New Holland 4wd 48hp tractor with forks
Dodge 1 ton with 20ft trailer


CONSIDERING .... 20" Shavings machine.....?????
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Cypress Sam on January 29, 2012, 03:57:26 PM
LT 35, JD 4630, various loaders
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tim Lea on February 02, 2012, 12:49:37 PM
Wood-Mizer LT40
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Meadows Miller on February 03, 2012, 09:16:37 AM
Gday

and Welcome to The Forum Sam and Tim  ;) ;D ;D 8) 8) so are you fellas working your mills fultime or partime tell us abit about yourselves and we like pic to round here  ;) ;D

FeltzE you got some gear Mate  :o :) ;) :D ;D 8) 8)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on February 03, 2012, 10:04:11 AM
Welcome Cypress Sam and Tim Lea.  It sounds like you need to give us an introduction.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DanHicks on February 17, 2012, 06:03:51 PM
wm lt10
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ALWOL on February 29, 2012, 12:10:00 PM
   I joined the forum a few days ago and just now discovered this thread. I have a Fisher and Davis hand set circular mill that was made in 1889, and a Kingsland and Douglas hand set circular mill that was made about 1900 and has been mounted on a pair of old truck frames with an axle to be portable. I power the portable with a flat belt from a John Deere tractor, and the Fisher and Davis has a D8800 Cat power unit, that still needs to be connected.
   I wish that I had found this site several years ago when I was setting up my first mill. There is a wealth of knowledge here that has been a big help.
   I do not do a lot of sawing, mainly for friends and neighbors and myself, but I sure do like the sound of a saw singing through a Walnut with the JD 720 up against the governor.
      Alan

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: markd on March 07, 2012, 10:08:41 AM
50" hand set make unknown v6 gmc terra flo power hydraulic carriage and turner, ooowee mean sawdust machine!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on March 15, 2012, 10:36:16 AM
1935 Appomattox circle mill and a homebuilt bandsaw .

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27453/thurs15_002.jpg) 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: markd on March 15, 2012, 10:48:39 AM
Looks sunny and warm there, raining cats and dogs here. nice building over the mill you sawed it  I'll bet. what powers your circle mill? Is that a nice old Oliver tractor on the band? Are those pine trees in the background?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on March 15, 2012, 06:55:58 PM
it was a nice day that day about 55 degrees , it's been a lot warmer than that lately into the 80's . that old circle mill is a minn moline 403 and about 75 hp at 1260 rpm . that's the speed we run and it turns the mandrel 580 rpm on a 48 inch blade . yes, we sawed all the lumber but not all of it came from our pines some came from neighbors trees they gave us. I hate to cut mine unless we have to. the Oliver 66 is one of our pullers I had parked there when the pic was taken . the bandmill has a 5 hp electric on it .
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Iron Mtn Scott on March 21, 2012, 11:35:47 PM
Runnin' a Lucas 8-25, have a slabbing attachment. (ain't mustered up the courage to put that on yet but theres a scary lookin' black walnut 5' butt log sitting nearby the mill callin' my name.) ... or was it callin' me names?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Bert on March 23, 2012, 08:34:47 AM
Hi All. I've been on here for awhile but never divulged the scale of our operations. We are a slightly more than part time, slightly less than full time operation. I've never been one to put all my eggs and 1 basket. We are running a 225 timberjack and IH Fleetstar with Barko loader for logging. All timber is hand felled. Handling equipment includes primarily an IH 3850 wheel loader w/ forks. Also have a small JD 350 dozer that doesnt see much use. Mill is a frick 01 handset with 671 detroit power. Also have a sooner or later to be operational (Jeff this is your invitation to help get this thing flying :)) CMC Forestall automatic mill powered by electric fed from a Cat genset. We are happy where we are at with the current mill (frick) but are working toward getting this one operational soon.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: SPD748 on April 16, 2012, 09:28:27 PM
Frick 0, currently under construction. Six cylinders of SCREAMING Detroit Diesel power. I'm looking at adding a portable bandmill to the mix. You know, the old 'diversify and conquer' or was that divide and conquer?... This Detroit drone has me all confused   :). 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: jdsawmill on April 16, 2012, 10:35:46 PM
Home built band mill and 2004 8" Peterson swing blade mill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: hardtailjohn on April 16, 2012, 11:42:26 PM
We just bought a Belsaw M14 from a guy that's had it for the past 43 years. I've wanted one since I was a little kid! I'm headed to pick it up on Friday, and then the questions will start.
John
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Sixacresand on April 18, 2012, 12:44:03 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25201/LogArch1%7E1.JPG) Two afternoons of cutting/welding/shadetree engineering. I have a log arch to get logs out the woods.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on April 18, 2012, 09:51:13 AM
Looks like two afternoons well spent.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: markd on April 18, 2012, 11:12:23 AM
Here is my log arch, I took my hole auger head off and hung my tongs on it, lifts the log off the ground and keeps my logs clean! Markd

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/29069/IMG_0036.JPG) 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on April 18, 2012, 01:55:05 PM
Nice Case!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: haywire woodlot on April 19, 2012, 09:05:44 PM
Are you using those dragsaws in the background to buck firewood? What's running them?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: markd on April 20, 2012, 12:25:40 AM
Both dragsaws will operate but I prefer my 272 husky and 056 super stihl.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: davey duck on April 25, 2012, 12:29:35 AM
A homemade bandsaw36"x25' log cap.10hp electric motor,3hp electric hydraulic power unit.Stihl 075 -poulan295,poulan365 with Hudson bebarker,John Deere 260 and 270 Skid steer loaders,Corley 27" 2 blade edger,international 1566 tractor.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ga Mtn Man on April 26, 2012, 08:20:17 PM
TimberKing 2000 (a mill-moders paradise) ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on April 27, 2012, 10:52:07 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, hardtailjohn.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: hardtailjohn on April 28, 2012, 01:38:44 AM
Thanks! Sure is alot of great info here! I'm happy to have found it!!
John
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: haywire woodlot on April 28, 2012, 11:21:54 PM
Just an update, I'm now running a '92 Lt 40HD. I've got the sharpener and setter too, an '03 F350 crew cab to pull the mill and an old case TerraTrac loader for skidding and chores around the millyard. I still have the mobile dimension mill, funny thing is it doesn't get used much any more as it's not nearly as mobile as the Woodmizer. I have used it to break down big logs for the band mill though.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DaTowd on May 01, 2012, 01:01:01 PM
Howdy ,
 Just signed up and hope to gain some knowledge on milling
We have a Mobile Dimension 127 mill that we got in poor shape.
The mill sat for almost 8 years on a barge floating on salt water.
I replaced all the bearings and belts and freed up a few seized parts.
The seized magnesium VW engine was so eaten away from electrolysis I used only the crank and the old tin.
I scattered 3 1600 VW engines to get enough parts for a good power plant.
I added a tuned exhaust and a Volvo side draft carb- electric start, VW distributor with an electronic ignition and a junkyard alternator.
Ive done a lot of milling with it so far, mostly huge Cedar and Spruce trees. The trees are on our property and were going to fall into the river.
A friend and I just built a steel mobile frame which makes it a lot easier to move the mill to the logs.
We use a International ex Highways dump truck with chains to move the logs using steel wire rope and lots of blocks.
A Kubota 4X4 tractor that is just a bit small for the size of trees Im messing with.
 The mighty 1958 VW drop side pickup to haul the scraps away to the wood shed.
2100 Husky with long bar and a Stihl 023 for the chainsaw work.
 I wish I could figure out how to add photo
Hank
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Shotgun on May 01, 2012, 01:59:46 PM
Welcome, DaTowd.  Click on "Home" at the top left of most any page, then scroll down to and click on "Behind the Forum" almost half way down the page.  There's a sticky at the top of that page about posting pictures.  If you can read, you can post pictures.  Have at it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DaTowd on May 01, 2012, 10:54:50 PM
thanks shotgun

we moved a cedar log close to our shop to test the new rebuilt mill out


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using the block method got old real quick so a friend and I welded up a mobile steel frame sure makes the job a lot easier
 

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the tuned exhaust makes the engine sound great --more like a purr not the blat the old stock "mufflers" made
 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: haywire woodlot on May 02, 2012, 12:17:22 AM
That rings a bell about the mill being on a float in saltwater, was it the same one that the guy had on a log float down in Namu? Pretty handy for cutting beachcombed logs, but, as you've seen not very good for the the mill...Great to see all of these west coast  MD mills coming out of the wood work! Nice job on the frame and end stands.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: DaTowd on May 02, 2012, 11:31:52 AM
Hi Dave
Our mill is not the one from Namu- when I last saw Pete's mill in Namu he had it in one of the huge old cannery buildings.
Our mill was used near Bella Coola to build a cabin then it just sat.
I've been giving it a real work out cutting beams for our next building project.

lots of interesting reading on this site
cheers
Hank
 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Cypressstump on May 18, 2012, 12:02:08 PM
I'm a newbie that's been lurking in the shadows for a spell, reading and learning from the site.
I have a timberking 1220 manual  w/ 25 Kohler, recently aquired second hand. Nice little mill that will suit for my current needs. As my user name sorta implies, I mainly cut sinker cypress I pull.

