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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 01:20:27 PM »
Consider yourself lucky, lucky, lucky!  Our power company wanted $40, 000 11 years ago to bring us 3 phase.  We could pay up front or almost $400 per month minimum charge.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 01:37:14 PM »
John,

LT40 Super with 25hp 3 phase electric with Command Console, Accuset 2, Debarker, and Lubemizer.

Willie
Sounds nice Willie.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 01:59:23 PM »
Congrats on the mill AND the power upgrade!  You will be one happy camper 8)
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2013, 07:03:22 PM »
John,

LT40 Super with 25hp 3 phase electric with Command Console, Accuset 2, Debarker, and Lubemizer.

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You'll not be sorry you went with those options!  We have all you mentioned on the LT40 regular save for the electric motor as we need to travel to make some money, but those options make sawing soooo much better.  If you're going to stay in one place all the time you can get away with the standard WM jack stands.  Anyone else who is planning on sawing on the road, I highly recommend the fine adjust jacks.  Actually, I wish WM would just include those jacks standard and offer people a discount if they really think the standard jacks are all they need.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2013, 07:12:32 PM »
I really liked having my mill on concrete. When it was on the slab it had the stationary legs and we took the axle off. No more tripping over the tires or trying to clean up around the axle. Also, you can't stab the loader side tire with the forklift, if it isn't there. :D
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 07:57:14 PM »
Power company built 3 phase power bank today, got 3 phase into my breaker box. I installed a 200 amp main with 42 spaces for breakers. I can use 1, 2 or 3 pole breakers to get 3 phase, 220V and 120V by using the proper lugs in box. The mill options are the same as I had Cat diesel powered mill. All are essential as far as I am concerned. I ordered the stationary legs, plan to bolt down, pouring a concrete slab this week. I plan to remove the wheels, add separate hydraulic pump, and dust blower as soon as I can. I had a 2hp 220V blower on my other mill, moved dust about 50' thru 4" PVC drain pipe, pictures in gallery. Predicted great weather this week, no RAIN, maybe sawing next week? The last mobile job I sawed was about 18 months ago, I have been busy with customers bringing logs to me, don't plan to move the mill. My church friends are planning a "barn raising" to built shed over mill when I am ready.  The shed will be 10' X 40'. I have almost completed the 10' X 12" office/storage building behind mill. All electrical boxes are mounted in the office building. I am using power poles for post and will have metal roof, snow load not a factor. I have been having trouble loading pictures, but I will get some up as soon as I can.
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Re: Picking Up New Mill On Friday
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 08:17:00 PM »
wwsjr,

I'm really glad to hear things are going your way.  Nice to have good friends to fall back on when times get tough.  Also glad to hear your 3-phase was so reasonable.  Some have paid and arm and a leg to get it built in to them.  Having it already there on a pole is priceless.
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