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Re: NEW GUY
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 08:07:15 PM »
I'm thinking the value of a crane/winch truck is unexplored here!



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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 08:18:09 PM »
Welcome aboard Tom and good luck sawing.  I am up in Bridgewater which is North Jersey for our folks on the forum even though its located also in central jersey, as anything south of the Raritan River is considered South Jersey, and yes they root for the Eagles and Flyers :).
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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2018, 10:20:02 PM »
Most people identify by their Parkway exit.  I'm a 98 guy.   Farmingdale to be specific.  

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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2018, 08:23:18 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, Tom Posch.  it looks like you are ahead of the game with a concrete foundation and support equipment.   The Forum is a great resource.  

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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2018, 06:29:01 PM »
I tried with no luck to post a picture of the mill on it's new pad. 

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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2018, 06:31:07 PM »
I'm thinking the value of a crane/winch truck is unexplored here!


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That's a cool wrecker. 

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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2018, 08:39:36 PM »
The wrecker/winch truck/crane truck is one of those "use what you can scrounge up" kind of things.  It belongs to a friend with whom I swap work.  I saw his logs that don't fit through his firewood processor and I trade sawing for the use of this wrecker.  It has 200' of cable on the winch drum. As long as I chock the wheels and keep it on high ground, I can winch out any log on our farm.  It will not skid a log worth a darn.  If I lift the log, I can carry it easily. 
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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2018, 09:07:23 PM »
Very cool!

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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2018, 10:23:31 PM »
Welcome! I'm new also and have found this place a wealth of information 
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2018, 12:39:58 PM »
  Welcome and good luck. If you have not bought your bands yet I'd suggest 4 degree doublehards for my WM mill if I planned on cutting hard wood like oak. I assume you can get them to fit your mill. Keep us informed.
I second 4 blades for the oaks, especially the big white oaks.  Also, 4 blades will mill any other wood you put on your mill, albeit a bit slower.  You might want to set up a pressure washing station to clean those logs when they come in covered with mud.

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« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2018, 06:15:57 PM »
 

 

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« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2018, 07:01:45 AM »
Looks good!!!
I myself try to keep equipment away from my mill. I put my logs onto 2 logs that I have sawed the top flat on. Easier to roll logs on to,no little bumps,all flat.These 2 logs goes the other way of the bed rails. Than I use a peavey to roll the logs on. I bridge the gap with a piece of x4" by 3 foot long flat iron stock. This way I am not hitting my mill.
You will need a peavey,the one with the point, to roll your logs on. Get it from Logrite,sponsor on the left.
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2018, 12:24:10 PM »
Very pretty setup, love the slab, but the fact that you have some flat ground really caught my eye, very jealous. Nothing is flat here and there are 'two stones for every dirt grain'.  I found the flattest area I could down in the woods and one end of my 24' run is 12" higher off the grade than the other and 6-12" of side slope too. Will maybe do concrete in the spring, but I need to get a machine in to cut out a flatter spot, pull stumps and bigger rocks, and that costs. You are a lucky guy.
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« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2018, 04:30:13 PM »
OGH, excavating is what I do.  I am going to set the stalks on the machine with an excavator much like a crane would.  I don't want to put the mill through any trauma. I do need to get a cant hook.  Tried today to locate one to no avail.  Have to get it on Ebay or somewhere online.  Should I get one or two?  I'm thinking two. 

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« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2018, 04:39:16 PM »
OGH, excavating is what I do.  I am going to set the stalks on the machine with an excavator much like a crane would.  I don't want to put the mill through any trauma. I do need to get a cant hook.  Tried today to locate one to no avail.  Have to get it on Ebay or somewhere online.  Should I get one or two?  I'm thinking two.

Tom
Get one 60" cant hook and one 48" peavey from Logrite.  Nothing replaces a peavey when you're moving logs around the yard and it can also do the turning like a cant hook.

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« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2018, 04:43:50 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2018, 05:07:06 PM »
Their tools are second to none. Seriously, you can not come close to their quality with anything else. I went through many Peavy wooden handles over the years, then decided to try a Logrite, I don't buy anything else now if they make it. 
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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2018, 09:45:26 PM »
Probably ought to get a hookaroon while you're ordering your cant hooks.

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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2018, 04:55:08 PM »
Hate to look dumb, but what's the difference between a peavey and a cant hook?  I've only seen pictures of them and can't tell the diff.  

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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2018, 05:15:22 PM »
Not a dumb question at all. A Peavey has a point at the end and works well with moving logs, it will cut into a cant and does not do as well as a cant hook on cants which has a hook at the end allowing it to grab the edge of a cant. Likewise a cant hook will move a log, just not as well as a Peavey .
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