Stump
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JoeBrittany21 on May 20, 2012, 06:17:53 PM
Not sure but would like to know. It is suppose to be a Frick but it has a gear that drives the log cradle back and forth anybody got any ideas. I cant find one like it anywhere on line. It has a flat belt pulley on one end that attaches to what looks like a differential and the blade shaft comes out the other end of what would be an axle.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ruffneck on June 01, 2012, 12:19:44 AM
Picked up my LT 35 manual mill today...
It was a long day of training and I have some major reading to do...

I think I'll name her the Orange Blossom Special...

Cheers and Goodnight!  8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dominican on June 13, 2012, 07:24:20 AM
1986 precission samill system scraggmill with gang saw at the end, woodmizer resaw and small baker wood buddy for coconut wood.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: matthewsman on June 24, 2012, 02:51:10 PM
Woodmizer lt 15
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JWright on July 04, 2012, 02:49:16 AM
Home built band mill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: giant splinter on July 05, 2012, 09:53:51 AM
2011 Wood-Mizer LT40HD29G
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Solomon on August 08, 2012, 02:03:01 PM
Wow,  am I the only one on here with a Logmaster?   I have an LM4    51 hp  Perkins Diesel.  30 inch band wheels, 30 inches between guide bearings.
Photo Electric setworks, 24 ft cut length.  All hydraulic  , I bought it new in 2007.  I work full time in the Port here in Hampton Roads and just run my mill if I feel like it.   It's paid for it self a couple of times.   I buy my blades from  Kenna-Saw  out of Kennasaw Georgia.  They are 19' 1"
1 1/2" x7/8  x.055  Munkfor Blades.  When I buy 50 or more there $27.00 each drop shipped to my door.   Does anyone know where I can get'en cheaper?
Pete  Chesapeake, Virginia.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on August 08, 2012, 03:37:23 PM
Don't think you are alone. Go to Search and type in "Logmaster". You will find others with them.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Solomon on August 08, 2012, 04:52:24 PM
Thanx  BT.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Joanie on August 14, 2012, 06:51:35 AM
 

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1991 lt40hd
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: StoddardLumber on August 23, 2012, 03:45:39 PM
I have a Chase Semi Automatic Circle mill,

52 Inch Saw
3 Headblock Caridge (Hand set)
Air Dogs with Hyd Tapers
Glover Friction feed
Renco Log turner
Hmc rosser head Debarker
Minor 2 Saw Edger
Custom log decks
Cat Gen set to power it all
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Morewood on August 25, 2012, 09:09:31 PM
2008 Cooks Ac3651 Diesel
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on August 26, 2012, 08:32:04 AM
Morewood,welcome to the Forum. How many HP and how long have you been sawing?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Morewood on August 26, 2012, 08:45:36 AM
51 HP Perkins , been sawing for 1 year ,  reading the forum for 3-4 years
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Cypress Sam on September 09, 2012, 08:49:24 AM
Got new mill in june LT40hd38g.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Roy R. on September 18, 2012, 09:51:00 PM
I just bought a EZ boardwalk 40
Also have a Ford 655D, Norse 3 point skidding winch, Ford 5000 and a custom built logging trailer
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on September 18, 2012, 09:56:51 PM
Roy R,welcome to the forum. What's the plan for the lumber? How did you get hold of  a Norse winch in WI? I have the Norse 450,with the pivoting butt plate on a 40 hp NH.What's a ford 655D?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Slab Slicer on September 18, 2012, 10:41:57 PM
Hello. My name is Chuck, and I'm brand new to the forum, and brand new to the world of band mills. We purchased a new LT15G18 just this past Saturday. I've spent the last month researching mills, and this site popped up alot. I've learned alot, and need to learn ALOT more.

OK, let's stick to the subject. Here it is being unloaded from the trailer on saturday afternoon. Did I mention it good to have friends with big machines? The 2 guys in the pic are Jim and Carl. Carl is my neighbor with the back hoe, and Jim is a long time friend.

Well, it seem I have to learn to upload pic to the forum. Lookin' for some help here.

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on September 18, 2012, 11:02:48 PM
Slab Slicer
Welcome to the Forestry Forum.

Pull up the stump and you should have a good time here, as should we. :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Slab Slicer on September 18, 2012, 11:20:47 PM
Thank you beenthere. I'll stop in when I can, but with a new mill out back, and a bunch of red oak to mill, I plan on being really busy  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Roy R. on September 19, 2012, 09:42:22 PM
Roy R,welcome to the forum. What's the plan for the lumber? How did you get hold of  a Norse winch in WI? I have the Norse 450,with the pivoting butt plate on a 40 hp NH.What's a ford 655D?

I got some land with a lot of trees and I'm planning on building my retirement home soon with the lumber I cut. Plus I'm look for  some type of hobby that might be able to make me some money on the side when I'm retired. Im hoping to be able to pull the plug in about 4 years.
I just picked up the EZ boardwalk here in WI at a logging expo. This saw milling is all new to me. I was a little over whelmed when I cut my first log.  I still got a lot to learn but Im hoping with the help from this forum I will be able to make good use of the mill.   
I ordered the Norse 350  online from Labonville a few years ago . I think they are in Vermont.
My Ford 655D is a tractor loader backhoe. My original intent was to put a grapple  on the backhoe and pull my logging trailer and use it as a forwarder for hauling my logs out to the landing. Im not quite there yet. Im having a problem with not being able to lower my stabilizers  right now. Too many things to work on and not enough time.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on September 19, 2012, 09:50:11 PM
Hello Roy R and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   :)  How about dropping down and posting an introduction thread so we can get to know you better ???
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on September 19, 2012, 10:02:16 PM
Roy,not that it really matter,but Labonville is only in NH and Maine.They only have 5 stores. I've been to 4 of them so far. Two are close by to me.Someone else on here put a grapple on a back of a tractor on here. Seem like he uses it for his wood splitter. There are also pictures of a member that uses a small excavator with a grapple and they haul a trailer behind it.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/thecfarmnorsewinch3.jpg)

Here's my winch behind my 40 hp Ford.
I also made up some 3 foot chains for the small stuff. Much easier to pull only a foot of chain through a choker instead of 5 feet.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Slab Slicer on September 20, 2012, 10:38:01 PM
Makes my equipment look miniture in comparison. :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV8t-xMRgPg&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: valley on September 26, 2012, 10:01:53 PM
2008 timberking b-20
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Mark Emig on October 06, 2012, 06:28:21 AM
I have a Peterson 9" swing mill I just got and refurbished. Now as for "iron" inventory-my day job is I'm a blacksmith-does a 110 lb air hammer,several anvils,swageblocks,cone mandrels etc count?? :D :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Solomon on October 30, 2012, 06:11:52 PM
Beenthere has educated me, here are some pics of my machine.

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on October 30, 2012, 06:32:41 PM
Nice mill Pete.....looks like it'll get the job down.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on October 30, 2012, 10:08:43 PM
solomon,now educate us on what kind of mill you have,Logmaster?HP,hyd?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Solomon on November 09, 2012, 10:48:41 AM
Its not a sponser mill cfarm.  I will tell you its all hydraulic with a 51 hp perkins diesel with the cat name on it.   Had it about five years .  Came out of Texas if that tells you anything.  I have been very pleased with it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Ianab on November 09, 2012, 12:14:02 PM
You are allowed to talk about non-sponsors mills, just not advertise them   ;)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Solomon on November 09, 2012, 02:22:09 PM
Well then....  Yes its a Logmaster Model LM4.    I have the Photo Electric setworks system that works well for me.   It has 30 inches between the guide bearings when they are all the way open.    It will handle up to a 36 inch diameter log 24 feet long.   I seldom saw logs that big but I have done it.   With a 36 inch diameter log its very close , I have about a half inch of clearance on both sides for the head rig to pass over the log.   It seem to have more than enough power, it will spin the clutch before it will bog down.  That has only happened one time when the cant bowed up while I was 6 ft into a 12 ft cut and it pinched the blade between the unfinished board and the cant. Other than that it has cut everything I have fed it with ease.
 I do have to slow my feed rate down when making a wide cut in some hard woods .  All end all,  I'm very satisfied with it.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tools on November 12, 2012, 08:52:04 AM
Hi,

New here, just got my first sawmill.  Actually, my son (19yrs) just worked the deal and so far had paid for it...  (quick side note, he gave me a CRANE for my birthday when he was 16...  He's NOT holier than thou, and there's days I'd, well, you know, but overall, he's a pretty good kid!)

It's a Corley.  Has a 48" blade, style 3, powered by a Chev 192 inline six, through a Powerglide transmission!  It's NOT governed, but has a all or nothing selenoid on the throttle, connected to a switch on the carriage handle. 

The guy we're getting it from, it's still at his place, about a mile and a half from mine, has been there 30 yrs (mainly dormant the last 5, was his primary income for about 5 of the 25 he used it), was told it would never work that way.  Well, it does. 

