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Offline jemmy

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ROI Mill
« on: November 27, 2019, 01:17:20 AM »
What is you're ROI portable sawmill style, I have a few different routes but I would like to hear everyones I am looking to spend 5-10 and am willing to do a fair bit of work/acquisitions to achieve but not a full build. For instance a wide band mill on a beefy trailer, with lots of jacks ( also maybe make it able to be picked off with a bobcat). I have a lot of wood I need to cut. A wide variety but there is some nice stuff I would like to cut flat that is pretty wide and I don't think would be ideal through the chainsaw mill. But the other side of me is thinking I could get a mobile hydraulic mill for like 7-10. Thoughts suggestions all are welcome but this is a route I am taking immediately I believe(should have funds in 2-4 months so research begins now). I have a circle mill going on that needs one day of welding and a solid 3 days of field checks (i think idk lol lollol things 2 years in the working rn)and maintenance until firing. Need a few posts over there first too. Looking to hopefully have 3 operable saws, 1 wide chain sawmill for absurd logs, 1 circle mill (lollollol), and a band mill of support until I figure out the circle mill and will supply a fair bit of lumber for an innumerable amount of wood for one man and a bobcat to cut for now. Wider, faster, easier, minimal guaranty turnkey of performance for 5-10 ideally 5-7.  I think 20" would be the smallest width with ideally like 30+ I dont care about hydraulics too much and willing to retrofit/upgrade asap. All opinions welcome as I am just beginning trying to tackle this. Also willing to pour a pad for it being picked and placed on a pad. I have a lot of long stuff that I want to cut too and not apposed to build tracks/extend indefinitely. Just want an awesome saw and then build tracks. But idk if there is such a thing. But turn key and highly mobile has high appeal to me. I have like 20-50k of bdft that needs sawed up.... and its not clean so I want a band mill......lol  At this pt my current decision is a portable band mill of a high brand name that has solid width and reputation. I can mill up like 10-20 of of the board ft and see how things are going from there. Needs some barns, and sales. Even at a 1$/bdft I am a happy man and I can strike a few deals and get a sign up, and start launching advertisements. I just dont know what I should rely on. But I think I need a bread and butter. A quiver killer. But I once again I dont know what path is best, open to multiple avenues and options. Love to hear opinions. I dont want to mess with something super intense like a full build quite yet.
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Re: ROI Mill
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 01:55:11 AM »
My bias is something like a lt15 or portable band mill
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