We'll keep it on his property until we have a place ready for it on mine.  He's tutoring us on how to use, maintain and tune it.  It's definitely a bit loose and needs some work, but overall it's pretty good.  It's set on piers on dirt, with a small cover over the works.  The carriage has been "metalized", and nearly all of the babbit has been replaced with bearings. 

So far we've cut about 4,000 bd ft or more on it.  I can't believe how slick these things are.

Insofar as the rest of the "iron", a few old allis chalmers tractors, we move logs mostly with a old Bobcat 610 skidsteer and a rather new Taceuchi TB135 mini excavator.  I do have a fully equipped machine and wood shop, and most of a fabrication shop. 

Our first "job" with the mill is making 2x6's for walls for a hangar we're trying to put up to house our little airplanes, a 1930's style homebuilt called a Pietenpol (built by someone else around 2006, powered by a little airplane engine - many of these are powered by ford model a engines!) and a 1946 Aeronca Chief.  The rest of the hangar is coming from a chicken house we've been given the materials from if we take down the 60' we need. 

Seems like a really well run and useful board!  Thanks for letting me in!

Cheers,

Mike "Tools" Danford
Chickamauga GA
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on November 12, 2012, 08:56:56 AM
Tools,welcome to the forum. Lucky you to have someone show you how to run the Corley.When you do get ready to move it,take lots of picture too. Ever been around a sawmill before? sounds like a good son to me buying a sawmill.  :D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tools on November 12, 2012, 10:11:50 AM
Hi, thanks!

Not really, have some time helping around a coupla' band mills, but this is the first circular.  It's pretty obvious that they're CRAZY non forgiving of inattention.  However, I gotta say, they're not NEARLY as "scary" as I thought they would be.  The big old blade is chugging along pretty slow (500'ish rpm), not terribly noisy, rather controlled. 

I like the set up a lot (circular's in general).  The waste of wood isn't really important to me as trees are basically free in the southeast.  If you can handle them, people will give them to you.  And they're quick.  Would love a band mill as well for really nice rare wood, but for now, this is the way to go for me.

I'll get a lot of pics where it's at, and some video of it in operation and will get TONS when it does move.  First priority is blade understanding and tuning, then rigging.  I'm reading like mad on how blades work, how to sharpen, swage, shank evaluation, etc.  The blade has "runout" (I'm basically a woodworker, so this is more of a table saw term, not sure yet if it's "tight" or "loose"), so I need to get in and evaluate that.  However, it cuts very consistently despite that.  Sitting for 5 years, I'm assuming the shanks have lost some spring. 

I'm away from home about half the time or more, and I've learned more about blades in the last couple days (Payne website has good links) since I've been out of town. 

Also, since it's not governed, I need to get my strobe over there to calibrate myself to what 500 rpm really does look and sound like.  Also, I'll be able to see what speed it vibrates the least at, that should give me an idea as to what the cause is.

Tools
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tools on November 12, 2012, 10:24:00 AM
Here's the only two pics I have, not very good... then battery died.

Tools

 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tools on November 12, 2012, 03:26:38 PM
A better pic and a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVKm9dJAmU

 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: scully on November 13, 2012, 10:59:46 PM
2001 Wood-Mizer LT40 super hydrolic acuset 1 for now...... just bought it 3 weeks ago !!!!!!!!!!!! oh and 42hp Kabota !
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dave Shepard on November 18, 2012, 06:24:11 PM
'08 LT40HDD51 Super Hydraulic with Wireless Remote, '08 ED26 Twin Blade Edger and '10 BX24 24' extension. Same as my sig, but now I own them. 8)

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: BC_2000 on November 22, 2012, 01:15:49 AM
Timberking 2000 - Australians Represent !  :)

Dad and I mill our own plantation rainforest timber & native hardwood, as well as other growers' cabinet timber in the area.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30842/Panorama_1_resize.jpg)
Cutting small-diameter Quondong (Eleocarpus grandis) thinnings in a monoculture planting

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30842/IMG_2456_resize.JPG)
Nice 10-year old plantation Mexican Cedar (Cedrela odorata)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30842/IMG_2512_resize.JPG)
2 and a bit days cutting

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Packed up after 3 days on-site

We've since removed the log return and de-barker as they're not necessary for our work, and makes everything a lot sleeker :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on November 22, 2012, 07:49:36 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum,  BC.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on November 22, 2012, 07:53:53 AM
Welcome to the forum BC-2000 with 2 Logrite cantdogs on the ground.  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Mountain on November 22, 2012, 12:13:40 PM
I am brand new to this board, in fact this is my first post.

I am running an HFE 21 Homesteader with 220 electric motor, from Hudson.  I picked it up this spring.  I also run an Alaskan mill that I designed and built for bigger material, big logs I cut down into cants that will then fit on the Hudson mill.

I have cut up around 10,000 board feet of logs into lumber so far and have gotten a feel for the mill and learned a lot about it's limitations... and mine...lol.

I just poured a concrete pad for my mill and extended the tracks out to 26 feet and I am in the process of building a log trolley system to lift the logs from the log deck and then I can just roll them into the building over the mill.  I bought a planer last week and as soon as the mill is fully setup I will setup the planer decks and the planer.

Next step is to put up a building for a kiln.  Logs have been pretty easy for me so far, I have cut about 20 trees from my place so far and have about 200 left that need to come down and go to the mill.  I helped out a tree trimming company by hauling 3 log truck loads of cottonwood/aspen hybrid from their site for them.  I ran into a nieghbor logging down the road and he let me go through his log deck and hand pick the logs I wanted and I was able to buy those for the price the mill is paying, I managed to get 1,500 brd feet of Doug fir and 1,500 brd feet of white fir there.  I just got a line on 75- 15 to 22 inch aspens that my brother in law wants me to remove from his horse pasture.

I figured with how easily available logs are for me and how much happen to have I should go ahead and setup the mill well and get set up to produce good quality wood.  Then I figured I would this site or others and fill in the many knowleage gaps.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on November 23, 2012, 08:23:26 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum,  Mountain.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on November 23, 2012, 09:53:28 AM
welcome aboard, enjoy the people here , they're the best .
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Andy White on November 27, 2012, 08:56:29 AM
Woodland Mills HM126, Home made log arch, Stihl MS290, Dixie Cant Hook, John Deere Utility tractor with FEL,Complete cabinet shop/wood shop with all mid 70s Delta tools,dust collection, filtering and all misc. hand tools. Loving all things wood.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rooster 58 on November 30, 2012, 05:33:27 PM
2005 LT70, EG 200 edger, stihl 460, 660, JD 5205 with FEL
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ND rancher on December 01, 2012, 08:54:06 PM
 " 99" TimberKing B-20, Stihl  chainsaws,NH LS180 skid steer, Lots of assorted farm tools
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stefan on December 02, 2012, 08:36:22 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/30809/sag_014%7E3.JPG) Good afternoon everybody.
New member here who are going to try uploading a couple of pictures of my little collection.
It seems most people enjoy pictures, i know i do, so here goes.
Pic of my mill, the weather turned to winter about a week ago, and it is pretty cold right now.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stefan on December 02, 2012, 08:57:42 AM
I think i got the hang on this picture posting thing, so ill try a couple more.
 

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first pic is my wheel loaders a volvo L120 and a 4500
 

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second pic is the sawmill with a cab i will try to hook up the controls to under the winter.
Behind the mill you also can see the log deck.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 02, 2012, 09:20:09 AM
That looks like quite the mill you have there.Must have an employee or two? Nice support equipment.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stefan on December 02, 2012, 02:13:32 PM
Thank you, thecfarm.
Well, no actually this is a hobby of mine, no employees.
I am a owner/operator truck driver for a living and i built this sawmill about twelve years ago when i decided i needed another hobby, instead of dragracing.
I did a little sawing back then for couple of years, but then i started this trucking business and didnt have time to do any sawmilling for a number of years, so a friend of mine borrowed it during this period.
But then last winter i decided to try to get this thing going again, since i needed a little lumber myself, and also do some modifications, more hydraulics, and a better log deck for example.

Anyway, its nice to have it back and running again, and, its was also nice to run across this forum, from whitch i already have got a lot of good information, so, thank you all, and i hope you dont have to much problem with my writing, since english is not my own language.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on December 02, 2012, 05:10:32 PM
welcome Stefan that's a great collection , but it's to cold for my warm blood . I'm use to no snow , well maybe no more than 12 inches a winter .
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 02, 2012, 05:21:16 PM
stefan,I kinda hate to show you a picture of my "hobby" mill. Kinda small compared to yours and no big loaders to help out either.  ;D

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/thecfarm2012sawmill.jpg)

Your English is super. I would not even know that you are not from the states.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stefan on December 03, 2012, 12:18:34 PM
welcome Stefan that's a great collection , but it's to cold for my warm blood . I'm use to no snow , well maybe no more than 12 inches a winter .
Thank you dblair.
Yeah, its cold allright, this morning it was -21 C, i think thats about -6 Farenheit, and apparently its going to be even colder tomorrow.   smiley_crying whiteflag_smiley
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stefan on December 03, 2012, 12:39:21 PM
Thank you, that looks like a nice mill there thecfarm, and some good looking logs and boards to!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on December 03, 2012, 06:07:55 PM
Stefan you need a big shed like Lyle built over his and some others have . I have a small shed build over mine but I have to admit I would love to have one of those big sheds 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: stefan on December 05, 2012, 12:14:10 PM
Stefan you need a big shed like Lyle built over his and some others have . I have a small shed build over mine but I have to admit I would love to have one of those big sheds 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27453/fri_073.jpg)
You are absolutely right, it would be very nice indeed, and that shed in the picture looked very good

Dear santa, this year...
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: leot on December 14, 2012, 10:18:02 PM
My old mill from the 1880s with a 403 IH combine separator clutch and motor Hyds to run the carriage

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23054/sawmill_011.JPG) 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on December 14, 2012, 10:49:15 PM
Hello and Welcome to the Forestry Forum,  leot.

That is some nice old iron.  Now start a thread and tell us where you are and a bit about yourself.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 15, 2012, 08:58:14 AM
I agree with Magicman on the welcome and starting another post.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 5quarter on December 28, 2012, 08:53:32 AM
dblair...nice setup you have, but I couldn't help but notice the truly magnificent stand of timber in the backgound. Yours? if so, why are they still standing? Chainsaw broke?

 ;)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on December 28, 2012, 09:23:56 PM
they are not big enough for me yet and neighbors donate trees all the time . I really don't need but a few this is a hobby mill , just enough lumber to keep the buildings in repair.

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: torqueporting on January 17, 2013, 11:06:09 PM
When I read Iron Inventory I think of all the special treats found in logs over the years.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jwalsh2489 on January 20, 2013, 06:06:31 PM
Hi everyone, first of all i'm a new member to this site and i just want to say hello to all the kind folks on here. anyway sawmills is what led me to becoming a member of this forum. long story short I've been in the tree care industry basically all my life and have been running a small company with my dad; and through that we have recently began re-purposing the logs we get by milling them and building furniture of all sorts. however (and this is where the mill comes in at) we have been limited to having to hire others to mill our logs or using our trust worthy Alaskan with a stihl ms 66 powering it. which works well but is a real workout. so we are looking for a mill to purchase, and believe that we have it limited to several options; which are the EZ boardwalk model 40, and the Hud-son homesteader hfe 36... but we are definitely leaning more toured the EZ ... anyway as i said before I'm new to here and I'm sure there is many good posts on here in regard to this subject than i have been able to find so if anyone could point me in the right direction i would appreciate it very much. Thank you everyone for reading and i look forward to hearing and chatting with many fine knowledgeable people here- JW     
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on January 20, 2013, 06:16:34 PM
welcome to the Forestry Forum , enjoy there's a wealth of knowledge on this site .
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JSwigga on February 06, 2013, 10:30:25 PM
Lucas Mill Model 8 Dedicated Slabber, and a 5 ton Nissan forklift. Hopefully I'm getting a Timberking 2000 in the spring! fingers crossed.

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on February 07, 2013, 07:11:04 AM
Jwalsh2489,there are some threads about the EZ mill. I don't really know about how many on the 40. Play around with the search and see what happens. Start a thread if you want. Maybe a new member that has looked at both since the threads too. Let us know how much you will be using it,what you think you will be sawing,will you saw for others too. Will you try to make some money with it. I have no idea about the Hudson mill. Some members have them.

JSwigga,if you get that Timberking you will have the best of both worlds. Been sawing long? Where's all the big logs coming from? What's all the lumber being used for?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JSwigga on February 07, 2013, 06:57:15 PM
JSwigga,if you get that Timberking you will have the best of both worlds. Been sawing long? Where's all the big logs coming from? What's all the lumber being used for?

I've only been sawing for 3 years.  Caught the bug from my father.  We rent a lt35 now but last year we had the guy here over 20 times.  Thats why I want the timberking.  We get logs from all over. My dad just retired and pretty much spends all his time on log hunts.   
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gus on February 17, 2013, 09:00:13 PM
Been a member a long time. I finally bought a Norwood Lumber Mate 2000 from an older fellow last fall. It was a long time a comin' but I got a good buy on the mill with 30 bands, a sharpener, setter on a trailer and it's paid for lock stock and barrel.

Gus
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: scottmtfarm on March 13, 2013, 11:20:29 AM
I have a M-14 Belsaw with 46" insert tooth saw, on steel frame, pto drive, standard belt feed and manual setworks, and electric drive sawdust drag chain.  I have a 263 MF 4wd tractor with FEL (bucket and forks) that i use on the mill some and everything else around the farm. I also run the mill with a JD B when i am only sawing small stuff.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 44woody on March 24, 2013, 12:13:16 PM
hi evry one i got chaainsaw mill an TAschmid bandmill an 555b ford back hoe to handle the logs f700 ford dump truck
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dblair on March 25, 2013, 09:08:22 AM
welcome to the forum , give us some pictures of your mill when your ready.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: schmutzkopf on April 04, 2013, 06:15:31 PM
Baker head, homemade tracks, feed works with cable drive, up/down old windshield wiper motor, trailer with overhead winch, Husq. chainsaw, F350, 7.3, homemade log cart, kawasaki 700 4wd, several axes and can't hooks, 13 year old that runs it as good as me, and 1 chihuahua that goes to every job. In shop; Woodmaster planer, old table saw, jointer, router, 55 gal. drum vacuum,  DeWalt chop saw, and many DeWalt hand tools.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ET on April 06, 2013, 09:27:25 AM
After retiring I wanted to do something to make a few bucks and enjoy it at the same time. I had many ideas but always came back to buying a sawmill. But what kind?  After about 7 months of research and convincing my wife I settled on the Lucas 10/30; I could not be happier. I took it slow and after practicing on my own logs for 4 months I'm now fairly proficient.  I had my big (106') long old bank barn torn down and after getting the bank (dirt and stone) removed and leveled (see pic) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31129/photo_28229.JPG) I hope to get new barn built with a smaller 24/40 sawmill building plus a drying barn. It's slow as I'm doing as much by myself and truly enjoying the journey.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on April 06, 2013, 09:35:58 AM
How's that backhoe working out for you? Seem like you broke your arm??? or something that held you back. Glad to hear that things are working out for you.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ET on April 06, 2013, 03:22:31 PM
Hi Cfarm; with the new engine the 555 is up to the challenge. I had a set of CTI forks installed and there is no log it cannot move.  I probably have a thousand yards of dirt and stone to move yet with it to make way for the new barn.

I fell on Ice Jan 25th and landed on my hip knocking my back out. After 5 dr appointments and over 2 months of hoping, I found out I have 2 bulged discs and 1 herniated disc with tear and a cyst on L5. PT started 2 weeks ago and they are doing decompression on my spine. I'm moving slow but sure and working some. I can't tell the PT otherwise he gets mad. All he wants me to do is rest (AAAGGGHHH) I just can't do that, it drives me crazy!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: TheBusyBeaver on April 07, 2013, 08:46:45 PM
As far as mills, Hud-Son Oscar 118 9ft log capacity and a Alaskan Small Log Mill and husqvarna 460 Rancher
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on April 08, 2013, 08:22:18 AM
TheBusyBeaver,welcome to the forum. Been sawing long?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rd roberts on April 25, 2013, 08:05:55 PM
HI new guy here,  :) I SAW this web site so I thought I wood cut in and leave my mark. My WM LT10 is so much better than I thought.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dewey on June 02, 2013, 07:57:03 PM
Just bought a  " 62 " Allis Chambler 600 series Fork lift Gas Job  !!!  Boy is it nice to have a round the mill !!!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on June 02, 2013, 08:23:40 PM
Just bought a  " 62 " Allis Chambler 600 series Fork lift Gas Job  !!!  Boy is it nice to have a round the mill !!!!

Ya know Dewey....its hard to beat a good 'ol AC. This piece will work for you and save a back.....or 2.  :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Dewey on June 05, 2013, 08:27:26 PM
Ya  it needs a little TLC...  But I think it's goona be sweet when I have her fixed up  !!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tcg on June 18, 2013, 09:42:27 PM
Logosol M8
Husky 395 XP
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: EZland on July 03, 2013, 06:48:38 PM
I have been on here 10 months and never add my mill to the list..... EZ Boardwalk Jr.  Never enough time to saw enough. 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Retired-Jack on July 09, 2013, 10:44:11 PM
SMG Champion  Econo 13S

Made in Canada

"She's a beauty!"
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gjgauthier on July 12, 2013, 11:15:53 AM
TimberKing 2000 - an excellent mill and a great value.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mmartone on July 25, 2013, 10:05:57 PM
old LT40 with 12' extension and liquid cooled kawi v twin
old ford 2 cyl diesel tractor
couple old chain saws
old gravely chipper in need of complete refurb including and engine, good thing I didnt sell that military opposed 4 cyl I took off of my mill...



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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JByrd on July 29, 2013, 01:21:15 PM
1986 Woodmiser LT-40.  Looking at an LT-40 with hydraulic log loader.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mikes47jeep on August 13, 2013, 04:28:27 PM
1927 Ireland No.2 Left hand circular mill
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dustyjay on November 21, 2013, 01:45:08 PM
I'm finally signed up and in to the forum. I have been reading quite a lot and enjoying what I find. It's very helpful, and a good way to pass the dark evening hours.
 
 I mill on a foley bellsaw M14 I bought from my 84 year old neighbor and just got running again last weekend.

Quick question- where can I look to find production numbers on my mill and how can I determine from those numbers, if I can find them, what year my mill was produced? I'm curious to know. All my equipment's old. I'd just like to know how old.

Thanks
Jay
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: outbackmill on November 23, 2013, 10:58:11 AM
Good morning. My first post ever on any site. I have a old 1985 wm-30. i have built a log clamp like the WM70. and to many more add-ons. I am now building a log turner with 3 chain driven flip ams. Next will be 12volt power, with new type design guide wheel arm on idler side of my WM30, hate to walk around all the time to adjust it. I also have a bell-saw that is now all hydraulic on drive and log lifer/ tuner ,with log dogs and set works to be done next, got all the parts just need time. I also put a duzts diesel , builtin saw conveyor and on and on.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on November 23, 2013, 11:08:59 AM
outbackmill,sounds like you have been busy.Welcome to the forum. Lots of ideas on here on the same thing you are doing.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on November 23, 2013, 02:13:07 PM
Hello outbackmill, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: WellandportRob on November 23, 2013, 04:37:37 PM
Been reading this forum for two years and finally signed up.  Thanks to everyone for shortening my learning curve.  I run a Heartwood 2000 sawmill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on November 23, 2013, 04:42:44 PM
Never heard of a Heartwood. I did a google,but not much help. Is yours a hyd mill?
Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on November 23, 2013, 04:47:53 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, WellandportRob.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: WellandportRob on November 23, 2013, 04:59:51 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.  My Heartwood isn't hydraulic.  It is a small company out of Belleville Ontario.  I will post some pics after dinner.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dustyjay on December 14, 2013, 06:56:14 PM
I have a Foley Belsaw. Any more info about such would be appreciated. I bought it off my 84 year old neighbor.

Here's a pic after I moved it to my property, and a pic just taken today. I worked hard to get the roof on before the coming storm.

 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on December 14, 2013, 07:00:00 PM
Jay, your hard work paid off. Nice shed and a  smiley_devil of a saw! A BEAST!!!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on December 14, 2013, 07:23:14 PM
That is also a Beast of a building.  Wow, congrats on completing the hard work.   smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on December 14, 2013, 07:43:21 PM
Nice build, and good to see you beat the storm...  8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 14, 2013, 08:41:20 PM
You put some metal braces on that critter didn't ya?? That will hold.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: peterob on December 16, 2013, 09:29:50 AM
lt28 with 25hp just upgraded from lt15 lt28 is powered an has the deck package can't wait to start sawing the lt28 is a 2010 woodmizer  :new_year:
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dustyjay on December 16, 2013, 10:31:38 AM
If you're interested in seeing the building project, I just uploaded pictures here:
I only just about killed myself twice.  ;D

ww.plus.google.com/u/1/photos/104518107204378286890/albums/5958010501423786433
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: beenthere on December 16, 2013, 11:44:48 AM
dustyjay
Would you put that pic in your gallery for us?  thanks

If doing that is a mystery, then go to the "Behind the Forum" board under "Home", and the first thread in there will give a good primer on how.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dustyjay on December 16, 2013, 01:02:30 PM
Uploaded all the pics to this site in album "Dustyjay." Can't figure how to make a sub album, and pics are in no particular order, but they are there.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on December 16, 2013, 01:23:02 PM
I saw them in your album,horses and all. This will do it.

I like to go to whatever post or start a new topic first to include a picture.Go to your gallery,it will open in a new window.Click onto your album,then click onto whatever picture you want,it will get bigger,than scroll down a little to find,Insert Image In Post,click onto that,click Yes and that is it. Some have to copy/paste the link to work.I like to hit the enter key at least once or twice to move the picture down away from what I am typing. The enter key really helps to leave some white space if posting more than one picture. Somewheres I think it says to add 10,000 to your user number or something like that to make a clickable icon to your gallery under your user name. Use the preview button to see how it looks and modify it if needed.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: CRThomas on December 18, 2013, 03:12:22 PM
Looking to see what folks are running.   Feel free to add your mill to the inventory list.  More than one mill?  No problem.  You have multiple votes.
I am looking to buy a small saw mill with a electric motor. I will only be sawing small 9 ft logs for lumber. I have all the logs I need to saw up. I have a bundle firewood business. The logs I have I been turning them in to firewood. I was thinking about squaring the center up and selling the slabs for bundled firewood. I do very well with my bundled firewood business. I had two red oak logs 32 inch by ten ft same size on both ends. The yard offered me $27.00 a piece I cut them up and sold them for bundled firewood and made $1800.00 basically I am looking to get in to the lumber in a small way need info the you
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: peterob on December 30, 2013, 08:57:11 AM
i had an LT15  but needed portable so found a 2010 lt28  so i'll be running that in spring or went it warms up some 

Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: warren46 on January 01, 2014, 05:34:04 PM
Timber Harvester 36HTE25, John Deere 4020 Tractor with Front End Loader, 16' Trailer, 18' Trailer
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: dant1969 on January 02, 2014, 12:05:33 AM

we are trying to decide TimberKing 1600-2000 or Wood Mizer LT40sh.  Maybe I can get a bit of feedback...of course I know this is a talked "to death" topic.

THX

Daniel
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: marcusthgault on January 02, 2014, 04:37:53 PM
From someone also trying to decide on a BandSaw Mill (with zero previous experience) why have you narrowed your choice down to those 2 contenders?
Purely curious is all.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: chopperdr47 on January 14, 2014, 09:27:09 AM
Circa 1935 Frick Circle mill with a 46 tooth 50" blade powered by a 1960 Minneapolis Moline 190 HP propane beast and a 1972 Ford 4500 backhoe (needing loader bucket forks)
Still under construction but ready soon.
 

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Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: chopperdr47 on January 14, 2014, 09:35:38 AM
I have a Foley Belsaw. Any more info about such would be appreciated. I bought it off my 84 year old neighbor.

It looks like we are in about the same boat. The man that I bought my Frick from no longer has reliable information on a regular basis. I have learned an awful lot from some "old guys" on forums like this.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on January 14, 2014, 12:21:16 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, chopperdr47.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: double cut1 on January 23, 2014, 12:08:43 AM
i have a dl double cut 30hp and a lt 15 with a resaw attachment .
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: double cut1 on January 23, 2014, 12:13:23 AM
also a bobcat 843 a bandsaw pallet dismantler a rogers un nailer a nice 69 chev c50 dump a 2001 f550 lots of money input little out put lol
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: chopperdr47 on January 24, 2014, 03:19:06 PM
1948 Corley #5, 16' 3 headblock carriage and 54' of track with shop built three blade edger, and a couple old stickers.  Mill currently has a G403 Minneapolis Moline power unit but I've got a 110hp UB 264 IH gas power unit to hook up.  2005 14-12 Block Buster firewood processor.  It's a mill it just cross cuts rather than rips ;) :)

Glad to see another MM. Mine is an 800 A (I think) 190 hp. I may have to hit you up on some part or service info.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: tmarch on March 21, 2014, 06:03:37 PM
EZ boardwalk 40, Bobcat toolcat and John Deere 5103 with FEL and bale fork.  Lots of pine trees falling and rotting so gonna salvage what I can.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: bsawmill on March 27, 2014, 08:17:28 AM
2001 timberking B-20,  01 frick,
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: ozarkgem on April 04, 2014, 05:02:15 AM
Here is my list. Mighty Mite Band Mill with a lots of mods. 046 Magnum 36" bar full skip chain, 029, Husky 445 and 425
Sthil 052AV project saw. 95 Int. dump truck SA with DT 466. Ford 3400 Industrial tractor with home made skidder attachment. Bobcat 763(what would I do without it), Clark forklift, Full machine shop, 24" Crescent planer, 16" Powermatic planer, 12" Belsaw planer and 2 - 12" benchtop planers. Log furniture tools and other woodworking tools too numerous to mention. Assorted trailers and a Coats tire machine to keep everything rolling.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Greenhorn Sawyer on April 26, 2014, 11:25:53 AM
Hudson HFE-36 Homesteader.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Chuck White on April 26, 2014, 11:37:43 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Greenhorn Sawyer!

Where abouts are you?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Greenhorn Sawyer on April 26, 2014, 11:54:32 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Greenhorn Sawyer!

Where abouts are you?

Thanks! I'm in Corning.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Gideon_70 on May 06, 2014, 11:32:48 AM
Harbor Freight Chinese built in Taiwan Sawmill.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rjwoelk on June 15, 2014, 10:58:05 AM
Got a fire wood busness that needed a band saw to make the birch manageable, pickup up a wm 15. The grain pattern makes me feel guilty to burn it. Done some cutting for sale, turners , chairmaker , etc any one done hard wood floor with birch?
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: rwepinetree on June 21, 2014, 02:00:54 PM
1998 woodland k 4 vertical band mill with a 38 hp kabota  and 20 hp Honda on hyd and edger
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: hacknchop on June 21, 2014, 02:33:57 PM
Hudson 30 at home a 6" doublecut Heartwood in town
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: popsawyer on July 21, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
I'm new here and I am almost finished building my bandmill. 18hp , 21 ft track/trailer, massey ferguson backhoe with forks , case skidsteer, john deere 1010, log splitter, 8 acres of lots of good timber. Oak, hickory, poplar
and pine. I enjoy reading all the comments on here.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on July 21, 2014, 10:03:55 PM
Hello popsawyer, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: mad murdock on September 11, 2014, 10:58:47 AM
'Bout time to upgrade my mill on this thread. Though still a CSM, it is a pretty good move up. Price was way less than a new saw. An old write up on it
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/one-man-sawmill-zmaz82sozgoe.aspx#axzz3CaE3q7Br
And the. There is the specimen in question.  (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18691/image%7E4.jpg)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: randal on September 12, 2014, 09:07:25 PM
New Timberking 1400, one month in service, Kubota L3400, various home made attachments!!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on September 12, 2014, 09:09:32 PM
Hello randal and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: gimpy on October 03, 2014, 03:00:11 PM
Happy new owner of a 2001 LT40 with just over 550 hours. 33 blades and 3 days after training at Wood-Mizer outside Portland Oregon by James Guerard.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Foxtrapper on November 17, 2014, 08:32:46 PM
Bought a new woodmizer lt28 this month.  Ordered it with the ldp and the power feed..Have had it about a week, love it..
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on November 18, 2014, 11:38:46 AM
Foxtrapper,have fun sawing!
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Foxtrapper on November 19, 2014, 08:21:19 AM
Foxtrapper,have fun sawing!

LOL, got about 1200 bd feet sawn so far.  Having only sawn on a woodmizer once before, so far I am loving it.  Used to have a homemade rig, but this mill is so much better it isn't funny.. 8)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sandsawmill14 on November 20, 2014, 09:38:10 PM
hudson oscar 228  timberking b20
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom the Sawyer on November 22, 2014, 11:27:39 PM
sandsawmill14,

Welcome to the Forum from another B-20 owner (2007 model).

Tom
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sandsawmill14 on November 23, 2014, 08:31:13 PM
thanks tom   i just got it set up and sawing last week cut 8500 bdft of cypress but we work a 44 hour work week instead of 40. This week we will be sawing mixed wood logs to big for local scragg mill 26-34 dia.  he can only saw up to 22" . I am looking forward to see how the b20 handles the bigger logs. Its sure a big step up from my Hudson oscar 228 i have been sawing on for the last 7 or 8 years.  Do you saw full time ? 
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Tom the Sawyer on November 23, 2014, 10:17:30 PM
sandsawmill14,

No, I'm not full-time.  I am retired and most of my work is on the road.  Almost exclusively hardwoods, my clients may have from 1 to 20 logs.  Your 8500 bf week is a good month for me.  I cover more than 18,000 square miles.  As far as I know, I am the only actively mobile, portable sawmill within 50 miles.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: RM Farm on November 23, 2014, 10:29:41 PM
Woodland Mills HM126.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: sandsawmill14 on November 24, 2014, 09:19:28 PM
sandsawmill14,

No, I'm not full-time.  I am retired and most of my work is on the road.  Almost exclusively hardwoods, my clients may have from 1 to 20 logs.  Your 8500 bf week is a good month for me.  I cover more than 18,000 square miles.  As far as I know, I am the only actively mobile, portable sawmill within 50 miles.

that sounds like alot of driving.  We bought the timberking for portable work. I have 2 jobs for the big mills 1 is a scragg mill so i saw the big logs (over 24") for him  the other mill im sawing red and white oak grade logs that have been under water sprinklers since april or may  its amazing to see logs in a pile for 6 months still have green leaves
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: 350 cummins on December 07, 2014, 08:12:26 PM
P.A. foundry circular mill
lumbermate 2000 bandmill
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Jjoness4 on December 28, 2014, 01:27:22 PM
Norwood MX-34 manual with extensions.  Kubota 70 HP tractor. Stihl Farm Boss.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: johnnyllama on January 04, 2015, 04:49:40 PM
Turner bandmill, NH 34 hp tractor w/loader, 24" Invicta planer, Delta unisaw, Powermatic 68 saw, Bridgewood wide belt, many other shop equip.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: yj junker on January 06, 2015, 07:26:16 AM
Hudson oscar 18 ,426b cat backhoe ,yale forklift,old belarus aircooled tractor and too many trucks and trailers to list  ::)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: Magicman on January 06, 2015, 08:11:17 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, yj junker.   :)
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: thecfarm on January 06, 2015, 06:51:38 PM
yj junker,welcome to the forum. Been sawing long?  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: yj junker on January 06, 2015, 09:52:39 PM
I have had the mill for about 6 yrs but not done a whole lot with it as of yet ,trying to finish the outside of my shop in board and batten right now and have used it to mill side boards and some large beams for under my storage room on my shop run into some problems breaking blades so I started searching and found this forum with lots of usefull info ,thanks guys  ;D
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 13, 2015, 08:45:40 PM
Brand new LT35 hydraulic. Support equipment includes Sthil 440 chainsaw, 650 Kawasaki 4 wheeler with homemade logging arch (Christmas gift from my wife several years back - she was afraid I'd kill myself pulling too large logs down our steep hills without one). Going to have to get something bigger and heavier and not enough weight to pull a very big log.
Title: Re: Iron Inventory
Post by: JB Griffin on February 14, 2015, 12:34:34 AM
2000 LT40 Hyd., 33hp Kubota, remote,  MF2500 6000lb A/T forklift
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Post by: sawyer2015 on February 15, 2015, 07:11:30 PM
norwood lm mark 3. no special attachments. I am in the process of building my own attachments. just got done with the 12v log wench. I loaded a 20 inch cedar with it today. worked great. other than that and a cant hook I am hands on!
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Post by: Geeg on February 16, 2015, 01:32:13 AM
2015 Timberking 2200 with debarker  8) Can't wait for it to showup so I can start makin some sawdust!

Update: It finally showed up and am now cutting some wood!

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Post by: shakebone on March 11, 2015, 09:37:25 PM
Lt 35 hyd  and a 2015 Lt 40 super with yanmar desiel ,nyle l200m kiln,2 skid steers ,trucks ,trailers ,chainsaws . full time sawyer  ;D
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Post by: wyowood on March 17, 2015, 05:50:52 PM
LT15, 2 Huskiness, 1 Stihl, 28 ft. Flatbed trailer with 12000 lb. winch for loading, 4010 John Deere, 3387 International, Kubota RTV 900
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Post by: Logger003 on April 09, 2015, 12:04:56 AM
Pa foundry#2, home built edger, 970 case to drive the mill, 44 Massey to run edger, international loader, 225 timber jack, 044 Stihl powersaw
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Post by: WVDieselcrawler on April 22, 2015, 05:36:55 PM
I run a peterson ASM swingblade at my current (soon to be former as of may 1st) job. We are a old fashion folk toy company and process our own wood to make toys from. The owner is a close family friend, so running the mill is one of the things I hope to continue doing even after he is no longer my primary employer. And I'm collecting logs from my farm to mill once I get a good load skidded out.
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Post by: InterMechanico on April 23, 2015, 11:18:49 PM
2012 Kenworth T370 S/A 33,000# chassis with a Stellar TMAX 2 14' Service body, 12,000# crane and Miller Big Blue Air Pak Deluxe Welder (Can gouge with 1/2" carbons, or jump a D8N with no batteries  ;D), Stihl MS290 , MS661 CM, York Portable Line Boring Setup with Auto Bore Welder, Caterpillar 50 ton hose press.

2012 Ford Fiesta (Because one large truck is enough :))


Sorry, just realized this is only for Sawmills, and mine is only running at 30% so not mentionable. Can't seem to delete though, so here it will stay...
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Post by: LUV2MILL on June 15, 2015, 12:15:33 AM
Home built band saw 30' bed manual, JD400 backhoe, log arch for ATV larger arch for highway.
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Post by: Chuck White on June 15, 2015, 08:33:17 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, LUV2MILL.
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Post by: rdtckr3 on July 08, 2015, 11:07:47 PM
LT15GO
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Post by: deadfall on July 11, 2015, 05:23:34 PM
Wood-Mizer 2005 LT40HD

I found a Lap sider and a Lathe-Mizer within striking range on Craigslist.  Of course, I haven't used either yet.

I had an LT30 with a winch when I still had a 5th lumbar disc. 

I have two living Cub Cadet 7000 series 30HP tractors and one dead one, and a 41HP LS tractor.

Here is one of the Cubs with the log forks I built on it, and the LS with a fork lift.  I had to get out the second tractor after I got the first one stuck in a precarious position with a log on the forks.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32712/IMG_1492.JPG)

I tied the Cub to a tree to pull out the 155 foot Douglas fir with this winch.  I hung a block 15 feet up a tree and a block on the end of the log and barely got it done by doubling the pull.

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The loader couldn't lift that one so the mill had to help.

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That butt log was 24" X 16'.
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Post by: Stang51D on July 27, 2015, 06:25:27 PM
We have two mills in the same building.  An ac50 HMC mill with USNR 3d scanner setworks, MacDonough 6-7A band headrig.  2 saw table edger. The other is a Hurdle circle mill with there computer setworks and vertical edger. HMC debarker and a 58" a precision chipper take care of both mills.
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Post by: stihltoomany on July 29, 2015, 01:31:25 AM
Wood-Mizer LT40 super diesel. 2003 with 80 hours. Now to learn how to saw.
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Post by: Heath86 on November 27, 2015, 03:54:45 AM
Norwood Lumberpro HD36
New holland TN75 4wd with loader
Stihl 025, 291, and 362
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Post by: Darrel on December 06, 2015, 08:29:46 PM
1992 LT40HDG24
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Post by: davemartin88 on December 07, 2015, 07:02:46 AM
Timbery M100, previously had a Woodmizer LT15 and a Woodmizer LT50
Bobcat S570 w/grapple
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Post by: Hugh Darty on December 13, 2015, 03:49:19 PM
Woodmizer Super HD 40, Woodmizer edger, Morgan resaw, 225 Barko on carrier, JD forklift, etc.
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Post by: rjwoelk on December 15, 2015, 11:31:22 AM
Picked up a makita chain mortiser,  makita 6 inch planner,
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Post by: Keith Shirley on December 18, 2015, 02:55:44 PM
Norwood Pro HD36
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Post by: Magicman on December 18, 2015, 05:33:32 PM
Hello Keith Shirley and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.   :)
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Post by: Dieseltim on December 27, 2015, 10:15:23 AM
Hello,

I have been reading on here for the last few weeks since I found this forum while reading up on building a band saw mill.

I guess you can add me to the list as well. It might be some time before I would be counted as running this new to me old Belsaw M14.

A long time friend died 10yrs ago and his mill sat since his death. I only recently thought about going to see if it was still there. In talking with another fellow that I know, I found out that he had bought it about 6 months ago and then resold it a month or so later. I was sad to find out that I had missed out on the chance to get it from him. So, back to the plan of trying to build a band saw mill from scratch. Within a few days of finding out the old mill was gone I was looking thru the Ga. Market Bulletin and found and ad for a Belsaw m14. Called and left my number. When the guy called me back, we got to talking about how he had gotten the mill and a bit of history. Come to find out he was the same guy that had bought the mill from my friend about 5 months ago.

Boy what a small world.

So, I couldn't pass up the chance to get it and have a piece of something that belonged to my old friend.

After a 5 hr round trip I have it home and now will spend about the next 6 months building a new steel 60 ft frame and get it under roof.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/41608/20151226_1615095B15D.jpg)

Dieseltim
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Post by: Magicman on December 27, 2015, 01:45:34 PM
Hello and Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Dieseltim.
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Post by: Chuck White on December 27, 2015, 02:13:15 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Tim.

Good to hear you got the mill that you were originally after!
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Post by: TRTermite on February 05, 2016, 05:44:47 PM
1956 Corley lefty # 8  Mine has a 605 Minnie LP w/Rockford clutch 2 blade edger all was new in '56  has been mine since '87 in the family since '68.
for the curious a #8 has - 8" collar - 8" serpentine (Flat) belt feed - 8" wheels on carriage 40"(44"maybe?)   plus opening on head blocks - power receding double acting set works - 2&15/16 Mandrel  (Left hand has 4 Corley bearings and is 20? Ft long) I only Have 2 head blocks and wish I had three (3)   (Will post that wanted thing someday) It is fed with a drum driven off the belt feed with a 1/2" cable standard for Corley and so many others in those days. I have not sawed since 1993 but someday again I hope.   It is still all on wood and the carriage needs serious help.
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Post by: beenthere on February 05, 2016, 07:02:23 PM
TR
Welcome to the Forestry Forum.
Pull up a stump and tell us about your Corley lefty. Pics would be great too.

Sounds like a fun mill to get going again.  What happened that it's been since '93 ?  just curious....
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Post by: Magicman on February 05, 2016, 08:04:52 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, TRTermite.  I see that you have been a FF member for over a year.  You have been mighty quiet.   ;D
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Post by: deer hunter on February 26, 2016, 09:20:51 AM
just recently bought a 1984 manual wood mizer learning as I go.
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Post by: thecfarm on February 26, 2016, 07:53:18 PM
deer hunter,welcome to the forum. What's all the lumber going to be used for?
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Post by: deer hunter on February 26, 2016, 10:08:36 PM
I logged for many years and have some hemlock piled up some of it has rot in it I need to build a sawmill shed and a shed to store my round bails of hay in
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Post by: redbeard on July 12, 2016, 12:08:12 AM
Added some new and used equipment too our operation. Extended the TK B-20 to a 30' capabilitie.
Picked up a 2003 1044 IR all terrain far reach fork also known as a(Telehandler).
 The big investment was a Hud-son 60 Band sawmill to cut wide and long. 56" wide and 37'long.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22539/rps20160711_210156_248.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1468296134) 

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Post by: Magicman on July 12, 2016, 04:12:38 PM
 :o  You are stepping up Jeff.   smiley_thumbsup
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Post by: sawmillguypa on August 22, 2016, 07:45:35 AM
Operating Frick size O circular mill, Serial # 11247 which makes it circa 1915. It is complete, original, with all cast iron parts, all Babbitt bearings, & mortise & tenon wood frame. Powered with more modern (1972) Perkins diesel.
Also operating:
"no name" two blade edger that is about the same vintage.
Ireland Shingle Mill
American 16" capacity 4 side planer, cast iron & babitt, with two blades on each head
Similar 24" one side planer
McCormick I4 Tractor & U4 power unit for belt drives to equipment
Using Oliver OC-4 and OC-46 track machines for log handling
Sawing one day per week Fall, Winter & Spring and less in the Summer as we spend a lot of time travelling and attending historic equipment shows around the country
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Post by: Chuck White on August 22, 2016, 05:22:39 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, sawmillguypa!
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Post by: Kbeitz on August 22, 2016, 05:47:13 PM
I would like to see pictures of your Oliver OC-4 and OC-46...
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Post by: shannonmcelroy on October 01, 2016, 07:26:23 PM
Been a member for awhile with a 1220 timber king that I made hydraulic and a 17hp kabota diesel, But as of a week ago I left for N Carolina and came back with a Timber Harvester 36-25 Diesel, big step up for sure and worth the wait. Here are some pictures of the mill cutting some poplar.
 

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Post by: Chuck White on October 02, 2016, 08:36:51 AM
Congratulations on the "new to you" TH mill.

Lookin' good!
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Post by: thecfarm on October 02, 2016, 08:39:43 AM
Now you're sawing!!
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Post by: D6c on November 01, 2016, 12:54:34 PM
This is my '87 Woodmizer LT-40 manual mill.  My dad bought it new but it hasn't been used much with only about 150 hrs on the clock.  The paint is a little faded because he left it ouside for quite a while....too bad because it would look new otherwise.

 

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I've made a few modifications....Raised the deck rails 2" so that I can cut within 1" of the bottom and made outriggers that slide into them to make a place to lay cut lumber.

 

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Added a trailer jack (upside down) on a sliding track to be used as a toe board.

 

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Made a log gauge that hangs on the main frame so I can tell if I've got the log level.

 

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....and made extensions for the supports to make it easier to turn logs.  I'l like to add a power log turner but still thinking on that.

 

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Post by: thecfarm on November 01, 2016, 12:57:46 PM
Looks good to me. Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: Chuck White on November 01, 2016, 01:59:26 PM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, D6c!

Nice lookin' mill, still pretty-much new!
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Post by: Magicman on November 01, 2016, 08:49:40 PM
That toe board idea is very innovative.   smiley_idea 

Oh, and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.
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Post by: pencil5757 on November 15, 2016, 09:21:54 PM
Norwood LM 2000
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Post by: Garys Mill on January 07, 2017, 01:30:20 PM
timberking 2200 computer set debarker and 1 1/2 woodmizer double hard 7 degree bands.
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Post by: mazdathumps on February 17, 2017, 09:15:13 PM
Home designed and home built band sawmill... I call her Lucky (I'm lucky she works at all)...

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/44960/20170118_094409-1.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1485876203)
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Post by: Bigshooter on March 25, 2017, 02:55:25 PM
Timberwolf sawmill. 30 foot bed, 42" wide cut.
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Post by: running elk on March 29, 2017, 09:30:51 PM
Log Master LM1 will cut a 30 inch log up to 18 feet long. All manual mill but does a great job.
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Post by: dirtmotor on April 20, 2017, 07:26:30 PM
sawing on a Arkansas made Oliver
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Post by: Btor2144 on April 29, 2017, 06:43:36 PM
We are running a Timberland Big Jake 4000 scragg mill and an old Cleereman left hand circle headrig.
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Post by: f350rd on May 10, 2017, 11:37:48 AM
I have EZ Boardwalk 40. I have modified it with carriage drive and lift add leveling jacks. Built a resaw conveyor and adding 2 chain log turners. Everything added was built in shop. Also have 8 ft extension. this gives me cutting length of 24 feet. Will try to get pics up soon been to busy
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Post by: mohicanww on May 31, 2017, 07:11:32 PM
Norwood HD36, 20ft track, manual log loader/roller, toe boards.

Ebac 3000 DH Kiln
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Post by: Chuck White on June 05, 2017, 06:28:29 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, mohicanww!
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Post by: Fernando2 on September 23, 2017, 11:17:15 PM
Lucas Mill 830, as support equipment a couple of Logrite peaveys and various chainsaws
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Post by: Weekend_Sawyer on September 25, 2017, 11:00:37 AM
Welcome Fernando,

What are you sawing out there on the left coast?
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Post by: mstahl on October 08, 2017, 03:14:59 PM
LT50 electric. If you operate stationary, electric is the only way to go.
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Post by: Chuck White on October 09, 2017, 06:35:15 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, mstahl.

Been to Talkeetna, several years ago, 1985-1989, off and on!
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Post by: Shutterman007 on December 13, 2017, 09:01:00 PM
     All i have is a chainsaw.



You need to buy me logosol mill to use with your chainsaw! Shutterman
     Thanks Mr Mom
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Post by: Flyingpig on March 25, 2018, 11:41:44 PM
We have 4 mills now. First one was a custom Alaskan mill using a Husky 2100 featuring a 34 cut width.

We bought an old Sears Roebuck circle mill and have been using it as a parts mill.

Last fall we picked up a Belsaw M14 featuring a 42 saw and a Datsun L20B for power. It popped our circle mill cherry, and now were bit by the sawdust bug hard.

A couple weeks ago we found basically the exact mill we originally wanted. It has a 46 saw, a full hydraulic carriage and feedworks, hydraulic log roller, outfeed conveyor and divertor, and a sawdust blower. It came with a 4-71 for power. In the deal we also picked up a Beaver 49 planer that we will power with a Perkins 6-354. Thinking we should be done collecting mills now! Ha ha.
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Post by: Frontier_Paul on June 12, 2018, 03:02:37 PM
Frontier OS27 
144 band blade
13HP B&S
18ft track
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Post by: TRTermite on July 21, 2018, 10:20:37 AM
1956 Left Hand Long Mandrel  #8 Corley 2 Head block (looking for a third head block) 605 Minnie LP Corley edger
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Post by: Bindian on July 21, 2018, 05:26:33 PM
I brought home my new Woodmizer LT40HD Diesel last month.  Two days after bringing it home, my excavator smoked it's wiring.  I have been replacing all wiring since then.  Next weekend I hope to saw my first log on it.
hugs,  Brandi
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Post by: Chuck White on July 22, 2018, 07:20:20 AM
It's great to see all these new names here on the Forestry Forum, Welcome to all of you!
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Post by: Bindian on July 22, 2018, 03:10:56 PM
Thanks Chuck!  I forgot to include a photo of me picking the mill up at the dealer in East Texas.  Only thing I find wrong with the WM is the orange paint.  It doesn't match my truck!

Ok, how do you upload a photo to a post from your computer?
hugs,  Brandi
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Post by: Magicman on July 22, 2018, 03:16:13 PM
Obviously your truck is the wrong color.  :D

Scroll all of the way to the very bottom of the index page:  Updated Photo Posting Tutorial in Technical Support Topics (http://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=100194.0)
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Post by: Bindian on July 22, 2018, 06:27:35 PM
Thanks MM.  Guess I need to get an orange paint brush.
          hugs,  Brandi
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Post by: Bindian on July 23, 2018, 05:14:45 AM
MM,
On second thought, I need a RED paint brush! 
hugs,  Brandi


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27364/Woodmizer_LT40HD_Diesel_All_Mine.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1532337107)
 
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Post by: Montanaskeeter on August 17, 2018, 10:34:24 PM
First post on this forum.  I just picked up my new 2018 Timberking 2500 mill last week.  I had used a Timberking 2000 for the past 7 years and a Timberking B-20 briefly before that.  

When the logs get really big, I use my Stihl MS880 with a Granberg Alaskan 72" Mill.
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Post by: thecfarm on August 18, 2018, 04:40:50 AM
Montanaskeeter,welcome the forum.
Must have gone through some logs sawing in that time frame.
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Post by: Chuck White on August 18, 2018, 06:30:19 AM
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Montanaskeeter!
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Post by: hturner12 on September 08, 2018, 01:57:28 PM
Ezboardwalk Jr not sure which blade yet. Gave 2 ripper 37 now 2 kasco 4 are comeing
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Post by: bwstout on September 08, 2018, 02:35:51 PM
Shade Tree Saw Mill home built by me  ;D   Alaskan Saw mill retired too much work!! ;D


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Post by: Bill Mc on September 30, 2018, 11:25:34 AM
First Post:

I've been reading all that the Forestry Forums has had to offer for the last two years. I hope that what I have gleaned from my studies here will add to my success. We are due to pick up our Woodmizer on October 6. First time sawyers here, so we went with the LT50HDD35W-RA with all her bells and whistles. I would like to start a modest business with my grandson that he can take over when I'm no longer productive :D Thanks for all the hours of enjoyment reading your adventures. I look forward to sharing some of our own.

Bill Mc  
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Post by: Woodpecker52 on October 02, 2018, 01:43:41 AM
I run a woodmizer LT15 start mill, extra set of bed. I designed a mechanized feed system using #40 roller chain, fixed and idler sprockets, 1 HP AC electric motor, gear reducer, and reversible drum switch.  I can vary speed by using step pulleys if needed.  This really saved on time and effort.
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Post by: Woodpecker52 on December 12, 2018, 10:16:52 PM
Had to rethink the ac motor thing, they could not handle the duty cycle of constant start stop forward/reverse.  Thermal breakers would kick in about after 30 minutes.  Got a good deal on 3/4 Dayton dc with speed control forward reverse etc.  I designed a toothed cog and lift system so I can engage or can free the head and use it manually.  This comes in handy when I want to see how the blade FEELS, like say its feeling dull, or short in the tooth or just plain board!!
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Post by: H Ray G on January 31, 2019, 06:00:21 PM
Bought  a Timbery M100 with (9 1/2)HP motor April 2018 new to mill
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Post by: kkennedy64 on February 03, 2019, 12:28:39 PM
I have an LT40HD on order, should be here in a couple weeks.  I have used an old LT30 in the past.
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Post by: KenMac on March 02, 2019, 01:20:13 PM
I have never owned or used a sawmill, but have wanted one for many years. I finally ordered my choice of mills- a Cook's AC 36 with 69 horsepower diesel, sharpener, setter, and band roller. Hope I can make a few bucks with it.
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Post by: thecfarm on March 02, 2019, 01:24:37 PM
Good for you. You will like it.
Get a Logrite candog or a peavey. Sponsor on the left.  :)
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Post by: KenMac on March 02, 2019, 02:07:11 PM
Good for you. You will like it.
Get a Logrite candog or a peavey. Sponsor on the left.  :)
Cook's makes cant hooks and is including one along with 60 blades and other goodies in the package. If it doesn't meet expectations, I will certainly buy a Logrite!
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Post by: Waggs on March 08, 2019, 08:16:02 PM
I recently built a homemade 36" capacity bandmill(still working the bugs out) It's powered by a (don't laugh) a 22 horse power predator engine. It has torsion axles so you can remove the wheels and make it stationary.
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Post by: lovinfishin on March 26, 2019, 07:00:06 AM
 Woodmizer LT35 
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Post by: MSteven on May 12, 2019, 03:36:21 PM
Woodland Mills HM126 with 14 hp. option
Brand new in 2019
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Post by: thecfarm on May 12, 2019, 09:09:43 PM
Well your first post.
What's the plan for the lumber? :)
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Post by: tule peak timber on May 12, 2019, 09:24:17 PM
I always tell my guys...Where are you going , before you start out.
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Post by: KenMac on May 19, 2019, 05:45:07 PM
Picked up my Cook's AC3667T, sharpener, setter, and band roller along with several other accessories and goodies on Thursday, 5/16/19. Sawed one log and determined that the mill is much more capable than me at this time. Also had a 40x60x14 pole barn built on Saturday. Got the mill in the barn and leveled today. I have pics, but cannot find out how to post them.
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Post by: KenMac on May 19, 2019, 09:51:41 PM
Hope this works:

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